The 11 Most Inspiring President Quotes about Fatherhood

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Presidents Day is almost over. But you know what isn’t over? The inspiration you get from presidential quotes about fatherhood.

So we went all the way back to 1776 to dig up every single thing any president has said about being a daddy.

Here are the top 11:

 

11

Be a parent FIRST – the friendship and cash will follow.

– James “I Hate Mondays” Garfield

10

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories and no cash, which is bullsh$%$#$.

– John Adams

 

9

The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you do whatever you want I don’t care leave me alone.

– Martin Van Buren

 

8

Don’t demand respect as a parent. Respect is something you must earn. Like frequent flier miles.

– Franklin Pierce

 

7

Don’t underestimate the effect of technology on the brains of children. They’re so dumb to begin with. Hm? You’re already recording?

– George HW Bush

 

 6

One of the greatest lessons we can teach our children is to live their lives with the ability to face fear, even if it’s a monster like Sasquatch or something. That $#!@ is real.

– Zachary “I’ve Got A Tail” Taylor 

 

5

Fatherhood is a lot like gerrymandering. In the end, nobody really cares. Unless your name’s Gerry.

– Ronald Reagan

4

Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep. Then find out if they’ve been stealing from you.

– Ulysses S. Grant 

 

 3

What’s important here is not that I’m a white man, but a white father. The whitest.

– Andrew Johnson

 

2

How has fatherhood changed me? Well, I eat a &$%#-load of macaroni and cheese now.

– George Washington

 

1

As a father, I try to teach my children to always make eye contact and that the only good elephant is a dead elephant.

– Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

So inspiring…

 

What are your favourite president quotes?!

 

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