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Proverbs containing the word Father

The wish is father to the thought

We soon believe what we want to believe. In World War II we called it 'wishful thinking', which is defined in The shorter Oxford English... Read more →

Like father, like son

Many sons, take after their fathers, not only in looks but also in character. Some sons are described as a 'chip off the old block' -- a small... Read more →

The child is father of the man

This inversion of the natural order of things means that by studying the character of the child we can tell what sort of a man he is going to... Read more →