selfish absent fathers quotes

Every child needs to grow around both parents for psychological and social stability. Psychiatrists claim that a child whose both parents are actively involved in their life enjoys significant psychological and social benefits.

Unfortunately, some children aren’t lucky enough to have both parents in their lives particularly because they have deadbeat and absent fathers. If this is the kind of situation you’re going through currently, this article offers you 70 selfish absent father quotes to help you deal with the situation.

70 Selfish Absent Father Quotes

The lack of an active father figure in your life will have serious emotional and social effects on your life even when you become an adult. It will also come with financial challenges, especially if your mother isn’t financially stable. Therefore, you’ll need enough financial and emotional support to deal with this situation. Here are some inspirational quotes about selfish absent fathers to help you deal with your situation.

General Selfish Absent Father Quotes


1. “Deadbeat dads are the real trash of the world. Next are abusers.” – Unknown
2. “The pawn who does not come to work is the one the creditor regards as a deadbeat.” – Yoruba Proverb
3. “There are no illegitimate children only illegitimate parents.” – Leon R. Yankwich
4. “Deadbeat dads don’t pay child support. They minimize their taxable income to cheat their kids.” – Unknown
5. “If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.” – Arabic Proverb
6. “Unless a father accepts his faults he will most certainly doubt his virtues.” – Hugh Prather
7. “What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.” – P.D. James
8. “When our binoculars are focused on the dad as ‘deadbeat,’ it often even leads us to miss concrete cues a dad gives to show his desire to be involved.” – Warren Farrell
9. “There’s really no point in having children if you’re not going to be home enough to father them.” – Anthony Edwards
10. “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” – Jesse Jackson
11. “The surest way to a child’s heart is to spend time with them.” – Kevin Heath
12. “Deadbeat dads are like magicians, they pull lifetime disappearing acts.” – Unknown
13. “Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.” – David Bly
14. “Any fool can be a Father, but it takes a real man to be a Daddy!” – Philip Whitmore
15. “It’s not a child’s job to reach out to their father; it’s a father’s job to reach out to their children.” – Unknown
16. “A real man takes care of his kids no matter what the relationship is with the mother of his child.” – Unknown
17. “A father is a banker provided by nature.” – French Proverb
18. “It doesn’t matter who my father was. It matters who I remember he was.” – Anne Sexton
19. “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.” – Ann Landers
20. “Having kids is not the same as being a parent.” – Unknown
21. “Sometimes, my mom would take us to see Santa Claus, but that’s just because she suspected one of them was my deadbeat dad. So, I’d have to get on every Santa’s lap in the Bakersfield area and scream, ‘You oughta be ashamed of yourself, Travis!’” – Jenna Maroney
22. “Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.” – Wilhelm Busch
23. “If you ignore that, ‘ignore’ your child, that’s what you’re going to become: a loser, a deadbeat for the rest of your life.” – Special Agent Seeley Booth
24. “Most deadbeat dads are frightened, angry, and depressed men.” – Unknown
25. “Many people think of child support when they think of deadbeat dad; however, these dads also may classify as deadbeat if they refuse to care adequately for their children.” – Unknown
26. “Deadbeat dads should be publicly flogged! All parents SHOULD live up to their obligations.” – Unknown
27. “As your kids grow up they may forget what you said, they won’t forget how you made them feel.” Kevin Heath
28. “Men made God in their image, and he’s a deadbeat dad. Never sends money, doesn’t come to visit, and can’t get him on the phone.” – Mimi Gonzalez
29. “Every dad is the family role model, whether he wants the job or not.” – Dennis Rainey
30. “A greedy (selfish) father has thieves for children.” – Serbian Proverb
31. “Fathers, you are the head and strength of the family unit. If you are not in place, there is a weakness in the link.” – Anita R. Sneed Carter
32. “Fathers in today’s modern families can be so many things.” – Oliver Hudson
33. “Deadbeat dads are full of hatred, vengeance, and spite. They plunge their kids into poverty or deny them middle-class comfort, just to punish their former partners.” – Unknown
34. “One of the greatest challenges in collecting child support is that deadbeat dads move from job to job and state to state. It’s hard to keep track of them.” – Rod Blagojevich
35. “In reality, the world is as full of bad mothers as it is of bad fathers, and it is not the motherless children who become delinquent but the fatherless ones.” – Louis de Bernieres
36. “Deadbeat dads are the lowest form of life on earth.” – Unknown
37. “My father was a food lover and a deadbeat dad, and maybe a connection between good food and bad dads was forged early, in the deepest folds of my subconscious, where we make so many decisions about our parents.” – J. R. Moehringer
38. “I know an alcoholic is the worst, but sometimes I wonder if it’s better to have a drinking father that lives at home, or a drinking father, that never comes around.” – Anthony Liccione
39. “I’ve hung out at dozens of playgrounds, bored out of my mind, with not even a look of comfort from disapproving mothers all around me. Either they think I’m a pedophile or a deadbeat dad. That’s what I get for being a single dad – suspicious looks at the playground.” – Dominic West
40. “Many of us were raised without a father, and the subject of deadbeat dads hits home in a lot of areas.” – KRS-One
41. “I think that my experience as a single mom getting into relationships in an impoverished district with men that don’t have options resonates with people. I don’t get into the deadbeat dad thing. I don’t think men innately decide to be irresponsible fathers. I think there’s a backstory. They’re given really bad choices. It’s less deadbeat dads and more unemployed fathers, and some fathers decide to sedate and give up.” – Cheri Honkala
42. “Father’s Day is so hard for me.” – Unknown Author
43. “A child needs both his parents to be a complete individual.” – Unknown Author
44. “Some kids are able to become independent without the presence of their father.” – Unknown Author
45. “Hey dad, I did it without you.” – Unknown Author
46. “No matter how old you get. The hole in your heart created by your father’s absence still aches, especially on Father’s day.” – Unknown Author
47. “You know, if fathers just did what they’re supposed to do, half of the junk that we face in the streets wouldn’t exist.” – Nathan Hayes
48. “The hardest thing you’ll ever do is comfort a crying child when their other parent doesn’t come to see them.” – Unknown Author
49. “Real dads support their children without the law telling them they have to!” – Unknown Author
50. “We know that children who grow up with absent fathers can suffer lasting damage. They are more likely to end up in poverty or drop out of school, become addicted to drugs, have a child out of wedlock, or end up in prison. Fatherlessness is not the only cause of these things, but our nation must recognize it is an important factor.” – George W. Bush

Selfish Absent Father Quotes for Abandoned Daughter


51. “You’re a grown woman now, Stacy. I’m sorry for any problems you have, but part of being an adult is to stop blaming your parents for whatever shortcomings you have. That’s pretty basic.” – Noah Van Sciver
52. “A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.” – Unknown Author
53. “Just remember when you are ignoring her, you are teaching her to live without you.” – Unknown Author
54. “So many of our young women today, they’re growing up without a father, but they’re still thirsty for that and desiring positive male love.” – Hill Harper
55. “I didn’t have a father growing up, and I was raised with all women, and I didn’t really understand men. I thought they were like women, right?” – Rene Russo
56. “The psychological absence of fathers can be nearly as devastating as a physical absence. When fathers are alive but not a predictable presence actively participating in their daughter’s lives the relationship becomes a permanent maybe.” – Victoria Secunda
57. “Dear absent father from the mother of a daddyless daughter, I just want to say – thank you and you are welcome!” – Unknown Author
58. “My dad broke my heart way before any boy had the chance to.” – Unknown Author
59. “If she could put the hollow ache that haunts her into words, she would tell him, ‘I miss the father you never were.’” – John Mark Green
60. “My parents were divorced and I didn’t grow up with my father, but I spent a lot of time around him, and his influence on me has been profound.” – Laura Linney
61. “A daughter needs her father more than anything else in the world.” – Unknown Author
62. “As old as she was. She still missed her daddy sometimes.” – Unknown Author
63. “I grew up without a father, and my mother grew up without a father and her mother grew up without a father. So we have this long heritage of growing up without fathers.” – Gloria Gaynor

Selfish Absent Father Quotes for Abandoned Son


64. “The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.” – Confucius
65. “I promised myself to be a better father to my kids than my dad…” – Unknown
66. “You know not having my real dad around and having a stepdad made me want to be a great dad. So now I have been one for nine years, and now three daughters. So, that’s what I am – a dad, first and foremost, before anything else. It’s something that comes naturally now.” Tim McGraw
67. “A bad father never has a good son.” – Latin Proverb
68. “Boys want to grow up to be like their male role models. And boys who grow up in homes with absent fathers search the hardest to figure out what it means to be male.” – Geoffrey Canada
69. “One of the things about being a boy, especially growing up without a father, is you really don’t have that role model to teach you how to do things.” – Art Alexakis
70. “He didn’t want to be an absentee father. He didn’t want to be like his own father, who thought being a provider was his only obligation to his family.” – Maya Banks

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