Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old deadbeat dads quotes, deadbeat dads sayings, and deadbeat dads proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

List Of Motivational Deadbeat Dads Quotes And Sayings


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

Deadbeat dads are like magicians, they pull lifetime disappearing acts.


There’s really no point in having children if you’re not going to be home enough to father them.

Anthony Edwards 

A real man takes care of his kids no matter what the relationship is with the mother of his child.


A greedy father has thieves for children.

Serbian Proverb 

A bad father has never a good son.

Latin Proverb 

A father is a banker provided by nature.


A father is a banker provided by nature.

French Proverb

You wanted to kill your father in order to be your father yourself. Now you are your father, but a dead father.

Sigmund Freud 

Be more than a father, be a dad. Be more than a figure, be an example.

Steve Maraboli

Best Inspirational Deadbeat Dads Quotes And Sayings


It doesn’t matter who my father was. It matters who I remember he was.

Anne Sexton

Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.

Wilhelm Busch 


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 

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.

Arabic Proverb

The surest way to a child’s heart is to spend time with them.

Kevin Heath

Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.

David Bly

Kids are like a mirror, what they see and hear they do. Be a good reflection for them.

K. Heath

As your kids grow up they may forget what you said, but they won’t forget how you made them feel.

Kevin Heath

Your children need your presence more than your presents.

Jesse Jackson

What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.

P.D. James

Famous Humorous Deadbeat Dads Quotes And Proverbs


There are no illegitimate children only illegitimate parents.

Leon R. Yankwich

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

Fathers in today’s modern families can be so many things.

Oliver Hudson

Any fool can be a Father, but it takes a real man to be a Daddy!

Philip Whitmore 

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.


Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.

Wilhelm Busch

Every dad is the family role model, whether he wants the job or not.

Dennis Rainey

Unless a father accepts his faults he will most certainly doubt his virtues.

Hugh Prather

Most deadbeat dads are frightened, angry, and depressed men.


Many people think of child support when they think of deadbeat dad; however, these dads also may classify as a deadbeat if they refuse to care adequately for their children.