73+ Best Deadbeat Dad Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational deadbeat dad quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Deadbeat Dad Quotes

Every child is born with two parents but what’s sad is often times, only one of them makes all the sacrifices.

How do you know I’m a deadbeat? I haven’t been here long enough. – Daniel Decatur Emmett

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. – unknown

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

Hey Dad I did it without you.

Deadbeat dads are the real trash of the world. Next are abusers. – Unknown

There’s nothing worse than a man that can be everything to everybody else except a father to their own child. – Unknown

Deadbeat dads!! It is time to step up and be a man. Call your children and tell them sorry for being a piece of shit. Then actually stay around and be a positive force in their life. – Unknown

Having kids is not the same as being a parent. – Unknown

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

A deadbeat is something I would never be. My dad left me behind and I would never do that to my children. – Unknown

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

Cleaning the house for my mom when she’s at work because all my step dad does is play video games and won’t lift a finger. – Unknown

A greedy father has thieves for children. – Serbian Proverb

Dad didnt call again tonight…Why do I get my hopes up? Unknown

A bad father has never a good son. – Latin Proverb

I wish Hallmark made a Deadbeat Dad Christmas card. I wish Hallmark made a Deadbeat Dad Christmas card. – Unknown

A father is a banker provided by nature. – Proverb

I promised myself to be a better father to my kids then my dad… – Unknown

A father is a banker provided by nature. – French Proverb

He broke promises, was abusive physically and mentally, never was around and caused my life to be a living hell. – Unknown

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

Those of you who do have a father cherish every moment, I don’t know what it’s like because my dad was never there for me. – Unknown

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

My earthly father was never there, he left my mother in despair. He spoke cruel words and did not care. He caused many tears and gave me much fear. – Unknown

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

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

Deadbeat Father Quotes

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

Deadbeat dads should be publicly flogged! All parents SHOULD live up to their obligations. – Unknown

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

Deadbeat dads simply do not like the rules and many will move, remarry, change names, and work for cash to avoid any and all parental responsibility. – Unknown

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

Deadbeat dads don’t pay child support. They minimise their taxable income to cheat their kids. – Unknown

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

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

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

Deadbeat dads are all over the place, it’s almost kind of common… but when a mother leaves her child, people think “how could a woman do that???” – Unknown

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

Deadbeat dads are the lowest form of life on earth. – Unknown

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

Deadbeat dads are like a plague on society and all should be neutered with a rusty breadknife. – Unknown

Your children need your presence more than your presents. – Jesse Jackson

Deadbeat dads are like serial killers, there are a few of them out there, but most of the time what your dealing with is dead broke and dead bolted. – Unknown

What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give. – P.D. James

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

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

There are no illegitimate children only illegitimate parents. – Leon R. Yankwich

It began to really eat away with me that in the ’60s the federal government, desiring to help poor moms who were dealing with deadbeat dads, decided, ‘We’ll help: we’ll give a check for every child you can have out of wedlock. – Louie Gohmert

I know an alcoholic is the worse, 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

Fathers, your 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

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

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

Men made God in their image, and he’s a deadbeat dad. Never sends money, doesn’t come to visit, can’t get him on the phone. – Mimi Gonzalez

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

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

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. – Pope John XXIII

Deadbeat Fathers Day Quotes

Deadbeat Dads, may your father’s day be as free of parental responsibility as every other day of the year.

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

Many of us were raised without a father, and the subject of deadbeat dads hits home in a lot of areas. – KRS-One

You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out. – Jerry Seinfeld

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

And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, ‘If you want it bad enough, and you’re willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first you have to believe in yourself. – Jennie Finch

I believe that we should take every opportunity to challenge the assumption that our European allies are doing us a favor whenever they provide us with the necessary facilities from which to defend their own continent. – Chester Bowles

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

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

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

A man’s success is measured by what his wife and children say about him. Money and accomplishments mean nothing if you let your home fail. – Tony Gaskins

When our binoculars are focused on the dad as “deadbeat,” it often even leads us to missing concrete cues a dad gives to show his desire to be involved. – Warren Farrell

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

A deadbeat thinks of the person in the mirror, not the child in the shadow. – unknown

The pawn who does not come to work is the one the creditor regards as a deadbeat. – Yoruba Proverb

You know it makes me unhappy what’s that when brothas make babies, and leave a young mother to be a pappy. – Lyfe Jennings