It is a wise father that knows his own child.
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
The fundamental defect with fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox... they would understand the dilemma.
Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.