"The best inheritance you can leave your sons, the richest dowries you can prepare for your daughters, is a truly Christian upbringing." - Bishop Irenaeus
"Having children is a matter of nature; but raising them and educating them in the virtues is a matter of mind and will." - St John Chrysostom
"May you be children of God, pure and unblameable, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation (cf. Phil. 1:15): and may you never be entangled in the snares of the wicked that go round about, or bound with the chains of your sins. May the Word in you never be smothered with the cares of this life and so make you unfruitful: but may you walk in the King's Highway, turning aside neither to the right hand nor to the left, but led by the Spirit through the narrow gate."
-St. Gregory the Theologian (The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: Second Series Vol. VII; Eerdmans pg. 229):