Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 266, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 381, "Correcting Nature," (1878).
Nietzsche's own persistent attempt to "procure" a father is quite convincingly documented in Carl Pletsch, Young Nietzsche: Becoming a Genius, New York, Free Press (1991), especially in chapter three, "Without a Father," pp. 31-45.)