Father’s Day

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

-William Shakespeare

Until you have a son of your own… you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.

-Kent Nerburn

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.

-Jim Valvano

A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.

-Frank Abagnale

One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.

-Jim DeMint

Without my dad, I wouldn’t be here.

-Maria Sharapova

My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.

-Michael Jordan

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.

-Euripides

It’s an ongoing joy being a dad.

-Liam Neeson

Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I’m just glad I can share my voice.

-Dwyane Wade

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.

-Pope John XXIII

I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started.

-Bartrand Hubbard

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.

-Sigmund Freud

A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.

-Billy Graham

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.

-Johann Schiller

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

-Unknown

Fathers are angels sent from heaven.

-Unknown

Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.

-Robert Orben

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.

-Johann Schiller

Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.

-Conrad Hall

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

-Anne Sexton

There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father.

-Alison Lohman

To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship.

-Wendell Phillips

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.

-Johann Schiller

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.

-Kent Nerburn

The greatest gift I ever had Came from God; I call him Dad!

-Author Unknown

A man’s children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season.

-Anonymous

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.

-Knights of Pythagoras

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

-Jewish Proverb

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say,  “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.”

-Harmon Killebrew

 

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.

-Phyllis Diller

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

-Elizabeth Stone

One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.

-Anonymous

A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.

-Carol Coats

Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.

-John Mayor

There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.

-John Gregory Brown

The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, ‘Daddy, I need to ask you something,’ he is a pat of butter
in a hot frying pan.

-Garrison Keillor

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.

-Gloria Naylor

When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, “She’s more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge.

-Helen Hayes

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.

-Enid Bagnold

People see Archie Bunker everywhere. Particularly girls; poor girls, rich girls, all kinds of girls are always coming up to me and telling me that Archie is just like their dad.

-Carroll O’Connor

It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.

-Alice Walker

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.

-Ruth E. Renkel

The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.

-Solomon – Proverbs

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

-Confucius

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

-Painter and poet Wilhelm Busch

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you.

-Desmond Tutu

Don’t make a baby if you can’t be a father.

-National Urban League slogan

You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.

-James Baldwin

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

-Mark Twain.

The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.

-Bertrand Russell

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.

-Robert Orben

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother’s always a Democrat.

-Spike Milligan

In peace, the sons bury their fathers, but in war, the fathers bury their sons.

-Croesus

When I was a kid, my father told me every day, ‘You’re the most wonderful boy in the world, and you can do anything you want to.

-Jan Hutchins

When a child, my dreams rode on your wishes, I was your son, high on your horse, my mind a top whipped by the lashes of your rhetoric, windy of course.

-Sir Stephen Spender

If a son is uneducated, his dad is to blame.”
-Chinese Proverb
How true Daddy’s words were when he said: “All children must look after their own upbringing.” Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.

-Anne Frank

You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.

-Erika Cosby

To be a successful father, there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.

-Ernest Hemingway

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.

-Bill Cosby

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.

-James Baldwin

When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, “She’s more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge.”

-Helen Hayes

My father hated radio and he could not wait for television to be invented so that he could hate that too.

-Peter De Vries

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.

-Robert Orben

My Father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.

-Spike Milligan

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.

-Unknown

My father confused me. From the ages of one to seven, I thought my name was Jesus Christ!

-Spike Milligan

I’m so ugly – My father carries around a picture of the kid who came with his wallet.

-Rodney Dangerfield

When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, ‘Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?’ He answered, ‘If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.

-Jerry Lewis

 

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