When My Father
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A Daughters First Love
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Dad, Father, Poppa, Daddy or Abba they all mean the same. He is a man who gives love, care and protection. So with Fathers Day just around the corner what better time is there to share my collection of my favorite inspiring, funny, enlightening, cute, or just plain "nice" quotes about Fathers. Wisdom for sons and fathers, daddys and daughters and for anyone who has been an inspiring male figure in your life. Fathers Day is a day to honor them and from a wide variety of famous men and woman covering the many aspects of fatherhood.
A Father Is
Favorite Quotes about Fathers
"Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand"
~ Bob Dylan ~
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
~ Jim Valvano
Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad
~ Anne Geddes
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.
The most important thing that a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
~ Theodore M. Hesburgh
Every mother generally hopes that her daughter will snag a better husband than she managed to do...but she's certain that her boy will never get as great a wife as his father did.
He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.
~ William Penn
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
~ Jesse Jackson
Wisdom of Dad
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
~ William Shakespeare
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.his own child.
~ Sigmund Freud
My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
~ Lee Iacocca
Train up a child in the way which he should go
and when he is old he will not depart from it
~ Proverbs 22:6
Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular.
~ Robert Frost
Your children will become what you are; so be what you want
them to be.
~ David Bly
Govern a family as you would cook a small fish - very gently.
~ Chinese Proverb
Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.
~ Dr. Henker
A Fathers Love
A Fathers Love in Quotes and Sayings
Fathers and Daughters
My father was a statesman, I'm a political woman.
My father was a saint. I'm not.
~ Indira Gandhi
I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
~ Imelda Marcos
You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You're her oracle. You're her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you're in a constant state of panic.
~ Stanley T. Banks in the movie 'Father of the Bride'
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
~ Enid Bagnold
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
Sons and Fathers
A Boy A Man A Father
A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
~ Knights of Pythagoras
"When a child is born, a father is born. A mother is born, too of course, but at least for her it's a gradual process. Body and soul, she has nine months to get used to what's happening. She becomes what's happening. But for even the best-prepared father, it happens all at once. On the other side of a plate-glass window, a nurse is holding up something roughly the size of a loaf of bread for him to see for the first time.
~ Frederick Buechner, 'Whistling in the Dark'
Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother.
~ Friedrich Nietzche
An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
~ Publilius Syrus
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
~ Ruth E. Renkel
A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season. ~ Unknown
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty
Love for a Dad
Fathers and Sons
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have
the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
~ Mark Twain
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.
If a son is uneducated, his dad is to blame.
~ Chinese Proverb
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 father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
~ Jewish Proverb
There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence.
~ Samuel Johnson
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong
~ Charles Wadsworth
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.
~ Billy Cosby
I cannot understand how I
managed to cope without
getting cuddled this many times a day.
~ Russell Crow
Inspirational Words From Dads
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and
returns home to find it. many times a day.
~ George Moore
Life affords no greater responsibility,
no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.
~ C. Everett Koop
Take care of your little ones. Welcome them into your homes, and
nurture and love them with all of your hearts. They may do, in the
years that come, some things you would not want them to do, but be
patient, be patient. You have not failed as long as you have tried.
~ President Gordon B. Hinckley
What Is A Dad?
A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.
A dad is someone who
wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.
A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail...
If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
~ Rachel Carson
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the tree is lost when raking leaves.
~ Marcelene Cox
Who is the one person who can always make me smile?
Even when I'm mad at him?
Even when he makes me cry?
Even when he makes fun of me or laughs at me.
He is one of the people who has always been there for me, one who has always ♥ loved ♥, cared, and provided for me.
He is one of the two most important people in the world to me. Someone I ♥ LOVE ♥ with all my ♥heart ♥.
He is my friend,my hero, but most importantly he is my...
Quotes for Dads
Quotes My Father
Passed Onto Me
You got to be careful if you dont know where you are going, because you might not get there.
~ Yogi Berra
What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
~ Frederich Wilheim Nietzsche
My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch
him do it.
~ Clarence Budinton Kelland
Patience is a Virtue.
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