Father’s Day Quotes

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  1. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” Jim Valvano
  2. “The greatest thing a FATHER can do to his children, is to love their mother.” Anjaneth Garcia Untalan
  3. “It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” Pope John XXIII
  4. “A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be.” Unknown
  5. “He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” Clarence Budington Kelland
  6. 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
  7. “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” Johann Schiller
  8. “I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.” M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter
  9. “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” William Shakespeare
  10. “You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s.” Robert Frost
  11. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” George Herbert
  12. “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” Alexander the Great
  13. “A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.” Enid Bagnold
  14. “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
  15. “I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.” Mario Cuomo
  16. “A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be.” Unknown
  17. “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.” Marlene Dietrich
  18. “Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.” Euripedes
  19. “My father always told me, ‘Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.’ ” Jim Fox
  20. “You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular.” — Robert Frost
  21. “A father is a banker provided by nature.” French Proverb
  22. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” Sigmund Freud
  23. “Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” Anne Geddes
  24. “Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers – and fathering is a very important stage in their development.” David M. Gottesman
  25. “If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.” — Russell Hoban
  26. “My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, you’ve had a great life.” Elbert Hubbard
  27. “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” Clarence Budington Kelland
  28. “My father said, ‘Politics asks the question: Is it expedient? Vanity asks: Is it popular? But conscience asks: Is it right?’” Dexter Scott King
  29. “My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.” Abraham Lincoln “Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” Ruth E. Renkel
  30. “Father taught us that opportunity and responsibility go hand in hand. I think we all act on that principle; on the basic human impulse that makes a man want to make the best of what’s in him and what’s been given him.” Laurence Rockefeller
  31. “An angry father is most cruel towards himself.” Publilius Syrus
  32. “A man’s children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season.” Unknown
  33. “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” Unknown
  34. “Small boy’s definition of Father’s Day: It’s just like Mother’s Day only you don’t spend so much.” Unknown
  35. “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” Charles Wadsworth

Mark Twain

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.

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