I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
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.
The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.
Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later.
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name.
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
He's [Harry S. Truman] just your dad, and you love him. It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home - it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love. My father was a great man.
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.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
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.'
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
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