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 gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
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.
A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he started having a family, and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his kids, and he never made us feel like he was pressured. I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.
Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.
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.
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.'
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.'
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.
Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
I think my mom put it best. She said, 'Little girls soften their daddy's hearts.'
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
Choose a career you love and you will never have to go to work.
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