I never got along with my dad. Kids used to come up to me and say, 'My dad can beat up your dad.' I'd say 'Yeah? When?'
Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
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 gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
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.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
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 good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
Having children is like living in a frat house - nobody sleeps, everything's broken, and there's a lot of throwing up.
Whenever I fail as a father or husband... a toy and a diamond always works.
I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.
Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what
my father taught by example in one week.
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.
To her, the name of father was another name for love.
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