My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
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.'
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
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.
There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father.
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
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.
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.