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Mario Cuomo
I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.
I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.

Marlene Dietrich
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.

Matthew 19:19
Honor thy father and thy mother.

A "daddys little girl" is the one who would rather get her hands covered in engine oil with dad, than stay in the house and bake buns with her mother!

Natasha Josefowitz
My father died many years ago, and yet when something special happens to me, I talk to him secretly not really knowing whether he hears, but it makes me feel better to half believe it.

Olive Schreiner
Our fathers had their dreams; we have ours; the generation that follows will have its own. Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist.

Phyllis McGinley
The thing to remember about fathers is, they're men. A girl has to keep it in mind: They are dragon seekers, bent on improbable rescues. Scratch any father, you find Someone chock full of qualms and romantic terrors, Believing change is a threat Like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle It took such months to get.

Pope John XXIII
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.

Proverbs 10:1
A wise son makes a glad father.

Publilius Syrus
An angry father is most cruel towards himself.

Queen Victoria of England
None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of such a Father who has not his equal in this world - so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal.

Reed Markham
A child looks up at the stars and wonders. Great fathers put a child on his shoulders and helps them to grab a star.
Average fathers have patience. Good fathers have more patience. Great fathers have an ocean of patience.
Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.
The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets for himself and his family.

Robert Frost
The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
Robert Frost
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular.

Robert Orben
Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.

Russell Hoban
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.

Ruth E. Renkel
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.

Sammy Davis, Jr.
I wasn't anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.

Sidney Poitier
I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life.

Sigmund Freud
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

Stephen King
His mother called such people ignorant and superstitious, but his father only shook his head slowly and puffed his pipe and said that sometimes old stories had a grain or two of truth in them and it was best not to take chances. It was why, he said, he crossed himself whenever a black cat crossed his path.

Susan Gale
Dads are amazing. They have a special way of maneuvering through all the roadblocks you might create and refusing to stop until they reach your heart.

The Holy Bible
A man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and the two become one flesh.

Tim Russert
The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.

A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be.
A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be.
A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Every mother generally hopes that her daughter will snag a better husband than she managed to do...but she's certain that her boy will never get as great a wife as his father did.
Everyone can be a father, but it takes a lot to be a daddy.
Small boy's definition of Father's Day: It's just like Mother's Day only you don't spend so much.
Someday I will find my prince but my Daddy will always be my King.

Wendell Phillips
To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship.

Wilhelm Busch, Julchen
Becoming a father isn't difficult, But it's very difficult to be a father.

William Shakespeare
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.


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