"To be a father requires patience, love and giving up the 'all about me' attitude."
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
Theodore M. Hesburgh
"By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder - infinitely prouder -- to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys."
"Fifty years old: I'd give anything if Dad were here now so I could talk this over with him. Too bad I didn't appreciate how smart he was. I could have learned a lot from him."
Author Unknown, from My Father
"To support mother and father, to cherish wife and child and to have a simple livelihood; this is the good luck."
"My father taught me that one of the most important abilities in life is to be able to take the pain and persevere, and for years this lesson had served me well."
"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
Clarence Budington Kelland
"It is a wise father that knows his own child."
"It is much easier to become a father than to be one."
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."
"My father once said, 'If the whole world wants to go left and you feel like going right, go right. You don't have to follow. You don't have to make a big deal about which way you're going. Just go. It's very easy'."
"I was fourteen when my father died. I missed everything about him. He taught us that we shouldn't be people of success; we should be people of values, because that was the only thing that endured."
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
"To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter."