How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
Mothers and fathers are the strategic planners, the general managers, the CFOs, the PR and marketing departments, the chauffeurs, and, should something go awry, the troubleshooters.
David McCullough Jr., You Are Not Special: And Other Encouragements
Father Defined |
I think a father is someone,
Who loves unconditionally,
There is no perfect formula,
To who a father can be.
Fathers Day Poems
I hope and pray that I will be as good as a Dad as you have been.
Theodore W. Higginsworth
Fathers Day Wishes
Being a grandfather gives us a second chance at being a dad without all
the day-to-day duties of being a dad.
Dr Richard B Liposky, Grandpa and Andy: A Grandfather's Handbook
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
My father was an Episcopalian minister, and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
One of the great lessons I remember my dad constantly emphasizing in our
family while I was growing up was "Use your R&I." That is, use your
resourcefulness and initiative.
He taught us that we were not victims of the circumstances surrounding us,
but rather masters of our own destiny.
Stephen M. R. Covey
Part of the reason that Lombardi's players were willing to work with him
was that he nurtured and cared for them like a father. When Lombardi
succeeded, so did they.
Donald T. Phillips, Run to Win: Vince Lombardi
on Coaching and Leadership
Vince Lombardi Quotes |
Disney is one of five children in his family; three out of the five ran
away from home due to Disney’s strict and tyrant father, Elias Disney,
and only Walt and his brother Roy Disney stayed to go through the
lifestyle their father planned to raise them in.
Daniel Alef, Walt Disney: The Man Behind the Mouse
Walt Disney Quotes |
Father and son relationships can be complicated - mine certainly is.
Love. Hate. Respect. Fear. Worship. Disdain. Pride. Disappointment.
Happiness. Anger. Joy. Sadness. The list goes on.
John H. Clark III, Dying: A Father and Son Talk about Life, Regrets and Making up Lost Time
I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but
working is something you always need to do.
"My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything
is to practice, and then practice some more."
Words of Encouragement |
Dad was good because he was great in the smaller, unseen corners of life.
He insisted on greatness in every facet of the daily grind. Nowhere was this
clearer than in his role as our father.
Mark Shriver, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver
"At first blush, everyone thinks the most important relationships in
the family are the father-son and mother-daughter relationships.
But they're wrong. The cross-gender relationships are most critical."
Dr Kevin Leman, Be the Dad She Needs You to Be: The Indelible Imprint a Father Leaves on His Daughter's Life
"There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
Ouotes about Overcoming |
"When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed."
"The most important influence in my childhood was my father."
"I like to think my dad was easygoing and kind, and I think some
of those things have been passed down.
I am like him in a sense of being positive and hopeful. He was
compassionate, and I've got a lot of that in me as well."
"My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem."
I have a special place in my heart for you, for showing my father
such great love and friendship.
Pierce Forde, The Call: A Family's Farewell to their Father
"Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make
me feel successful."
"It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me
that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious
thing in his life."
"One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the
biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad."
"To be a father requires patience, love and giving up the 'all about me' attitude."
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much."
I take pride in knowing that of all the things I have accomplished,
no success or honor is greater than
that of being a father.
Les Brown, Up Thoughts For Down Times
Recently I noticed my father's watch in a dark corner of my safety
deposit box. Its presence there exemplified the great value I had assigned it.
As I turned the watch in my hand, I remembered my father's commitment
to being on time ... always ... if not early.
Harold Ivan Smith, On Grieving the Death of a Father
Some men have wanted to be fathers for as long as they can remember.
They have always seen themselves as fathers-to-be.
Marcus Berkmann, Fatherhood: The Truth
Inspirational Quotes |
Lecturing to you will not make you a better father, because fatherhood
is not a matter of conscious information; it's a matter of having the
right frame of mind and the right pattern of reactions to children's
behaviors and needs.
Rob Wagner, Discipline begins with Dad: A family-man's story about respectfully teaching respect.
Everything is so normal for the dad up until the very moment of birth.
Particularly the first pregnancy.
There are no other kids to care for, so all he does is exactly
whatever it is he normally does whenever he wants.
Andrew B Knott, Fatherhood: Dispatches From the Early Years
"Becoming a good father is not about learning five practical handy techniques
that can be pulled out of the kitbag
whenever they're needed. It's a mind game. It's about having a set of attitudes
and ideas that shape what you do
in the thousands of different situations you find yourself in as a dad."
Tony Payne, Fatherhood: what it is and what it's for
"I encourage all fathers to focus on the intangibles, because those
are the gifts that make the difference."
Asha Patrick, introduction to the book, Fatherhood
Making The Difference |
... if there was one thing I knew, it was that my father was brilliant.
Everyone knew my father was brilliant. He played it down with his
sweet exterior and goofy sense of humor. You'd be forgiven for not
seeing his brilliance right away, since he was always making wrong
turns, zoning out midsentence, or, according to family legend,
forgetting his pants. But just past that polite, absentminded demeanor
was a bold, creative, insightful mind, and people who spoke to him for
even a few minutes walked away knowing they had encountered
something extraordinary. If you had to choose one guy to lead you off a
cliff with his crazy idea, my father was that guy.
Amanda Gefter, Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn: A Father, a Daughter, the Meaning of Nothing, and the Beginning of Everything
"Eisenhower was, observers agreed, a 'father figure' to the American
voters of the prosperous and relatively tranquil fifties,
many of whom had served under him in the European theater and
- like good old Ike - were amateur golfers, backyard cooks, and going bald.
Tom Wicker, Dwight D. Eisenhower: The American Presidents Series: The 34th President, 1953-1961
Dwight Eisenhower Quotes |
"Becoming a good father is not automatic - it takes time and effort.
We must be willing to invest in
this job - our most important, second to being a husband - as any
other career we might pursue."
Dr. John C. Maxwell
"I have repeatedly stated and emphatically declared that the key to the
restoration and preservation of a sane and healthy society is the salvaging
of the male, especially as a responsible father."
Myles Munroe, Fatherhood Principle, The: God's Design and Destiny for Every Man
"More specifically being a dad is a diverse responsibility,
and it is also defined by providing support to your
partner in the glorious journey of parenthood."
Natalie L S West; Brad White, Fatherhood: A survival Guide for the first time dad
"Any man can be a Father it takes someone special to be a Dad."
The extension of the positive characteristics of a father can contribute
more to the healing of a nation than all the money-laden do good
programs combined. It is these caring, compassionate, respectful
and loving attributes that can not only encourage and heal a family,
but can be extended outward to a neighborhood, a town, a city, a
territory, a region, and a country.
Byron R. Pulsifer
"Being a father means you have to think fast on your feet. You must be
judicious, wise, brave, tender, and willing
to put on a frilly hat and sit down to a pretend tea party."
Matthew Buckley, Fatherhood: The Manliest Profession
Funny Quotes about Life |
"I realized that to get through this thing called fatherhood,
I would have to be stronger emotionally
and physically than I had ever been before."
Jeffrey Dumroese, Fatherhood
"Having a baby is the best thing that can happen to a person,
the hard part is to benefit from this opportunity,
to handle all the work and on top doing a good job as a father."
Ricardo Oliveira, Fatherhood
"By examining the different ideas about fatherhood in the ancient
and modern worlds, studying the diaries of fathers,
interviewing present-day fathers, and making use of other kinds
of empirical research, we learn something
that most of us already knew: fathers matter."
"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."
"What works for one couple or father may not work for another
couple or father. You will need to research to locate
or help find your comfort zone for you and your growing family."
Jacob Westlin, The Expectant Dad's Manual An Ultimate Guide for Balancing Work with Fatherhood and Coping with the Responsibilities of Having a New Baby in the Family
Comfort Zone |
"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."
"To support mother and father, to cherish wife and child
and to have a simple livelihood; this is the good luck."
"A father is like none other. We celebrate fathers and reflect back on
how wonderful they have been a part of our lives."
Diane Winbush, Reflections of A Father
Quotes about Life |
"The one Father who will never disappoint you,
who will never leave you, who you can always trust in, who will
always love you, is our Father in heaven."
"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'."
Being Yourself |
"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.
"Based on knowledge from the world's leading experts,
being a parent does not mean that you have to be all business and
serious all the time."
Melissa Arabia-Dimaiwat, 50 Things to Know About Going to the Beach With Children
Funny Inspirational Quotes |
"Being a father is about adaptation and about making the most of the
opportunities that are given to you."
Colin Adams, Parenting for New Dads
"Many of the messages of modern society can steer children
away from the values that many of us as parents would like to instill in
James R Morrison, Parenting
"You may not have an earthly father that cares for you, but you have
an heavenly one that does."
Angelina Talpa, Love Yourself
"Great deals of stress can also be felt in social situations, such as when a
relationship is ended or a person is going through problems with his/ her
mother and father."
Jamaal Watson, Stress Management
"He'll never be as good a mother as you. Just like you will never be as
good a father as him."
Jacqueline Fisch, Unfussy Mom: simplifying your life
"So today on Father's Day, I just want to thank you for being my
dad and for having kind and patient love toward me from the
time I was a child until now."
Misty Shaeffer, To My Dear Father on Father's Day
"When you think about positivity, you will certainly have a few people
in mind. The person who adds positivity in your life can be your mother,
your father, sibling, your grandparents, your friend, neighbor or a teacher."
Marvin Ryan, Self Esteem
"As fathers, we understand that we have the opportunity to image
forth God's love to our family."
Matt Click, Famous Dad: A Hero In His Home
"The close relationship that derives from this between parents and
children ensures better interaction and parents feel the joy of being
close to their children. They relish in their ability of becoming a good
father or mother who provide the best possible health, happiness
and success for their children."
Nathalie Perlman, The Mindful Parent
"No amount of money can be paid for the relationship between
a father and his sons and a father and his daughters."
Willie Williams, 7 Steps to Parenting Power
Fathers are expected and assumed to be the leaders of their family and leaders within their respective homes.
Akil White Khalid , Black Fatherhood: Trials & Tribulations, Testimony & Triumph
The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.
The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent.