Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Lydia M. Child
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A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.
Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers - and fathering is a very important stage in their development.
David M. Gottesman
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
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."
What a dreadful thing it must be to have a dull father.
Mary Mapes Dodge
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.