Specially For Fathers

Posted by M ws On Sunday, June 17, 2012 2 comments
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Jim Valvano

I've had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started.
Bartrand Hubbard

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budington Kelland

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." Harmon Killebrew

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
Bill Cosby

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Johann Schiller

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
Unknown

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836

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.
Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi" Atlantic Monthly, 1874

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
Gloria Naylor

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
Red Buttons

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.
M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budington Kelland

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Don't make a baby if you can't be a father.
National Urban League Slogan


The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
Confucius

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.
William Penn

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Charles Wadworth

Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.
AuthorUnknown

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
Confucius

Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.
David Gottesman

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

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
Jewish Proverb

You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You're her oracle. You're her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you're in a constant state of panic.
Stanley T. Banks in the movie 'Father of the Bride'

There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence.
Samuel Johnson

My son, a perfect little boy of five years and three months, had ended his earthly life. You can never sympathize with me; you can never know how much of me such a young child can take away. A few weeks ago I accounted myself a very rich man, and now the poorest of all.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, on the death of his son

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
Knights of Pythagoras

"When a child is born, a father is born. A mother is born, too of course, but at least for her it's a gradual process. Body and soul, she has nine months to get used to what's happening. She becomes what's happening. But for even the best-prepared father, it happens all at once. On the other side of a plate-glass window, a nurse is holding up something roughly the size of a loaf of bread for him to see for the first time.
Frederick Buechner, 'Whistling in the Dark'

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.
Mario Cuomo

My father was frightened of his mother. I was frightened of my father and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me.
King George V

4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.
8 years: My father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad's idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.
-Author Unknown-

2 comments to Specially For Fathers

  1. says:

    cin2tan My late father came from China at 12
    ....at 34, married my mom + then her maid (macam abraham & sarah + hagar) had a shop in Campell St. Penang ....
    then in Nibong Tebal ...then in Serdang ...then bank-rupt-ed ... but LOADED with 5 guni-bags of 'banana tree' notes bcos of the ... @#$%^&* bloody .... 'japanese invasion' !!!

    SIGHS !!

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Wow!! That is one tough road he travelled and I am sure he left a rock steady legacy of strong character in you, cin2tan!

    Thank you for sharing.

    Cheers

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