— Mark Twain
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.
— Jim Valvano
It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
— Kent Nerburn
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
— Sigmund Freud
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.
— Charles Wadsworth
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
It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
— Anne Sexton
A father carries snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
— Henry Ward Beecher
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
— Harry S. Truman
The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering-galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity.
— Jean Paul Richter
“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.” – H. Jackson Brown
“ A child identifies his parents with God, whether they want that role or not.” – James Dobson
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw
“What higher form of respect and love can you demonstrate than to put yourself aside and give nothing but a few minutes of your attention?” – Chris Ewing
“The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” – John Wooden
“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.”
“The greatest gift you can give your children is to believe in them.” – Inspired by Jim Valvano
“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” – William Shakespeare
“A father is respected because he gives his children leadership . . . appreciated because he gives his children care . . . valued because he gives his children time . . . loved because he gives his children the one thing they treasure the most – himself.”
“Find a job you love that you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” – Jim Fox
“Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” – Anne Geddes
“Politics asks the question: Is it expedient? Vanity asks: Isit popular? But conscience asks: Is it right?”
“Becoming a father is easy enough but being one can be very tough.” – Wilhelm Busch
“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” – Anthony Brandt
“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” – Ruth E. Renkel
“To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.” – Bill Wilson
“If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.” – Bill Cosby
“The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.” – Elaine S. Dalton
“A man’s worth is measured by how he parents his children. What he gives them, what he keeps from them, the lessons he teaches and the lessons he allows them to learn on their own.” – Lisa Rogers
“There are three stages of a man’s life: he believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.”
“It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.” – John Sinor
“Blessed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!” – Lydia M. Child
“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” – John Wilmot
“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Abbe Prevost
“Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” – Reed Markham
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.