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Quotes Celebrating Fathers


--by Modestobob, posted Jun 21, 2009

Father’s Day Quotes
(Don’t Forget Father’s Day on Sunday, June 14th!)

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

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

One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters.  ~George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs, 1640

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

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

The greatest gift I ever had, Came from God; I call him Dad! ~Author Unknown

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father. ~ Gabriel García Márquez

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get. Tim Russert

Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice”

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

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Readers Comments

bharnig wrote: I enjoyed all the quotes and especially I liked #7. I love my Father. Thanks for sharing :)
AURELIA wrote: I will write some of these down in my journal. I loved these 2 especially...

¢¾ The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~ Henry Ward Beecher



¢¾ The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get. Tim Russert

Thanks for the smiles, Aurelia
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: Very nice, thanks for sharing!
lovebug wrote: I especially like #2, I have a young couple living behind me, who have 3 boys, its better than going to the movies watching this man when he plays with his boys.
Aurelia really touched my heart, with the best thing you can do for your children is love their mother. Thumbs up to that.
JuneBug wrote: I enjoyed reading this post! My daddy is in Heaven..I miss him like crazy!! :)
lmil1954 wrote: I appreciate this post! It's very very nice! My dad dies way back in 1969, I have no sons but I do see my sons-in-law in these quotes. Thank you for sharing! Love, Linda:)

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