Life Advice



Thoughts for Father's Day

Annie Lane on

Dear Readers: Wishing you all a Happy Father's Day! Here are some uplifting quotes that I hope you enjoy!

"When you teach your son, you teach your son's son." -- The Talmud

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

"The strongest, toughest men all have compassion. They're not heartless and cold. You have to be man enough to have compassion -- to care about people and about your children." -- Denzel Washington

"I remember a very important lesson that my father gave me when I was 12 or 13. He said, 'You know, today I welded a perfect seam and I signed my name to it.' And I said, 'But, Daddy, no one's going to see it!' And he said, 'Yeah, but I know it's there.'" -- Toni Morrison

"My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'" -- Michael Jordan

"Fatherhood is the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can't explain it until it happens -- it's like telling someone what water feels like before they've ever swam in it." -- Michael Buble

"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years." -- Mark Twain

"An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom." -- C.S. Lewis

"Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers and singers of song." -- Unknown

"No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child." -- Abraham Lincoln


"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry." -- William Shakespeare

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." -- Frederick Douglass

"Good fathers do three things: they provide, they nurture, and they guide." -- Roland Warren

"Lookin' back all I can say about all the things he did for me, is I hope I'm at least half the dad that he didn't have to be." -- Brad Paisley

"He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector." -- Tom Wolfe

"What makes you a man isn't the ability to have a child; it's the courage to raise one." -- Barack Obama

"My dad is my idol. He used to work two jobs and still came home happy every night." -- Magic Johnson


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