"Fathers are the great gift-givers of the world!"
- Mrs. John Bruce Dodd, founder of Father’s Day
"One father is worth more than a hundred schoolmasters."
- George Herbert
The father of a couple of teenagers called the telephone company and announced, "I want to report an obscene phone bill."
- Vern McLellan
Father to teenage son: "No, you can’t use the car—but please feel free to use the lawnmower."
- Vern McLellan
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
- Theodore Hesburgh
"My father didn’t tell me how to life; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
- Clarence Budington Kelland
"You don’t raise heroes; you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes."
- Walter Schirra Sr.
My father always told me, "Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life."
- Jim Fox
"It is a wise father that knows his own child."
"God is the Father who is always home."
"Of all nature’s gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?"
"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
"It has been said that paternity is a career imposed on you without any inquiry into your fitness for it. That is why there are so many fathers who have children, but so few children who have fathers."
- Adlai Stevenson
"A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be."
- Frank A. Clark
Small boy’s definition of Father’s Day: It’s just like Mother’s Day only you don’t spend so much.
Jim Bishop describes the feeling a father had when his daughter became engaged: "This is the third of four daughters. Every time it happens, I’m obsessed with the feeling I’m giving a million-dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla."