Some Father stuff for Father’s Day. Have a Happy One!
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
I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich. ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter
If fathers have Father’s Day, and mothers have Mother’s Day, what do single guys have?
A: Palm Sunday.
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. ~Red Buttons
It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. ~Phyllis Diller
Father! – to God himself we cannot give a holier name. ~William Wordsworth
It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
Henry James once defined life as that predicament which precedes
death, and certainly nobody owes you a debt of honor or gratitude for
getting him into that predicament. But a child does owe his father a
debt, if Dad, having gotten him into this peck of trouble, takes off his
coat and buckles down to the job of showing his son how best to crash
through it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
~Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
A father carries pictures where his money used to be. ~Author Unknown
There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a
man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years
it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave
into a cloth that feels like love itself. ~John Gregory Brown,
Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery
Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever. ~Author Unknown
To be a successful father, there’s one absolute rule: unfortunately, no one knows what it is.