Saturday, May 17, 2008

Father's Day Quotes, Proverbs & Sentiments

Not to leave Dad out, here is a list of Quotes, Proverbs & Sentiments :)


4 years: My Daddy can do anything!

7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.

8 years: My father does not know quite everything.

12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.

14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.

21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!

25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.

30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.

35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad's idea first.

50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?

60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!

65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.

A child's job is to test her boundaries, a parent's is to see that she survives the test. - Dr. Roger MacDonald

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.

A father is a banker provided by nature. - French Proverb

A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be. - Carol Coats

A father is a person who goes to war sometimes . . . and would run the other way except that
war is part of his only important job in his life, (which is making the world better for his child than it has been for him.)

A father is a person who is forced to endure childbirth without an anesthetic.

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. - Enid Bagnold

A father is someone that holds your hand at the fairmakes sure you do what your mother saysholds back your hair when you are sickbrushes that hair when it is tangled because mother is too busylets you eat ice cream for breakfast but only when mother is awayhe walks you down the aisleand tells you everythings gonna be ok.

A father never feels entirely worthy of the worship in a child's eyes. He is never quite the hero his daughter thinks . . . Never quite the man his son believes him to be... And this worries him sometimes. (So he works too hard to try to smooth the rough places in the road of those of his own who will follow him.)

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox... they would understand the dilemma.- Marlene Dietrich

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father. - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child. - Knights of Pythagoras

A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season.

A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world. - Helen Rowland

A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station. - Bill Cosby

A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names. A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

A wise son maketh a glad father. - Proverbs 10:1

All the feeling which my father could not put into words was in his hand--any dog, child or horse would recognize the kindness of it. - Freya Stark

An angry father is most cruel towards himself. - Publilius Syrus

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
-Ephesians 6:4

Any fool can be a Father, but it takes a real man to be a Daddy!! -Philip Whitmore Sr.

Any woodsman can tell you that in a broken and sundered nest, one can hardly find more than a precious few whole eggs. So it is with the family. - Thomas Jefferson

Are we not like two volumes of one book? - Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man, so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them. - Psalm 127:4-5 As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless. - Lord Chesterfield

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. - Pope John Paul II

Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee. - Margaret Courtney

Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children. - Richard Henry Dana

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! - Lydia M. Child

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

Children are poor men's riches. - English Proverb

Children have more need of models than critics. - Joseph Joubert

Children learn to smile from their parents. - Shinichi Suzuki

Cultivate your own capabilities, your own style. Appreciate the members of your family for who they are, even though their outlook or style may be miles different from yours. Rabbits don't fly. Eagles don't swim. Ducks look funny trying to climb. Squirrels don't have feathers. Stop comparing. There's plenty of room in the forest. - Chuck Swindoll

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever. Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown.

Diogenes struck the father when the son swore. - Robert Burton

Don't make a baby if you can't be a father. - National Urban League Slogan

Every mother generally hopes that her daughter will snag a better husband than she managed to do...but she's certain that her boy will never get as great a wife as his father did.

Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush; anxious for greater developments and greater wishes and so on; so that children have very little time for their parents; Parents have very little time for each other; and the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world. - Mother Teresa

Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are. - Louisa May Alcott

Father I will always be that same boy who stood by the seaand watched you tower over menow I'm older I wanna be the same as you. - Yellowcard

Father taught us that opportunity and responsibility go hand in hand. I think we all act on that principle; on the basic human impulse that makes a man want to make the best of what's in him and what's been given him. - Laurence Rockefeller

Father! To God himself we cannot give a holier Name. - William Wordsworth

Father, whom I murdered every night but one,That one, when your death murdered me. - Howard Moss

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

Fathers are angels sent from heaven.

Fathers are men who give daughters away to other men, who aren't nearly good enough, so that they can have children that are smarter than anybody's. Fathers fight dragons almost daily. They hurry away from the breakfast table, off to the arena which is sometimes called an office or a workshop. There, with callused hands, they tackle the dragon with three heads; Weariness, Works, and Monotony. And they never quite win the fight, but they never give up. Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world. - John Mayor

Fathers grow older faster than people, because they, in other wars, have to stand at the train station and wave goodbye to the uniform that climbs onboard. And, while mothers cry where it shows, fathers stand and beam . . .outside . . . and die inside.

Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development. - David Gottesman

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible--the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. - Virginia Satir

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers. - Homer

For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time, each eager to help the other to his side, but neither quite able to desert the loyalties of his contemporaries. The relationship is always changing and hence always fragile; nothing endures except the sense of difference. - Alan Valentine

Friendship reminds us of fathers, love of mothers. - Malagasy Proverb

Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them. - Jonas Salk

He opened the jar of pickles when no one else could. He was the only one in the house who wasn't afraid to into the basement by himself. He cut himself shaving, but no one kissed it or got excited about it. It was understood when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door. When anyone was sick, he went out to get the prescription filled. He took lots of pictures ... but he was never in them. - Erma Bombeck

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

He growls when he feels good and laughs very loud when he is scared half-to-death.

He that raises a large family odes, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too. -Benjamin Franklin

He was all questions. But small boys expect their fathers to be walking lexicons, to do two jobs at once, to give replies as they are working, whether laying stones or building models...digging up a shrub, or planting flower beds...Boys have a right to ask their fathers questions...Fathers are the powers that be, and with their power and might must shelter, guard, and hold and teach and love...All men with sons must learn to do these things...Too soon, too soon, a small son grows and leaves his father's side to test his manhood's wings. - Roy Z. Kemp

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

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

His mother called such people ignorant and superstitious, but his father only shook his head slowly and puffed his pipe and said that sometimes old stories had a grain or two of truth in them and it was best not to take chances. It was why, he said, he crossed himself whenever a black cat crossed his path. - Stephen King

Honor thy father and thy mother' stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness. - Aeschylus

Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. - Exodus 20:12

How true Daddy's words were when he said: "All children must look after their own upbringing." Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. - Anne Frank

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. - Alexander the Great

I am not caused by my history--my parents, my childhood and development. These are mirrors in which I may catch glimpses of my image.- James Hillman

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. - Sigmund Freud

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich. M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter

I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. - Abraham Lincoln

I felt something impossible for me to explain in words. Then, when they took her away, it hit me.
I got scared all over again and began to feel giddy. Then it came to me... I was a father. - Nat King Cole

I have always looked at life as a voyage, mostly wonderful, sometimes frightening. In my family and friends I have discovered treasure more valuable than gold. - Jimmy Buffet

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

I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back. - Imelda Marcos

I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.- Rose Kennedy

I just owe almost everything to my father [and] it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election. - Margaret Thatcher

I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week. - Mario Cuomo

I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example. - Mario Cuomo

If a son is uneducated, his dad is to blame. - Chinese Proverb

If the new American fathers feel bewildered and even defeated, let them take comfort from the fact that whatever they do in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right. - Bill Cosby

If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time. - Russell Hoban

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons. - James Baldwin

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? - Matthew 7:11

If you think about it seriously, all the questions about the soul and the immortality of the soul and paradise and hell are at bottom only a way of seeing this very simple fact: that every action of ours is passed on to others according to its value, of good or evil, it passes from father to son, from one generation to the next, in a perpetual movement. - Antonio Gramsci

If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either. - Dick Cavett

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them . . . work, family, health, friends and spirit, and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls . . . family, health, friends and spirit . . . are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same.

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. - Anne Sexton

It is a wise child that knows his own father. - Homer

It is a wise father that knows his own child. - William Shakespeare

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

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. - Pope John XXIII

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father. - Jean de La Fontaine

It is much easier to become a father than to be one. - Kent Nerburn

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. - Johann Schiller

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't. - Barbara Kingsolver

It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all. - Alice Walker

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

It's clear that most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. - Gloria Steinem

It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home – it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love. - Margaret Truman

I've been very blessed. My parents always told me I could be anything I wanted. When you grow up in a household like that, you learn to believe in yourself. - Rick Schroeder

I've had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started. - Bartrand Hubbard Knights in shining armor; fathers in shiny trousers: There's little difference as they march away each workday. I don't know where father goes when he dies, but I've an idea that, after a good rest, wherever it is, he won't just sit on a cloud and wait for the girl he's loved and the children she bore. He'll be busy there too . . .repairing the stars, oiling the gates, improving the streets, smoothing the way.

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards. - Robert Orben

Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother. - Friedrich Nietzche

Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes. - Euripedes

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. - Elizabeth StoneMean fathers, wasteful sons. - French Proverb

My dear father; my dear friend; the best and wisest man I ever knew, who taught me many lessons and showed me many things as we went together along the country by-ways.- Sarah Orne Jewett

My father always told me, 'Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.' - Jim Fox

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life. - Lee Iacocca

My father died many years ago, and yet when something special happens to me, I talk to him secretly not really knowing whether he hears, but it makes me feel better to half believe it. - Josefowitz

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. - Jim Valvano

My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately. - George Bernard Shaw

My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. - Abraham Lincoln

My father said, 'Politics asks the question: Is it expedient? Vanity asks: Is it popular? But conscience asks: Is it right?'" - Dexter Scott King

My father told me that all businessmen were sons-of-bitches, but I never believed him until now. - John F. Kennedy

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

My father was a statesman, I'm a political woman. My father was a saint. I'm not. - Indira Gandhi

My father was frightened of his mother. I was frightened of my father and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me. - King George V

My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children. - Hebrew Proverb

My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn. - Louis Adamic

My son, a perfect little boy of five years and three months, had ended his earthly life. You can never sympathize with me; you can never know how much of me such a young child can take away. A few weeks ago I accounted myself a very rich man, and now the poorest of all. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. - Red Buttons

Noble fathers have noble children. - Euripides

None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of such a Father who has not his equal in this world - so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal. - Queen Victoria of England

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. - Dinah Craik

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. - Gloria Naylor

One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters. - English Proverb

One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.

Our earth is degenerate in these latter days; bribery and corruption are common; children no longer obey their parents; and the end of the world is evidently approaching.....Assyrian Clay Tablet 2800 B.C.

Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach. - Arnold Glasow

People see Archie Bunker everywhere. Particularly girls; poor girls, rich girls, all kinds of girls are always coming up to me and telling me that Archie is just like their dad. - Carroll O'Connor

People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom.
People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived.' They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates, and society - Stephen R. Covey

Role modeling is the most basic responsibility of parents. Parents are handing life's scripts to their children, scripts that in all likelihood will be acted out for the rest of the children's lives. - Stephen R. Covey

Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later... - Tom Wolfe

Small boy's definition of Father's Day: It's just like Mother's Day only you don't spend so much.

Some fathers love another man's daughter most. - French Proverb

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. - Ruth E. Renkel

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers. - Aldous Huxley

Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.

Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again. - Jimmy Piersal

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel? - Joseph Addison

That is the thankless position of the father in the family-the provider for all. and the enemy of all. - J. August Strindberg

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.- Burton Hillis

The commandment to honor parents was given to ensure that the elderly, although they may not feel wanted by family or society, are still given their appropriate reward. - Dr. Laura Schlessinger

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself. - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The family--that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to. - Dodie Smith

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat. - Robert Frost

The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, 'Daddy, I need to ask you something,' he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan. - Garrison Keillor

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. - Confucius

The fundamental defect with fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them. - Bertrand Russell

The greatest gift I ever had Came from God, and I call him Dad!

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears. - Francis Bacon, Sr.

The longer I live the more convinced I become that God governs in the affairs of men. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance. - Benjamin Franklin

The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends. - Samuel Johnson

The love of a father is one of nature's greatest masterpieces.

The merry family gatherings-- The old, the very young The strangely lovely way they Harmonize in carols sung. For Christmas is tradition time-- Traditions that recall The precious memories down the years, The sameness of them all. - Helen Lowrie Marshall

The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children. - G. K. Chesterton

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

The Pilgrim Fathers landed on the shores of America and fell on their knees; then they fell upon the aborigines. - American Proverb

The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is because they share a common enemy. - Sam Levenson

The thing to remember about fathers is, they're men. A girl has to keep it in mind: They are dragon--seekers, bent on improbable rescues. Scratch any father, you find someone chock--full of qualms and romantic terrors, believing change is a threat - like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle I it took such months to get. - Phyllis Mcginley

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father. - Austin O'Malley

There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. - Victor Hugo

There's one sad truth in life I've found
While journeying east and west -
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence. - Samuel Johnson

Those who trust us educate us. - T.S. Eliot

To be a successful father...there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years. - Ernest Hemingway

To her the name of father was another name for love. - Fanny Fern

Train up a child in the way which he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6

Until you have a son of your own... you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. You will never know the sense of honor that makes a man want to be more than he is and to pass something good and hopeful into the hands of his son. And you will never know the heartbreak of the fathers who are haunted by the personal demons that keep them from being the men they want their sons to be. - Kent Nerburn

Up to a point a man's life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him. Then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune, or the quirks of fate. Everyone has it within his power to say, "This I am today; that I will be tomorrow. - Louis L'Amour

Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan. - Traditional Proverb

What a dreadful thing it must be to have a dull father. - Mary Mapes Dodge

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. - Mother Teresa

We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents. - Henry Ward Beecher

We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. - Alexander Pope

When a child is born, a father is born. A mother is born, too of course, but at least for her it's a gradual process. Body and soul, she has nine months to get used to what's happening. She becomes what's happening. But for even the best-prepared father, it happens all at once. On the other side of a plate-glass window, a nurse is holding up something roughly the size of a loaf of bread for him to see for the first time. - Frederick Buechner

When a child, my dreams rode on your wishes, I was your son, high on your horse, My mind a top whipped by the lashes Of your rhetoric, windy of course. - Sir Stephen Spender
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. - Jewish Proverb

When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, "She's more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge." - Helen Hayes

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

When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, 'Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?' He answered, 'If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.'" - Jerry Lewis

When I was a kid, my father told me every day, 'You're the most wonderful boy in the world, and you can do anything you want to. - Jan Hutchins

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular. - Robert Frost

You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together. - Erika Cosby

You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You're her oracle. You're her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you're in a constant state of panic. -Stanley T. Banks ('Father of the Bride')

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. - Irish Proverb


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  2. LOL...well, I find them in books, magazines, cards, just lots and lots of places. I'm always on the look out for a great quote :)

    I hope they are useful to people!

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  7. The Unknown Soldier's Son

    Now quietly he lies, his job well done;
    Now he is through with toil and ache and pain...
    The fight he made, that justice might be won,
    That love and charity might live again;
    The sacrifice that he so gladly made,-
    It will not be in vain! His son is grown,
    Is through with all his childish things; has laid
    Aside his boyish thoughts, and it is known
    He now will step into his father's role.
    Abiding faith is his, to carry on,
    He, too, may pay the sacrificial toll,
    But by the paying comes a brighter dawn.

    Bright-eyed he goes, with sunlight on his face,
    And victory is at the trysting place.

    by Cpl. Roy Z Kemp, Greensboro, NC
    Selected by the Poetry Society, London
    for inclusion in Poems by Yanks in Britain, 1942-1945
    London: The Daily Mail, 1945, p.27

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  12. This is a really good site full of really good quotes. But for some reason I can't find the right one for my dad. I want it to be really special.

  13. Nice selections of quotes and sayings. Can be used fathers day messages for cards. Thanks for sharing!

  14. You've got nice collection of fathers day messages! Will send this to dear fathers on my list :D

  15. Nice post, your collection of Fathers Day Quotes are great for this coming fathers day celeration. Keep up the good work.

  16. Thanks for these posts. I have several books that I use, but these are new to me. Will be back to check again. Please continue to update.


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