It’s Father’s Day in the US and, according to Wikipedia, an additional 54 countries. And since nothing is more important to me than being a good Dad (granted, as every Dad knows, duct tape comes in a close second), I thought I would take this opportunity to wish all the Fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day!
And I’ll leave you with a few sentiments, on Dads.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
– William Shakespeare
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
– Red Buttons
That is the thankless position of the father in the family-the provider for all, and the enemy of all.
– J. August Strindberg
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
– Bill Cosby
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
– Ruth E. Renkel
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 the old man had learned in seven years.
– Mark Twain
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.
– Tim Russert
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
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.
– Charles Wadsworth
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
– Enid Bagnold
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
– Pope John XXIII
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
– Sigmund Freud
Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.