Saturday, June 18, 2011


To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today || Barbara Johnson

The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him ||
 Proverbs 20:7 NKJV

A father's words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house || Paul Lewis

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

Children seldom misquote you. They more often repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said || Mae Maloo

An effective father devotes himself to become an instrument and model of human experience to his children...accepts and affirms his children for who they are, appreciates them for what they are accomplishing, and covers them with affection because they are his || Gordon MacDonald

One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters || George Herbert

The footsteps a child follows are most likely to be the ones his parents thought they had covered up || Unknown

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

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

When God measures a man, He puts the tape around the heart instead of the head || Unknown

Kids spell love T-I-M-E || John Crudele
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

Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name || William Wordsworth

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

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

A father carries pictures where his money used to be || Unknown

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 || Unknown

Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown || Unknown

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

The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad! || Unknown

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 Stone

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever || Unknown

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

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

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