Saturday, June 18, 2011

Still More Father's Day Quotes

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

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 wise son makes a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
|| Proverbs 10:1

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.
|| Unknown

Once, God gave me the greatest gift ever. I call that gift: Dad.

|| Kurt Avish

A righteous man hates lying, But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame.
|| Proverbs 13:5

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful of his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
|| Billy Graham

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

How shaper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!
|| King Lear - Shakespeare

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

The test of man's faith is not in what he believes but what manner of man, what manner of husband and what manner of father he becomes as a result.
|| R. Robert Flatt

There are three stages in a man's life:
'My Daddy can whip you Daddy.'
'Aw, Dad, you don't know anything.'
'My father used to say . . .'
|| Dwight McSmith

My Dad is a mender of toys, a leader of boys; changer of fuses, a healer of bruises; a mover of couches, a healer of ouches; a hanger of screens, a counselor of teens; a pounder of nails, a teller of tales; a dryer of dishes, a fulfiller of wishes.
|| JoAnn Heid

Words of praise, indeed, are almost as necessary to warm a child into congenial life as acts of kindness and affection. Judicious praise is to children what sun is to flowers.

Teach your child to hold his tongue, He'll learn fast enough to speak.

There is no principle of parental government more important than that a father should command his own temper when he inflicts punishment. He should punish a child not because he is angry, but because it is right; not because it has become a matter of personal contest, but because God requires that he should do it, and the welfare of the child demands it.
|| Albert Barnes

The father who loves his children will not substitute toys for time, replace commendation with condemnation but will be their teacher not taskmaster.
|| R. Robert Flatt

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
|| Roger Lewin

My father didn’t tell me how to life; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
|| Clarence Budington Kelland

Of all hardness of heart there is none so inexcusable as that of parents toward their children. 

An obstinate, inflexible, unforgiving temper is odious upon all occasions; but here it is unnatural. 
|| Addison 

If you take being a father seriously, you'll know that you're not big enough for the job, not by yourself...Being a father will put you on your knees if nothing else ever did.
|| Elisabeth Elliot

Fathers are what give daughters away to other men who aren't nearly good they can have grandchildren that are smarter than anybody's.
|| Paul Harvey

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. 
|| Mark Twain

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
|| Haim Ginott

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
|| Robert A. Heinlein

It is unreasonable [for a father] to expect moral success with [his] children without submitting to the laws of morality.
|| Larry Christenson

Becoming a man means integrity...staying true to God's Word...being responsible to others, regardless of their social position in life...loving the unlovable...humbling oneself.
|| Bob Welch

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
|| Henry W. Beecher

The most effective guard against delinquency is a father who is at the same time both strict and loving.
|| Sheldon Glueck

You don't need to be right all the time. Your child wants a man for a father not a formula. He wants real parents, real people capable of making mistakes without moping about it.
|| C.D. Williams

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

Manhood has less to do with age than with enlightenment...With commitment...With repentance...It's found in the hearts of men, in a form of such attributes as courage, humility, and vulnerability.
|| Bob Welch

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