Harry S Truman
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.
Lydia M. Child
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
Noble fathers have noble children.
Richard Henry Dana
Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children.
By profession, I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder – infinitely prouder – to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life. And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are mightier still. It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle field but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer, 'Our Father who art in Heaven.'
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.
In peace, the sons bury their fathers, but in war, the fathers bury their sons.
Sir Stephen Spender
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.
If a son is uneducated, his dad is to blame.
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.'