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Happy Father's Day Quotes for Father's Day

By , Guide

Good fathers are difficult to find. If you have a gem of a father and you wish to make him feel special, here is your chance. Wish him a very happy father's day with some brilliant father's day quotes. If you have shied away from expressing your warm feelings to your father, don't lose this opportunity. These charming father's day quotes can awaken and rebuild long lost relationships.
  • Erika Cosby
    You know... fathers just have a way of putting everything together.

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

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

  • Lord Chesterfield
    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.

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

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

  • Helen Rowland
    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.

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

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

  • William Penn
    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.

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

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

  • Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities
    Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later... that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called 'Being a Father' so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.

A note to all FATHERS now and to come..

How many times have you seen other fathers and their sons not speak to each other for months? Years? Also, of those people how many times was the reason(s) for the lack of communication due the father not letting the son express his thoughts? How many times was it due to the father not being able to cope with the son's individuality, i.e. the son's need to be "his own man"? Have you done this yourself?

Those simple questions have been given complex answers by many of us that have sons, yet the problems that arive have destroyed many relationships between fathers and their sons. The sad truth is that there was really no need to go through that hardship at all! Would you like to know why?

Well as the father you are primary example of what a man is. You are his teacher and trainer into manhood. He is constantly looking to you for guidance on how to act, think, and speak. Well, by using these 3 little known secrets you can either inhance your relationship with your son or they will serve as a reminder for you.

· Encouraging them to be problem solvers.

· Allow them to make mistakes, not errors.

· Don't try to relive your youth through them.

 By Anthony Willis