June 2021

In this month of June, in celebration of Father’s Day, we hear of real-life stories that honor our fathers and the important job they do.

 

 

QUOTES ON DAD

You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” Walter M. Schirra, Sr. 

“Some dads liken the impending birth of a child to the beginning of a great journey.” Marcus Jacob Goldman

“The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time; not to admonish them, but to be seen never doing that of which you would admonish them.” Plato

The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.” John Green

“One of the greatest things a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” Howard W. Hunter

“If there is any immortality to be had among us human beings, it is certainly only in the love that we leave behind. Fathers like mine don’t ever die.” Leo Buscaglia

“That is the thankless position of the father in the family—the provider for all, and the enemy of all.” J. August Strindberg

“Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” Charles Kettering

“Son, there are times a man has to do things he doesn’t like to, in order to protect his family.” Ralph Moody

“A boy needs a father to show him how to be in the world. He needs to be given swagger, taught how to read a map so that he can recognize the roads that lead to life and the paths that lead to death, how to know what love requires, and where to find steel in the heart when life makes demands on us that are greater than we think we can endure.” Ian Morgan Cron

“Parenthood remains the single greatest preserve of the amateur.” Alvin Toffler

Why do men like me want sons?’ he wondered. ‘It must be because they hope in their poor beaten souls that these new men, who are their blood, will do the things they were not strong enough nor wise enough nor brave enough to do. It is rather like another chance at life; like a new bag of coins at a table of luck after your fortune is gone.’” John Steinbeck

“If the past cannot teach the present, and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.” Russell Hoban

“There are many kinds of success in life worth having. It is exceedingly interesting and attractive to be a successful business man, or railway man, or farmer, or a successful lawyer or doctor; or a writer, or a President, or a ranchman, or the colonel of a fighting regiment, or to kill grizzly bears and lions. But for unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.” Theodore Roosevelt

“Father!—To God Himself we cannot give a holier name.” William Wordsworth

“We think our Fathers Fools, so wise we grow; Our wiser Sons, no doubt, will think us so.” Alexander Pope

“His values embraced family, reveled in the social mingling of the kitchen, and above all, welcomed the loving disorder of children.” John Cole

“Children are a poor man’s riches.” English proverb

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Frederick Douglass

“A girl’s father is the first man in her life, and probably the most influential.” David Jeremiah

“Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.” David Gottesman

“Father of fathers, make me one,
A fit example for a son.” Douglas Malloch