The world will celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday. Father’s Day is a day of remembering, doing something special for and being grateful to our daddies. I am particularly grateful because God gave me a very loving, patient and amazingly caring papa.
As a tribute to all fathers in the world, I am sharing with you ten of my most favorite quotations on Fatherhood.
- “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” — Author Unknown
- “Every father should remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.” — Author Unknown
- “Let us never forget to pray. God lives. He is near. He is real. He is not only aware of us but cares for us. He is our Father. He is accessible to all who will seek Him.” — Gordon B. Hinckley
- “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.” — Indira Gandhi
- “By the time a man realises that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he is wrong.” — Charles Wadsworth
- “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 the old man had learned in seven years.” — Mark Twain
- “Do not fear what may happen tomorrow. The same loving Father who cares for you today will care for you tomorrow and everyday. Either he will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace then and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings.” — St. Francis de Sales
- “One startling bit of research conducted by the Christian Business Men’s Committee found the following: When the father is an active believer, there is about a seventy-five percent likelihood that the children will also become active believers. But if only the mother is a believer, this likelihood is dramatically reduced to fifteen percent.” — Keith Meyering
- “A positive and continuous relationship to one’s father has been found to be associated with a good self-concept, higher self- esteem, higher self-confidence in personal and social interaction, higher moral maturity, reduced rates of unwed teen pregnancy, greater internal control and higher career aspirations. Fathers who are affectionate, nurturing and actively involved in child-rearing are more likely to have well- adjusted children.” — Dr. George Rekers
- “He teaches kindness by being thoughtful and gracious even at home. He teaches patience by being gentle and understanding over and over. He teacher honesty by keeping his promises to his family even when it costs. He teaches courage by living unafraid with faith, in all circumstances. He teaches justice by being fair and dealing equally with everyone. He teaches obedience to God’s Word by precept and example as he reads and prays daily with his family. He teaches love for God and His Church as he takes his family regularly to all the services. His steps are important because others follow.” — Author Unknown
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