On Father’s day I think back to my dad. He was my best friend and greatest mentor. He lived an amazing life, inspiring everyone he met with a gracious smile and a positive attitude. He passed away in 2005, at the age of 94. I miss him dearly. To celebrate his life and that of all fathers, I present to you some inspirational quotes about dads.
“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 he had learned in seven years.” ~ Mark Twain
“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.”
~ Ruth E. Renkel
“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” ~ Billy Graham
“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”
~ Clarence Budington Kelland
The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him. Proverbs 23:24 (NIV)
“You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular.” ~ Robert Frost
“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.” ~ Harry S. Truman
“It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.”
~ Johann Schiller
“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!”
~ Lydia M. Child
“A man’s children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season.” ~ Anonymous
Question: In the quotes about dads above, which is your favorite one?