Dad. Pops. Father.

Jun 15 2016 | 09:32 AM

Some thoughts on Father’s Day, celebrated this Sunday, June 19:
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.”
Harmon Killebrew
I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started.
Bartrand Hubbard
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
Pope John XXIII
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
It’s only when you grow up and step back from him – or leave him for your own home – it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.
Margaret Truman
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
Yiddish proverb
My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence B. Kelland
The greatest thing a father can do to his children is to love their mother.
Anjaneth Garcia Untalan
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
Unknown
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
Confucius
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare
I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.
Mario Cuomo
I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
Umberto Eco
I think that my strong determination for justice comes from the very strong, dynamic personality of my father … I have rarely ever met a person more fearless and courageous than my father … The thing that I admire most about my dad is his genuine Christian character. He is a man of real integrity, deeply committed to moral and ethical principles. He is conscientious in all of his undertakings … If I had a problem I could always call Daddy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.
Jim Valvano