There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. ~John Gregory Brown,Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, 1994
One father is more than a hundred Schoolemasters. ~George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs, 1640
Henry James once defined life as that predicament which precedes death, and certainly nobody owes you a debt of honor or gratitude for getting him into that predicament. But a child does owe his father a debt, if Dad, having gotten him into this peck of trouble, takes off his coat and buckles down to the job of showing his son how best to crash through it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. ~Enid Bagnold
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! ~Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836
There's one sad truth in life I've found
While journeying east and west - The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guestAnd deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.~Dinah Craik
While we honor the many today, the role of father is an everyday affair; some exceed the norm, others do the best they can… It is imperative to keep at it; our children don’t stay young forever and their memories are quite long.
What have you done to show fatherly love today?