"The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!"
"A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season." —Anonymous
"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family." —Anthony Brandt
"Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!" —Lydia M. Child
"If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right." —Bill Cosby
"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." —Clarence B. Kelland
"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.'"
"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance." —Ruth E. Renkel
"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." —Elizabeth Stone
"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." —Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi" Atlantic Monthly, 1874