Honor Dad with a famous Father's Day quote

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An unknown author once wrote that small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys
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One of these well-known quotes may remind you of your own father.

The idea for Father's Day originated with Sonora Dodd of Washington, DC. The daughter of civil war veteran and widower William Smart, she wanted a day to honor the man who was raising Sonora and her five brothers and sisters on his own. Her desire led to the first unofficial Father's Day on June 19, 1910 and was eventually signed a law, making it a permanent holiday devoted to our fathers. Here are some famous Father's Day quotes you can use to honor your own dad.

Lessons Learned

Bill Cosby Fatherhood is pretending the present you love the most is soap-on-a-rope.

Clarence Buddington Kelland He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.

William Shakespeare It is a wise father that knows his own child.

Pope John Paul XXII It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.

Lee Iacocca My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.

Euripides Noble fathers have noble children.

Unknown Author One night a father heard his son pray:  Dear God, Make me the kind of man my daddy is. Later that night, the father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son believes me to be.



Unknown Author A father carries pictures where his money used to be.

M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.

Unknown Author A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

George Herbert One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

Lydia M. Child Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

Father's Day Quotes From Daughters

Enid Bagnold A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.

Imelda Marcos I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.

Unknown Author Men may long for sons but they wish for daughters.

Fanny Fern To her the name of father was another name for love.

John Gregory Brown -  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.

Father's Day Quotes From Sons

Harmon Killebrew 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."

Charles Wadsworth By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right; he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.

Jewish Proverb When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

Unknown Author Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.

Confucius The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty as the son who neglects them.

Johann Schiller It is not flesh and blood but the heart, which makes us fathers and sons.

No matter which Father's Day quotes resonate with you, share them with your dad this Father's Day and let him know how much he is loved and appreciated.

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