19 June 2010

famous quotes about fathers



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

I can thank my father for what I am today. He was the person who backed me up when I first started on the bike as a young boy. He did everything for me.
- Bjarne Riis

My father dominated my life as long as he lived, and was the love of my life for many years after he died.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Now in my old age I think of my father and marvel at his great courage. He was my ideal, my teacher and my great inspiration. If only I had a chance to thank him.
- Mike Lipstock

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
- Theodore M. Hesburgh

It's passionately interesting to me that the things I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election... I owe almost everything to my father.
- Margaret Thatcher

My father means everything to me.
- Michael Jordan

The influence of my father also had a great deal to do with my going into the ministry. This is not to say that he ever spoke to me in terms of being a minister, but that my admiration for him was the great moving factor. He set forth a noble example that I didn't mind following.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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




6 comments:

Feather said...

thank you for this collection of quotes!. some i've heard before, others i hadn't and they gave me some great ideas for a handmade card!

Eeny said...

That's a great quotes collection, Marta.

Monika said...

Three new faves...from Hesburgh, Kelland and Truman. Thank you, Marta, for adding to my collection

Hil said...

great quotes marta. thanks for sharing!

Brittany said...

these are beautiful!

Nessa said...

what great quotes. thanks Marta.

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