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