Honor your father by sharing some of these well known, and lesser known quotes with him. He probably has some of his own to share with you. Maybe you should write them down. You might want to use them yourself some day.

Honoring Father

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

A wise son maketh a father glad. ~Proverbs 10:1

That is the thankless position of the father in the family – the provider for all, the enemy of all. ~J. August Strindberg

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. My mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass”; “We’re not raising grass,” My Dad would reply, “We’re raising boys.” ~Harmon Killebrew

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father both cry. ~William Shakespeare

it is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. ~Bertrand Russell

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He believed in me. ~Jim Valvano

My father died many years ago, and yet when something special happens to me, I talk to him secretly not knowing whether he hears, but it makes me feel better to half believe it. ~Natasha Josefowitz

I just owe almost everything to my father
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. ~Unknown

Laughing with Dad

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

A father is a banker provided by nature. ~ French proverb

To be a successful father …there is one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years. ~Ernest Hemingway

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 the old man had learned in seven years. ~Mark Twain

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

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored were father and mother rather than all major credit cards. ~Robert Orben

When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, “Daddy will you take me to the zoo?” He answered, “If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.” ~Jerry Lewis

A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the time when he’s in there, as if he needed company. The only way for the father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station. ~Bill Cosby

Ideally, they should give you a couple of “practice kids” before you have any for real. Sort of like bowling a few frames for free before you start keeping score. Let you warm up. ~Paul Reiser

Fatherhood, for me, has been less a job than an unstable and surprising combination of adventure, blindman’s bluff, guerrilla warfare, and crossword puzzle. ~Frederic F. Van de Water

Father’s Responsibilities

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who does not perform them. ~Confucius

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him to his father’s care. ~William Penn

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

Every parent is at sometime the father of the unreturned prodigal; with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope. ~John Ciardi

A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in a house. ~Paul Lewis

My father always told me, “Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” ~Jim Fox

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma. ~Marlene Dietrich

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~Henry Ward Beecher

My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~Clarence B. Kelland

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. ~Sigmund Freud

Each of our father’s has likely provided us with more material than we could write between the covers of a book. Let each of us take time to honor our father’s take their words of wisdom to heart, and laugh at their foibles.