Father’s Day in quotes

Published 10:11 am Friday, June 19, 2015

Father’s Day is a day we set aside to honor and thank the men who help shape our lives.

In honor of recent Leader tradition, we wanted to share words of praise from some key figures in history and modern day.

“One father is more than 100 schoolmasters.” — George Herbert, poet and priest

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

“I have found the very best way to advise your children is to find out what they want to do and advise them to do it.” – President Harry Truman

“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, author

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano, basketball coach

“The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.” — Dan Pearce, author

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” — Sigmund Freud, neurologist

“Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.” — Author Unknown

“Be a dad. Don’t be “Mom’s Assistant”…. Be a man…. Fathers have skills that they never use at home. You run a landscaping business and you can’t dress and feed a four-year-old? Take it on. Spend time with your kids…. It won’t take away your manhood, it will give it to you.” — Louis C.K., comedian

Happy Father’s Day!

Opinions expressed are those of the editorial board consisting of Publisher Michael Caldwell and editors Ambrosia Neldon, Craig Haupert, Ted Yoakum and Scott Novak.