A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.— Billy Graham
Undeniable Great Dad quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office.
Having children is like living in a frat house - nobody sleeps, everything's broken, and there's a lot of throwing up.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
It was my father who taught me to value myself.
When I was little, we had a Golden Book that had all these Disney characters in one portrait on the first page. My dad used to read from it every night. We'd play this game of find Pluto or find Donald Duck. He'd read us stories and do all the voices. Those are great memories.
I think my dad is this great, wonderful.
.. man with a lot of integrity, who is fighting for things he believes in and is serious in what he wants to see happen and serious in helping people.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
I think there's nothing better than laughing in life, so that's nice, to be thought of as someone who can make someone laugh. It's 'cause I think life is hard. You know, my dad was a really silly man. A great Irish silly man. And that's fine.
Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
Stay away from drugs and alcohol. Listen to your moms and dads. In this great country of ours you do whatever you set your mind to. Make us proud of you.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.
There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus;
he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.
The greatest gift I ever had Came from God; I call him Dad!
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, singers of songs.
I look for strong people. I don't like people who'll say yes to everything I might bring up. I want people who can argue and disagree and have a point of view that's reflected in the magazine. My dad believed in the cult of personality. He brought great writers and columnists to The Standard.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
My dad died, and my grandfather died, and my great-grandfather died.
And the guy before him, I don't know. Probably died.
My dad had been an actor... not only had my dad been an actor, but his dad had been an actor, and my great-grandfather had been an actor. And who knows before then?
Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.
My dad is probably the most proud person when it comes to me, and we have a great relationship. If people have a compliment about my character, they usually say they can tell I was raised right, and that's the truth.
Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
To her, the name of father was another name for love.
My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
Your kids don’t need more things. They need you. And they want you. The more time that you can spend with them, the more they are going to want to be like you and know the Heavenly Father who made you such a great dad. That’s how you lead your kids to Christ.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
Our dad was a great guy and we will never forget him.
The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.
You will find that if you really try to be a father, your child will meet you halfway.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
I've seen women who don't have great relationships with their dads, and it all comes down to this: You have to tell girls you love them every day.
I'm pretty laidback as a dad anyway. I just trust her so much. She has a great head on her shoulders and she makes pretty good decisions most of the time. She even has enough common sense that if she makes a bad one she makes adjustments and knows that's what life is. It's a day-by-day, step-by-step journey through life, as she says in the movie.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
My coaches were great. My mom and dad. My dad never missed a wrestling meet.
My dad has a great expression. He always says, 'Tell me a fact and I'll learn, tell me the truth and I believe, but tell me a story, and it will live in my heart forever.' Interestingly enough now, my dad's story is going to be in Canton and hopefully that will live forever, too.
He's [Harry S. Truman] just your dad, and you love him. It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home - it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love. My father was a great man.
I used to say to my dad, 'How did you and Mom stay married for all this time?' and he'd say, 'Two things. Number one: You gotta have the same dreams. One person can't be daydreaming about walking down the street in Paris, the other person want to work in a coal mine. Number two: We never wanted to get divorced at the same time.'
When it came to spankings, my dad never used a belt.
One time he grabbed a piece of my Hot Wheels race car track. In my mind I'm thinking, 'Great, now I'm being beaten with my own toys...' Thank God I didn't get that wood burning set I wanted.