is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the
smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy
of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is
the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause,
the triumph of truth. Peace is all of these and
more and more.
lack of emotional security of our American young
people is due, I believe, to their isolation from
the larger family unit. No two people - no mere
father and mother - as I have often said, are enough
to provide emotional security for a child. He needs
to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons
of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied
to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot
break if he could, for nature has welded him into
it before he was born.
~ Pearl S. Buck
I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.”
-- Bill Cosby
of us believe in communism,
Some of us believe in capitalism,
Some of us believe in spiritualism,
Some of us believe in materialism
Some mothers believe in heavy dandy,
fathers believe in understanding.
Some of us believe in total freedom,
Some of us believe in laying the rules on.
But the children believe in friends,
For the children of the world,
Every boy and girl,
All they'll know is what we teach 'em,
Most of us fail when we try to reach 'em
For the children believe in having friends
father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
most important thing a father can do for his children
is to love their mother.
-- Theodore Hesburgh
a great father is like shaving.
No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do
it again tomorrow.
-- Reed Markham
fathers, we know what a force for life children
can be. They represent all of our futures.
-- Ewan McGregor
all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we
are reminded today that family is the most important.
we are called to recognize and honor how critical
every father is to that foundation. They are teachers
and coaches. They are mentors and role models.
They are examples of success and the men who constantly
push us toward it.
-- Barack Obama
all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded
today that family is the most important. And
we are called to recognize and honor how critical every
father is to that foundation. They are teachers and coaches.
They are mentors and role models. They are examples of
success and the men who constantly push us toward it.
But if we are honest with ourselves, we'll admit that
what too many fathers also are is missing – missing from
too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned
their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men.
And the foundations of our families are weaker because
-- Barack Obama
guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that
fathering is not something perfect men do,
but something that perfects the man. The end product
of child raising is not the child but the parent.
-- Frank Pittman
the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
-- Ruth E. Renkel
a father says to his children is not heard by the world,
but it will be heard for posterity.
-- Jean Paul Richter
fundamental defect of fathers
is that they want their children to be a credit
American children suffer too much mother and too
-- Gloria Steinem
father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another
person: he believed in me.
Day - 3rd Sunday in June
Day of Families
- May 15
Day - 2nd Sunday in May
Day - 4th Sunday in July
- September 26