To All the Fathers: You are our rock – Thank you Daddy

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“I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” – Hedy Lamarr

“I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.” – Halle Berry

“My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.” – Beau Bridges

“I pressed my father’s hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.” – Chief Joseph

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“My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.” – Harry S. Truman

“Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.” – John Mayer

“Father I will always be
that same boy who stood by the sea
and watched you tower over me
now I’m older I wanna be the same as you” – Yellowcard

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland

“A man’s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.” – Helen Rowland

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

“I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life.” – Sidney Poitier

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“When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, “She’s more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge.” – Helen Hayes

“I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.” – Mario Cuomo

“I’m a father; that’s what matters most. Nothing matters more.” – Gordon Brown

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

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

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

“Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.” – Author Unknown

“I love my father as the stars — he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.” – Terri Guillemets

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“My daddy, he was somewhere between God and John Wayne.” – Hank Williams, Jr.

“It’s only when you grow up and step back from him–or leave him for your own home–it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.” – Margaret Truman

“To her, the name of father was another name for love.” – Fanny Fern

“No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word―father.” – Lydia Maria Child

“[He] adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector.” – Tom Wolfe

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“The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.” – Reed Markham

“When my father didn’t have my hand . . . he had my back.” – Linda Poindexter

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