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In Celebration of Father’s Day

My father was a shining example to me by his life, his words, his wisdom and his unswerving belief in me. Not because I always deserved it, but because of his love. I miss him every day. He shaped my life & influenced what I am and how I live my life. Here are some of my favorite quotes in honor of fathers: My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.' – Michael Jordan Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person. – Naveen Jain I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom. – Umberto Eco I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. – Sigmund Freud Dads are most ordinary men, turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song. – Pam Brown Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars. – Victor Hugo My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me. – Jim Valvano There’s nothing more contagious than the dignity of a father. – Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom. – C.S. Lewis, Phantastes 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 It is not flesh and blood but the heart that makes us fathers and sons. – Johann Friedrich von Schiller A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. – Frank A. Clark A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way. The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. – Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived, and let me watch him do it. – Clarence Budington Kelland When a father gives to his son, both laugh. When a son gives to his father, both cry. – William Shakespeare A father is someone you look up to, no matter how tall you grow. Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. – Gloria Naylor To her, the name of father was another name for love. – Fanny Fern, Fresh Leaves Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. – Ruth E. Renkel That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it.; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. – Author unknown

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