"Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys."
[Author Unknown]

"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]

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right,
he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."
[Charles Wadsworth]

"Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy."
(Robert A. Heinlein)

"Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve."
[Roger Lewin]

"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."
[Billy Graham]

"The most important thing that parents can teach their children is
how to get along without them."
[Frank A. Clark]

"The father who loves his children will not substitute toys for time, replace commendation
with condemnation but will be their teacher not taskmaster."

[R. Robert Flatt]

"My father didn’t tell me how to life; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
[Clarence Budington Kelland]

"A father's words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house "

[Paul Lewis]

"He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. "
[Clarence Budington Kelland]

"Children seldom misquote you.
They more often repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said."
[Mae Maloo]

 "Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged."
[Colossians 3:21]

"An effective father devotes himself to become an instrument and model of human experience to his children...
accepts and affirms his children for who they are, appreciates them for what they are accomplishing,
and covers them with affection because they are his."
 [Gordon MacDonald]

One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters."
[George Herbert]

"The footsteps a child follows are most likely to be the ones his parents thought they had covered up."
[Author Unknown]

"A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake,"

"When God measures a man, He puts the tape around the heart instead of the head."
[Author Unknown]

"Kids spell love T-I-M-E." 
[John Crudele]

"How true Daddy's words were when he said: 'All children must look after their own upbringing.'
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
 but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."
[Anne Frank

 "A wise son makes a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother."

[Solomon - Proverbs 10:1 NKJV]

"One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is.
 Later that night, the Father prayed,

Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be."

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me."
[Jim Valvano]

"Once, God gave me the greatest gift ever. I call that gift: Dad."
[Kurt Avish]

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.
[Jim Valvano]

 "A righteous man hates lying, But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame."
[Solomon - Proverbs 13:5 NKJV]

"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful of his parents will not have true respect for anyone."
[Billy Graham]

  "The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him."
[Solomon - Proverbs 20:7 NKJV]

 "Honor your father and your mother,
that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you."
[Exodus 20:12]

"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!"
[King Lear - Shakespeare]

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
[Theodore Hesburgh]

"The test of man's faith is not in what he believes but what manner of man, what manner of husband
and what manner of father he becomes as a result."

 [R. Robert Flatt]

"There are 3 stages in a man's life: 'My Daddy can whip you Daddy.'
'Aw, Dad, you don't know anything.' 'My father used to say . . .'. "
[Dwight McSmith]

"My Dad is a mender of toys, a leader of boys; changer of fuses,
a healer of bruises; a mover of couches, a healer of ouches;
a hanger of screens, a counselor of teens; a pounder of nails,
a teller of tales; a dryer of dishes, a fulfiller of wishes."  
(JoAnn Heid)

"Words of praise, indeed, are almost as necessary to warm a child into congenial life
as acts of kindness and affection. Judicious praise is to children what sun is to flowers."

"Teach your child to hold his tongue, He'll learn fast enough to speak."

 "There is no principle of parental government more important than that a father should command his own temper when he inflicts punishment.
He should punish a child not because he is angry, but because it is right;
not because it has become a matter of personal contest,
but because God requires that he should do it, and the welfare of the child demands it."
 [Albert Barnes]

 "You shall teach them [Words from God] to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house,
when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up." 
(Deuteronomy 11:19 NKJV) italics added

"And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath,
but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord."
(Ephesians 6:4 NKJV)

"Of all hardness of heart there is none so inexcusable as that of parents toward their children.
An obstinate, inflexible, unforgiving temper is odious upon all occasions; but here it is unnatural."

"If you take being a father seriously, you'll know that you're
not big enough for the job, not by yourself...Being a father
will put you on your knees if nothing else ever did."
[Elisabeth Elliot]

"Fathers are what give daughters away to other men who aren't nearly good
enough...so they can have grandchildren that are smarter than anybody's."
[Paul Harvey]

"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 the old man had learned in seven years."

[Mark Twain]

"The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them."

"If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. "
(Haim Ginott)

"It is unreasonable [for a father] to expect moral success with [his] children without submitting to the laws of morality."
(Larry Christenson)

"Becoming a man means integrity...staying true to God's Word...being responsible to others,
regardless of their social position in life...loving the unlovable...humbling oneself."
(Bob Welch)

 "There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child."

"The most effective guard against delinquency is a father who is at the same time both
strict and loving."
(Sheldon Glueck)

"You don't need to be right all the time. Your child wants a man for a father
not a formula. He wants real parents, real people capable
of making mistakes without moping about it."
[C. D. Williams]

"To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today."
[Barbara Johnson]

"Manhood has less to do with age than with enlightenment...With commitment...With repentance...
It's found in the hearts of men, in a form of such attributes as courage, humility, and vulnerability."
[Bob Welch]

"Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old."  
(Solomon - Proverbs 23:22 NKJV)

"Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice, But a companion of harlots wastes his wealth."
(Proverbs 29:3 NKJV)

"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty." 

"Another thing I liked about my Dad at church: he did his sleeping at home.
He never used the church as an adult nursery."
(Vance Havner)

"When you teach your son, you teach your son's son."
(The Talmud)

"The Hebrew word for parents is horim, and it comes from the same root
as moreh, teacher. The parent is, and remains, the first and most
important teacher that the child will ever have." 
(Rabbi Kassel Abelson)

"If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive.
If a child lives with jealousy, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident.
If a child lives with praise, he learns to be appreciative.
If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with recognition, he learns it is good to have a goal.
If a child lives with honesty, he learns what truth is.
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith in himself and those about him.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world." 
(Dorothy Nolte)

If a son is uneducated, his dad is to blame."
[Chinese Proverb]

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