When you take a look at all the pages on the internet to search for great fathers day quotes, it seems a little difficult to find the really positive quotes and sayings about fathers.
There are of course a lot of reasons for that.
One of them is that
the role of the father has always been more distant. He had to take
care of the family income, bringing the food home to the family and
providing a secure shelter.
That was the way he showed his love to his children, according to the more or less unspoken rules of society, almost up to today.
When I look around I am so happy to see that this pattern in the family has changed a lot, and the fathers of today are much more affectionate and caring, taking a much bigger part in their children's lives.
How his role has been, and I guess will still be in a lot of families is very well described in this quote:
“Listen, there is no way any true man is going to let children live around him in his home and not discipline and teach, fight and mold them until they know all he knows. His goal is to make them better than he is. Being their friend is a distant second to this.” - Victor Devlin
Whereas the newer aspect of the father's role, or the way it would be great if it was, is seen from this quote:
“Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating...too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life.” - John Wooden
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If you add a Thank You to these quotes, I think they will be very well received by any father on Father's Day:
"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it" - Clarence Kelland
"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who think's he is wrong." - Charles Wadsworth
"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 he had learned in seven years." - Mark Twain
"The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get." - Tim Russert
"Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow." - Reed Markham
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