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Happy Father’s Day Quotes from Famous Offspring and Some Very Famous Dads



Dads Rock! Fathers are awesome, profoundly important people in everyone’s life. Although he has passed, my dad was my own Superhero. Let’s celebrate your Dad by presenting him with some carefully chosen, charmingly insightful Happy Father’s Day quotes.


In our society, dads are too often the unsung heroes, too often misunderstood and underappreciated. Taken for granted? Sorry, but yes, that is often true. It’s time to show your dad that his experience as a father is classic and shared by other great dads, whether they are literary giants or comedians, or philosophers, or politicians, or simply dads. It is fatherhood demonstrated by humanity and in full bloom. Your Dad will really enjoy comparing fatherhood notes with Bertrand Russell and Mark Twain.


Show Dad how much you love and respect him for his wisdom, his caring, his years of dedicated, vigilant and loving protection. I’ve chosen a few of my favorite immortal quotes on fatherhood to share with Dad on his day.


“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong”.

                                           -   Charles Wadsworth


“The fundamental defect with fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them”.

-          Bertrand Russell


“To her the name of father was another name for love”.


-          Fanny Fern


“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years”.


-          Mark Twin, Old Times on the Mississippi


“The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father”.


-          Austin O’Malley


“For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers”.


-          Homer


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


-          Clarence Budington Kelland


“Father I cannot tell a lie. I did it with my little hatchet”.


-          George Washington


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


-          Mario Cuomo


“If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right”.


-          Bill Cosby



~ Joan Saloomey


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