By Sermoncentral on May 23, 2014
Dip into surprising sources to catch your listeners' attention with these unique quotes.
We knew once the Creation was broken, true fathering would be much more lacking than mothering. Don't misunderstand me, both are needed—but an emphasis on fathering is necessary because of the enormity of its absence. ~ William Paul Young
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
There is nothing that moves a loving father's soul quite like his child's cry. ~ Joni Eareckson Tada
The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking. ~ Dan Pearce
When I was twenty-something, I asked my father, “When did you start feeling like a grownup?” His response: “Never.” ~ Shannon Celebi
I'm not the boss of my house. I don't know how I lost it, I don't know when I lost it, I don't really think I ever had it. But I've seen the boss's job ... and I don't want it! ~ Bill Cosby
It has been said that as goes the family, so goes the world. It can also be said that as goes the father, so goes the family. ~ Voddie T. Baucham, Jr.
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. ~ William Shakespeare
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me. ~ Jim Valvano
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. ~ Sigmund Freud
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
In the baby lies the future of the world. Mother must hold the baby close so that the baby knows it is his world, but the father must take him to the highest hill so that he can see what his world is like. ~ Mayan Indian Proverb
He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~ Clarence Budington Kelland
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
You will find that if you really try to be a father, your child will meet you halfway. ~ Robert Brault
It’s a great joy but no test of love or commitment to take your son to a ball game. You really prove your credentials as a good dad when you are willing to take your daughter shopping—more than once. ~ Michael Josephson
Do I want to be a hero to my son. No. I would like to be a very real human being. That's hard enough. ~ Robert Downey, Jr.
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
Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow. ~ Reed Markham
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. ~ Yiddish Proverb
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