"A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be."
- Carol Coats
"He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
- Clarence Budington Kelland
"My father, when he went, made my childhood a gift of a half a century."
- Antonio Porchia
"Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad."
- Anne Geddes
"Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children."
“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway...let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”
- C. JoyBell C.
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.'
- Jim Valvano
"Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development."
- David Gottesman
"Noble fathers have noble children."
"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
"I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich."
- Colonel Potter in the TV show M*A*S*H*,