"My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn."
-- Louis Adamic

"Honour thy father and thy mother' stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness."
-- Aeschylus

"Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are."
-- Louisa May Alcott

"I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well."
-- Alexander the Great

"Every mother generally hopes that her daughter will snag a better husband than she managed to do...but she's certain that her boy will never get as great a wife as his father did."
-- Anonymous

"A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again."
-- Enid Bagnold

"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

"A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station."
-- Bill Cosby

"Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young, Who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, And joined in thy innocent glee."
-- Margaret Courtney

"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 watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example."
-- Mario Cuomo

"A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be."
-- Unknown

"A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma."
-- Marlene Dietrich

"Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes. "
-- Euripedes

"Fifth Commandment: Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."
-- Exodus 20:12

"My father always told me, 'Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.' "
-- Jim Fox

"The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat."
-- Robert Frost

"You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular."
-- Robert Frost

"A father is a banker provided by nature." -- French Proverb

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."
-- Sigmund Freud

"Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad."
-- Anne Geddes

"Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers - and fathering is a very important stage in their development."
-- David M. Gottesman

"If you think about it seriously, all the questions about the soul and the immortality of the soul and paradise and hell are at bottom only a way of seeing this very simple fact: that every action of ours is passed on to others according to its value, of good or evil, it passes from father to son, from one generation to the next, in a perpetual movement."
-- Antonio Gramsci

"When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, 'She's more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge.'"
-- Helen Hayes

 

"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."
-- George Herbert

"If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time."
-- Russell Hoban

"For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers."
-- Homer

"My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, you've had a great life."
-- Elbert Hubbard

"My father died many years ago, and yet when something special happens to me, I talk to him secretly not really knowing whether he hears, but it makes me feel better to half believe it."
-- Natasha Josefowitz

"The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, 'Daddy, I need to ask you something,' he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan."
-- Garrison Keillor

"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
-- Clarence Budington Kelland

"My father told me that all businessmen were sons-of-bitches, but I never believed him until now."
-- John F. Kennedy

"My father said, 'Politics asks the question: Is it expedient? Vanity asks: Is it popular? But conscience asks: Is it right?'"
-- Dexter Scott King

"His mother called such people ignorant and superstitious, but his father only shook his head slowly and puffed his pipe and said that sometimes old stories had a grain or two of truth in them and it was best not to take chances. It was why, he said, he crossed himself whenever a black cat crossed his path."
-- Stephen King

"When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, 'Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?' He answered, 'If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.'"

-- Jerry Lewis

"I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be."
-- Abraham Lincoln

"Honor thy father and thy mother."

-- Matthew 19:19

"The thing to remember about fathers is, they're men. A girl has to keep it in mind: They are dragon seekers, bent on improbable rescues. Scratch any father, you find Someone chock full of qualms and romantic terrors, Believing change is a threat Like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle It took such months to get."
-- Phyllis McGinley

"My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it."
-- Abraham Lincoln

"Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother."

-- Friedrich Nietzche

"Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards." -- Robert Orben

"People see Archie Bunker everywhere. Particularly girls; poor girls, rich girls, all kinds of girls are always coming up to me and telling me that Archie is just like their dad."
-- Carroll O'Connor

"A wise son maketh a glad father." -- Proverbs 10:1

"None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of such a Father who has not his equal in this world - so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal."
-- Queen Victoria of England

"My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it."
-- Abraham Lincoln

"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance."
-- Ruth E. Renkel

"Father taught us that opportunity and responsibility go hand in hand. I think we all act on that principle; on the basic human impulse that makes a man want to make the best of what's in him and what's been given him."
-- Laurence Rockefeller

"That is the thankless position of the father in the family-the provider for all, and the enemy of all."
-- J. August Strindberg

     
FFather`s Day is an auspicious occasion to honour the first male influence in your life. On this day, fatherhood is celebrated world over with great pomp and splendour. Father`s Day in general is celebrated on the third Sunday in the month of June. Father`s Day was celebrated first in United states in early 20th century to complement Mother`s Day.

This day is celebrated all over India with equal affection and appreciation. Fathers from ages have fostered and taken care of their children in silence. Their contribution to the growth and maturity of their children has been magnanimous. It is only recently that Father`s day has been taken up as a day to celebrate.
  Children all over the world wait for this day to show their fathers how much they are loved. On this day, children present their fathers various gifts and flowers. Father`s day gifts range from a simple bouquet of flowers to ties or some decorative items. However, it is not the gifts that matter to the fathers. It is the unseen love and the acknowledgements that are actually conveyed.

From ages, the love for mothers has always been depicted on a large scale. But the contribution of fathers is nevertheless the same in the life of a child. A father nurtures the child from its birth to the last day of his life. Just acknowledging their hard work for a day in no ways is enough to depict the love the children have for them. However, on this day, the children just show the gratitude and immense love they possess for their source of male influence.