"His heritage to his children wasn't words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and a father." ~Will Rogers Jr.
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me." ~Sharon James
"What do I owe my father? Everything." ~Henry Van Dyke
"Big as he was, [my dad] never tried to make anyone feel small. Powerful as he became, he never took advantage of those who were weaker. Strength, he believed, was never more admirable than when it was applied with restraint. Shopkeeper, doorman, king or queen, it made no difference, Dad treated everyone with the same unfailing courtesy. Acknowledging the innate dignity in us all." ~Ron Reagan Jr.
"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 Twain
"I just owe almost everything to my father and it’s passionately interesting to me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election." ~Margaret Thatcher
"The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins." ~Clara Barton
"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.'"
"He opened the jar of pickles when no one else could. He was the only one in the house who wasn't afraid to go into the basement by himself. He cut himself shaving, but no one kissed it or got excited about it. It was understood when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door. When anyone was sick, he went out to get the prescription filled. He took lots of pictures. . . but he was never in them." ~Erma Bombeck
"The measure of a man is not of his worth, but what he means to those he loves." ~Leisha Farnsworth