"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.
"What do I owe my father? Everything." ~Henry Van Dyke
"The measure of a man is not of his worth, but what he means to those he loves." ~Leisha Farnsworth
"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
"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."
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me." ~Sharon James