Inspirational and Inspiring Gifts



"Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad." -- Anonymous

"A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season." -- 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

"Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!" -- Lydia M. Child

"Some dads are gentle, some dads are kind,
some dads are busy, and some dads are fine;
some dads are caring, and some dads refined;
some dads are workers, and some dads recline...
some dads are loved, and that dad is mine." -- Paul Mullinax

"The greatest gift I ever had, It came from God, I call him Dad." -- Unknown

"Being a good father is the best occupation you can have." -- Unknown

"A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be." -- Carol Coats

"The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them." -- Confucius

"It is impossible to please all the world and one's father." -- Jean de La Fontaine

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

"A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father." -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

To My Father
It matters not that Time has shed
His thawless snow upon your head,
For he maintains, with wondrous art,
Perpetual summer in your heart. -- William Hamilton Hayne

"To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years." -- Ernest Hemingway

"It is much easier to become a father than to be one." -- Kent Nerburn

"He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care." -- William Penn

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

"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." -- 17th century English proverb

"It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was." -- Anne Sexton

"It is a wise father that knows his own child." -- William Shakespeare

"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years." -- Mark Twain

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." -- Henry Ward Beecher

"When men abandon the upbringing of their children to their wives, a loss is suffered by everyone, but perhaps most of all by themselves for being human which the stimulation of bringing up one's children gives." -- Ashley Montague

"I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich." -- Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, M*A*S*H, "Identity Crisis"

'The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents." -- John J. Plomp