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Happy Father’s Day! As you know, Father’s Day is a chance to honor our fathers for their contributions to family and society. That includes grandfathers, great grandfathers, and also men who serve in the role of fathers. This is a chance to show how their hard work, sacrifice, and commitment have paid off.
Many words have been written about fathers. Some of the greatest thinkers and writers have taken the time to pen their thoughts on fatherhood, most with much greater depth and skill than we have. So, for this Father’s Day, we thought you’d enjoy reading some of the most famous quotes about fathers. They’re some of our favorites, anyway.
Read them, and see if any of them describe how you view your father!
Here they are:
Ten Famous Quotes on Fathers
“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
“Father! – To God himself we cannot give a holier name.”
– William Wordsworth
“It’s only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—that you can measure [your father’s] greatness
and fully appreciate it.”
– Margaret Truman
“One father is worth more than a hundred schoolmasters.”
– George Herbert
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person …
he believed in me.”
– Jim Valvano
“By the time a man realizes his father was right, he has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”
– Charles Wordsworth
“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”
– Sigmund Freud
“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.”
“The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children
when no one is looking.”
– Dan Pearce
“He was there when I didn’t understand, he was there when I was wrong, he was there when I cried, he was there when I lied. For some reason, my dad was always there when I needed him the most.
His love was never ending.”
– Michael Jordan
So, what would you say about your father if given the chance? Perhaps this is the best thing about Father’s Day. It’s not about buying a new tie or choosing a funny card. Or at least, it’s not just about that. It’s about the opportunity to reflect on what exactly our fathers mean to us. A chance to ponder both who we are and what we want to be … and how our fathers impacted both.
On behalf of everyone here at Hudock Capital Group, we wish you and yours a happy Father’s Day!
Barbara B. Hudock CIMA®, CPM®
Chief Executive Officer
Michael J. Hudock, Jr., CPM®
President and Founding Partner