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Recently, we published a list of 23 Wonderful Mother's Day Quotes, but let's not forget that it took two to bring you into this world. Father's Day is another occasion that is just as prominent in most countries. In fact, Father's Day was first observed in 1908, just two months after Mother's Day was first celebrated. Fathers — both biological fathers and those special people who take on this role in your life voluntarily — deserve to be praised and appreciated for all they do for us. They are often the source of strength in our families growing up: our dads are both our protectors and the ones who work hard to support the family, with minimal complaints. Enjoy these 23 remarkable Father's Day quotes, and hand-pick one or two favorites to include in your Father's Day card to Dad this year for a personal touch. [include-posts id="14500" count="1"] About This Quote: This funny Father's Day quote is attributed to the American professional baseball first baseman Harmon Killebrew in the book 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad by Jay K. Payleitner and in several other books. The quote also appeared in the June 2007 issue of Men's Health in an article entitled "11 Smartest Things Ever Said About Fatherhood." With these wise, droll words, Killebrew was essentially saying that his father realized that raising happy children was more important than having a perfect lawn. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14555" count="2"] About This Quote: A father's quality is apparent in the life he envisions for his family. For instance, does he encourage his children to go to college? Does he work hard so that his family can have a better standard of living? These are qualities of a good father. The author of this quote, Reed Markham, was an American educator. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14515" count="3"] About This Quote: The anonymous quote you just read has been printed in various publications, including the 1998 reference book Words of Wisdom. Its message, delivered in a rhyme, is short and sweet: my dad is a gift from God and the greatest gift I've ever received. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="4931" count="4"] About This Quote: The speaker thinks that his father was ignorant and then suddenly became wise, but it was really the speaker's own level of wisdom that changed drastically from when he was a teenager to when he became a young man. This tells us, in a humorous way, that your level of intelligence and maturity affects your perception of others' intelligence -- especially that of your parents. For this reason, we don't often appreciate our parents until we reach a certain age. The quote is sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, although most Twain scholars discredit this attribution, as the quote first started being used after Twain's death and it is not found in any of Twain's published writings. The quote is also inconsistent with the biography of Mark Twain -- Twain's father died when he was eleven. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14519" count="5"] About This Quote: The above quote is attributed to African American novelist and educated Gloria Naylor in the book All About Dad: Insights, Thoughts, and Life Lessons on Fatherhood by Dahlia Porter (2010) and in several other books. The quote means that no matter how old a woman gets, she will still miss her father from time to time (if he's not around). Naylor's own father was a Mississippi transit worker who moved the family to Queens, New York in 1963. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="228517" count="6"] About This Quote: This funny quote by actor and comedian Red Buttons (born Aaron Chwatt) means that you should never hit your children -- if, for only the selfish reason that it leaves your genitals exposed if your child choose to retaliate. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14523" count="7"] About This Quote: This famous quote was penned by the 18th-century German poet Johann Christoph Fredrich von Schiller. The quote is a line from Schiller's 1781 play The Robbers, a drama that revolves around two aristocratic brothers and their beloved father. The quote means that being biologically related to someone does not necessarily make them "family"; it is your emotions for someone that determine whether you think of that person as a father, son, etc. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14526" count="8"] About This Quote: One way to tell how how highly we regard fatherhood is that we call God "Father"; there is no holier idea than that of a father. This quote is a line from the poem "XXI. SPONSORS" from Wordsworth's 1822 collection, Ecclesiastical Sonnets. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14528" count="9"] About This Quote: This quote is attributed to the American singer and mystery novel writer Margaret Truman in several published quotation collections, including Your Special Wedding Toasts by Sharon Naylor (2004) and A Cup of Comfort for Fathers by Collene Sell (2010). The quote tells us that we often do not appreciate our fathers until we grow up and start living on our own. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="46323" count="10"] About This Quote: The valuable knowledge that your father can give you is greater than the wisdom that 100 school teachers can offer you; fatherhood imparts a unique kind of knowledge and a special, loving bond with the child that allows the father to impart this knowledge in an effective way. Thus, no teacher or other impartial person can replace the role of a father in a child's life. The quote is an excerpt from George Herbert's prose piece "Jacula Prudentum," published in the collection The Works of George Herbert: Prose (1846) and in other books. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14533" count="11"] About This Quote: This quote is from the 19th-century novelist Fanny Fern's (born Sara Willis Parton) book Fresh Leaves (1857). To the character in question, the word "father" was synonymous with the word "love": this is how much she loved her father. Fanny Fern's own father was Nathaniel Willis, a successful Boston publisher. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14535" count="12"] About This Quote: The character Artaphernes in this Lydia Marie Child novel, Philothea: A Grecian Romance (1839), is saying to his daughter Eudora that there is no sweeter sound to him than the sound of someone calling him "father." (He says this after Eudora says to him, "my father.") [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14537" count="13"] About This Quote: In this quote, from Freud's 1913 book Totem and Taboo, the famous psychoanalyst is saying that children (boys in particular) have no psychological need greater than for their father to protect them. This is so that the child does not feel helpless. Much of Freud's work revolved around the idea of the Oedipal father, or the struggle between father and son, although this quote emphasizes the importance of another vital aspect of fatherhood in regards to the child's psyche: protection. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14539" count="14"] About This Quote: This is a quote from Tom Wolfe's 1987 novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities. The narrator is describing the character Sherman's realization that his father was actually a boy like himself who had a child and, mostly out of a sense of duty, adopted the role of "Father" for the benefit of his son. In other words, he realizes that people are not born fathers; this is a role people take on because they want to do the right thing for their child. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14541" count="15"] About This Quote: The above quote is attributed to the late American broadcaster and college basketball coach Jim Valvano in several publications, including The 10 Best Decisions a Man Can Make by Bill Ferrel (2010). The quote speaks of the power of encouragement -- having faith (believing in) your child allows them to believe themselves, building the child's self esteem and thereby allowing them to reach their full potential. If your father believes in you, he is giving you the greatest gift possible. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14543" count="16"] About This Quote: The meaning of this proverb is that both son and father are happy when the father gives the son something; it makes the son happy to receive a gift and the father is happy to provide for his son and make him happy. When a son gives his father something, both father and son are filled with tears of joy or sorrow -- reflecting the warmth of the father-son relationship. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14545" count="17"] About This Quote: This anonymous quote and variations of it appear in many places, from greeting cards to websites. Its message is clear: any man who is physically capable can biologically father a child, but to be a "daddy" -- a beloved father figure in a child's life -- requires a lot of hard work and dedication. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14547" count="18"] About This Quote: This quote by British novelist and playwright Enid Bagnold is published in The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations by Robert Andrews (1993). Bagnold is saying that when a girl is still a child, her father likes to pretend she is a little woman, instructing her to act properly, be neat and polite, etc. However, once she actually becomes an adult, he likes to infantalize her -- to talk to her as if she is still a child -- because the thought of her growing up and not being his "baby" anymore is too painful. Bagnold's own father was Arthur Henry Bagnold, the Commander of the Royal Engineers. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14276" count="19"] About This Quote: This quote is attributed to American pianist Charles Wadworth in the book I'm Not Your Friend: I'm Your Parent by E.D. Hill (2008) and in several other books. It means that boys usually think their fathers are wrong about things -- until they grow up, have kids of their own, and find that their son holds the same negative opinion about them that they had of their own father. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="18959" count="20"] About This Quote: This is a quote about a quality shared by many great fathers: the ability to lead by example. Kelland, a prolific fiction writer, is saying his father never told him exactly what to do growing up. Rather, his father provided a good example for how his son should live his life with his own actions. An example of this style of parenting might include always being kind to your children, rather than instructing them to "always be kind." [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14521" count="21"] About This Quote: Fatherhood requires you to spend all your money on your children; so, instead of money, you end up filling your wallet with pictures of your children that you can proudly show to people. In other words, fatherhood will make you go broke! This anonymous Father's Day quote is featured in various books and articles, including the 2011 book Great Funny Quotes by David Young. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14513" count="22"] About This Quote: This quote means that good dads will pretend to love any gift their child gets them, even something as mundane as soap-on-a-rope. This quote is a paraphrasing of an excerpt from Bill Cosby's bestselling 1987 book, Fatherhood. Cosby has five children: Erika, Erinn, Ensa, Evin, and Ennis. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="14557" count="23"] About This Quote: With this quote, Linda Poindexter is saying that her father was always there for her: when he wasn't leading her by the hand, he was supporting the decisions she made on her own, ready to back her up if ever she needed him. [/include-posts]