What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity.
— Jean Paul Richter
I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us.
— Umberto Eco
If mothers would understand that much of their importance lies in building up the father image for the child, the children would turn out well.
— Samuel Liebowitz
A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.
— George Douglas
When I was a child I loved to watch my father shave. I sat on the closed toilet seat and marveled at the sound of the razor gliding over his face, pushing aside the foamy soap like a shovel in the snow. I adored him, this grand figure who slapped lotion on his cheeks every morning, buttoned his clean white shirt and hugged me good-bye.
— Marlo Thomas