Blessings for Life was founded in 2000,
after the birth of our 4th child. In 2001, we began another amazing
journey at Better
Budgeting, helping families around the world, of all faiths, save money and live a better life.
In 2006, my mother was set
to take over as editor for Blessings for Life to help with my crazy
schedule. God had other plans. Within
just a few short months she got a promotion.
No more tears, no more
We could not have done this without her help and endless
encouragement. And, we must carry on.
Never Give Up...
God Always Has a Plan!
by Wen Zientek-Sico
Here is a
collection of my favorite inspiring, funny, enlightening, cute, or just plain
"nice" quotes about Fathers or by Fathers that are perfect for
Father's Day. Use them in cards, homemade books, plaques, or other crafts for
the best Father's Day gifts ever!
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
~ 17th century English proverb
Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during
the growing season.
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
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.
If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take
comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a
fifty percent chance of being right.
~ Bill Cosby
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
~ Bill Cosby
You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.
~ Erika Cosby
Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young, who loved thee so fondly as he?
He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy
~ Margaret Courtney
It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
~ Jean de La Fontaine
To her the name of father was another name for love.
~ Fanny Fern
How true Daddy's words were when he said: "All children must look after
their own upbringing." Parents can only give good advice or put them on the
right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own
~ Anne Frank
A father is a banker provided by nature.
~ French Proverb
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's
~ Sigmond Freud
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
~ Gabriel García Márquez
Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a
very important stage in their development.
~ David Gottesman
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 a wise child that knows his own father.
What a dreadful thing it must be to have a dull father.
~ Mary Mapes Dodge
The thing to remember about fathers is, they're men. A girl has to keep it in
mind: They are dragon-seekers, bent on improbable rescues. Scratch any father,
you find someone chock-full of qualms and romantic terrors, believing change is
a threat - like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle I it
took such months to get.
~ Phyllis McGinley
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
None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of such a Father who has
not his equal in this world - so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you,
to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in
everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be
like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal.
~ Queen Victoria of England
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
That is the thankless position of the father in the family - the provider for
all, and the enemy of all.
~ J. August Strindberg
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
For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the
canyon of time.
~ Alan Valentine
It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures;
by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.
~ Alice Walker
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their
~ Henry Ward Beecher
Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or
later...that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much
like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he
could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a
Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important:
a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic
possibilities of life.
~ Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities
Compiled by Wen Zientek-Sico