Fathers’ day: This year’s fathers’ day celebration is today, June 20. This is the day we celebrate and honour fathers or fatherhood. Here we reflect on the roles of the father in a child’s life, in the home, and most importantly the society at large.
History of Fathers’ Day:
Although if we think about it deeply, it would seem that mothers’ day or mothers have taken over everyone’s heart and that we don’t give much thought to fathers and their importance in our lives, in the home. But celebrating fatherhood has been around for a while.
Fathers’ day was first proposed by Sonora Dodd in 1909. She was brought up by her dad who singlehandedly raised her and her siblings after her mother died during childbirth.
When Ellen, Sonora’s mother died in 1898, she left William her husband with 6 kids including a newborn. Her father assumed the roles of both mother and father.
Although celebrating fatherhood was inaugurated in the early 20th century to complement Mothers’ Day in the United States. However, it didn’t have much popularity initially and eventually faded into obscurity. In 1930, Dodd started promoting the celebration again. And this time she had help. Although, it wasn’t easy, but she persisted and thus the celebration of fatherhood was born.
And still alive till today. So in celebration of fathers’ day, I am also contributing my quota by putting together these awesome quotes to appreciate all the great fathers out there.
A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.Unknown
It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he wasUnknown
A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely. In the hour of need, when all else fails, we remember him upon whose knees we sat when children, and who soothed our sorrows; and even though he may be unable to assist us, his mere presence serves to comfort and strengthen us.Émile Gaboriau
A dad is someone who wants to catch you when you fall. Instead, he picks you up, brushes you off and lets you try again.Unknown
My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do—be there. Max LucadoMax Lucado
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.Unknown
Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds.Terri Guillemets
My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’Michael Jordan
She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.Harper Lee
To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.Euripides
Fatherhood is the great thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens—it’s like telling someone what water feels like before they’ve ever swum in it.Michael Buble
In my career, there are many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. “David Beckham
Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I’m just glad I can share my voice.Dwyane Wade
A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.Billy Graham
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.Charles Wadsworth
What you teach your children you also teach their children.Unknown
Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father. Barrack ObamaBarrack Obama
He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector. Tom WolfeTom Wolfe
It’s only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.Margaret Truman
Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.Charles Kettering
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