Sometimes he's the unsung hero, but he deserves all the love and more today.
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."
- Jim Valvano
"I've said it before, but it's absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future."
- Liza Minnelli
"My dad's my best mate, and he always will be."
- Cher Lloyd
"It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping."
- John Sinor
"My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived, and let me watch him do it."
- Clarence Budington Kelland
"Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you
- Wade Boggs
"To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter."
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."
- Sigmund Freud
"An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom."
- C.S. Lewis
"You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's."
- Rober Frost
"A father carries pictures where his money used to be."
- Steve Martin
"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."
- George Herbert
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."
- Pope John XXIII
"No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child."
- Abraham Lincoln
"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry."
- William Shakespeare
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.