I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son father and friend.
To be as good as our fathers we must be better imitation is not discipleship.
I'm a father that's what matters most. Nothing matters more.
Being a father helps me be more responsible... you see more things than you've ever seen.
It doesn't matter who my father was it matters who I remember he was.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life.
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
When a father gives to his son both laugh when a son gives to his father both cry.
I put the copy of 'A Christmas Carol' that my grandfather had first read to me 60 years ago on my desk and I began to write. The result for better or for worse is the 'Christmas Spirits.' I plan to read it to my grandson.
My father died when I was young and I was raised by my grandmother Emma Klonjlaleh Brown. We could afford to eat chicken just once a year on Christmas.
Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas and there's no way I'd do anything to undermine that belief.
What I'm not saying is that all government spending is bad. It's not - far far from it but there is no free lunch as a former colleague of mine used to say. There is no public tooth fairy. Father Christmas does not work on the Treasury staff this year. You can never bail someone out of trouble without putting someone else into trouble.
One Christmas my father kept our tree up till March. He hated to see it go. I loved that.
When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas. I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance. Thereafter my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs.
I suppose if you look back to your early childhood you accept everything people tell you and that includes a heavy dose of irrationality - you're told about tooth fairies and Father Christmas and things.
The father figure is something I love but also suffocate from and want to work against.
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group there was much less competition.
I believe every child has the right to a mother and a father. Men and women are not the same. That's not to say they're not entitled to equal rights but they are not the same.
All women who kill or have sexual obsessions or who are prostitutes have trouble with their fathers.
Working moms commonly testify that they feel guilty when they are away from their children and guilty when they are not at their jobs. Devoted fathers certainly miss their children deeply but it does not seem to be with the same gnawing primal anxiety that often afflicts women.
My father has a pragmatic mind. He marched with Dr. King in the '60s and he's very much for women's rights.