From Somalia to Syria, we celebrate fathers and the important role they can play in our lives.
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano, basketball coach
“I have rarely ever met a person more fearless and courageous than my father.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader
“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” — Linda Poindexter, writer
“It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” — Barack Obama, former President of the United States
“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of songs.” — Pam Brown, poet
“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
“The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.” — Reed Markham, professor
“His heritage to his children wasn’t words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and father.” — Will Rogers, Jr.