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Fathers DayFathers Day Quotations - Wisdom and Wit
Given the important roles fathers have played in the development and success of many a successful person, it's hardly surprising that they often feel the need to honour them in poem, prose and performance.
The greatest literary minds in particular have put pen to paper to express their love and respect – some of which ends up even better than the verse you'll find in the average Father's Day card.
After all, isn't a sign of wisdom to understand your own limitations and how to rectify them? Sigmund Freud too, in trying to explain everything that makes us tick, struggled to get past the idea that the relationships with our fathers play a vital role in shaping our attitudes and life choices:
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
Although his motivation was to further his scientific investigations into the human condition, perhaps he stumbled upon a universal truth that explains why you care for your father and why you'll happily spend weeks looking for Father's Day gifts that are really just a tiny annual repayment towards the massive investment he made in you.
Finally, just in case your father starts to get a little smug about the greatness attributed to his kind, how about reminding him of this bittersweet observation by the great humourist Helen Rowland:
A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.
Of course, you will probably agree, whilst simultaneously hoping that the duplication wasn't too perfect – especially if you're his daughter ...
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