First celebrated in Washington state in 1910 as an accompaniment to Mother's Day, Father's Day has become an annual tradition in America.
But it didn't gain much traction at first, and was only finally signed into law in 1972, when President Richard Nixon declared that the third Sunday in June would be forever set aside as a celebration of fatherhood.
Some of these Father's Day quotes are funny, some are sentimental, and some are touching, but all of them will remind your dad of how much he means to you:
Quotes: Times of Trenton Editorial Board
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
-- Mark Twain
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.
-- Jim Valvano
It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
-- Kent Nerburn
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
-- Sigmund Freud
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.
-- Charles Wadsworth
He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care.
-- William Penn
It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
-- Anne Sexton
A father carries snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
-- Henry Ward Beecher
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
-- Harry S. Truman
The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering-galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity.
-- Jean Paul Richter
A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he’s in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.
-- Bill Cosby
Times of Trenton Editorial Board: http://www.nj.com/times/opinion/index.ssf/2012/06/fathers_day_quotes_2012_to_hon.html