howard-w-hunter-mormon“You should express regularly to your wife and children your reverence and respect for her. Indeed, one of the greatest things a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”
– Howard W. Hunter



josephfsmith“These things which we call extraordinary, remarkable, or unusual may make history, but they do not make real life. After all, to do well those things which God ordained to be the common lot of mankind, is the truest greatness. To be a successful father or a successful mother is greater than to be a successful general or a successful statesmen.”
– Joseph F. Smith



Lorenzo Snow“We have been sent into the world to do good to others; and in doing good to others we do good to ourselves.  We should always keep this in view, the husband in reference to his wife, the wife in reference to her husband, the children in reference to their parents, and the parents in reference to their children.  There is always opportunity to do good to one another.”
– Lorenzo Snow



ArtBook__134_134__EzraTaftBenson____[1]“… Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth; it is a matter of desire, diligence, and determination to see one’s family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters.”
– Ezra Taft Benson




linda-k-burton-large“Remember your sacred calling as a father – a calling from which you will never be released.”
– Linda K. Burton





d-todd-christofferson-large“To all the rising generation, we say, wherever you rank your own father on the scale of good-better-best (and I predict that ranking will go higher as you grow older and wiser), make up your mind to honor him and your mother by your own life. Remember the yearning hope of a father as expressed by John: ‘I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.’ Your righteousness is the greatest honor any father can receive.”
– D. Todd Christofferson

Elder Dallin H. Oaks“Young people, if you honor your fathers, you will love them, respect them, confide in them, express appreciation for them, and demonstrate all of these things by following their counsel in righteousness and by obeying the commandments of God.”
– Dallin H. Oaks



davidomckay“No greater responsibility can rest upon any man [or woman] than to be a teacher of God’s children.”
– David O. McKay




ArtBook__134_134__EzraTaftBenson____[1]“The sacred title of ‘father’ is shared with the Almighty. In the Church men are called and released. Did you ever hear of a mortal father being released?”
– Ezra Taft Benson




howard-w-hunter-mormon“We encourage you, brethren, to remember that priesthood is a righteous authority only. Earn the respect and confidence of your children through your loving relationship with them. A righteous father protects his children with his time and presence in their social, educational, and spiritual activities and responsibilities. Tender expressions of love and affection toward children are as much the responsibility of the father as the mother. Tell your children you love them.”
– Howard W. Hunter



dieter-f-uchtdorf-large“Brethren, when we stand before the Lord to be judged, will He look upon the positions we have held in the world or even in the Church? Do you suppose that titles we have had other than ‘husband,’ ‘father,’ or ‘priesthood holder’ will mean much to Him? Do you think He will care how packed our schedule was or how many important meetings we attended? Do you suppose that our success with filling our days with appointments will serve as an excuse for failure to spend time with our wife and family? The Lord judges so very differently from the way we do. He is pleased with the noble servant, not with the self-serving noble.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf


“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.”