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Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill. ...
by Michael Reagan

Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill.
- Michael Reagan

Related topics: Dad

Dad was the only adult male I ever trusted.
- Michael Reagan

Everyone seemed to want a piece of Ronald Reagan.
It was maddening.
- Michael Reagan

Nancy is superstitious.
- Michael Reagan

 

I knew if I waited long enough, the Republican Party would rock.
- Michael Reagan

With the blessings of liberty, we have responsibilities to defend it.
- Michael Reagan

Dad sometimes patted me on the knee and called me his Little Schmuck.
- Michael Reagan

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You know my father as governor, as president,
but I knew him as dad.
I was so proud to have the Reagan name and to be Ronald Reagan's son.
- Michael Reagan

The odds against an adoptee ending up as the child
of the President of the United States are staggering.
But then, so are the odds against a movie star becoming president.
- Michael Reagan

You just watch somebody you love slowly,
slowly disappear and go away.
- Michael Reagan

Senator Arlen Specter hasn't really switched parties;
he's simply realized he cannot win the Pennsylvania
Republican primary election.
- Michael Reagan

It was my sister Maureen who was responsible for my becoming a Reagan.
- Michael Reagan

My adoption was treated as a celebration.
- Michael Reagan

I thought the Secret Service would protect me from the press,
but they were at my house to protect me from assassins with guns,
not with assassins with pencils.
- Michael Reagan

It's hard to learn about your parents' courtship.
- Michael Reagan

I constantly looked for motherly protection.
- Michael Reagan

I think he would have been proud and smiling...
when we laid him to rest because his family was together.
I think that was a great gift to be able to give Dad at the end.
- Michael Reagan

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

I'm a father; that's what matters most.
Nothing matters more.
- Gordon Brown

My father taught me that the only way you can make
good at anything is to practice,
and then practice some more.
- Pete Rose

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
- Simon Newcomb

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

That is the thankless position of the father in the family -
the provider for all,
and the enemy of all.
- August Strindberg

The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth

Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the
ruins of Troy and so do we all,
whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
- Angela Carter

My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.
- Damon Wayans

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect,
not even my mother.
- Broderick Crawford

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me
much more important than what I did in the business.
- Tom Bosley

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- Mira Sorvino

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
- Orson Scott Card

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

When you have a good mother and no father,
God kind of sits in.
It's not enough, but it helps.
- Dick Gregory

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life.
My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph

My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer,
but, my childhood was very good.
I am very grateful for my childhood,
because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
- Roberto Benigni

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things;
with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

I have never been a material girl.
My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
- Imelda Marcos

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane


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