5 Inspiring Quotes by World-Famous Fathers

What Steinbeck and Reagan taught their kids

Image: Cover of the first edition of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, 1939

Brain Pickings recently posted a compilation of five heart-wrenching letters by world-renowned fathers that includes words of love and pearls of wisdom.
Here are 5 inspirational quotes that we like:

1.
F. Scott Fitzgerald to his daughter, Scottie:
"Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you, don’t worry about triumph, don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault."

2.
John Steinbeck to his son, Thom:
“Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.”

3.
Ronald Reagan to his son, Michael:
"You’ll never get in trouble if you say 'I love you' at least once a day."

4.
Marion Carpenter, to his son, Malcolm Carpenter:
"I find myself in my writings frequently calling upon Mother Nature to explain things and citing Her as responsible for the order of the universe. She is a very satisfactory divinity for me."

5.
Leroy Pollock to his son, Jackson Pollock:
"The secret of success is concentrating interest in life, interest in sports and good times, interest in studies, interest in fellow students, interest in the small things of nature..."

[Source: Brain Pickings]

See it in full here: www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/06/15/fatherly-advice-letters

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