"My father was an amazing man. The older I got, the smarter he got," so said the writer Mark Twain.
TV's hapless dad Homer Simpson had his own curious take saying: "Fatherhood isn't easy...like motherhood!"
Sometimes dads don't feel appreciated – but there's always the opportunity to make up for that.
To celebrate our dads, we've put together some of the funniest and warmest words ever written about fatherhood...
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