” My father would invite me sweetly to come and sit on a stool at his feet, and, as I let myself trustingly down, he would gently kick the seat from under me – and laugh. “


” My father, the practical joker, did not care for practical jokes on himself, he did not encourage the practice in me. “


” My father made with me one serious mistake which I see parents about me making. He got himself somehow into the awkward position of an authority, I thought he knew and was right on everything – for a while. “


” I let my boy go and do and say pretty much as he likes, as, and perhaps because, my father kept no string on me. “



All 4 Lincoln Steffens Quotes about Father in picture


My father would invite me sweetly to come and sit on a stool at his feet, and, as I let myself trustingly down, he would gently kick the seat from under me - and laugh.
My father, the practical joker, did not care for practical jokes on himself, he did not encourage the practice in me.
My father made with me one serious mistake which I see parents about me making. He got himself somehow into the awkward position of an authority, I thought he knew and was right on everything - for a while.
I let my boy go and do and say pretty much as he likes, as, and perhaps because, my father kept no string on me.

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