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18 Quotes from LDS Leaders About Why Dads Matter

With Father's Day on the horizon, neckties are flying off department store shelves.

As important as it may be to update Dad's wardrobe with a bit of paisley or plaid, this weekend is also an opportunity to reflect on fathers' indispensable roles.

In honor of dads, we've gathered 18 quotes from leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about the many ways fathers bless our lives.

Click through to read them all.

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President Ezra Taft Benson

"Callings in the church, as important as they are, by their very nature are only for a period of time, and then an appropriate release takes place. But a father’s calling is eternal, and its importance transcends time. It is a calling for both time and eternity." 

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President Howard W. Hunter

"Indeed, one of the greatest things a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

"A man who holds the priesthood regards the family as ordained of God. Your leadership of the family is your most important and sacred responsibility. The family is the most important unit in time and in eternity and, as such, transcends every other interest in life."

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