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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.

President Ezra Taft Benson
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"The sacred title of 'father' is shared with the Almighty. ... Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth; it is a matter of desire, diligence and determination to see one’s family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters."

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Elder Robert L. Backman
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" 'Father' is the noblest title a man can be given. It is more than a biological role. It signifies a patriarch, a leader, an exemplar, a confidant, a teacher, a hero, a friend and, ultimately, a perfect being.

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President Ezra Taft Benson
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"With few exceptions, righteous sons and daughters who have attained eternal blessings are not just physically begotten by their fathers. They are spiritually regenerated by the examples and teachings of their fathers.

"Great fathers lead their children to Christ."

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Elder L. Tom Perry
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"Satan, in his carefully devised plan to destroy the family, seeks to diminish the role of fathers. Increased youth violence, youth crime, greater poverty and economic insecurity, and the failure of increasing numbers of children in our schools offer clear evidence of lack of a positive influence of fathers in the homes. A family needs a father to anchor it."

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Brother Larry M. Gibson
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"Fathers, I am sure you have heard the saying, 'Preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words' (attributed to Francis of Assisi). Every day you are teaching your children what it means to be a father. You are laying a foundation for the next generation. Your sons will learn how to be husbands and fathers by observing the way you fulfill these roles."

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The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
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"It must be emphasized that as a father, you are always teaching. For good or ill your family learns your ways, your beliefs, your heart, your ideas, your concerns. Your children may or may not choose to follow you, but the example you give is the greatest light you hold before your children, and you are accountable for that light."

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President Ezra Taft Benson
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"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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Elder M. Russell Ballard
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"There is no other relationship quite like that which can and should exist between a boy and his dad. It can be one of the most nurturing, joyful relationships in life, one that can have a profound impact on who boys become and also on who dads become. Now, I understand that some of you young men do not have fathers with whom you can have these kinds of conversations. And some of you men do not have sons or have lost your sons to accident or illness. But much of what I say tonight will apply to uncles and grandfathers and priesthood leaders and other mentors who sometimes fill the gaps for these significant father-son relationships."

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Sister Elaine S. Dalton
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"Fathers, you are your daughter’s hero. My father was my hero. I used to wait on the steps of our home for him to arrive each night. He would pick me up and twirl me around and let me put my feet on top of his big shoes, and then he would dance me into the house. I loved the challenge of trying to follow his every footstep. I still do."

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President Howard W. Hunter
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"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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President Ezra Taft Benson
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"A father’s duty is to make his home a place of happiness and joy. He cannot do this when there is bickering, quarreling, contention or unrighteous behavior. The powerful effect of righteous fathers in setting an example, disciplining and training, nurturing and loving is vital to the spiritual welfare of his children."

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The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
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"Fatherhood, in a sense, is an apprenticeship to godhood."

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President James E. Faust
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"Brethren, noble fatherhood gives us a glimpse of the divine attributes of our Father in Heaven. A father should be many things. He should magnify his priesthood and be an example of righteousness. In companionship with his wife, he should be the source of stability and strength for the whole family. He should be the protector and the provider and the champion of the members of his family. Much of his love for his children should flow from his example of love, concern and fidelity for their mother. By his uncompromising example he should instill character into his children."

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The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
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Fatherhood is leadership, the most important kind of leadership. It has always been so; it always will be so.

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Elder Kenneth Johnson
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"We should always remember that regardless of our circumstances, we all have a Father in whom we can trust and to whom we can turn for comfort and counsel. He is our Heavenly Father."

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Sister Linda K. Burton
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Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, quoted a line from the "Children's Songbook" in her April 2015 general conference address: "When I was a young mother of several small children, at the end of days filled with diapering, dish washing and disciplining, no one sang more emphatically the Primary song 'I’m so glad when daddy comes home.' ... He always greeted each of us with a hug and kiss and turned many difficult and sometimes disastrous days into delightful daddy times."

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President Thomas S. Monson
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"Let us reflect gratitude for our fathers.

"Father, like Mother, is ever willing to sacrifice his own comfort for that of his children. Daily he toils to provide the necessities of life, never complaining, ever concerned for the well-being of his family. This love for children, this desire to see them well and happy, is a constant in a time of change."

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President Gordon B. Hinckley
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"God bless you, dear fathers. May he bless you with wisdom and judgment, with understanding, with self-discipline and self-control, with faith and kindness and love. And may he bless the sons and daughters who have come into your homes, that yours may be a fortifying, strengthening, guiding hand as they walk the treacherous path of life. As the years pass — and they will pass ever so quickly — may you know that 'peace ... which passeth all understanding' (Philip. 4:7) as you look upon your sons and daughters, who likewise have known that sacred and wonderful peace. Such is my humble prayer, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen."

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