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21 Surrogate Fathers Who Are Better Than The Real Thing

Because being a dad has nothing to do with blood relations.

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4. John Keating from Dead Poets Society

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“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys — to woo women — and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.”


18. Master Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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"The path that leads to what we truly desire is long and difficult, but only by following that path do we achieve our goal." — Master Splinter

21. Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid

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Mr. Miyagi teaches Daniel Larusso and Julie Pierce (yeah, don't forget about The Next Karate Kid) the importance of self-defense, whether you're waxing a car, fighting a skeleton, or trying to protect a hawk.