For Father’s Day, we asked some business and community leaders — and a couple of comedians — to share the best advice they received from their fathers. We also asked these dads what wisdom they are passing on to their children.

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To set the bar, we shared with them what “Saturday Night Live” veteran Seth Meyers had to say on the subject during a recent interview. The West High graduate, who was raised in Bedford, saved the punch line for the second question.

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Seth Meyers’ brother, Josh, left, complained about traveling with their parents, and Larry and Hilary Meyers talked about the art of grandparenting during an episode of “Late Night” in November, in this screenshot from YouTube.

Seth Meyers

Host of NBC’s “Late Night,” New York City

Best advice he received from his father:

“If you’re in a situation that doesn’t go the way you wanted it to, instead of racing to blame the other people involved in the situation try to reflect back on what you could have done differently to get the outcome that you wanted. That idea of taking personal responsibility was something that he ingrained in me at an early age and that I’m really thankful for.”

Advice he is trying to pass on to his sons Axe, 1, and Ashe, 3:

“The main piece of advice we’re trying to get through to the 3-year-old is to stop shoving the 1-year-old. If I can get that through, it would be a huge success.”

Donald Bolduc

Leadership and motivational speaker, Stratham

Donald Bolduc

DONALD BOLDUC

The retired brigadier general, a native of Laconia, spent his last 17 years in the Army in Afghanistan and Africa.

Best advice he received from his father:

“My Dad was a man of few words. He provided advice through his actions. Taking care of your family, being a reliable friend, helping others and supporting the community is your main responsibility. I learned from him that moral courage, working hard, never quitting and serving others is the hallmark of becoming a good man.

From Bolduc’s son, Matthew, 20, a student at Purdue University:

“A piece of advice my dad gave to me and demonstrated was, ‘Champions do not wait for the other guy.’ In other words, do not sit around and wait for things to be handed to you, go out and get them. ”

Elie ElChalfoun

Owner, Mega-X

Elie ElChalfoun

Elie Elchalfoun

The company operates convenience store/gas stations in Manchester, Auburn, Hooksett and Allenstown.

Best advice he received from his father:

“About two months before my father passed away (when ElChalfoun was 23), he sent me a letter that only included a list of his advice to me.

“All the things included mean a lot to me, but one thing he wrote in particular was, ‘Do not let moments pass you by without striving for something better.’ This little piece of advice has allowed me to continue working even when I feel like I should give up.”

Advice he is trying to pass on to his daughters Emily, 21, Mirabelle, 14, Gabrielle, 12, and son Charbel, 10:

“I try to instill the same beliefs in my children so they are able to become whatever it is that they want to be and always strive for greatness.”

Tom Boucher

CEO of Great NH Restaurants, Bedford

Tom Boucher

TOM BOUCHER

Best advice he received from his father:

“My Dad always said, ‘If you love what you do for a living, it’ll never feel like work,’ and that’s exactly what he did working for IBM for some 30+ years. Because of his love for IBM and computers his second piece of advice given to me, at a very early age, in the late ‘70s was, ‘You need to learn how to use computers ... they are the future.’ Boy was he right! Thanks Dad, love ya!”

Advice he is trying to pass on to his two daughters, Rachel, 27, and Laura, 28:

“I have continuously given them ‘Life Lessons’ throughout their lives ... the funniest being telling my daughter Laura when she got up and didn’t let the dog out to go to the bathroom in the morning, and the dog had an accident in the house. I woke up about 20 minutes after she came downstairs so I had assumed she let him out. She hadn’t and thus the dog had an accident in the house. I said: ‘Laura, for the rest of your life, no matter where you are in the world, if you get up and there is a dog around, you must let him/her out to go the bathroom right away!’ We still laugh about it today.”

Mike Skelton

CEO, Greater Manchester Chamber

Mike Skelton

MIKE SKELTON

Best advice he received from his father:

“My report cards growing up had a column for ‘effort’ next to your letter grade where your teacher would assess your effort and how hard you worked. My dad instilled in me the importance of always trying my hardest and that the letter grade was not as important as whether I was putting in my best effort. Whether it was school work, my career, or being a good parent, family member, or friend, putting in your best effort and showing you care is a lesson that has stuck with me and, I think, has helped me be a better person.”

Advice he is trying to pass on to his son, Colin, 5, and soon-to-arrive daughter:

“I think ‘be kind to others’ is universally good advice for young kids to hear early and often.”

Juston McKinney

Comedian, Newmarket

Juston McKinney

JUSTON MCKINNEY

The national standup comic, who was born in Portsmouth, recently released “Parentally Challenged,” an Amazon Prime special taped at the Palace Theatre.

Best advice he received from his father:

“The best advice I received from my father was to always look at the bright side of things. Like when we had rats in our house, literally running through our living room, he would say, ‘Well the good news is, if you have rats that means you don’t have any mice.’ ”

Advice he is trying to pass on to his sons, Jack, 11, and Josh, 9:

“Always be grateful for what you have. And be thankful that you live in a house with no rats or mice.”

Bob Baines

Former mayor of Manchester, former principal of Manchester High School West

Bob Baines

BOB BAINES

Best advice he received from his father:

“My father told us to ‘Never go outside with your hair wet, or it will fall out.’ His three sons did not take his advice. We are all bald, and our Dad passed away with a full head of hair!”

Advice he is trying to pass on to his son, Timothy, who operates Mint Bistro and is a Manchester alderman, and two daughters Christina and Catherine, who are both third-grade teachers:

“My advice to my children has always been, ‘Find your passion. Work harder than anyone else. Give back to your city that has given so much to you. Embrace family and friends. Enjoy life and have lots of fun!”

Howard Brodsky

Chairman and co-CEO of CCA Global Partners, Manchester

Howard Brodsky

HOWARD BRODSKY

Best advice he received from his father:

“My father was a Russian immigrant who grew up with very little and passed away when I was very young. His advice was always, ‘Whatever you have, always share with others.’ ”

Advice he is trying to pass on to his sons Jeff and Greg:

“Never compromise on ethics or your values. You can afford to lose money, but you cannot afford to lose your reputation.”

Brad Sterl

CEO and president, Rustic Crust, Pittsfield

Brad Sterl

BRAD STERL

Best advice he received from his father:

“Never draw judgment on first appearances as they are almost never what they appear to be. The other piece was to never accept ‘good enough.’ I remember having my father talk to me because, I would say, ‘This is good enough.’ I have kept this with me through my career and think about these as I am presented with challenges.”

Advice he is trying to pass on to his daughter, Morganne, and his son Kyle:

“I have a 27- and a 28-year-old. I share the same information from my father. I remind them to always be respectful and listen before you respond. Be kind, honest and fair.”

Ryan Barton

CEO, Mainstay Technologies, Belmont and Manchester

Ryan Barton

RYAN BARTON

Best advice he received from his father:

“When I was scared to start my own business, and said, ‘I don’t even know how to invoice someone!’ he said, ‘You’ve got this. Just open Word and type Invoice at the top.’ My dad is really talented at questioning conventional wisdom and breaking a challenge down into something surmountable.”

Advice he is trying to pass on to his children, Chloe, 4, Noah, 2, and Olivia, 1:

“Love God. Love your neighbor. What matters in life is who (or what) you worship (because we all worship something), what your character is, and how you treat others. The rest doesn’t matter that much.”

Peter Antoinette

Founder and former CEO of Merrimack-based Nanocomp Technologies

Best advice: Greatest hits from dads and their sons

Best advice: Greatest hits from dads and their sons

Peter Antoinette

Best advice he received — from his father-in-law.

“The greatest advice I received was from my father-in law, Jan Hieminga, who will be 99 on July 1. He was in the Dutch underground in WWII during the German occupation. The Holocaust museum interviewed him and his late wife, Jacqueline, to learn of how they hid Jewish Dutch citizens in the war. He led his family immigrating to the U.S. in the late 1950s without any English or solid work.

“He started as an hourly worker in a small furniture repair business and eventually became an owner of that business. Anytime there was any sort of challenge he would always accomplish it successfully and say, ‘Who said it couldn’t be done?’ That taught me that most limitations are self-imposed and occur between your ears, in your head, not in reality.

“I have tried to model and pass this on to my children and now their children to always say to any challenge, ‘Who said it couldn’t be done?’ ”