Father-daughter quotes recognize those special relationships between dads and their daughters.
A father’s love for his daughter is boundless. It is not only about responsibility and constant worrying, but it can also be about fun and connection. A daughter can be a fabulous friend, confidant, and partner in all sorts of wonderful adventures. She is the one who really listens to his words when he talks.
Check out these heartwarming sayings on the bond between fathers and daughters.
Best Father-Daughter Quotes
1.) A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.
2.) No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.
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3.) Behind every great woman is a truly amazing father.
4.) If you ever want to torture my dad, tie him up and right in front of him, refold a road map incorrectly.
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5.) When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.
6.) Fathers are the most ordinary men who are turned by love into the biggest heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers of songs.
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7.) My dad used to tell me, “Remember, if a stranger offers you candy, make sure that there is enough to go around.”
8.) I don’t have a kid, but I think that I would be a good father, especially if my baby liked to go out drinking.
9.) Dad, you’ve always been the coolest – like all those times you said ‘yes’ when Mom said ‘no.’
10.) My father had a profound influence on me; he was a lunatic.
11.) I want my daughter to grow up to be a strong woman. I just want to be able to live with her in the meantime.
12.) My kids are always accusing me of having a favorite child who is ridiculous because I don’t like any of them.
13.) Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.
14.) I love my dad because even though he has Alzheimer’s, he remembers the important things. He can’t remember my name, but last week he told me exactly how much money I owe him.
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15.) A daughter is God’s way of saying you could use a lifelong friend.
16.) A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.
17.) A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she’ll never outgrow your heart.
18.) I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started.
19.) It was my father who taught me to value myself.
20.) I hope you believe in yourself as much as I believe in you.
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21.) In the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved, and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am, and I straighten my crown.
22.) It was like we were exchanging codes on how to be a father and a daughter like we’d read about it in a manual, translated from another language, and we’re doing our best with what we could understand.
23.) He was a loving father, but he did his loving in private. Quietly, he would tell his daughter to drive safely. On her wedding day, when he walked her down the aisle, he’d whisper the words to her. But today, above the noise, he would have to shout it.
24.) When fathers struggle with being authentic, they leave muddy footprints on little girls’ hearts.
25.) And I’ve seen some incredible, beautiful things. Like the little girl who’s not very cute – her teeth are funny, and her hair doesn’t grow right, and she’s got on thick glasses – but her father holds her hand and walks with her like she’s a tiny angel that no one can touch. He gives her the best gift a woman can get in this world: protection.
And the little girl learns to trust the man in her life. And all the things that the world expects from women – to be beautiful, to soothe the troubled spirit, heal the sick, care for the dying, send the greeting card, bake the cake – all of those things become the way we pay the father back for protecting us.
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26.) Do you think it’s admirable to take your son fishing with you? Then you don’t know how wonderful it can be to take your daughter shopping.
27.) Fathers can seem powerful and overwhelming to their daughters. Let her see your soft side. Express your feelings and reactions. Tell her where you came from and how you got there. Let her see that you have had fears, failures, anxious times, hurts, just like hers, even though you may look flawless to her.
28.) I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.
29.) Ordinary father-daughter love had a charge to it that generally was both permitted and indulged. There was just something so beautiful about the big father complementing the tiny girl.
Bigness and tininess together at last—yet the bigness would never hurt the tininess! It respected it. In a world in which big always crushes tiny, you wanted to cry at the beauty of big being kind of and worshipful of and being humbled by tiny. You couldn’t help but think of your own father as you saw your little girl with hers.
30.) Dad. He can play like a kid, give advice like a friend, and protect like a bodyguard.
31.) Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
32.) Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives, there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters, there is something which there are no words to express.
33.) The reason why daughters love their dads the most is that there is at least one man in the world who will never hurt her.
34.) My daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.
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35.) I took my daughter to the father-daughter dance, and I cried like a little baby. She’s 11 years old, so seeing her get dressed up and pretty made me cry.
36.) My son is my son till he has got him a wife, But my daughter’s my daughter all the days of her life.
37.) What does it feel like to have a girl?’ said the man, chewing. Her father wiped his mouth with his napkin, tilted his head to one side, and said, smiling, ‘Sometimes it feels like I have a warm egg in my hand. Sometimes, nothing, total memory loss. Occasionally it feels like I have a girl of my own, really mine.
38.) My daughters give me so much joy – and so much to hope for.
39.) What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, wherever that might be, and if there were space for me as well, I would, indeed, have reaped what I had tried to sow.
40.) They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails. She makes him feel like Christmas. In exchange, he makes a secret promise not to see the awkwardness of her teenage years, the mistakes she makes, or the secrets she keeps.
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41.) A son is a son till he gets a wife; a daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life.
42.) You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you’re in a constant state of panic.
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43.) A daughter is a bundle of firsts that excite and delight, giggles that come from deep inside and are always contagious, everything wonderful and precious, and your love for her knows no bounds.
44.) This relationship has something special about it that makes every father and every daughter in the world speak warmly about it.
45.) The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, and runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, “Daddy, I need to ask you something,” he is a part of butter in a hot frying pan.
46.) When a father gives his daughter an emotional visa to strike out on her own, he is always with her. Such a daughter has her encouraging, understanding daddy in her head, cheering her on, not simply as a woman but as a whole, a unique human being with unlimited possibilities.
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47.) Fathers, be your daughter’s first love, and she’ll never settle for anything less.
48.) The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.
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49.) My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me.
50.) Dads: where problems go to die.
51.) Becoming a dad is one thing – being a dad is many things.
52.) Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.
53.) One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever gotten came from God; I call him Daddy.
54.) Dad, a son’s first hero, and a daughter’s first love.
55.) A good dad is able to smile when there is little to smile about.
56.) Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.
57.) The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.
58.) As a father, you must have the mindset that being a dad is your most important job.
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59.) There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years, it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.
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60.) When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.
61.) A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman, he turns her back again.
62.) It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.
63.) I think my mom put it best. She said, “Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.”
64.) Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half — especially if he has a teenage daughter.
65.) I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
66.) One of the greatest things about daughters is how they adored you when they were little; how they rushed into your arms with electric delight and demanded that you watch everything they do and listen to everything they say. Michael Josephson
67.) When Charles first saw our child, Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, ‘She’s more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge.’
68.) A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.
69.) Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.
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70.) Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad.
71.) The happiest moment of my life was probably when my daughter was born.
72.) I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
73.) My dear father; my dear friend; the best and wisest man I ever knew, who taught me many lessons and showed me many things as we went together along the country by-ways.
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74.) To her, the name of father was another name for love.
75.) Having a daughter makes you see things in a different way. This is my only girl. So I don’t care what it takes to protect her. You can call it what you want to call it. As long as you treat her the same way I treat her, like my princess, I don’t mind.
76.) Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million-dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.
77.) She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent force in her life, was the love of her father.
78.) A girl’s first true love is her father.
79.) I love my father as the stars – he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.
80.) A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
81.) A father’s tears and fears are unseen, and his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remain as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.
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82.) A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life.
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83.) Hopefully, we were all daddy’s little girl. He was and hopefully still is wrapped around our little finger. Not to take advantage of more just for the comfort of knowing he is there.
84.) Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.
85.) That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.
86.) No one is able to make the female a queen except her father.
87.) A little girl giggles when she is denied an ice cream by her mother. She knows Daddy will get her some later.
88.) That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.
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89.) Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.
90.) A father’s job is not to teach his daughter how to be a lady. It’s to teach her how a lady should be treated.
91.) He sweeps her hair back from her ears, and he swings her above his head. He says she is his émerveillement; he says he will never leave her, not in a million years.
92.) Any astronomer can predict with absolute accuracy just where every star in the universe will be at 11:30 tonight. He can make no such prediction about his teenage daughter.
93.) She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.
94.) Go on, take on this whole world. But to me, you know you’ll always be my little girl.
95.) Fathers, be your daughter’s first love, and she’ll never settle for anything less.
96.) Dads immediately fall in love with their little girls and will let them get away with everything. So, moms are going to have to be the disciplinarians when it comes to daughters.
97.) Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.
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98.) My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me.
99.) There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father.
100.) A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.
101.) My dad taught me that there is no shame in breaking something, only in not being able to fix it.
102.) There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father.
103.) When my daughter says, “Daddy, I need you!” I wonder if she has any idea that I need her a billion times more.
104.) The smile of a daughter is the secret purpose of every father.
105.) Go on, take on this whole world. But to me, you know you’ll always be my little girl.
106.) The best thing a father can give his daughter is his time.
107.) Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.
How To Use These Father-Daughter Quotes
Showing affection towards your father is something most daughters like to do. This collection of quotations might give you some ideas for a saying to include on a card, note, or social media post. You might also include a photograph of the two of you together for more impact.
If you are the father, you might want to simply show your daughter how much you love her or what a close bond you two have or could have.
No, matter the occasion, you can always count on the beautiful quotes above to effectively convey your message to your father or daughter.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder of Greeting Card Poet and the father of four daughters.
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