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Father’s Day Quotes

Check out these carefully-selected Father’s Day quotes. As dads can make a difference in a child’s life, it’s only fitting that we recognize them on their special day.

Dads teach children how to ride bikes, throw a baseball, bait a hook when fishing, and so much more.

You’ll be remembering all that your father has done for you as you read through this collection. And feel free to use one of the quotes that resonate with you in a social media post, letter, or card to your dad!

Best Father’s Day Quotes

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Dave Barry Quote on what to buy for fathers day.

1.) Remember: What Dad really wants is a nap. Really.
Dave Barry

One father is more than one hundred schoolmasters quote.

2.) One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
George Herbert

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Tim Russert Father's Day quote.

3.) The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.
Tim Russert

Harmon Killebrew father's day quote.

4.) My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.”
Harmon Killebrew

Quotes on father's day.

5.) By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.
Charles Wadsworth

Steve Martin quote on being a father.

6.) A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
Steve Martin

World's Best Dad quotation meme.

7.) My daughter got me a “World’s Best Dad” mug. So we know she’s sarcastic.
Bob Odenkirk

Looking up to your dad meme.

8.) A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.
Unknown

A rich man - Happy Father's Day quote.

9.) A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
Unknown

10.) My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.
Jimmy Valvano

Funny Father’s Day Quotes

11.) We wondered why when a child laughed, he belonged to Daddy, and when he had a sagging diaper that smelled like a landfill, ‘He wants his mother.’
Erma Bombeck

12.) If you ever want to torture my dad, tie him up and right in front of him, refold a road map incorrectly.
Cathy Ladman

13.) I have always had the feeling I could do anything, and my dad told me I could. I was in college before I found out he might be wrong.
Ann Richards

14.) We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves.
Henry Ward Beecher

15.) A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.
Paul Lewis

16.) It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.
Barbara Kingsolver

17.) Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.
Jack Handy

18.) The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself but for his family.
Reed Markham

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Fun Quotations on Dads

19.) My father only hit me once, but he used a Volvo.
Bob Monkhouse

20.) Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
Martin Mull

21.) A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

22.) Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.
Robert Orben

23.) Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then, fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher’s mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate, and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.
Jimmy Piersall

24.) You can’t spell “parentry” without “try.” Of course, you’ll make a few mistakes. The important thing is that the mistakes you make with your kids are the same ones your parents made with you. At least you know how those turn out.
Stephen Colbert

Father’s Day Quotes Funny

25.) 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.
Dave Attell

26.) I’m not smart. At all. No, I’m pretty. I’m smart enough to, like, answer my six-year-old’s questions. She’s like, “Why is the sun hot?” I’m like, “‘Cause it’s on fire. That’s a stupid question.” And I tell her that, all right, because I know that she’ll be smarter than me next year, and then just for the rest of her life. So I am really sticking it to her while I can.
Nate Bargatze

27.) Every father is the architect of his home life.
Reed Markham

28.) I remember the time I was kidnapped, and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof.
Rodney Dangerfield

29.) Me and my dad used to play tag. He’d drive.
Rodney Dangerfield

30.) The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
Clarence Darrow

Hilarious Father’s Day Quotations

31.) Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.
Ray Romano

32.) I gave my father $100 and said, ‘Buy yourself something that will make your life easier.’ So he went out and bought a present for my mother.
Rita Rudner

33.) Father’s Day is important because, besides being the day on which we honor Dad, it’s the one day of the year that Brookstone does any business.
Jimmy Fallon

34.) Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.
Marinela Reka

35.) You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.
Jerry Seinfeld

36.) Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.
John Stewart

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From Daughter

37.) It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare

38.) I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Harry Truman

39.) No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.
Michael Ratnadeepak

40.) My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.
Liza Minnelli

41.) It’s only when you grow up and step back from him–or leave him for your own home–it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.
Margaret Truman

42.) A girl’s first true love is her father.
Marisol Santiago

43.) A dad is someone who wants to catch you when you fall. Instead, he picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.
Unknown

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Quotations From Son

44.) My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. You never know what you can accomplish until you try.
Michael Jordan

45.) Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.
Unknown

46.) I feel that the greatest gift that I can give my children is the freedom to be who they are.
Will Smith

47.) I only hope when I have my own family that, every day, I see a little more of my father in me.
Keith Urban

48.) Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then; it’s a love without end.
George Strait

49.) My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do—be there.
Max Lucado

50.) Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.
Wade Boggs

Father’s Day Quotes From Son

51.) You can tell what was the best year of your dad’s life because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.
Jerry Seinfeld

52.) The only Father’s Day tradition in my family is the annual conversation he and I have where I say, ‘Hey, Dad, what do you want for Father’s Day this year?’ and he says, ‘Nothing.’ Then I ask my mom what I should get him, and she says, ‘He likes sandalwood soap, dangly jewelry, and Chanel No 5 perfume.
Michael Showalter

53.) My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband, and friend.
Tiger Woods

54.) Marriage is like a coffin, and each kid is another nail.
Homer Simpson

55.) Dad, even when you weren’t holding my hand, you always had my back.
Unknown

Good Father’s Day Insights

56.) When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
Mark Twain

57.) The greatest gift I ever received came from God – I call him Dad!
Unknown

58.) Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.
Unknown

59.) Great fathers don’t find fault. Great fathers find solutions.
Reed Markham

60.) The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Unknown

61.) My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.
Steve Young

62.) Average fathers have patience. Good fathers have more patience. Great fathers have an ocean of patience.
Reed Markham

63.) A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
Billy Graham

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For Husbands

64.) There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.
Peter De Vries

65.) Father’s Day is important because, besides being the day on which we honor Dad, it’s the one day of the year that Brookstone does any business.
Jimmy Fallon

66.) There should be a children’s song: ‘If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.
Jim Gaffigan

67.) Happy First Father’s Day — Being a father is the most important job a man will ever have.

68.) Even though this is only the beginning, it’s easy to see our baby loves you just as much as I do. Happy Father’s Day

69.) For my husband, I can’t tell you how blessed I feel to have you for my husband. When you came into my life, I knew you were God’s choice for me.

70.) I love being with you and cherish your spending time with our children. Wishing a happy Father’s Day to a caring husband and dad!

71.) On Father’s Day, I want you to know that I love raising our family with you! I cannot imagine anyone else in your place.

72.) Real heroes in this world are men like you who would do anything to make a difference in their child’s life.

73.) The only thing better than having you as a husband is for our children to have you as a dad.

For Brother

74.) A man’s children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season.
Unknown

75.) Not only are your kids lucky to have you for a dad. I was lucky to have you as a brother first!
Unknown

76.) It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
Kent Nerburn

77.) I always knew that you’d make a fantastic dad. So glad to say, “I told you so!”
Unknown

78.) There are so many things that I thought you would become, none of which was one of the world’s greatest dads.
Unknown

79.) Happy Father’s Day to a great brother and dad! Warm thoughts of you are filling my mind and my heart.
Unknown

80.) It’s still hard for me to believe that somebody actually calls you ‘Dad.’ I always preferred “knuckle-head.”
Unknown

81.) You’re a great guy. You make our family happy, and you are an awesome dad.
Unknown

Father’s Day Quotes for Uncles

82.) Uncles are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.
Unknown

83.) Everyone has an uncle who tried to steal their nose.
Peter Clay

84.) Only the best brothers get promoted to uncle.
Unknown

For Friends

85.) She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.
Harper Lee

86.) What you teach your children, you also teach their children.
Unknown

87.) I’m a father. That’s what matters most. Nothing matters more.
Gordon Brown

88.) A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
Billy Graham

89.) Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers of song.
Unknown

90.) A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.
Carol Coats

91.) Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.
Barack Obama

92.) I think that my strong determination for justice comes from the very strong, dynamic personality of my father. I have rarely ever met a person more fearless and courageous than my father.

The thing that I admire most about my dad is his genuine Christian character. He is a man of real integrity, deeply committed to moral and ethical principles. He is conscientious in all of his undertakings. If I had a problem, I could always call Daddy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

93.) What you teach your children, you also teach their children.
Unknown

94.) There’s no shame in fear, my father told me; what matters is how we face it.
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

95.) A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.
Paul Lewis

Good Sayings for Dad

96.)A father is a banker provided by nature.
Unknown

97.) The imprint of a father remains forever on the life of the child.
Roy Lessin

98.) The nature of fatherhood is that you’re doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified when you do it.
John Green

99.) No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.
Abraham Lincoln

100.) The people who don’t believe in heroes haven’t met my dad.
Unknown

101.) Lately, all my friends are worried they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not.
Dan Zevin

102.) A dad is someone who wants to catch you when you fall. Instead, he picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.
Unknown

Short Father’s Day Quotes

103.) When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Friedrich Nietzsche

104.) A father is a banker provided by nature.
French Proverb

105.) The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
Bertrand Russell

106.) I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum

107.) Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son.
Evelyn Waugh

108.) Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child

109.) Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Jesse Jackson

110.) A dad 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.
Unknown

111.) Dad, can I have money to go to a 50 Cent concert? Here’s one dollar; take your sister, too.
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Insightful Quotations for Fathers

112.) Every parent is, at some time, the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
John Ciardi

113.) Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
Peter Ustinov

114.) You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular.
Robert Frost

115.) Whatever you would have your children become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation.
Lydia H. Sigourney

Celebrity Father’s Day Quotes

Sometimes some clever Father’s Day quotes come from notable sources. Check these out.

116.) Before I can live with other folks, I’ve got to live with myself.
Atticus Finch

117.) He said, ‘I wasn’t so good to you.’ I said, “You did your best.’ It changed our relationship immediately.
Bruce Springsteen

118.) “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip,” my father once said.
Will Rogers, Jr.

119.) While he was alive, I was Dad’s life. Now, making good for Dad is my life.
Mickey Mantle on his dad, Charles “Mutt” Mantle

120.) If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.
Jim Gaffigan

121.) It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is; it doesn’t hurt you.
Atticus Finch

122.) Being a parent is the single most challenging thing I’ve ever done/continue to do, but it’s also far and away the greatest joy in my life. It has given me purpose, taught me patience, and expanded my heart.
Neil Patrick Harris

Famous Fathers Quotations

123.) Dads are like chocolate chip cookies; they may have chips or be totally nutty, but they are sweet and make the world a better place, especially for their children.
Hillary Lytle

124.) Calvin: Dad, what causes wind?
Calvin’s Dad: Trees sneezing.
Calvin: Really??
Calvin’s Dad: No. But the truth is more complicated.
Calvin and Hobbes

125.) On our six a.m. walk, my daughter asked where the moon goes each morning. I let her know it’s in heaven visiting Daddy’s freedom.
Ryan Reynolds

126.) The key to parenting is don’t overthink it. Because overthinking leads to… what were we talking about?
Homer Simpson

127.) You have to be adaptable because they consistently keep changing. They’ll do something that blows your mind, and then they’ll spit all their food on the carpet.
Neil Patrick Harris

128.) The only way I can describe [fatherhood]—it sounds stupid—but at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; it’s just full all the time.
Matt Damon

129.) Being a dad isn’t just about eating a huge bag of gummy bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word hero.
Ryan Reynolds

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130.) My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.
Jim Valvano

131.) The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.
Antoine François Prévost

132.) A father could be defined as the 3 P’s – the protector, the provider, and the problem solver.
Theodore W. Higginsworth

133.) My dad’s my best mate, and he always will be.
Cher Lloyd

134.) He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.
Tom Wolfe

135.) Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
Ruth E. Renkel

136.) It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Johann Schiller

137.) Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers of song.
Pam Brown

138.) An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom.
C.S. Lewis

139.) I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
Sigmund Freud

140.) My father has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.
Chelsea Clinton

Inspiring Insights

141.) A girl’s father is the first man in her life and probably the most influential.
Unknown

142.) The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.
Dan Pearce

143.) A girl’s father is the first man in her life and probably the most influential.
David Jeremiah

144.) A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day.
Susan Gale

145.) It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.
Barack Obama

146.) Dads are like chocolate chip cookies; they may have chips or be totally nutty, but they are sweet and make the world a better place, especially for their children.
Hillary Lytle

Notable Father’s Day Quotes

147.) Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
Alvin Toffler

148.) The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
Bertrand Russell

149.) When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Friedrich Nietzsche

150.) To become a father is not hard; to be a father is, however.
Wilhelm Busch

151.) A father is a banker provided by nature.
French proverb

152.) No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word—father.
Lydia Maria Child, from Philothea: A Grecian Romance

153.) Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Grecian Romance

Quotes on Being a Father

154.) Children are a great comfort in your old age — and they help you reach it faster, too.
Lionel M. Kaufman

155.) I feel like the success of parenthood is feeling like I failed all day today, but I get to wake up tomorrow and do it again, and hopefully, they turn out to be a good human beings.
Justin Timberlake

156.) It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Johann Friedrich von Schiller

157.) The reward of child rearing is spending the rest of your life proudly knowing this person you helped guide.
Mike Sager

158.) Bringing a child into the world is the greatest act of hope there is.
Louise Hart

159.) The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Henry Ward Beecher

Quotes to Celebrate Dad

160.) Dad: A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.
Unknown

161.) To her, the name of father was another name for love.
Fanny Fern

162.) If there is any immortality to be had among us human beings, it is certainly only in the love that we leave behind. Fathers like mine don’t ever die.
Leo Buscaglia

163.) Father!—to God himself we cannot give a holier name!
William Wordsworth

164.) Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing father.
Unknown

165.) The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.
Justin Ricklefs

166.) 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.
John Sinor

167.) Honor your father and mother, even as you honor God, for all three were partners in your creation.
Zohar

Inspirational Father’s Day Quotes

168.) 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.
Unknown

169.) Sometimes, the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
Ruth E. Renkel

170.) A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he is meant to be.
Carol Coats

171.) To her, the name of father was another name for love.
Fanny Fern

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172.) The thing to remember about fathers is they’re men. A girl has to keep it in mind: They are dragon-seekers bent on improbable rescues. Scratch any father, and you find someone chock-full of qualms and romantic terrors, believing change is a threat, like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle…
Phyllis McGinley

173.) The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
Bertrand Russell

Quotes for Father’s Day

174.) The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Anjaneth Garcia Untalan

175.) 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.
Bartrand Hubbard

176.) A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
Billy Graham

177.) My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budington Kelland

178.) It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Johann Schiller

179.) When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
Jewish Proverb

180.) Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers of song.
Pam Brown

Step Dad Quotes

181.) No matter a mother or father or either or neither, in the end, we all grow up. Yet because of you, my stepfather, I grew up to become a man.
Gerardo Campbell

182.) To me, you are a priceless commodity, a wealth of wisdom you’ve been to me.
Unknown

183.) You may not be my biological father, but you’re the one that I’m proud to call my dad. Thank you for being the best dad in the world.
Unknown

184.) I never got to choose you. You just became my dad. So I’m grateful to my mother. For the great taste that she had.
Unknown

185.) You always have an open mind; a better stepdad I could never find.
Unknown

186.) Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.
Unknown

187.) It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table.
Ray Johnson

188.) Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather augment a child’s life experience.
Azriel Johnson

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189.) Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.
Robert Orben

190.) To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.
Euripides

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191.) In honor of Father’s Day, I’m waiting until tomorrow to ask you to babysit.
Unknown

192.) 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.
John Gregory Brown

193.) Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad.
Unknown

194.) Someday, I will find my prince, but my Dad will always be my King.
Unknown

195.) A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman, he turns her back again.
Enid Bagnold

196.) It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
Anne Sexton

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Fathers Day Sayings

197.) Fathers, be your daughter’s first love and she’ll never settle for anything less.
Unknown

198.) A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.
Unknown

199.) 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.
Unknown

200.) Dear Daddy, no matter where I go in life, you’ll always be my number one man.
Unknown

201.) People see Archie Bunker everywhere. Particularly girls, poor girls, rich girls, and all kinds of girls are always coming up to me and telling me that Archie is just like their dad.
Carroll O’Connor

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#1 Dad Sayings

202.) Some people don’t believe in heroes but they haven’t met my dad!
Unknown

203.) It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.
Alice Walker

204.) There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside of us. One of those men is my father.
Unknown

205.) It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.
Dawn French

206.) Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Unknown

207.) Dad, a son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.
Unknown

Heartfelt Father’s Day Quotes

208.) The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.
Antoine François Prévost

209.) My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.
Jimmy Valvano

210.) I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
Umberto Eco

211.) With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.
Unknown

212.) The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself but for his family.
Reed Markham

213.) Being a parent is the single most challenging thing I’ve ever done/continue to do, but it’s also far and away the greatest joy in my life. It has given me purpose, taught me patience, and expanded my heart.
Neil Patrick Harris

214.) Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.
Pam Brown

Lighthearted Dad Quotes

215.) There are three stages of a man’s life: he believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.
Unknown

216.) My dad’s my best mate, and he always will be.
Cher Lloyd

217.) A father is a banker provided by nature.
French proverb

218.) Children are a great comfort in your old age — and they help you reach it faster, too.
Lionel M. Kaufman

Touching Quotes

219.) It’s only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.
Margaret Truman

220.) The greatest make of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.
Dan Pearce

221.) An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom.
C.S. Lewis

222.) No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.
Abraham Lincoln

My Hero

223.) 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.
Unknown

224.) I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
Sigmund Freud

225.) He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.
Tom Wolfe

226.) My father has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.
Chelsea Clinton

227.) She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.
Harper Lee

228.) 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.
Dave Attell

Best Father’s Day Quotes

229.) A girl’s father is the first man in her life and probably the most influential.
David Jeremiah

230.) A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day.
Susan Gale

231.) The only way I can describe [fatherhood]—it sounds stupid—but at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; it’s just full all the time.
Matt Damon

Amusing Father’s Day Quotes

232.) Raising kids may be a thankless job with ridiculous hours, but at least the pay sucks.
Jim Gaffigan

233.) There should be a children’s song: If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.
Jim Gaffigan

234.) You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.
Jerry Seinfeld

235.) 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.
John Sinor

236.) I’ve been to war. I’ve raised twins. If I had a choice, I’d rather go to war.
George W. Bush

237.) Our daughter started bringing it home. Homework’s fun. The first and second grade was awesome. Third grade, you’re like, “Okay.” They throw some stuff in. You’re like, “Oh, all right. All right.” It’s, uh… “Okay, learning it earlier than we used to, huh?”
Nate Bargatze

Fatherly Advice: 7 Tips From Dad

1.) Never cut what you can untie.

2.) You are the average of your five closest friends.

3.) Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

4.) Your name is your brand; protect it at all times.

5.) Always try your best.

6.) Never give up.

7.) Do not be afraid to make mistakes. But learn from them.

How To Use These Father’s Day Quotations

Here are some ideas for how to put this fun collection to use:

A.) Include one of your favorite sayings from this page on a card.

B.) Send Dad a text – including one quotation each day – beginning seven days prior to Father’s Day.

C.) Make a post on Facebook thanking your date and expressing your gratitude. Including a great quotation to kick things off.

D.) Caption an Instagram photo of Dad when he was young with one of these sayings.

E.) Write a list for Dad of all the reasons you’re thankful he’s your father. Open and close with a meaningful and inspirational quote about your father.

Father’s Day Quotes FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions on Father’s Day quotes.

What is the best quote for Father’s Day?

Here’s a good Father’s Day quote by George Herbert, “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”

What are some quotes about fathers?

Here are two favorite quotes about dads: 1.) A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. 2.) My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.” (By Harmon Killebrew, Major League Baseball player)

What’s a quote about what being a father means?

“A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be,” by Frank A. Clark.

When is Father’s Day 2023?

Father’s Day date changes from year to year. This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 18, 2023, in the United States.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, these quotes for Father’s Day had you thinking about dear old Dad.

Whether it is your own father or a loved one or a friend who has been a great father, this is the time to let them know how much they matter – to their family, to the people around them, and to this whole world. Below are some lovely Father’s Day quotes and sayings for your father and other dads.

By Michael O’Halloran

In addition to being a curator of quotes, Mike is an author, inventor, and entrepreneur. He’s the father of four daughters.

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