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Happy Father’s Day

Wishing your dad a Happy Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June is an expression of gratitude.

Growing up under the eyes of a caring dad is one of the greatest gifts anyone can hope for. Your dad is someone who stands as a symbol of inspiration for your entire life. It is your father from whom many draw their strength and wisdom.

Jot down your message in Happy Father’s Day cards or tell him directly – or both! We’ll start things off with the top 12 picks from the Poet’s Panel.

Happy Father’s Day Messages: Top 10

1.) I love the silent understanding we have that I’m your favorite.

2.) Thank you for being the dad that all my friends wish they had.

3.) You made growing up at our house fun. The folks that groan at dad jokes just haven’t heard yours.

4.) Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad. You’re one of the best!

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5.) No matter how tall I’ve grown, I still look up to you every day.

6.) Every time I have a doubt or need advice or help, you are still the first person that comes to my mind! Well, you and Google.

7.) You gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. You always believed in me.

8.) My favorite place is inside your hug.

9.) If it makes you feel any better, you only know about 10% of the bad things I did in school. Some things are better left unsaid. But not this, “You are an amazing Dad!

10.) Nearly all of my favorite memories feature you. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without your guidance and love. Thank you.

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11.) I’m so lucky to have you in my life!

12.) If, at first, you don’t succeed, call Dad. I know your phone number well.

13.) I have learned everything required to live a good life from you! Thank you for always being there, Dad!

14.) Thanks for becoming a kid, a friend, and a parent at times when I needed the perfect person beside me! You are the best man I have known!

15.) God gave me the best gift by giving you, my father! I can never thank him enough! You’re a rock star!

16.) I am the luckiest child to have a father like you! Thanks for the unwavering support and love you have always shown to me! Wishing you the best in your celebration.

17.) Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad.

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Messages for Father’s Day

18.) I remember all the lessons and the good things you have brought into my life. No matter how much distance we may have between us, your importance will never diminish! You’re the greatest!

19.) Dads: A son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love. Father gave us all we ever needed.

20.) The older I get, the more I realize how many sacrifices you made to make my life better! I can never thank you enough for everything you have done for me! I love you, Daddy.

21.) To someone who has always been a hero to me. We all love you with all our hearts and are grateful for everything you have done for us!

22.) Dad, you are part of all my favorite memories and made growing up fun!

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23.) I wish I could have come up with the best things to say to you! I appreciate everything you have done for me. The best words I can find for you are that I love you with all my heart!

24.) Thank you for being there every day with all the love and help I have ever needed. All the best to you, Dad!

25.) To the King of our Castle! Your Highness! Love you, Dad!

26.) Some superheroes don’t wear capes! Have a great day, Superman!

27.) No shirt, no shoes. I’m probably with Dad.

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28.) While I miss you every moment, your guiding hand still leads me in the right direction.

29.) To the world’s greatest father, husband, and friend!

30.) I’m sure it was hard raising a kid that was this awesome. Just kidding, we miss you more than ever.

31.) Dear Dad. Thank you for giving me the best things in my life in the form of your time and love. I am grateful to have you as my dad.

32.) No one can be as loving, caring, and hardworking as you! I know I can never find anyone like you even when I searched for the whole wide world!

33.) The efforts you make all of the time for our family can never be fully thanked. Even when you are tired, you never fail to play with your children! To a wonderful man, I hope you know how much we love you.

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Happy Father’s Day Quotes

34.) The most important thing in the world is family and love.
John Wooden

35.) One of the greatest titles in the world is “parent,” and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.
Jim DeMint

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

37.) When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
William Shakespeare

38.) 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

39.) Until you have a son of your own – you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.
Kent Nerburn

40.) 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

41.) 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.
Dave Attell

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42.) Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad because you are so special to me. You taught me the game, and you taught me how to play it right.
Wade Boggs

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

44.) 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.
Rita Rudner

45.) 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

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

47.) My father taught me to work but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don’t deny it. I’d rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh—anything but work.
Abraham Lincoln

Sayings for Dad

48.) 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 the little scraps of wisdom.
Umberto Eco

49.) The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.
Reed Markham

50.) He adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector.
Tom Wolfe

51.) I’ve loved one person unconditionally. He’s the most caring, generous, and charming, and flat-out funniest guy I’ll ever know – he’s my father.

52.) Someday, I will find my prince, but my daddy will always be my King.

53.) It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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

In Spanish

55.) Padre te rendimos homenaje hoy porque nos has dado la vida, porque nos proteges, porque nos cuidas, porque nos educas y porque te preocupas por nosotros.

56.) Ya estás lleno de bendiciones, con tus nietos, hijos, y familia pero aún así quiero desearte muchos más días en bienestar y paz. Feliz día del padre.

57.) Para un padre como tú jamás hay distancias, nunca hay cosas inalcanzables, no hay dificultades, no existe la palabra imposible.

58.) A los padres se les dedica un día en el año, pero tú nos das tu amor todos los días. ¡Feliz dia del padre!

59.) Cuando me equivoco me ayudas, cuando dudo me aconsejas y siempre que te llamo estás a mi lado. Gracias papá.

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60.) For Father’s Day, we got my dad a t-shirt that says, “Do Not Resuscitate.” He wears it whenever Mom takes him to the ballet.
Greg Tamblyn

61.) Dad, thanks for working so hard to pay for the TV that actually raised me.

62.) Even though I’m proud my dad invented the rear-view mirror, we’re not as close as we appear.
Stewart Francis

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

64.) My Father had a profound influence on me; he was a lunatic.
Spike Milligan

65.) When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, “Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?” He answered, “If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.”
Jerry Lewis

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Humorous Dad Quotes

66.) I wouldn’t trade you for anything. Of course, nobody’s offered me anything.
Melanie White

67.) 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

68.) Father’s Day, when you get that lethal combination of alcohol and new power tools.
David Letterman

69.) I have mixed emotions when I receive my Father’s Day gifts. I’m glad my children remember me. I’m disappointed they think I dress like that.
Mike Dugan

70.) Sometimes, I am amazed that my wife and I created two human beings from scratch yet struggle to assemble the most basic of IKEA cabinets.
John Kinnear

71.) I tried to get my dad what he really wants for Father’s Day, but Jennifer Lawrence wouldn’t return my calls.
Melanie White

72.) Just once on Father’s Day, I wish my kids would give me a #1 Dad mug instead of one with my actual ranking.
Andy Borowitz

73.) I enjoy Father’s Day. It’s a time when I pause to reflect on the joy that has come into my life thanks to my two wonderful children, whose names escape me.
Dave Barry

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Father’s Day Wishes

74.) Dear Dad, you are one in a million! I want to thank you for everything you have done for me!

75.) Whenever I feared anything, you were there beside me. Whenever I had a bump on my head, you were there beside me.

76.) You always stood by me at all times. I am grateful to you for making the world a better place for me!

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From a Daughter

77.) The love between a father and daughter knows no distance. You’ve always been a father figure to me. Thank you.

78.) Dad, my first love and my forever hero.

79.) Okay, you can have the remote. Have a great time on your special day.

80.) Who needs a superhero when I have you as a dad?

81.) No matter how tall I’ve grown, I’ve always looked up to you.

82.) By example, you taught. With patience, you guided. With gratitude, I thank you.

83.) You didn’t have to be so great; I would’ve loved you anyway.

84.) If I had the chance to choose my dad, you’d still be my number one pick. (In fact, I’d trade all my other draft picks for you.)

85.) My fingers may be small, but I’ve got my daddy wrapped around each of ’em.

From Son

86.) So happy for all of the fun times we shared, from playing baseball together to fishing. Love you today and always.

87.) You are my role model and hero. I can’t help but feel sorry for my other sons. No one compares to you!

88.) What a wonderful world you created for my sister and me. Thanks for all you’ve done.

89.) There’s no possible way I could pay you back for all you’ve done. Thank you!

90.) You’ve always given me the very best: Your love, your time, and your care. For these things and all you do, I’m truly appreciative and considered myself so blessed to be a part of your family.

91.) Dear Dad, I would never have gotten as far as I have without you. You showed me the way in action and words, and for this, I’m so thankful.

92.) You are so special to me that I’ve reserved a special place in my heart devoted only to you.

93.) Wishing you a fantastic Father’s Day weekend with our family. You deserve it and so much more!

94.) To the most amazing father, you’ve set the bar so high that if I just get within a mile, I’ll still be a very good father.

Greetings For Husband

95.) Life has given us a great home, a great family, and love and cares for our children. I am so grateful to have you as my children’s father and as my husband!

96.) You are a hero to our kids, and I am so blessed to see that they know their father loves them so much. I want to wish you all the best.

97.) I want you to know two things – I love you with all my heart, and this celebration is all about you.

98.) You symbolize strength and compassion in our lives. I love you for being who you are and for everything you have done for our children! To a wonderful hundred and father!

99.) I am so pleased that our children admire, honor, and respect you. You’ve been a guiding light whose love shows me the way every day.

100.) To a loving husband who won my heart and a wonderful parent to our children! I love you and our family! You’re my anchor to hold onto.

101.) I love the way you teach our son how to have sensitivity and our daughter how to be strong. The way you teach our kids about everything always impresses me.

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102.) It’s so cool that we both know that I’m your favorite kid, and we don’t have to shout it to the others.

103.) Happy “Get Out of Dishes Free” Day! Enjoy your day, Dad!

104.) 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.

105.) Enjoying a great Father’s Day is only fitting for such a great man!

To my Dad in Heaven

106.) Your guiding hand will remain on my shoulder forever. I miss you and love you.

107.) Wishing my dad a great day in heaven. — one, but never forgotten.

108.) You will always be special to me, and I’ll remember you with love.

109.) Remembering our Dads who now live in Heaven on Father’s Day.

110.) Nobody could ever take your place. I was so lucky to have had the time together with you.

111.) The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.
Antoine Francois Prevost

112.) Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.
Eskimo Proverb

113.) When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.
Linda Poindexter

Father’s Day Quotes From Wife

114.) The only thing better than having you for a husband is our children having you for a dad.

115.) One day is not nearly enough to recognize and honor what you mean to all of us.

116.) Our children are blessed to have such a remarkable man in their lives — as am I!

117.) Sharing parenthood with you makes everything easier. We love you!

118.) You are my home and my adventure all at once.

119.) The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.
Elaine S. Dalton

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120.) We’re a family now, and that’s nothing short of amazing!

121.) You make such a wonderful dad!

122.) Incredible husband and now an amazing dad! You do it all!

123.) I couldn’t be happier to share this time with you.

124.) The man I fell in love with is now a wonderful father. I’m beaming with pride.

125.) It only makes sense that you would be an incredible dad – you do everything else so well!

Happy Father’s Day Grandpa

126.) We always look forward to visiting your house on holidays and any time in between. You’re one of the great dads of all time!

127.) A big hug and kiss to you on Father’s Day (along with this greeting card). You’ll have to wait until we see each other for your present.

128.) Our Granddad — the man, the myth, and the legend!

129.) We thought we had a wise father. Well, no wonder. Look who he learned from! Happy Father’s Day, Gramps!

130.) To the master of storytellers noted for his good advice on a variety of topics, I owe a debt of gratitude. Thanks for always being there for us, Grandpa.

131.) When all else fails, ask Grandpa — He knows everything. Have a special day on Father’s Day.

132.) Your mere presence makes every day a celebration. Thanks for being YOU!

Heartfelt Father’s Day Quotes

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

134.) 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.
Hillary Lytle

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

136.) No man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.
Hedy Lamarr

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

138.) Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.
Al Unser

139.) 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.

140.) Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad because you are so special to me. You taught me the game, and you taught me how to play it right.
Wade Boggs

141.) 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, Go Set a Watchman

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

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

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

145.) 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

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146.) Remember that without me, today is just another day. Happy Father’s Day from Mr. Responsible.

147.) Your favorite financial burden wishes you a happy Father’s Day.

148.) You truly did raise one amazing and beautiful child. Well done!

149.) My siblings say that I’m the most like you. So, you should probably be planning to make some significant life changes.

150.) Dad, you’ve always been like a father to me.

151.) Happy Father’s Day to my favorite ATM, master non-original joke teller, and a grand prize of a Dad. You’re the best!

Happy Father’s Day in Other Languages

152.) Chinese (Mandarin): Fùqīn jié kuàilè.

153.) Dutch: gelukkige vaderdag.

154.) French:joyeuse fête des Pères.

155.) German: Alles gute zum Vatertag.

156.) Hindi: pita divas kee shubhakaamana.

157.) Italian: buona festa del papà.

158.) Spanish:feliz Día del Padre.

159.) Swedish: glad fars dag.

160.) Welsh: Sul y Tadau Hapus

All About Father’s Day

Here are some topics you need to know about Dad.

When Is Father’s Day?

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in the U.S. It’s a perfect time to recognize dads.

In 2023, Father’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 18, 2023.

Synonyms for Father

  • Dad,
  • Pappy,
  • Pops,
  • Padre,
  • Pa,
  • Papa,
  • Pop,
  • Parental unit,
  • Daddy,
  • Dada, and
  • The Old Man (Be careful using this one)

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When is a joke a dad joke?

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Dad Sayings and Expressions — Dadisms

  • I’m not sleeping; I’m just resting my eyes.
  • Don’t forget to change your oil.
  • School is the best time of your life.
  • When I was your age, we used to walk 5 miles to school uphill.
  • Do you think I’m made of money?
  • They don’t make ’em like they used to.
  • Were you raised in a barn?
  • Don’t talk back to your mother!
  • A little hard work never hurt anybody.
  • Save your tears for when you need them.
  • A place for everything and everything in its place.
  • I’m not going to tell you again.
  • Your parents know best.
  • If your friend jumped off a cliff, would you, too?
  • If you’re going to do a job, do it right.

Father’s Day Activity Ideas

Are you looking for creative ideas for things to do on Father’s Day? Here are some field-tested winning ideas that you’ll want to consider:

a.) Three words: Breakfast in Bed. Bonus points if the tray includes lots of bacon. I mean, really, name me one father who doesn’t like bacon.

b.) Golfing. Not all dads love golfing, but if they do, it’s hard to find the time. Give pops the green light to play at least nine holes, and maybe one of your Father’s Day gifts should be golf related, e.g., a new golf shirt or putter.

c.) Brewery Tour. It’s hard to read the local paper without hearing of a new brewery opening. There are likely more than a few in your neck of the woods. So, hire an Uber, and let the taste-testing begin.

d.) Behind Third Base Tickets at the Ballgame. It’s baseball and tradition, and many dads love the game. Get some tickets, share some peanuts, and have a blast talking about the times he taught you how to play catch.

e.) Bike Ride around the lake or alongside a river. If it’s a nice day, pump up those tires and get outside in the sun. Have a destination in mind. Hopefully, end up at a place that serves your favorite cold beverages.

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f.) Frisbee Golf Outing. I mean, anyone can play. Plus, as you’re catching up to your errant throws, it’s an excellent time to catch up with Dad on what’s going on in his life.

g.) Head Out Boating. Get out on the water via a sailboat or motorboat. If the weather cooperates, most folks like being near the water, or in this case, on the water.

h.) A Day at the Races. If there’s a horse track nearby, it might be fun to head out with Dad and bet the ponies. There’s always lots to see and take in, and who knows, maybe it will be his or your lucky day.

i.) Handle the lawn chores for Dad. Swing by with a care package of BBQ ribs and Dad’s favorite beverage, and while he watches golf on TV, handle the lawn chores like mowing and trimming. Then, when finished, come in and catch up with the guy who taught you how to start a lawnmower.

Take Time To Appreciate Dad

Given the significance of your father’s role in your life, it’s a time to pause and celebrate. Someone once said, “Growing old is inevitable, but growing up is optional.” One sign of growing up is recognizing and being appreciative of the people who help you get there.

And, at the top of that list, more likely than not, is your dad. Make his day a special one. Happy Father’s Day!

By Mike O’Halloran

In addition to being a curator of quotes, Mike is an author, inventor, and entrepreneur. He and his wife have four daughters, making it a Happy Father’s Day for him each year.


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