Fathers and son quotes

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Dad. When you say his name aloud, you realize how much he means to you.

In a beautiful way, his love comes in many shades. This is the man who teaches you how to lead, respect others and always stand up for yourself. In the same day or even the same hour, he morphs into your action-packed friend who is always down to play, on the court or at a father-daughter dance-a-thon.

Dad. His title may be short, but his influence is long and powerful. Celebrate his loving presence in your life with these 13 loving and honest quotes about what it means to be a father.

Related: 10 Lessons We Learned From Our Dads

1. “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” ―Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

2. “To her, the name of father was another name for love.” —Fanny Fern

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

4. “A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.” ―Enid Bagnold

5. “Every dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad.” —Jack Baker

6. “Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” ―Ken Norton

7. “Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” ―Charles Kettering

8. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ―Jim Valvano

9. “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” ―Clarence Budington Kelland

10. “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

11. “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

12. “He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.” ―Tom Wolfe

13. “Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.” ―Mike Myers

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The father-son relationship can be very complex, but also it can be nurturing and meaningful relationships. Inspirational dad and son quotes will remind what it means to be a father-son.

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Father and Son Quotes

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

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

You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes. Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son. George Lucas

My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness and being on time. All very important lessons. Roger Moore

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

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

Some dads liken the impending birth of a child to the beginning of a great journey. Marcus Jacob Goldman

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

There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence. Samuel Johnson

For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time. Alan Valentine

Every dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad. Jack Baker

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. George Herbert

Tiger father begets tiger son. Chinese Proverb

Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best. Ken Norton

No love is greater than that of a father for His son. Dan Brown

It’s a father’s duty to give his sons a fine chance. George Eliot

A man’s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world. Helen Rowland

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

The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time; not to admonish them, but to be seen never doing that of which you would admonish them. Plato

No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace. In peace, sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons. Croesus of Lydia

The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it. John Green

Anyone who reads my work will see that there are often difficult relationships between fathers and sons. Salman Rushdie

Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

It’s a rare thing when a father and son can share the same experience. My father and I have seen all 19 Bond films together, two or three times. Rick Yune

Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds. Terri Guillemets

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

With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you. Brad Pitt

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. Confucius

Son, there are times a man has to do things he doesn’t like to, in order to protect his family. Ralph Moody

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

If the past cannot teach the present, and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time. Russell Hoban

What goes on between a father and a son, which is usually such a private matter, is that they are able to be honest with each other, and be honest with me, as a director. It’s just remarkable. Lee Grant

Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it. Mike Myers

One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father. George Herbert

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers. Aldous Huxley

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

When my son looks up at me and breaks into his wonderful toothless smile, my eyes fill up and I know that having him is the best thing I will ever do. Dan Greenberg

At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons. Proverbs

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

Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice. Charles F Kettering

No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means, what anything means, until he has a child and loves it. Lafcadio Hearn

Best Father Son Sayings

  • Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps. Alan Ladd
  • What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father. Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Words have an awesome impact. The impression made by a father’s voice can set in motion an entire trend of life. Gordon MacDonald
  • A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child. Knights of Pythagoras
  • My father and I made genetics history. We were the first African Americans and the first father and son anywhere to have their genomes sequenced. Henry Louis Gates
  • It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons. Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
  • Life doesn’t come with an instruction book that’s why we have fathers. H. Jackson Browne
  • Frank Capra was a prop man, I think. John Ford was a prop man. It was a little bit of a father and son thing, and you kind of worked your way up. Francis Ford Coppola
  • A son needs his father at every situation he faces in present, and a father needs his son at every situation he faces for his son in past. Nishan Panwar
  • Like so much between fathers and sons, playing catch was tender and tense at the same time. Donald Hall
  • Good fathers make good sons.
  • It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare
  • For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers. Homer
  • When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son. The Talmud
  • I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me. Calvin Johnson
  • We think our fathers’ fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. Alexander Pope
  • A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • A son is not a judge of his father, but the conscience of the father is in his son. Simon Soloveychik
  • My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss. When I do something that is exciting and he likes it, it feels three times as good as you can imagine. David Lauren
  • Lately all my friends are worried that they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried that I’m not. Dan Zevin
  • Never fret for an only son. The idea of failure will never occur to him. George Bernard Shaw
  • The fact my relationship with my son is so good makes me forgiving of my father and also appreciative. Anthony Kiedis
  • A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son. William Graham Summer
  • The most important influence in my childhood was my father. DeForest Kelley
  • A Real man takes care of his kids no matter what the relationship is like with the mother of his child.
  • Someday you will know that a father is much happier in his children’s happiness than in his own. I cannot explain it to you: it is a feeling in your body that spreads gladness through you. Honore de Balzac
  • Fathers and sons arrive at that relationship only by claiming that relationship: that is by paying for it. If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons. James Baldwin
  • Becoming a father increases your capacity for love and your level of patience. It opens up another door in a person – a door which you may not even have known was there. That’s what I feel with my son. There’s suddenly another level of love that expands. My son is my greatest joy, out of everything in my life. Kyle MacLachlan
  • I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. Alexander the Great
  • The greatest gift I ever had came from God, and I call him Dad!
  • Son needs his father at every situation he Face in present and Father needs his son at every situation he faces for his son in past. Nishan Panwar
  • Thanks Dad, for all those extraordinary lessons you taught me without even trying. Author Unknown
  • I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father and friend. Dante Hall
  • I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. Sigmund Freud
  • A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he’s in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station. Bill Cosby
  • I grew up watching and learning from the ultimate partnership, and that is of my father and late uncle. Jonathan Tisch
  • I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father son relationship. Harrison Ford
  • Forget Batman: when I really thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be my dad. Paul Asay
  • He followed in his father’s footsteps, but his gait was somewhat erratic. Nicolas Bentley
  • As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities. Alan Thicke
  • If a father commands a son to commit a crime so terrible that the son can’t do it and live with himself, then is it betrayal for the son to disobey his father? Orson Scott Card
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end amen. George Strait
  • You can tell what the best year of your father’s life was, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out. Jerry Seinfeld
  • I’m so ugly. My father carries around a picture of the kid who came with his wallet. Rodney Dangerfield
  • 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 Attel
  • I’ve been to war. I’ve raised twins. If I had a choice, I’d rather go to war. George W. Bush
  • Even though I’m proud by dad invented the rear-view mirror, we’re not as close as we appear. Stewart Francis
  • My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad. Beau Bridges
  • My dad used to say, always fight fire with fire, which is probably why he got thrown out of the fire brigade. Harry Hill
  • Me and my dad used to play tag. He’d drive. Rodney Dangerfield
  • When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. Mark Twain
  • Men should always change diapers. It’s a very rewarding experience. It’s mentally cleansing. It’s like washing dishes, but imagine if the dishes were your kids, so you really love the dishes. Chris Martin
  • Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch. John Stewart
  • Remember: What dad really wants is a nap. Really. Dave Barry
  • My father taught me not to overthink things, that nothing will ever be perfect, so just keep moving and do your best. Scott Eastwood
  • My father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic. Spike Milligan
  • My father makes money the American way. He trips over stuff and sues people. Dominic Dierkes
  • My father refused to spend money on me as a kid. One time I broke my arm playing football and my father tried to get a free x ray by taking me down to the airport and making me lie down with the luggage. Glenn Super
  • I have no ambitions at all! I have none… seriously. I want to be a good father. I want to be a good husband. I want to be a good son, a good brother, a good family member. I don’t have any ambition to direct a film or write a play. I like acting. Pilou Asbaek
  • Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. Red Buttons
  • To be a successful father, there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years. Ernest Hemingway
  • Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis. Jack Handey
  • 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
  • What I’ve realized is that life doesn’t count for much unless you’re willing to do your small part to leave our children all of our children a better world. 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
  • I wasn’t close to my father, but I wanted to be all my life. He had a funny sense of humor, and he laughed all the time – good and loud, like I do. He was a gay Irish gentleman and very good-looking. And he wanted to be close to me, too, but we never had much time together. Judy Garland
  • When he smiles, it’s as if he’s blessing us. We’re the parents and should be the ones in control, but he’s the little prince, and we feel like we’re waiting on him. Taye Diggs
  • 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
  • From the first time the doctor placed you in my arms, I knew I’d meet death before I’d let you meet harm. Although questions arose in my mind, would I be man enough? Will Smith
  • Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person. Naveen Jain
  • The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children. Nelson Mandela
  • I think that my strong determination for justice comes from the very strong, dynamic personality of my father. I have rarely met a person more fearless and courageous than my father. He is a man of real integrity, deeply committed to moral and ethical principles. If I had a problem, I could always call Daddy. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • My father had a flat rule. He believed that every man’s house was his castle. He had a flat rule: no man could come in his house without his permission. Thurgood Marshall
  • Think about everything a real daddy does: pay the bills, buy the food, make your world a better, safer place. And what does daddy get for all of his work? The big piece of chicken. That’s what daddy gets. Chris Rock
  • For boys, you want to teach them how to treat a lady; how to play football and how to handle themselves in the street. Rev Run
  • My father never was and isn’t a mean man. You know, he never was ruthless. And he succeeded in life without sticking it to anybody. And that’s a great example for a man, a strong man, a man’s man, to give to his children. You can succeed, you can be successful, without walking over somebody. Maria Shriver
  • My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. That’s why we put on clinics. The only thing I can do is try to give back. If it works, it works. Tiger Woods
  • I felt something impossible for me to explain in words. Then when they took her away, it hit me. I got scared all over again and begin to feel giddy. Then it came to me I was a father. Nat King Cole
  • I love to make soups. My father used to say, ‘There’s nothing like a nice bowl of soup.’ One of my favorites is ready? Broccolini, white bean and hot Italian sausage soup. I’ve used escarole. Escarole and beans is unbelievable, or you can use bok choy, any kind. You can really fool around. That’s one of my good ones. Tony Danza
  • Everyone talks about how we’re on our phones all the time, but the fact remains that when I’m away on a film set for two months, I can Skype my family. I remember the phone calls my parents had to make when my dad was away for a while when I was younger – that once-a-week expensive phone call! The time pressure on talking to your father! Domhnall Gleeson

Father and Son Quotes for Instagram

Dads and sons can have complicated relationships, yet the relationship between a father and son is one of the most important relationships a man can have. Fathers think about their sons a lot and sons think about their fathers often. It is a unique relationship.

We may sometimes think our fathers are larger than life, but they do still enjoy small, thoughtful things such as sending a quote that expresses our feelings. Sometimes hearing from our father can make our day or even our week, inspiring us with encouragement or just the knowledge that he’s thinking of us.

When you are a father, there’s nothing better than watching your son’s first steps, listening to his first words, playing football with him, and teaching him how to shave. And the same goes for sons! Almost all of us remember those sweet days when our fathers played with us, taught us how to do something and helped us — and what I can say here is that if you still can call, write, or meet and hug your father, you are very lucky.

It’s such a pleasure to meet a dad, shake his hand, and hug him! But no one can deny that life often makes us leave the houses and hometowns we grew up in. It’s a natural process — we grow older and leave the nest. We settle in other towns and cities, becoming so busy that we don’t have enough time to spend time with our dad or even our mom for that matter. It’s a little sad, but that’s how life goes. Just know that your parents think of you every day.

If you do not live near your father right now, it makes sense that you still want to say something warm and pleasant to him that lets him know you are thinking about him, right? We understand the sentiment. That is why we have created this article full of the best father and son quotes we could find. You can choose any of these expressions and feel inspired to get in touch with your dad or son with a great and warm saying!

How Do You Caption Photos On Instagram?

Before we get into the father and son quotes, let’s talk about how to create an Instagram caption. Though most sons these days probably know how to do this, creating an Instagram caption might not come as naturally to dads.

First, an Instagram caption is the text at the bottom of an Instagram photo. If you’re posting a picture of your family at the beach, you might caption it with something like, “Had a great day at the beach with the family!” Captions tell people what the photo you are posting is about and gives you a chance to pair your photos with a nice message, like the quotes you’ll find throughout this article.

To incorporate a caption into your Instagram photos, start by pressing the “+” icon at the bottom of the app screen. This will bring up the page to post a new photo. Choose a photo and tap Next in the top left of the screen. Then edit it how you want and press Next again.

On the next and final screen, you’ll see a box that says “Write a caption…” In this box, you can type whatever you like, like hashtags and photo descriptions. For a nice father and son photo, you can use any of the following father and son quotes that speak to you!

Good Father and Son Quotes

All of us miss our parents when we are far away from home. If you live far from your father, you probably miss him at times and might be looking for the right words to express how you feel. These good father and son quotes may help. Choose any of them and give your dad a call on the phone or a video call from a service such as Skype or Google Hangouts.

You can also send him a quote on a card sent through snail mail. Traditional mail is a thoughtful way to send something, especially with everything being digital these days. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with using email, text, or social media that your dad might use, such as Facebook.

  • When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
  • No love is greater than that of a father for his son.
  • You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.
  • Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
  • When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.
  • One father is worth more than a hundred schoolmasters.
  • The love and protection that a father gives to his children are two of the strongest needs in childhood.
  • Being a father means a lot of things, but most importantly it means to be a good role model for a son.
  • The way a father treats his son’s mother shows how much he loves and respects his family.
  • Every son looks up to his father in one way or another.
  • A real man loves his wife and considers his family to be the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and contentment in life than simply being a good husband and father.

Dad and Son Quotes

It doesn’t matter if you are a loving father who wants to send a touching quote to his son, or a son who wants to say something sweet to his dad. In all these cases, our dad and son quotes will be a great choice. Choose one and send it!

  • It is a wise father that knows his child.
  • A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he is meant to be.
  • It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
  • The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
  • I’m so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that.
  • Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers, and fathering is a very important stage in their development.
  • Whatever happens tomorrow, always remember that I’ll be there for you.
  • There’s no stronger bond than one between a dad and his son watching a football game on Sunday night.
  • For a father, raising his son and watching him grow into a good man is the best experience life has to offer.
  • If it wasn’t for fathers, sons wouldn’t know how to treat a lady, play baseball, or stand up for themselves on the street.

Father-Son Inspirational Quotes

What if your son isn’t near you when he needs support and inspiration? Well, you can call him or send him one of these great father-son inspirational quotes. He’ll feel that you love and support him.

  • Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride, and inspiration.
  • Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
  • My dear son, I wish you the strength to face challenges with confidence and the wisdom to choose your battles carefully.
  • Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.
  • If you need me, just call me. I don’t care if I’m sleeping, if I’m angry, or if I’m having my own problems — just call me and I’ll help you. Dad.
  • Sometimes life can be tough but always remember: so are you, son.
  • Fatherhood teaches a man how to love unconditionally, how to forgive, how to become a better person so that a son will have someone to look up to.
  • When it comes to fatherhood, you know you do it right if you are the first person your son comes to in times of trouble.
  • A father who gets along with his son and a son who gets along with his dad make a mom happy.
  • One of the most important duties of a good father is to give his sons a chance to live a better life.

Like Father Like Son Quotes

If you are a happy father with a son who strives to be like you, you will raise a happy son. I can say the same about you if you are a son who takes more after your dad — and if it is so, these like father like son quotes are 100% for you!

  • There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence.
  • For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time.
  • With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.
  • Every son quotes his father, in words and deeds.
  • Forget Batman: when I thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be my dad.
  • When my father doesn’t have my hand, he has my back.
  • As the saying goes, like father, like son. It means that a son doesn’t only resemble his father in terms of appearance, but also behavior.
  • Every father wants his son to become just like him, but it’s constant self-improvement that turns a father into a good father.
  • A son is an extension of his father and so it’s up to a father to shape what kind of person his son is going to be.
  • A son always looks for his reflection in the father’s eyes.
  • My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you want to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’

Cute Daddy and Son Quotes

It’s not very common for fathers to show their real feelings. It doesn’t mean that the fathers love their sons less than mothers, of course — it’s just the way they are! If you are a father who wants to show that you love your son in a cute way, these cute daddy and son quotes will help!

  • 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.
  • A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
  • The greatest gift I ever had came from God, and I call him Dad!
  • Dads are ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of songs.
  • I hope and pray that I will be as good a Dad as you have been.
  • Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.
  • If you have never met a real superhero, you just need to meet my dad.
  • A father who is proud of his son can be proud of himself.
  • A father is an anchor that doesn’t let his son get lost in the rough water. A father is a sail that helps his son follow the wind. A father is a lighthouse who is always there to show the right path to go.
  • The greatest gift a father can present his son with is his belief in him.

Father-Son Relationship Quotes

Dads and sons can have different types of relationships, of course — and if your relationships are not biological only, it’s great. We have these father-son relationship quotes for you — choose any of them and make your dad or son a little bit happier today!

  • It is a wise child that knows its own father, and an unusual one that unreservedly approves of him.
  • Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful
  • I have a special place in my heart for you, for showing my father such great love and friendship.
  • 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.
  • Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, singers of songs.
  • Father’s love will always be imprinted on the heart of a son.
  • What father doesn’t want his son to succeed in life? But good fathers also know that success doesn’t come easy and know how to explain it.
  • There is this special connection between a father and his son. It may be barely visible, but it’s there. It’s always like that with sons and fathers.
  • A son can make the most stupid life decisions, he can misbehave, but a good father will never give up on his son because a son is his reflection.

Father and Son Bond Quotes

Relationships between fathers and sons can be complex, competitive, problematic and so on. However, these relationships are still important and extremely valuable — and if you want to improve them, you can use one of the father and son bond quotes. They really work.

  • One of the greatest tragedies of life is that fathers and sons can love each other deeply without ever getting to know each other.
  • Creating a child takes no love or skill; being a parent requires lots of both.
  • I realized that to get through this thing called fatherhood, I would have to be stronger emotionally and physically than I had ever been before.
  • By profession, I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder – infinitely prouder — to be a father. A soldier destroys to try and build; the father only builds, never destroys.
  • No word makes me happier than the word “daddy” uttered by one of my children.
  • We think our fathers are like fools, so we grow wise in our own minds. Our wiser sons will no doubt think us fools, too.
  • The bond between a father and a son is a true friendship no one can ever break.
  • If dads make the dreams come true, aren’t they magicians undercover?
  • Daddies don’t just love their children now and then, it’s a love without end.
  • Time is a funny thing. As soon a son realizes that his father was right, he has a son on his own and now it’s his son who thinks that he’s wrong.

Father and Son Moments Sayings

Some moments of our lives are priceless. Remember when your dad played football with you? When you went fishing? When you made a barbeque with him and friends?
If you want to recall these times, read these father and son moments sayings!

  • A father holds his children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever.
  • I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
  • When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed.
  • Being a father means you have to think fast on your feet. You must be judicious, wise, brave, tender, and willing to put on a frilly hat and sit down to a pretend tea party
  • The best thing that a father can give to his son is his time.
  • I smile because you are my father. I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.
  • There’s nothing more lovely for a son in this world than the time spent with a father.
  • A father is the best friend and strictest boss for his son.
  • No matter how old you get, as long as you have your son, you have your best friend.
  • 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.

Short Father’s Love For His Son Quotes

Do you love your son and want to make him feel happier? If the answer is yes (and I’m sure it’s “yes”: come on, we all love our children), we have something for you here. These short father’s love for his son quotes will be great in your situation.

  • My little boy yesterday, my friend today, my Son forever.
  • I love a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving, strong and kind.
  • My number one goal is to support and be there for my son.
  • If my son is happy, so am I.
  • I love my son more than anything. I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure he is raised the right way.
  • Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re 12, but every day.
  • My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed.
  • It is not hard to become a father, but it takes a lot of patience, love and hard work to become a father that your son will be proud of.
  • Son, you are the most precious gift in my life. I love you to the moon and back.
  • I am so lucky to have you as my son.

Father’s Day Quotes From Son

Fathers are as important and as loved as mothers — and they have their own day, too! Did you know that? Well, in all cases, if you want to find some Father’s Day quotes from a son to congratulate your dad — you’ve found the right place. Here we have the best of them!

  • Dad, I know you’ve loved me as long as I’ve lived; but I’ve loved you my whole life.
  • No care is greater than Dad’s Care. Happy Fathers Day, dad!
  • A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you.
  • My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.
  • To the world, you are a dad. To our family — you are the world.
  • A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.
  • Dad, thank you for always be my guiding light in the darkest times.
  • The happiest time for me was the time I was born because it was the beginning of my journey with the best dad in the world.
  • I am the luckiest son because my father can turn even the dullest day into a carnival.
  • To the world, you may just be a father, but for me, you are the world.

Whether you live near (or with) your father or thousands of miles away, whether your father is alive or has passed on, it’s good and healthy to think of him. These quotes may help you express how you feel, which isn’t always easy for men.

If you’re thinking about your son and how you can improve your relationship with him, you may feel inspired by a quote you read above. Don’t hesitate to call your son or write him a nice note. Even if he’s busy and lives far away, he’ll appreciate it.

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English Sentences Focusing on Words and Their Word Families
The Word “Dad” in Example SentencesPage 1

2549728 I love my dad. CK 1 2235783 I’m Tom’s dad. CK 1 2273298 Tom is my dad. CK 1 706999 Dad isn’t home. papabear 1 953331 How is your dad? CK 1 2648879 Who is your dad? CK 1 2254634 Where’s my daddy? CK 1 2254678 Where’s your dad? CK 1 482368 Mom is older than Dad. adjusting 1 2645642 What’s your dad’s name? CK 1 64110 What are you doing, Dad? CK 1 64084 Ask your dad to help you. CK 1 852866 I met your dad yesterday. piksea 1 1525586 Tom’s dad is very strict. erikspen 1 2458008 I can’t say that to my dad. MethodGT 1 2543388 Tom is a friend of my dad’s. CK 1 852870 I ran into your dad yesterday. piksea 1 1886399 You don’t know my dad, do you? CK 1 852871 I bumped into your dad yesterday. piksea 1 2438358 You’re the best dad in the world. Hybrid 1 1493338 Tom’s dad is a university professor. Spamster 1 2076121 That’s the building where my dad works. CK 1 264094 My dad drops in on me from time to time. CK 1 1273520 My mom is two years younger than my dad. Scott 1 2377272 I learned how to use a hammer from my dad. CK 1 1552238 Tom found out his dad wasn’t his real dad. Spamster 1 1134607 Daddy, I can’t walk any more. Could you give me a piggyback ride? CK 1 16740 You should apologize to Dad for not coming home in time for supper. CK 1 2609463 Dad’s working. Nero 866504 Where’s Daddy? papabear 35114 Hang onto Daddy! CM 595504 Where is my dad? boracasli 871393 Tell Dad to come. alexmarcelo 3151569 Give Daddy a kiss. CK 436261 How’s my dad doing? lukaszpp 1677137 I can’t see my dad. Guybrush88 64076 Dad bought a camera. CK 1740925 Don’t tell your dad. Spamster 261527 I told Dad about it. CK 2940754 I’m proud of my dad. Hakaku 2611968 My dad was an actor. Guybrush88 1977711 My dad will kill me. Spamster 64049 Dad is a hard worker. CK 2776251 My dad works all day. Hybrid 39303 But Dad won’t like it. CM 3068203 What does your dad do? Hybrid 64054 Dad bought me a camera. CK 871387 Dad, here’s the coffee. alexmarcelo 35115 I’ll tell Daddy on you. CM 414962 My dad bought me books. FeuDRenais

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Death grips us all and gives absolute shared fate; as a universal truth; but Death also deals each of us our own unique experience of it. His cold fingers wrap so tightly around our hearts that we sink deeper than the deepest of oceans, knowing only cold and collapse. He drags our heart down from the chest and deep into the belly of our grief and sadness. A thousand memories past and a thousand memories yet to be named, expectations of what was supposed to be, burrow deep into the silence and darkness of, “If only…“.

Whether your heart succumbs to His icy grip to beat nevermore, or whether He steals the heart of a loved one and leaves your heart to beat alone forevermore, it is inevitable; it’s a difficult, dark, sad and scary process. It’s a claustrophobic labyrinth with no escape, an ocean of emotion with no shore on the horizon. Yet it’s something shared by everyone. There’s beauty in the reality that all humanity shares the same mortality. And beauty in understanding that mortality. There’s a richness living in the acceptance that; life is, and life happens;– and never without Death. He brings a fate we all share. A fate we feel together.

Death is, as my Dad used to say, “the great leveler”. Although brutal in His methods, He is a courier of commonality – an emissary sent to purge our wells of emotion, drawing from the depths so that it streams down our face and puddles at our feet. We can choose to pretend we’re not standing in a puddle, that our feet are bone dry, warm and comfortable. We can ignore Death and pretend that our bodies will not become inanimate vessels, capable of only holding the past. And we can choose to believe that Death is a malevolent reaper, hell-bent on cutting down the seeds we have sown and grown to love for so long.

Or we can stomp, kick and dance in that divine puddle, raising each droplet off the ground and onto our skin, feeling its moist richness move across our body, grateful for its touch. We can choose to understand that in Death’s benevolence, and through His painful practice, we reap a space of growth, of nurturing, of authentic and palpable connection, difficult though it may be.

My Dad danced his abrupt descent into death. Yes, his eyes revealed a sadness that stretched deep into his bones and he talked about the long, cold, lonely and painful nights. But he never mired in a state of sadness, anger or unfairness. His reality simply was. Life simply is. His strength of character and wisdom cultivated an attitude towards death that actually comforted.

Rather than dwell on the harsh reality that the quick-growing tumors were uprooting and overgrowing his life’s path, he chose to revel in the realm of the earthly senses, in what life he had left, while his spirit beamed in the eternal senses of love and gratitude. The flake of a danish, the flame of sunrise through a hospital window, the subtle glint in the eye of a friend or family member, the touch of a hand – new ways to define sustenance and substance.

As his body changed and strength wavered and atrophied, so atrophied his resolute desire to live one step removed from the dying process. He’d lived with fierce independence and never wanted to be on the receiving end of a nurse’s care. Yet when his reality shifted, and day to day life became more and more difficult, he began to understand the development of Death: inglorious, incapable, ugly, undignified, unnecessary, smelly, painful and isolating. When my dad spoke of the help and care he received, he boldly confessed: “at first I resented it, then I accepted it, then I needed it, then I wanted it.”

He met his caregivers with gratitude, a smile and a hearty and heartfelt welcome, despite his condition. He was as gracious, grateful, soulful, intellectual, loving, honoring, respectful and compassionate in dying, as he was before his body was overrun with pancreatic cancer. He lived the last weeks of his life with a rueful understanding that Death must, and a graceful acceptance that life is.

Death must, life is. Sounds too simple right? Platitudes. Please hear me! I don’t want to undermine, dismiss or diminish the grief, the sorrow, the anger, the frustration, the loss, and the “pissed-off” lying in Death’s wake. He’s a heart-stealing, soul-sucking asshole, worthy of every word said and every song sung about Him. There are no feelings like the feelings that follow Death in His work. There are no words that dull or dim the force with which we feel His wrath. But He walks hand-in-hand with Life. The two are inseparable and inextricable. Celestial lovers bound in the flow of a river of eternal answers, together, waiting to resolve our first and final questions. Existing in a river that both forms and erodes mountains of grief and joy within the landscapes of our lives.

Human capacity for joy and happiness can only be as great as our capacity for grief and sorrow. They are held in the same vessel of our soul, expanding with pangs of grief and sorrow, creating a greater capacity for joy and happiness, a vessel that is filled by that same sacred river. They are emotions we feel to remind us that Death must. And life is. My dad’s graceful acceptance of his mortality taught me this. My sister whispered softly during one of those many hours, “Dad is teaching us how to die.” It’s a lesson I will always be grateful for.

Originally, my plan had been to share stories and wisdom from people in the process of meeting their mortality. I knew through conversations with them, the stories would write themselves and the underlying themes would present themselves. Everything changed when my dad became the subject. It’s been difficult divorcing myself from the emotion produced from the photos. Then again, why would I? I refuse. I choose instead to dance in that divine puddle, and let the sadness, the sorrow, the grief, the joy and the gratitude wash over me.

At the same time however, I’ve really wrestled with the prospect of putting the photos out there, outside the safe haven they’ve found hidden in my laptop. My dad is gone now, and his vulnerability, as well as the vulnerability of myself and my family, now rests in my hands. The intimacy of his final moments, captured in time, is a weight heavily felt. He let us in, let us feel the process with him, let us witness Death’s control over his body. He waited until we were all right there beside him when he let Death quietly whisk the last breath from his lungs.

I routinely checked on my dad’s comfort with the camera and, understanding the purpose of the photos and the project, he would happily oblige. Yet, I still feel hesitant. For those that knew him, these photos may shift or alter some of their final memories. For those that didn’t know him, his boisterous, gregarious, lover-of-life personality may become too simply distilled to death, to mortality, to bones and shadow. And I still can’t shake the questions: How do I want my dad remembered? How should my dad be remembered? Or probably most importantly, how would my dad have wanted to be remembered? Do these photos honor him, or are they too raw, too intimate, too personal? I just don’t know, he never did see them. The truth is, it never really concerned him. He took all of his new realities in stride, with grace and humility, and openly welcomed his friends and family into his death narrative.

We all lose loved ones. Yet, so often our voices can be stymied and stifled – our breath held captive by the chokehold of grief. Though we share a familiar pang, a social silence and taboo towards talking about death create solitude and loneliness in universal human experience, an experience that only exists because of our connection to one another. But we ignore it. Grief, the trickster, along with Death, leads us to believe that our hearts are isolated in sorrow, insulated from Life. Yet, in the midst of all of it, our grief-driven loneliness tempts us to reach, to claw, to clutch, and hope for someone who understands, someone who cares. Truth is – not one of us does, but we all do.

So I invite you into this story — my Dad’s story. I refuse to sit silently with Death while so many others share similar grief. I choose to sit and soak in the sore opened by Death, and I refuse to ignore the richness embedded within the raw. And yes, I choose to sit with Death and acknowledge his presence but I refuse to give him the power to be undone.

I feel a soulful sadness deep in my core at the thought of living the rest of my life without my father, and for my sisters and mother to have to do the same. Yet, I choose to flow with that ethereal river and let its current pull me into eddies of joy, happiness, pain, sorrow, connection and communion. I share this with you hoping to provide some comfort while you walk with Death on your own path of grief and sorrow, understanding that you must walk it individually, but not alone.

I hope that you can find comfort in the inevitability and ubiquity of Death. Your heart hurts, but find comfort in the thought that so many hearts beat alongside yours, walking that same path. Know that Life walks right along with you on a true path toward a deeper understanding of joy and happiness.

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Fathers and sons can sometimes find it difficult to express their feelings for one another, so we have put together some beautiful quotes that might help them do so!



Inspirational Dad and Son Quotes

Here are some father and son motivational quotes:

  • “It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
  • “There is no love on earth greater than that of a father for his son.”
  • “It is the duty of the father to give his sons a good chance.”
  • “When my dad did not hold my hand, he had my back.”
  • “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
  • “Fathers should know that sons follow their example, not advice.”
  • “Nothing is dearer to an ageing father than his son.”
  • “A boy’s first hero is his dad.”
  • “A son does not pass judgement on his father, but he is his father’s conscience.”

Cute and Funny Father and Son Quotes

Here they are:




  • “Dad, you are my superman, which makes me your super son!”
  • “A small boy becomes a big man through influence of a big man who cares about the small boy.”
  • “It does not matter how tall a son grows, he will still always look up to his dad.”
  • “Behind every young boy who believes in himself is a father who believed in him first.”
  • “You require love to be a dad, not DNA.”
  • “One dad is enough to love a hundred sons, but a hundred sons are still not enough to love one father.”
  • “Sons aspire to either become their father or vie to be his exact opposite.” – Kilroy J. Oldster.
  • “A dad is a person who wants to catch you before you fall, but he instead picks you up and lets you try again.”
  • “My dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.” – Al Unser
  • “Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.” – George Lucas

Father and Son Bond Quotes and Sayings

Here are some father-son relation quotes:

  • “When a father gives to his son, both laugh. When a son gives to his father, both cry.” – William Shakespeare.
  • “A son can change his father from being selfish to selfless.”
  • “Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers, and fathering is a very important stage in their development.” – David M. Gottesman
  • “The fact that my relationship with my son is so good makes me forgiving of my father and also appreciative.” – Anthony Kiedis
  • “A son may outgrow a father’s lap, but never his heart.”
  • “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.” – Proverbs 1:8
  • “If the relationship between father and son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.” – James A. Baldwin
  • “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
  • “Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” – Wayne Rooney
  • “I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me.” – Calvin Johnson

Father and Son Moments Quotes

Here they are:





  • “There is no greater need in childhood than the protection of a father.”
  • “A son is a promise that a father will always have a friend.”
  • “A dad will always need his son, no matter how old he is.”
  • “I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship”- Harrison Ford
  • “We became friends, not just father and son.” – Richard Bergeron
  • “Like father like son: Every good tree maketh good fruits.” – William Langland
  • “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland
  • “What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.” – Brad Pitt
  • “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” – Frank A. Clark

Short Father-son Quotes

Here they are:

  • “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” – The Talmud
  • “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” – William Shakespeare
  • “The imprint of a dad will forever remain on his son.”
  • “Don’t wait until your son is a man to make him great; make him great as a boy.”
  • “My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss.” – David Lauren
  • “The older a man gets, the more he values everything his dad gave him.”
  • “People who don’t believe in heroes have never met my dad.”
  • “I’m so proud of you; it makes me proud of myself.”
  • “If you need me, just call out to me, and I will be there. Dad.”

Go ahead and express your feelings with the help of the heart-melting quotes and sayings above.




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70+ Good Father Quotes to Inspire Strong Families

19. “What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

20. “A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.” – Knights of Pythagoras

21. “It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

22. ” A son needs his father at every situation he faces in present, and a father needs his son at every situation he faces for his son in past.” –Nishan Panwar

23. “For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.” – Homer

24. “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” –Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

25. “We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.” – Alexander Pope

26. “As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities.” – Alan Thicke

27. “A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

28. “A son is not a judge of his father, but the conscience of the father is in his son.” – Simon Soloveychik

29. “Lately all my friends are worried that they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried that I’m not.” – Dan Zevin

30. “A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son.” – William Graham Summer

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31. “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. – Clarence B. Kelland

32. “The fact my relationship with my son is so good makes me forgiving of my father and also appreciative.” – Anthony Kiedis

33. “The greatest gift I ever had came from God, and I call him Dad!” – Author Unknown

34. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano

35. “Thanks Dad, for all those extraordinary lessons you taught me – without even trying.” – Author Unknown

36. “I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father and friend.” – Dante Hall

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

38. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”- Sigmund Freud

39. “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.” – Anonymous

40. “Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end amen.” – George Strait

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Daddy Sayings

41. “I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship.” – Harrison Ford

42. “Forget Batman: when I really thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be my dad.” – Paul Asay

43. “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

44. “I’m so ugly. My father carries around a picture of the kid who came with his wallet.” – Rodney Dangerfield

45. “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 Attel

46. “I’ve been to war. I’ve raised twins. If I had a choice, I’d rather go to war.” – George W. Bush

47. “Even though I’m proud by dad invented the rear-view mirror, we’re not as close as we appear.” – Stewart Francis

48. My dad used to say, always fight fire with fire, which is probably why he got thrown out of the fire brigade.” – Harry Hill

49. “Me and my dad used to play tag. He’d drive.” – Rodney Dangerfield

50. “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain

51. “Men should always change diapers. It’s a very rewarding experience. It’s mentally cleansing. It’s like washing dishes, but imagine if the dishes were your kids, so you really love the dishes.” – Chris Martin

52. “Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.” – John Stewart

53. “Remember: What dad really wants is a nap. Really.” – Dave Barry

54. “My father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.” – Spike Milligan

55. “My father makes money the American way. He trips over stuff and sues people.” – Dominic Dierkes

56. “My father refused to spend money on me as a kid. One time I broke my arm playing football and my father tried to get a free x-ray by taking me down to the airport and making me lie down with the luggage.” – Glenn Super

57. “Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.” – Red Buttons

58. “To be a successful father, there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.” – Ernest Hemingway

59. “Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.” – Jack Handey

60. “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

Fathers tend to be taken for granted.

We invariably make more of a fuss over Mom on Mother’s Day than Dad on Father’s Day, for one.

Dads are like a steady but less sentimentalized institution — the sun in our familial sky that warms and gives life but isn’t much thought about unless he goes missing.

Yet this belies the enormous impact fathers truly have on their children; while a dad’s nurturing may often take the form of playful roughhousing and silly jokes, his influence is quite serious and significant: the presence of a loving father greatly increases a child’s chances of success, confidence and resilience, physical and mental well-being, and yes, quite naturally, their sense of humor.

One of the manifestations of the way we take fathers for granted is that there exist many more quotes about Mom than dear old Dad (and even fewer about fathers and daughters). To make more accessible those great pearls of wisdom that do exist, we searched high and low for the very best, and created this ultimate treasury of quotes about fatherhood. These short quotations provide great prompts for reflection; typically, we’re so busy plowing ahead that we don’t pause to look up and get a “birds-eye” perspective on things — taking the time to ponder what our own dads meant to us, and the way we’re shaping, and should be savoring, our kids right now.

Quotes About Fatherhood

“You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” –Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

“Some dads liken the impending birth of a child to the beginning of a great journey.” –Marcus Jacob Goldman

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” –George Herbert

“Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later . . . that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.” –Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

“The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time; not to admonish them, but to be seen never doing that of which you would admonish them.” –Plato

“The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.” –John Green

“One of the greatest things a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” –Howard W. Hunter

“To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.” –Euripides

“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

“That is the thankless position of the father in the family—the provider for all, and the enemy of all.” –J. August Strindberg

“Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” –Charles Kettering

“Son, there are times a man has to do things he doesn’t like to, in order to protect his family.” –Ralph Moody

“A boy needs a father to show him how to be in the world. He needs to be given swagger, taught how to read a map so that he can recognize the roads that lead to life and the paths that lead to death, how to know what love requires, and where to find steel in the heart when life makes demands on us that are greater than we think we can endure.” –Ian Morgan Cron

“Parenthood remains the single greatest preserve of the amateur.” –Alvin Toffler

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

“When you’re a dad, there’s no one above you. If I don’t do something that has to be done, who is going to do it?” –Jonathan Safran Foer, Here I Am

“‘Why do men like me want sons?’ he wondered. ‘It must be because they hope in their poor beaten souls that these new men, who are their blood, will do the things they were not strong enough nor wise enough nor brave enough to do. It is rather like another chance at life; like a new bag of coins at a table of luck after your fortune is gone.’” –John Steinbeck, Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History

“If the past cannot teach the present, and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.” –Russell Hoban

“There are many kinds of success in life worth having. It is exceedingly interesting and attractive to be a successful business man, or railway man, or farmer, or a successful lawyer or doctor; or a writer, or a President, or a ranchman, or the colonel of a fighting regiment, or to kill grizzly bears and lions. But for unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.” –Theodore Roosevelt

“Father!—To God Himself we cannot give a holier name.” –William Wordsworth

“We think our Fathers Fools, so wise we grow; Our wiser Sons, no doubt, will think us so.” –Alexander Pope

“His values embraced family, reveled in the social mingling of the kitchen, and above all, welcomed the loving disorder of children.” –John Cole

“Children are a poor man’s riches.” –English proverb

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” –Frederick Douglass

“A girl’s father is the first man in her life, and probably the most influential.” –David Jeremiah

“Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.” –David Gottesman

“Father of fathers, make me one,
A fit example for a son.”

–Douglas Malloch

“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

“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

“Until you have a son of your own . . . you will never know the joy beyond joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. You will never know the sense of honor that makes a man want to be more than he is and to pass something good and hopeful into the hands of his son. And you will never know the heartbreak of the fathers who are haunted by the personal demons that keep them from being the men they want their sons to be.” –Kent Nerburn

“When my son looks up at me and breaks into his wonderful toothless smile, my eyes fill up and I know that having him is the best thing I will ever do.” –Dan Greenberg

“Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” –Reed Markham

“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” –Pope John XXIII

“When I looked at you first I saw not your mother and me, but your two grandfathers . . . and, as my father, whom I loved a great deal, had died the year before, I was moved to see that here, in you, he was alive.” –Peter Carey

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

“‘Father’ is the noblest title a man can be given. It is more than a biological role. It signifies a patriarch, a leader, an exemplar, a confidant, a teacher, a hero, a friend.” –Robert L. Backman

“Noble fathers have noble children.” –Euripides

“The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.” –Confucius

“No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means, what anything means, until he has a child and loves it.” –Lafcadio Hearn

“I cannot think of any need in children as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” –Sigmund Freud

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

“His father watched him across the gulf of years and pathos which always divide a father from his son.” –John Marquand

“A family needs a father to anchor it.” –L. Tom Perry

“Words have an awesome impact. The impression made by a father’s voice can set in motion an entire trend of life.” –Gordon MacDonald

“Children need models rather than critics.” –Joseph Joubert

“A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.” –Unknown

“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.” –Joseph Addison

“Mostly you just have to keep plugging and keep loving—and hoping that your child forgives you according to how you loved him, judged him, forgave him, and stood watching over him as he slept, year after year.” –Ben Stein

“Life doesn’t come with an instruction book — that’s why we have fathers.” H. Jackson Browne

“Fathers, you are your daughter’s hero. My father was my hero. I used to wait on the steps of our home for him to arrive each night. He would pick me up and twirl me around and let me put my feet on top of his big shoes, and then he would dance me into the house. I loved the challenge of trying to follow his every footstep. I still do.” –Elaine S. Dalton

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

“When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” –The Talmud

“My father always said there are four things a child needs: plenty of love, nourishing food, regular sleep, and lots of soap and water. After that, what he needs most is some intelligent neglect.” –Ivy Baker Priest

“Like so much between fathers and sons, playing catch was tender and tense at the same time.” –Donald Hall

“By profession I am a soldier and take great pride in that fact, but I am also prouder, infinitely prouder, to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys.” –General Douglas MacArthur

“The lone father is not a strong father. Fathering is a difficult and perilous journey and is done well with the help of other men.” –John L. Hart

“Children of the new millennium when change is likely to continue and stress will be inevitable, are going to need, more than ever, the mentoring of an available father.” –Ian Grant

“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

“Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” –Frank Pittman

“Never fret for an only son. The idea of failure will never occur to him.” –George Bernard Shaw

“My son is seven years old. I am fifty-four. It has taken me a great many years to reach that age. I am more respected in the community, I am stronger, I am more intelligent and I think I am better than he is. I don’t want to be his pal, I want to be a father.” –Clifton Fadiman

“Some day you will know that a father is much happier in his children’s happiness than in his own. I cannot explain it to you: it is a feeling in your body that spreads gladness through you.” –Honore de Balzac, Pere Goriot

“A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad.” –John Andrew Holmes

“Every parent is at some point the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.” –John Ciardi

6 Important Differences Between Being a Father and Being a Dad

The two words- ‘Father‘ and ‘Dad‘ have been used synonymously for as long as one can remember; however, the differences are more than subtle.

You don’t hear about the analysis of the “dad” figure by Sigmund Freud or Jacques Lacan for nothing. A father is something more similar to a concept than something one actually wants to be tangible.

Same reason why you don’t hear individuals who had been adopted as saying “biological dad”. It’s always a biological father.

In a way any man whose sperm was responsible for your birth is your father, technically speaking. But someone who loves you and raises you gives you his name and also is responsible for you and your happiness is your true dad.

Below are some of the things that draw the line between a person who is just a father and a person who is a dad.

1. One is an entity, the other an emotion

Ever known the difference between the ratty t-shirt you cannot sleep without and an uncomfortable, unfashionable school uniform? That’s the difference between a dad and a father.

Being a dad is having an emotional pillar to hold you; a tree you can hold on to during impossible storms. Simply put, someone who can hug you and make things okay.

A father is someone who has little or no emotional connection with you in your life. At most, this is someone who pays the bills for you because he is socially responsible for you.

Worst case scenario, this can be someone who abuses you emotionally, mentally or physically; he is nowhere near the ray of sunshine a dad is.

Any fertile man can be a father, but it takes a lot of love to be a dad. As a matter of fact, dads are the real-life superheroes in our lives, who live up to the great responsibilities that come with their great power.

2. Dads are always present. Fathers are not

Dads are holistically responsible for the well-being of their children. They are supports in all aspects, economical: paying all the bills and taking care of the justified wants of the child:

Social: Dads are responsible for making great citizens of society out of their children. This also means using justified means of disciplining the child, when needed.

Physical: Dads will take care of your health, in every way they can; mental: they will make you healthy human beings mentally and make sure the stresses of life do not get to you.

Emotional: They are the bedrock of your life, when everything else does you wrong.

Fathers might just not be there. As a matter of fact, that is the case of so many children all over the world, who grow up without someone to look up to; like a dad.

3. The gaps in talking – Dad’s Listen, A Father Hears

A child’s mind is like a blank slate. It needs the right amount of stimuli, the right kind of stimuli and a manner that makes the stimuli comprehensible. Dads are experts at doing this.

They will go down to the child’s level to make themselves and their wisdom accessible for the child. They will make sure the bridge of communication is strong.

Dads make an effort to better understand their children, thinking at their level – They LISTEN to them. This makes their children better equipped for life, as they understand all the important lessons about life early on, and pretty well.

Fathers make no effort to bridge the gap between themselves and their children. They are lackadaisical and in consequence, their children end up lacking in life skills, and in the worst of cases, problematic.

Remember Henry Bowers and his father, from IT? That’s what I mean.

95 Father Quotes

  1. “I think a father is someone,
    Who loves unconditionally,
    There is no perfect formula,
    To who a father can be.”
    Julie Hebert
  2. “How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.” Walter Scott
  3. Father, Dad, Papa, no matter what you call them they influence our lives and they are the person we look up to. Catherine Pulsifer
  4. “My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.” Gwyneth Paltrow
  5. “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.” Hedy Lamarr
  6. “I would define a leader as a person who puts the welfare of the group above himself. It’s the same thing with fathers.” Etan Thomas, Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge
  7. “Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.” William Hurt
  8. “Recently I noticed my father’s watch in a dark corner of my safety deposit box. Its presence there exemplified the great value I had assigned it. As I turned the watch in my hand, I remembered my father’s commitment to being on time … always … if not early.” Harold Ivan Smith, On Grieving the Death of a Father
  9. “Part of the reason that Lombardi’s players were willing to work with him was that he nurtured and cared for them like a father. When Lombardi succeeded, so did they.” Donald T. Phillips, Run to Win: Vince Lombardi on Coaching and Leadership
  10. “To be a father requires patience, love and giving up the ‘all about me’ attitude.” Catherine Pulsifer
  11. “The most important influence in my childhood was my father.” DeForest Kelley
  12. “There’s sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.” Dean Koontz
  13. “I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.” Miguel Indurain
  14. “The extension of the positive characteristics of a father can contribute more to the healing of a nation than all the money-laden do good programs combined. It is these caring, compassionate, respectful and loving attributes that can not only encourage and heal a family, but can be extended outward to a neighborhood, a town, a city, a territory, a region, and a country.” Byron R. Pulsifer
  15. “I encourage all fathers to focus on the intangibles, because those are the gifts that make the difference.” Asha Patrick, introduction to the book, Fatherhood
  16. “Part of being a successful father is taking extreme care of our children. The other part of that equation is that we must also take extreme care of their mother.” Nate Dallas, Hacking Fatherhood: Preparing For Success in the Biggest Role of Your Life
  17. “What works for one couple or father may not work for another couple or father. You will need to research to locate or help find your comfort zone for you and your growing family.” Jacob Westlin, The Expectant Dad’s Manual An Ultimate Guide for Balancing Work with Fatherhood and Coping with the Responsibilities of Having a New Baby in the Family
  18. “You may not have an earthly father that cares for you, but you have an heavenly one that does.” Angelina Talpa, Love Yourself
  19. “Being a father means you have to think fast on your feet. You must be judicious, wise, brave, tender, and willing to put on a frilly hat and sit down to a pretend tea party.” Matthew Buckley, Fatherhood: The Manliest Profession
  20. “The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent.” Frank Pittman
  21. “…that the most precious things a father can provide are time, attention, and love.” Tim Russert, Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons
  22. “Fathers provide not only support but also encouragement.” Catherine Pulsifer
  23. “Fatherly love is the act of giving your life for the sake of someone else’s needs.” Nate Dallas, Hacking Fatherhood: Preparing For Success in the Biggest Role of Your Life
  24. “Regardless of the personal relationship you have with your own father, you have to aim to be better.” Kirsten Watson
  25. “No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means, until he has a child and loves it. And then the whole universe changes and nothing will ever again seem exactly as it seemed before.” L. Hearn
  26. “I have repeatedly stated and emphatically declared that the key to the restoration and preservation of a sane and healthy society is the salvaging of the male, especially as a responsible father.” Myles Munroe, Fatherhood Principle, The: God’s Design and Destiny for Every Man
  27. “As fathers, we understand that we have the opportunity to image forth God’s love to our family.” Matt Click, Famous Dad: A Hero In His Home
  28. “Being a father is a PRIVILEGE. It is nothing short of amazing!” Larry Hagner, The Dad’s Edge: 9 Simple Ways to Have: Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories
  29. “Being a father truly is a blessing and a role not to be taken for granted.” Derek Polen, Next Level Dad: Bringing Faith and Fun to Fatherhood
  30. “The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent.” Frank Pittman
  31. “A father should present the fundamental qualities of leadership, responsibility, and accountability, as well as the capabilities of planning, disciplining, and loving. Fathering is a full-time job.” Myles Munroe, Fatherhood Principle, The: God’s Design and Destiny for Every Man
  32. “Never before in the history of men and women have expectant fathers been so involved in the pregnancy process.” Harlan Cohen, Dad’s Expecting Too
  33. “So, like all proud fathers do, I boasted about all of their successes and all of the joy they bring to my wife and me.” Dennis Lominac, My Family is My Life
  34. “You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.” Erika Cosby
  35. “I believe the heart of the heavenly Father is reflected in the heart of the earthly father.” Nathan Lorick, Dying to Grow
  36. “Fathers are an integral part of the family for their contribution to the household by care giving and ensuring the healthy development and well-being of children and families.” Ola Akinmade, Celebrating Dads: 365 Quotes and Sayings About Fathers
  37. “At home I was blessed with a strong role model for a father, and on the field I was equally blessed to have the best coaches an athlete could ask for. Each and every lesson a coach taught me has shaped me into the person and father I am today.” Tom Limbert, Dad’s Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time
  38. “God does have a plan for fathers.” Jay Payleitner, 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad
  39. “A father is a banker provided by nature.” French Proverb
  40. “No duty in my life is more important or more sacred than my role as a husband and father. That is where my true character is most accurately seen, and it is the best single gauge of my overall success or failure as a leader and role model.” John MacArthur, Brave Dad: Raising Your Kids to Love and Follow God
  41. “Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!” Lydia M. Child
  42. “I’m convinced that a father’s role in child-raising should never be underestimated. underestimated. Fathers play a crucial role in their children’s emotional and physical well-being and in the choices they make about how to live their lives now and in the future. ” Nicoline Ambe, Being Dad: Lessons I Learned From My Father About What Makes A Good Dad
  43. “We are coming to understand as fathers that our relationships with the important people in our lives – especially our children – are of paramount importance to feeling good about ourselves and feeling that our lives have meaning.” Bruce Linton, Fatherhood: The Journey from Man to Dad
  44. “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” Author Unknown
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Father’s Day is a perfect opportunity for you to tell your dad how much you appreciate his existence in your life. Whether it’s your dad or someone who is a first-time dad, give them a card with nice and meaningful words inside.

These first Father’s Day quotes we prepared for you can be a great addition to your message too. Some of them are emotional, some are written in a funny but truthful way by famous authors, actors, and actresses. Take a look and see if you think any or all of them describe how awesome and wonderful a dad is!

First Father’s Day Quotes

1. Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. – Anne Geddes

2. To all the first time dads who put the ‘dad’ in the dad bod: Happy Father’s Day.

3. Dad, you’ve always been like a father to me. I know this is late but for the first time ever, I would like to greet you a happy father’s day.

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

5. What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child, it’s the courage to raise one. – Barak Obama

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

7. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person. – Naveen Jain

8. Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to. – Wayne Rooney

9. The only way I can describe fatherhood is 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

10. Happy Father’s Day to a new dad who probably fell asleep before finishing this sentence.

11. The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the men. – Frank Pittman

12. Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re 12, but every day. – Mike Myers

13. 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

14. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me. – Jim Valvano

15. 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

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

17. I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers. – T.D. Jakes

18. Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars. – Victor Hugo

19. I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing. – Mark Wahlberg

20. It’s an ongoing joy being a dad. – Liam Neeson

21. Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. – Ephesians 6:4 NIV

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

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

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

25. My dad’s not here, but he’s watching in heaven. – Bubba Watson

26. It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. – Pope John XXIII

27. Without my dad, I wouldn’t be here. – Maria Sharapova

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

29. My Dad is my hero. – Harry Connick, Jr.

30. I can definitely say the older I’ve got the better I’ve become at being a dad and a husband. – Rod Stewart

31. I’m a father; that’s what matters most. Nothing matters more. – Gordon Bro

32. Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. – Menachem Begin

33. He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. – Clarence Budington Kelland

34. The greatest thing a father can do to his children, is to love their mother. – Anjaneth Garcia Untalan

35. Being a father helps me be more responsible. You see more things than you’ve ever seen. – Kid Rock

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

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37. My father always told me, ‘Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.’ – Jim Fox

38. 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

39. 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 Atell

40. Anyone can be a father, but it takes a lot to be a daddy.

41. When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back. – Linda Poindexter

42. Dad, I may not be the best, but I come to believe that I got it in me to be somebody in this world. And it’s not because I’m so different from you either. It’s because I’m the same. I mean, I can be just as hard-headed, and just as tough. I only hope I can be as good a man as you. – Jake Gyllenhaal

43. 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. – Alison Lohman

44. The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad.

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

46. 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

47. One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. – George Herbert

48. Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten. – Conrad Hall

49. Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person. – Naveen Jain

50. My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss. When I do something that is exciting and he likes it, it feels three times as good as you can imagine. – David Lauren

51. If I had the chance to choose my dad, you would still be my 1st choice, I love you dad.

52. Father’s Day is hopefully a time when the culture says, ‘This is our moment to look at who our men and boys are.’ – Michael Gurian

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

54. The gift of a Father cannot been seen by our eyes, yet he sacrificed his every breath, sweat and everything to comfort us, his family. – King Tony .S.Singh

55. No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word―father. – Lydia Maria Child

56. Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. – Bill Cosby

57. 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

58. A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father. – Frank Abagnale

59. To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. – Euripides

60. 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

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

62. I would say my greatest achievement in life right now – my greatest achievement period is – and I’m still trying to achieve it – is to be a wonderful father to my kids. – Bo Jackson

63. You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. – Robert Frost

64. My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’ – Michael Jordan

65. I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he started having a family, and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his kids, and he never made us feel like he was pressured. I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that. – Adam Sandler

66. I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.’ – Paul Walker

67. I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father and friend. – Dante Hall

68. I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life. – Sidney Poitier

69. My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, then you’ve had a great life. – Lee Iacocca

70. Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars. – Victor Hugo

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

72. I was raised in the greatest of homes, just a really great dad, and I miss him so much, he was a good man, a real simple man. Very faithful, always loved my mom, always provided for the kids, and just a lot of fun. – Max Lucado

73. When it comes to Father’s Day, I will remember my dad for both being there to nurture me and also for the times he gave me on my own to cultivate my own interests and to nurture my own spirit. – Jennifer Grant

74. A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son. – William Graham Sumner

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75. One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man. – Ben Okri

76. 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. – Hedy Lamarr

77. I imagine God to be like my father. My father was always the voice of certainty in my life. Certainty in the wisdom, certainty in the path, certainty always in God. For me God is certainty in everything. Certainty that everything is good and everything is God. – Yehuda Berg

78. Mothers play an important role as the heart of the home, but this in no way lessens the equally important role fathers should play, as head of the home, in nurturing, training, and loving their children. – Ezra Taft Benson

79. I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it’s definitely a journey I’m glad to be taking. Number one, it’s a great learning experience. When my mother told me it’s a 24/7 job, she wasn’t kidding. – Christopher Meloni

80. To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship. – Wendell Phillips

81. Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I’m just glad I can share my voice. – Dwyane Wade

82. I’ve said it before, but it’s absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future. – Liza Minnelli

83. We should all aspire in life to do a multitude of things well – to be a great father, to be a good husband, to be a good lover, you know, to try to do things the best you can is very important to me. – Matthew Modine

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

85. This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too. – Harlan Coben

86. Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. – Gloria Naylor

87. The best thing about being a dad? Well, I think it’s just the thing that every man wants – to have a son and heir. – George Best

88. To me, having kids is the ultimate job in life. I want to be most successful at being a good father. – Nick Lachey

89. My appreciation for my father’s greatness cannot be measured. – Jennifer Williamson

90. It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. – Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

91. Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.

92. I love my father as the stars—he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart. – Adabella Radici

93. 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.

94. Deeply, I know this, that love triumphs over death. My father continues to be loved, and therefore he remains by my side. – Jennifer Williamson

95. 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

96. 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

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

98. Even though I’m proud by dad invented the rear-view mirror, we’re not as close as we appear. – Stewart Francis

99. 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

100. 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

101. If at first you don’t succeed, call dad.

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

103. The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get. – Tim Russert

104. My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad. – Beau Bridges

105. I try to live my life like my father lives his. He always takes care of everyone else first. He won’t even start eating until he’s sure everyone else in the family has started eating. Another thing: My dad never judges me by whether I win or lose. – Ben Roethlisberger

106. My dad has given me the best gift anyone has ever given me. He gave me wings to fly. – Adria Arjona

107. I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me. – Calvin Johnson

108. My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss. When I do something that is exciting and he likes it, it feels three times as good as you can imagine. – David Lauren

109. When one has not had a good father, one must create one. – Friedrich Nietzsche

110. From my dad I learned to be good to people, to always be honest and straightforward. I learned hard work and perseverance. – Luke Bryan

111. Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. – Menachem Begin

112. I think me being your child is enough of a gift. Happy Father’s Day Dad.

113. I am proud and honored to have you as my father. I want to thank you for everything you’ve done for me but somehow I feel like I can never thank you enough. I love you, dad. Happy Father’s Day.

114. Dad, you’re the first man in my life. My first love, my forever, my hero. Happy Father’s Day.

115. I’ll always be your little girl. You’ll always be my hero.

116. My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic. – Spike Milligan

117. Who’s my hero? That’s a great question. Well, I think my dad is my hero, because he’s someone I look up to every day. – Tom Brady

118. The difference between a ‘man’ and a ‘father’ is that the former shares his genes, but latter gives his life. – Craig D. Lounsbrough

119. A great father is one whose children look up to him rather than away from him. – Richelle E. Goodrich

120. The best fathers have the softest, sweetest hearts. In other words, great dads are real marshmallows. – Richelle E. Goodrich

121. When I was small I felt like a Superhero as my father threw me up in the air. Now after reaching this success peak I unmask – Real Superhero made me Superhero. – Hasil Paudyal

122. The father who has selflessly poured himself into the life of his children may leave no other monument than that of his children. But as for a life well lived, no other monument is necessary. – Craig D. Lounsbrough

123. For me, a father supplies sperm and his part of the chromosomes necessary for life. But a dad? He gives of his time & wisdom while nurturing forever memories and life lessons with his heart. – Sandra Sealy

124. A father knows that the voice of a child singing is nothing less than the heart of a father that lost its voice. And so, rather than write such singing off to the ignorance of childhood muse, the wise father learns to sing again. – Craig D. Lounsbrough

125. I’m so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that. – John Green,

126. Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes. – Markus Zusak

127. Listen, there is no way any true man is going to let children live around him in his home and not discipline and teach, fight and mold them until they know all he knows. His goal is to make them better than he is. Being their friend is a distant second to this. – Victor Devlin

128. There is nothing that moves a loving father’s soul quite like his child’s cry. – Joni Eareckson Tada

129. There is no teacher equal to mother and there’s nothing more contagious than the dignity of a father. – Amit Ray

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