Our Favorite Quotes About Being a Dad

Top Father's Day Quotes


Father’s Day is just around the corner. And we certainly hope that by now you’ve at least thought about what you may want to give the special father in your life to show him how much you care. But no matter what you may buy dad, words often convey your true feelings about him more than “stuff” ever can (not that stuff isn’t fun!). We’re not all magic wordsmiths though. While it would be nice if everybody were born a poet – most of us aren’t! This year, we’re helping you out with our favorite quotes about being a father. Just because you didn’t say it, it doesn’t mean that somebody didn’t perfectly capture what you think!

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


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


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


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


“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


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


“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” William Shakespeare


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“Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.” Bill Cosby


“My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.” Spike Milligan


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


“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


“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


“I’m always going to love my father.” Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


“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
“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” Antoine François Prévost


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