They Said What About Dad? 80 Quotes for Father’s Day

Father's day quotes

Some people have a way with words. They string together a few bits of alphabet with special finesse and our hearts are touched, our minds are opened, our smiles are broadened. Adding a quote to your Happy Father’s Day wishes takes your card from isn’t-that-nice to Desktop. Tool bench. Work station. Go for it!

There’s nothing more contagious than the dignity of a father.
Amit Ray World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird
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 
A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
Billy Graham
"An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom." C.S Lewis Phantastes
An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom.
C.S. Lewis, Phantastes
Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.
Charles Kettering
My dad’s my best mate, and he always will be.
Cher Lloyd
He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budington Kelland
Father of fathers, make me one, A fit example for a son.
Douglas Malloch
"A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely." Emile Gaboriau
A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely.
Emile Gaboriau 
You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.
Erika Cosby
Noble fathers have noble children.
Euripides
Noble fathers have noble children.
Fanny Fern, Fresh Leaves
Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.
Frank Pittman
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." Frederick Douglass
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Frederick Douglass
One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters.
George Herbert
Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end.
George Straight
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 daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.
Gregory E. Lang
A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.
Gregory E. Lang
Life doesn’t come with an instruction book; that’s why we have fathers.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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
"My Dad is my hero."  Harry Connick, Jr.
My Dad is my hero.
Harry Connick, Jr.
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
Dads are stone skimmers, mud wallowers, water wallopers, ceiling swoopers, shoulder gallopers, upsy-downsy, over-and-through, round-and-about whoosers. Dads are smugglers and secret sharers.
Helen Thomson
What do I owe my father? Everything.
Henry Van Dyke
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
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
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
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me." Jim Valvano
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.
Jim Valvano
It is not flesh and blood but the heart that makes us fathers and sons.
Johann Friedrich von Schiller
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
It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.
John Sinor
The most important thing in the world is family and love.
John Wooden
Children need models rather than critics.
Joseph Joubert
I only hope when I have my own family that everyday I see a little more of my father in me.
Keith Urban
I’ve learned that a father’s blessing can fill a son’s soul to the brim.
Kelly Tobey
A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
Knights of Pythagoras
I admire my father greatly.
Kojo Annan
A family needs a father to anchor it.
L. Tom Perry
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
It’s an ongoing joy being a dad.
Liam Neeson
When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.
Linda Poindexter
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
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Lydia M. Child
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 great-ness and fully appreciate it.
Margaret Truman
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
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
Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes.
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.
Mencius
Up on his shoulders… is where I love to be.
Michael Carr
Of course my father was a great influence on me. He taught me how to read.
Michael Foot
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
Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.
Pam Brown
Dads don’t need to be tall and broad-shouldered and clever. Love makes them so.
Pam Brown
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 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
Being great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.
Reed Markham
‘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
My role model is my dad.
Seann William Scott
I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life.
Sidney Poitier
My role model is my dad.
Seann William Scott
I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life.
Sidney Poitier
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
Sigmund Freud
When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.
The Talmud
There are many kinds of success in life worth having… 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
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
A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.
Unknown
A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.
Unknown
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
Unknown
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
Unknown
Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
Unknown
If all the fathers in the world held out their hand in friendship, yours is the one I’d hold.
Unknown
It’s not the fishin’… It’s the time together.
Unknown
Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.
Unknown
The first man a little girl falls in love with is her Dad.
Unknown
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
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.
Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.
Wayne Rooney
His heritage to his children wasn’t words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and a father.
Will Rogers Jr.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare
We looked up to our father. He still is much greater than us.
Wynton Marsalis