50+ Father Quotes

“Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” - Ken Norton. Read more father quotes like this one below
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Father Quotes

There is nobody in this world that can compare to a father. They will always be there for us and do anything for us. If we are ever in need, we know that we can count on them no matter what. For all the things that they have done for us and the ones that are still to come, read these father quotes and show them how grateful you are for all the love that they give us every day.

“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
“You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you’re in a constant state of panic.”
Stanley T. Banks
"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
“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
“Dad, you’ve always been the coolest – like all those times you said ‘yes’ when Mom said ‘no.’”
“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.
“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”
Prevost Abbe
"To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself."
James E. Faust
"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."
George Herbert
“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.”
“I smile because you’re my father. I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.”
“To her, the name of father was another name for love.”
Fanny Fern
“That was when the world wasn't so big and I could see everywhere. It was when my father was a hero and not a human.”
Markus Zusak
"Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right."
Wade Boggs
“A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.”
Ben Sirach
“Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad.”
"The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother."
Enid Bagnold
“Fathers never have exactly the daughters they want because they invent a notion a them that the daughters have to conform to.”
Simone de Beauvoir
"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
“Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.”
Ken Norton
“A wedding is for daughters and fathers. The mothers all dress up, trying to look like young women. But a wedding is for a father and daughter. They stop being married to each other on that day.”
Sarah Ruhl
"My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss. When I do something that is exciting and he likes it, it feels free three times as good as you can imagine."
David Lauren
“Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.”
Marinela Reka
“Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.”
Charles Kettering
“There is nothing that moves a loving father's soul quite like his child's cry.”
Joni Eareckson Tada
"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
“Dad. He can play like a kid, give advice like a friend, and protect like a bodyguard.”
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”
Jim Valvano
“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.”
Lydia Maria Child
“There is no teacher equal to mother and there's nothing more contagious than the dignity of a father.”
Amit Ray
“Children are gifts. They are not ours for the breaking. They are ours for the making.”
Dan Pearce
“A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.”
“My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.”
Clarence Budington Kelland
“I should no longer define myself as the son of a father who couldn’t or hasn’t or wouldn’t or wasn’t.”
Cameron Conaway
“I lost my father this past year, and the word feels right because I keep looking for him. As if he were misplaced. As if he could just turn up, like a sock or a set of keys.”
Mark Slouka
“Fathers should make you feel safe.”
Karen Cushman
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”
Mother Teresa
“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.”
“To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.”
“He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.”
Tom Wolfe
“Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.”
Mike Myers
“There's no better cure for the fear of taking after one's father, than not to know who he is.”
André Gide
“Oh, my dear, love isn't always the coup de foudre--the lightning strike. Sometimes it happens quietly, so quietly you may not even notice.”
Julia Justiss
“He sweeps her hair back from her ears and he swings her above his head. He says she is his émerveillement, he says he will never leave her, not in a million years.”
Anthony Doerr
“I love my daddy. My daddy’s everything. I hope I can find a man that will treat me as good as my dad.”
Lady Gaga
“A dad is a powerful force that guides the path of the universe as he imparts the strength of his love to his children and family.”
Eveth Colley
“At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons.”
Chinese Proverb
“Parenting isn't something you do. It's who you are. You are a mother. You are a father.”
Mandi Hart
"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
“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
“Start training and teaching your children young. The later you start, the harder it is. What you teach them now, for better or worse will be the foundation of the rest of their lives.”
Josh Hatcher
"I was born by myself but carry the spirit and the blood of my father, my mother and my ancestors. So I am really never alone. My identity is through that line."
Ziggy Marley
"I am blessed to be a proud father of a daughter."
Adnam Sami