Dad Father Quotes

Quotes About Fathers

  • You’ve taught me so much – I’ve watched how you live, how you chase after life. You inspire me to greater things – Dad you are my inspiration.
  • All fathers are invisible in daytime – daytime is ruled by mothers and fathers come out at night. Darkness brings home fathers, with their real, unspeakable power. There is more to fathers than meets the eye. – Margaret Atwood
  • By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. – Charles Wadsworth
  • Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.
  • He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care. – William Penn
  • Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr
  • Dads don’t need to be tall and broad-shouldered and clever. Love makes them so. – Pam Brown
  • I love my father as the stars – he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart. – Adabella Radici
  • It’s only when you grow up and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home – it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love. – Margaret Truman
  • Life doesn’t come with an instruction book – That’s why we have fathers. – H. Jackson Brown Jr
  • Every dad is the family role model, whether he wants the job or not. – Dennis Rainey
  • It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. – Johann Schiller
  • The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart. – Mencius
  • Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. – Ruth E. Renkel
  • 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
  • A child is not likely to find a father in God unless he finds something of God in his father. – Glen Wheeler
  • Like father, like son – every good tree maketh good fruits. – William Langland
  • My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. – Jim Valvano
  • A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house. – Paul Lewis
  • There is no more vital calling or vocation for men than fathering. – John R Throop
  • We are so peculiarly constituted that it is easier to be a large hero than a small martyr – A father would willingly risk his life to save his child from a burning building, but not give up his afternoon of golf to take the child to the zoo. Yet it is the small sacrifices, multiplied many times, that give love more meaning than the heroic gesture in a crisis.
  • You tickled my toes – checked for monsters – showed me the stars and taught me how to reach them. I love you Dad.
  • We can either grace our children, or damn them with unrequited wounds which never seem to heal. Men, as fathers, you have such power! – R Kent Hughes
  • Doubly rich is the man still boyish enough to play, laugh and sing as he carries and emanates sunshine along a friendly road. – Charles R. Wiers
  • 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
  • Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves. – Marcelene Cox
  • Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.
  • Because children see parents as authority figures and gods, they think that the way you treat them is the way they deserve to be treated – ‘What you say about me is what I am’ is a literal truth to your child. Consequently, when children are treated with respect, they conclude that they deserve respect and hence develop self-respect. – Stephanie Marston
  • What’s all this fuss about fathers being present at the birth of their children? The way events are shaping, they’ll be lucky to be present at the conception. – George H Davies
  • 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 the old man had learned in seven years. – Mark Twain
  • When I measure myself I always use Dad as a guide.
  • A loving father teaches by example precious lessons that his children learn by heart.
  • The father who would taste the essence of his fatherhood must turn back from the plane of his experience, take with him the fruits of his journey and begin again beside his child, marching step by step over the same old road. – Angelo Patri
  • I’m as lucky as can be for the world’s best dad belongs to me.
  • One night a father overheard his son pray – Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God – Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.
  • 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
  • There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence. – Samuel Johnson
  • That is the thankless position of the father in the family, the provider for all and the enemy of all. – J. August Strindberg
  • A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.
  • The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.
  • 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
  • We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. – Alexander Pope
  • My father didn’t tell me how to live, he lived and let me watch him do it.
  • Unless a father accepts his faults he will most certainly doubt his virtues. – Hugh Prather
  • 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
  • When a father gives to his son, both laugh – when a son gives to his father – both cry. – William Shakespeare
  • Any man can be a father, but if takes someone special to be a Dad.
  • To be successful in the family the father must have the welfare of each family member at heart and his decisions and plans must be based upon what is best for them. – Helen Andelin
  • It may be hard on some fathers not to have a son, but it is much harder on a boy not to have a father. – Sara Gilbert
  • Dad thank you for your nurturing light, for the wisdom of your laughter and all the joy you bring us.
  • A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. – Frank A. Clark
  • 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
  • To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. – Euripides
  • It takes time to be a good father. It takes effort – trying, failing and trying again. – Tim Hansel
  • The greatest gift I ever had came from God and I call him Dad!
  • For many little girls, life with father is a dress rehearsal for love and marriage. – David Jeremiah