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300 Touching Dad Quotes That Your Dad Will Love

300 Dad Quotes

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“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

“I feel more and more like ‘myself’ these days. Before becoming a father, I can remember a low-level feeling of somehow not quite being myself.” – B.D. Wong

“Whenever I fail as a father or husband, a toy and a diamond always works.” – Shahrukh Khan

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa

“Looking up at the stars and knowing we share the same world makes me feel close to you, Dad. I love living in your universe!”

“Dads are the true superheros. They will leap over any obstacle to protect their child from danger.”

“You brought me every single toy that I wanted when I was young. I hope I can return the favor when I grow up by achieving every single goal that you always wanted me to. I love you.”

“My father is very handy with tools. He hands them to me when he wants me to get some work done.” – Melanie White

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

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

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“ A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remains as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.” – Ama H.Vanniarachchy

“Being a dad isn’t just about eating a huge bag of gummy bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word ‘hero.” – Ryan Reynolds

“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” – Ruth E. Renkel

“In my career, there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. ” – David Beckham

“Every father is the architect of his home life.” – Reed Markham

“Jon Stewart: Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.” – Jon Stewart

“My father taught me to work hard, laugh often, and keep my word.” – Michelle Obama

“I remember a very important lesson that my father gave me when I was twelve or thirteen. He said, ‘You know, today I welded a perfect seam and I signed my name to it.’ And I said, ‘But, Daddy, no one’s going to see it!’ And he said, ‘Yeah, but I know it’s there.’ So when I was working in kitchens, I did good work.” – Toni Morrison

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

“For fatherhood advice, try to look your child in the eye…get to know their name; that becomes important when you want something. And remember to feed them. That’s about all you need.” – Will Ferrell

“My dad used to say, ‘You wouldn’t worry so much about what people thought about you if you knew how seldom they did.” – Phil McGraw

“There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.” – George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

“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 Attell

“My father only hit me once, but he used a Volvo.” – Bob Monkhouse

“How come my 3-year-old son can remember every species and genus of dinosaur and I can’t even remember my own phone number?” – Taye Diggs

“Living life through your eyes has been my life’s joy. I cherish every memory with you.”

“You have to be adaptable because they consistently keep changing. They’ll do something that blows your mind and then they’ll spit all their food on the carpet.” – Neil Patrick Harris

“Nothing makes me feel stronger than knowing that I have a dad who’s got my back. I love you.”

“You reserved a place in my heart before yours was even formed.”

“My favorite thing about being a father is just seeing my kids grow and do some of the same things that I did when I was a kid, man.” – LeBron James

“I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.” – Maria Cuomo Cole

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

“The greatest day of my life was the first day of yours.”

“You have seen me at my worst, yet you think that I am the best. I love you, Dad.”

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

“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

“The outside world will have to wait a little longer to greet you, little one. Spending some father and [daughter or son] bonding time is my number one priority.”

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will always believe it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

“The value of a loving father has no price.”

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

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

“Your son and your daughter need an excellent father more than an excellent college.” – Nick Vujicic

“Dads share wisdom with their children in the hopes they spread it throughout the world.”

“The best parts of your father are the best parts of you. Never forget where you came from.”

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

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“There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“I think any dad who slices a large pickle in two for their kids’ sandwich is always a good dad!” – Zidrou

“A 2-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“It is so embarrassing how I went from a person who did not care about anyone’s children. Then you have them, and you brag about the same stuff that you never cared about. And you tell people, he’s got four teeth like they care.” – Seth Meyers

“I don’t have a kid, but I think that I would be a good father, especially if my baby liked to go out drinking.” – Eugene Mirman

“I promise to cherish and protect you before all others in this life. You became my everything before you even arrived!”

“My dad’s pants kept creeping up on him. By 65 he was just a pair of pants and a head.” – Jeff Altman

“We see a McDonald’s. We got so excited. We started chanting, ‘McDonald’s, McDonald’s, McDonald’s!’ And my dad pulled into the drive thru and we started cheering. And then, he ordered one black coffee for himself…and kept driving. My dad is cold-blooded.” – John Mulaney

“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

“A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.” – Paul Lewis

“A dad is more than just the sum of his parts. He is the very soul of the family.”

“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

“The best days in life are neither before me nor behind me. They are beside me, with you, dear child.”

“Great men are not born, but molded by their fathers and their fathers before them.”

“My dad always taught me to never be satisfied, to want more, and know that what is done is done.” – Thierry Henry

“An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom.” – C.S. Lewis

“Not every Father is a Dad…” – Brighton Mabuya

“If I grow up to be half the person you are, Dad, then I will consider my life a success.”

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

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

“I was 36 before I figured out most of my dad’s advice to me was just quotes from Burt Reynolds movies.” – Tony

“My dad once said…Some friends are like “rubber wrappers”; they bind with you safely but get weaker when you stretch them too much. Treat your friends with care, else the elasticity of their love for you may not go lasting!” – Israelmore Ayivor

“I have always had the feeling I could do anything and my dad told me I could. I was in college before I found out he might be wrong.” – Ann Richards

“Growing up, I remember my dad saying ‘If you’re bored, you’re a boring person’.”

“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.” – Wade Boggs

“From the moment I heard I was going to be a father, I knew my world would never be the same.”

“The only way I can describe fatherhood—it sounds stupid, but—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

“It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.” – Barbara Kingsolver

“To be the father of a nation is a great honor, but to be the father of a family is a greater joy.” – Nelson Mandela

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“Dad. He can play like a kid, give advice like a friend, and protect like a bodyguard.”

“We may be far apart right now, but we are as close as ever in our hearts. Dad, your love helps me through each day even when I am away.”

“You know what it’s like having a fourth kid? Imagine you’re drowning, then someone hands you a baby.” – Jim Gaffigan

“My father confused me. From the ages of one to seven, I thought my name was Jesus Christ!” – Bill Cosby

“The only thing better than having you as a dad is my kids getting to have you as a granddad.”

“Fatherhood is the great thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens—it’s like telling someone what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it.” – Michael Bublé

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

“Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Children are a great comfort in your old age. And they help you reach it faster too.” – Lionel Kauffman

“A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.”

“Dad I just noticed the superman you are, instead of the superman I thought you were.” – Vineet Raj Kapoor

“My life was not complete until I met you. Now I am whole. Welcome to the world, dear [son/daughter name]!”

“When a father speaks, may his children hear the love in his voice above all else.”

“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

“Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“I learn things from my kids constantly. Most of their knowledge comes from Snapple caps.” – Jimmy Kimmel

“Guiding you through life will be my greatest joy and my deepest challenge. I pray I am worthy of it for you, my child.”

“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

“Raising kids may be a thankless job with ridiculous hours, but at least the pay sucks.” – Jim Gaffigan

“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

“As you open your eyes on your first day of life, my eyes are newly opened with you. Experiencing the world anew with you will be a great adventure!”

“A dad is half of you, so he knows you better than you might even know yourself. Rely on his wisdom in life.”

“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

“A father’s love is eternal and without end.”

“People ask what it’s like to have four kids, and I just tell them ‘picture that you’re drowning, then someone hands you a baby.’” – Jim Gaffigan

“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

“What you teach your children, you also teach their children.”

“When I was little my dad had me convinced the ice cream truck only played music when it was sold out.”

“I smile because you’re my father. I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.”

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

“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

“’Have fun’ is my message. Be silly. You’re allowed to be silly. There’s nothing wrong with it.” – Jimmy Fallon

“The love I feel for my unborn [son or daughter] is no match for any love I’ve felt before.”

“The highest honor I could ever receive is being called your father.”

“Even when a father and child live miles apart, each is close to the other’s heart.”

“The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.” – Bertrand Russell

“My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“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

“A father may only be a dad for a little while, but he is a son’s hero forever.”

“I’m probably the most uncool guy that [my daughters] know—as far as they are concerned anyway—’cause I’m Dad. I mean dads just aren’t cool—especially when I dance! They don’t want me to dance.” – Tim McGraw

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

“Dad, you are the bravest person I have ever met. You have shown me how to be strong in heart, mind, and soul, and stay true to myself.”

“I would climb mountains, sail seas, and cross deserts just to make you happy, my [son/daughter]. As your dad, it is my duty and delight to see you through this world.”

“A hero is someone who gives without thought of himself. Thankfully, I had a father who never hesitated to give all of himself. You are my inspiration.”

“The kid who throws his spaghetti from the high chair onto his father’s face, he’s pushing back. He’s sticking it to the man as he sees it. I like that. So that is punk.” – Henry Rollins

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“Mom and Dad were married 64 years. And if you wondered what their secret was, you could have asked the local florist—because every day Dad gave Mom a rose, which he put on her bedside table.” – Mitt Romney

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

“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” – John Wilmot

“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” – Harry Truman

“Baby I paint the sky blue / My greatest creation was you.”

“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

“Sometimes I am amazed that my wife and I created two human beings from scratch yet struggle to assemble the most basic of IKEA cabinets.” – John Kinnear

“One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever gotten came from God. I call him daddy.”

“The finest compliment a man can receive from a woman, is to be told he’s a wonderful father.” – Ron Baratono

“Dad is, and always will be, my living, breathing superhero.” – Bindi Irwin

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

“My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.” – Quentin Crisp

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

“The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, the second half by our children.” – Clarence Darrow

“Never underestimate kids’ tenacity. Raising a child is like wrestling a small but relentless opponent.” – Stephen Colbert

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

“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” – Steve Martin

“Having children is like living in a frat house—nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” – Ray Romano

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

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

“My wife just let me know I’m about to become a father for the first time. The bad news is that we already have two kids.” – Brian Kiley

“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

“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.”

“Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.” – Margaret Mead

“Dad, you’ve always been the coolest – like all those times you said ‘yes’ when Mom said ‘no.’”

“Precious child, I have longed to be a father since I met your mother. Never doubt you are beloved.”

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“The journey I go on is one that my father paved before me. I wouldn’t be anywhere without him and miss him dearly.”

“Dad, even a fleeting memory of your loving smile is enough to light up my darkest days. I love you!”

“A great father is no great man unless his child respects him.”

“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 Attell

“Fathers are men who dared to place the world’s hopes and dreams in their children.”

“One day my boys will wise up and realize they get to stay up playing video games only as long as I’m winning.” – Aristotles

“It doesn’t matter how old you are; you’ll always be my child.”

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

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

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

“Being a father has been the pride of my life. No other accomplishment compares to being your dad.”

“The distance between us is only as far as we make it, Dad. You are with me in spirit wherever I am.”

“The greatest storms in a child’s heart are calmed by the loving waves in the sea of a father’s love.”

“All the time in the world isn’t enough for me to tell you have proud I am of you and how special you are to me. Being your dad has been the best time of my life.”

“There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.” – George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

“Fathers are the first friend you make and the last love of your life.”

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

“I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it’s definitely a journey I’m glad to be taking.” – Christopher Meloni

“There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.” – Peter De Vries

“Today, while the titular head of the family may still be the father, everyone knows that he is little more than chairman, at most, of the entertainment committee.” – Ashley Montagu

“She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.” – Harper Lee

“My father was a very good Boy Scout. He was very skilled with knots, and he showed me how to tie a bow tie.” – Bill Nye

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

“Dad, no matter where I go, knowing you’re always waiting for me gives me peace of mind. I love that you taught me to travel!”

“Lookin’ back all I can say about all the things he did for me is I hope I’m at least half the dad that he didn’t have to be.” – Brad Paisley

“In the ‘looks of disappointment’ department, my cat has picked up where my father left off.” – Tom Papa

“If you’re not yelling at your kids, you aren’t spending enough time with them.” – Mark Ruffalo

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“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

“Dads and sons are two sides of the same coin; they complement each other in ways only fate understands.”

“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 A. Baldwin

“If you ever want to torture my dad, tie him up and right in front of him, refold a map incorrectly.” – Cathy Ladman

“The joy in a little boy’s eyes shines in his father’s heart.”

“The greatest tribute a boy can give to his father is to say, ‘When I grow up, I want to be just like my dad.’” – Billy Graham

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

“No truer words were ever spoken than those of ‘I love you’ from a father to a son.”

“Sons learn what their fathers teach them: to be kind, thoughtful, loving, and mindful.”

“The best times in a son’s life are those spent quietly with his father, learning strength in silence.”

“I asked my dad if I looked fat in my bathing suit at the beach and he said Keep drinking and you won’t care.” – Hannah S

“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

“A son who is loved by his father becomes a father who loves his son.”

“A son is the clearest reflection of his father in the world.”

“Find a father who loves his child and you will have found the spark of life.”

“Your happiness is my bliss, my [son/daughter].”

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

“A dad is the hero his son hopes to be.”

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

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

“It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.”

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“When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.” – Hugh Jackman

“The world turns on a father’s love for his daughter.”

“There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.” – John Gregory Brown

“Although you no longer live in my home, you will always have a place in my heart, dear [daughter/son]. My love for you is never-ending.”

“Having a daughter makes you see things in a different way. This is my only girl. So I don’t care what it takes to protect her. You can call it what you want to call it. As long as you treat her the same way I treat her, like my princess, I don’t mind.” – Tracy Morgan

“Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.” – Marinela Reka

“Ordinary father-daughter love had a charge to it that generally was both permitted and indulged. There was just something so beautiful about the big father complementing the tiny girl. Bigness and tininess together at last—yet the bigness would never hurt the tininess! It respected it. In a world in which big always crushes tiny, you wanted to cry at the beauty of big being kind of and worshipful of and being humbled by tiny. You couldn’t help but think of your own father as you saw your little girl with hers.” – Meg Wolitze

“There is this girl who stole my heart and she calls me Daddy.”

“Daughters reach for their father’s guiding hand their entire life.”

“A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.”

“Bright daughters are raised by brilliant fathers.”

“I am a princess not because I have a prince, but because my father is a king.”

“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.” – Kyle MacLachlan

“Dad wore his sadness like sunscreen, you couldn’t see it, but the odor of it wafted off him in waves.” – Diana Clarke

“A father teaches his daughter how to love and be loved.”

“A girl’s first true love is her father.” – Marisol Santiago

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

“A daughter may outgrow your lap but she’ll never outgrow your heart.”

“On behalf of every man looking out for every girl, you are the God and the weight of her world.” – John Mayer

“Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad.”

“No other love in the world is like the love of a father has for his little girl.”

“A little girl giggles when she is denied an ice-cream by her mother. She knows daddy will get her some later.”

“Dad, you raised me to be a strong woman. You made me a world full of love and for that I am grateful.”

“I’ve made it my business to observe fathers and daughters. And I’ve seen some incredible, beautiful things. Like the little girl who’s not very cute – her teeth are funny, and her hair doesn’t grow right, and she’s got on thick glasses – but her father holds her hand and walks with her like she’s a tiny angel that no one can touch. He gives her the best gift a woman can get in this world: protection. And the little girl learns to trust the man in her life. And all the things that the world expects from women – to be beautiful, to soothe the troubled spirit, heal the sick, care for the dying, send the greeting card, bake the cake – all of those things become the way we pay the father back for protecting us.” – Adriana Trigiani

“The love between a father and daughter is forever.”

“Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.” – John Mayor

“A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.” – Ben Sirach

“Daughters and dads share one heart.”

“In the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am and I straighten my crown.”

“A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life.” – Dr. James Dobson

“My sisters and I can still recite Dad’s grilling rules: Rule No. 1: Dad is in charge. Rule No. 2: Repeat Rule No. 1.” – Connie Schultz

“A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.”

“Dear Daddy, no matter where I go in life, you’ll always be my number one man.”

“The love of a daughter for her father is second to none.”

“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

“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

“One of the greatest things about daughters is how they adored you when they were little; how they rushed into your arms with electric delight and demanded that you watch everything they do and listen to everything they say. Those memories will help you through less joyous times when their adoration is replaced by embarrassment or annoyance and they don’t want you to see what they are doing or hear what they are saying. And yet, you will adore your daughter every day of her life, hoping to be valued again, but realizing how fortunate you were even if you only get what you already got.” – Michael Josephson

“When my daughter says ‘Daddy I need you!’ I wonder if she has any idea that I need her billion times more.” – Stanley Behrman

“I rescind my early statement, ‘I could never fall in love with a girl who regularly poops her pants.’ I hadn’t met my daughter yet.” – Dax Shephard

“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

“When I’m at my best, I am my father’s daughter.”

“No man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” – Hedy Lamarr

“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

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

“The greatest treasure on earth is the look in your eyes when you say, ‘I love you, Dad.’”

“This relationship has something special about it, that makes every father and every daughter in the world speak warmly about it.”

“Every man a woman meets is measured through her father’s eyes.”

“A daughter’s love is one of a father’s true joys.”

“My favorite place to be is wherever you are, Dad. I miss you and can’t wait to see you again!”

“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

“Every daughter adds a little sparkle to her father’s life.”

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

“Dad: a daughter’s first love.”

“I only hope when I have my own family that everyday I see a little more of my father in me.” – Keith Urban

“Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.” – Agatha Stephanie Lin

“Fathers, be your daughter’s first love and she’ll never settle for anything less.”

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

“When you got more than one kid, you just wake up angry.” – Kevin Hart

“A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.” – Carol Coats

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

“Man, if I can get a burp out of that little thing I feel such a sense of accomplishment.” – Brad Pitt

“A dad is the anchor upon which his children stand.”

“I feel like the success of parenthood is feeling like I failed all day today, but I get to wake up tomorrow and do it again and hopefully they turn out to be a good human being.” – Justin Timberlake

“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

“What my dad has taught me cannot be learned in school. Dads are life’s most influential teachers.”

“They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails. She makes him feel like Christmas. In exchange, he makes a secret promise not to see the awkwardness of her teenage years, the mistakes she makes or the secrets she keeps.”

“A father carries pictures in his wallet—where his money used to be.”

“A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you’ve grown.”

“He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.” – George Saunders

“A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely.” – Emile Gaboriau

“Some people don’t believe in heroes but they haven’t met my dad.”

“Thank you for being my dad. Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today and you are the reason for my success.”

“Although we haven’t seen each other in a long time, know that you’re always in my heart and on my mind.”

“I realized being a father is the greatest job I have ever had and the greatest job I will ever have.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

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

“It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.” – Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

“A man cannot be a father without the love of a [son/daughter]. I am the luckiest father ever to call you mine.”

“I’m a father; that’s what matters most. Nothing matters more.” – Gordon Brown

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

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“The birthday of my child is the day I because a dad. No other day will ever mean as much to me as this one.”

“Even when faith in myself faltered, my father’s faith in me never wavered. It is only through your blessings, Dad, that I have become the person I am today.”

“Only the best dads let their children fly. Only the most loved children will soar. Thank you for giving me wings.”

“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 Bumbeck

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

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

“If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your Dad sleep.” – Jim Gaffigan

“Fathers are patient, kind, and loving. You are all of these and more to me!”

“My Daddy was my hero. He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things. But most of all he was fun.” – Bindi Irwin

“You taught me to ride a bike, drive a car, and held my hand on my first plane ride, but the best part of traveling was coming home to you, Dad!”

“It is much easier to become a father than to be one.” – Kent Nerburn

“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

“My father didn’t ask me to leave home. He took me down to the highway and pointed.” – Henny Youngman

“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

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

“The guiding light of my father has proven to be the brighest star in the sky.”

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

“Even the best dads make mistakes. But there is no mistaking their love for their children.”

“I wasn’t anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.” – Sammy Davis

“Ten toes, ten fingers, two eyes, two lips, and one nose; I can’t wait to meet each part of you! As your father, it is your heart I promise to cherish most.”

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

“Thank you for teaching me to to put one foot in front of the other, Dad. Without your guidance, I could never have taken the next step in my life.”

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” – Richard Bach

“My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.” – Liza Minnelli

“I asked my dad for a BB gun, but he said we were a tribe of worriers, not warriors.” – Hilary Price

“No matter wherever I go, my heart is calm, knowing I can always call you, Dad. The sound of your voice makes anywhere feel at home.”

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

“A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remain as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.” – Ama H. Vanniarachchy

“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

“The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.” – Dan Pearce

“A father is a banker provided by nature.” – French Proverb

“Fathers lead their children down the path to adulthood in the hopes they leap beyond the boundaries and forge new ones.”

“Being a dad is my most important role. If I fail at this I fail at everything.” – Mark Wahlberg

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

“Just taught my kids about taxes by eating 38% of their ice cream.” – Conan O’Brien

Originally published October 13, 2021, updated October 24, 2021

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