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200 Father-Daughter Quotes That Will Warm Your Heart

Last Updated: March 2, 2023 by Team

The bond between a father and his daughter is forever sacred. From the moment she was born, she was destined to be daddy’s little angel. Even as she grows up and gets married, she remains special in her father’s heart.

The bond between father and daughter is mesmerizing. A father serves as the guide for a little girl to blossom into a strong and courageous young woman. Young girls who have a warm, close relationship with their dads develop into strong, confident women. When dads live a life of integrity and honesty, they set a positive example for their daughters handling the world.

Fathers play a significant role in their daughters’ self-esteem, self-worth, and body image. A strong father-daughter bond also plays a heavy role in her ability to express her feelings, emotions, and thoughts. All in all, a father-daughter relationship can have a far-reaching influence on the daughter’s life.

In that regard, here are some heartwarming and inspirational father-daughter quotes to help foster an unbreakable bond. A beautiful bond that should never be broken, these beautiful father-daughter quotes will remind you of the special bond that a father shares with their daddy’s girl. These short sayings are cute, funny, and, most of all, touching. Grab a tissue.

200 Father Daughter Quotes

Top 10 Father-Daughter Quotes

“I am blessed to be a proud father of a daughter.” – Adnan Sami

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

“My wife has brought great beauty into my life. And my daughter has brought me nothing but joy.” – Christopher Meloni

“When a daughter is born, the ordinary life of a man turns into the extraordinary life of a father.”

“A father should be his son’s first hero, and his daughters first love.“

“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

“A daughter is a bundle of firsts that excite and delight, giggles that come from deep inside and are always contagious, everything wonderful and precious and your love for her knows no bounds.” – Barbara Cage

“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

“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 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.”

A father hold his daughter's hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.

Short Father-Daughter Quotes

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“Walk with me, Daddy.”

“What’s love, daddy? You are.”

“A daughter holds your hand for a while but your heart forever.”

“A daughter is a gift of love.”

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

“A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend.”

“A father is someone you never outgrow your needs for.”

“A Father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”

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

“A good father is always standing behind his daughter’s back.”

“A good father will really go mad without his little girl.”

“Always your little girl.” – Daughter

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

“Big fathers, complementing their tiny daughters, are so beautiful.”

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

“Dad. A son’s first hero. A daughter’s first love.”

“Dad: a daughter’s first love.”

“Daddy, no matter how big these hands grow, I’ll always be your little girl.”

“Dads are just as important as moms.”

“Dads hold our hands for a little while and hold our hearts forever.”

“I love being a girl because I’m my Daddy’s little girl and that rocks.”

“I may find my prince but my dad will always be my king.”

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

“No one is able to make a girl a queen except her father.” – Arab Proverb

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

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

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

“Sweet sixteen today. She’s looking like her momma a little more every day.” – Bob Carlisle

“The happiest moment of my life was probably when my daughter was born.” – David Duchovny

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Antoine Francois Prevost

“The love between father and daughter knows no distance.”

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

“The laugh of a daughter is the favorite symphony of a father.”

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

“There is no place higher than on Daddy’s shoulders.”

“The smile of a daughter is the secret purpose of every father.”

“There’s a girl who stole my heart and she calls me daddy.”

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

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

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

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.

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“A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.“

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us to our destination. He is a guiding light to help lead the way for us.”

“A father’s job is not to teach his daughter how to be a lady. It’s to teach her how a lady should be treated.”

“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

“Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.” – Russian Proverb

“Daughter, be of good comfort; your faith has made you whole” – Matthew 9:22

“Dear daddy, you taught me everything I know. I’m grateful to God for being your daughter.”

“Having a daughter makes you see things differently. This is the 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

“I took my daughter to the father-daughter dance and I cried like a little baby. She’s 11 years old, so seeing her get dressed up and pretty made me cry.” – Kevin Hart

“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

“If you want your daughter to have only the best, you have to become the best father in the world.”

“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

“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.” – Michael Josephson

“The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.” – Elaine S. Dalton

“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.”

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

Funny Father-Daughter Quotes

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“A daughter can lead to baldness, but the remainder of the road is just as smooth.” – Byron Pulsifer

“A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.”

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

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

“Any astronomer can predict with absolute accuracy just where every star in the universe will be at 11.30 tonight. He can make no such prediction about his teenage daughter.” – James T. Adams

“Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee.” – Margaret Courtney

“Every Dad is entitled to one hideous shirt and one horrible sweater. It’s part of the Dad code.“

“Every father decides what man his daughter marries: not ordering, but showing an example.”

“I am a princess not because I have a prince. But because my father is a King and he is God.”

“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

“I may seem quiet and reserved, but if you mess with my daughter, I will break out a level of crazy that will make your nightmares seem like a happy place.”

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

“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

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

“Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half―especially if he has a teenage daughter.” – Guy Lombardo

“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

“Mess with me I will fight back. Mess with my daughter, and they’ll never find your body.”

“Moms should know that even the manliest guys will become softies when they have daughters. Dads immediately fall in love with their little girls, and will let them get away with everything. So moms are going to have to be the disciplinarians when it comes to daughters.” – Jimmy Fallon

“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.” – Conner Schultz

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

“The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, ‘Daddy, I need to ask you something,’ he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.” – Garrison Keillor

“The main reason why a daughter needs a dad is to show her that not all boys are like the ones who hurt her.”

“The reason I am bad at cooking is my father always appreciated the dish I prepared, and I believed him.” – Alia Bhat

“When fathers struggle with being authentic, they leave muddy footprints on little girls’ hearts.” – Tina Samples

“When I look at her, it’s like when I was in 7th grade and fell in love for the first time, where it’s debilitating.” – Dax Shepard

When I'm at my best, I am my father's daughter.

Inspirational Father-Daughter Quotes

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“All fathers are teachers of the life: they teach their daughters what they can expect from men.”

“All my life’s problems have just one simple solution – a hug from my daughter.”

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

“Do you want all problems to melt away? Look at your daughter, hug her and kiss!”

“Every dad wants his daughter to grow up with dignity, self-respect, grace, humility, virtue, and significance.” – Darrel Billups

“Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” – Frank Pittman

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

“Not only a father is an example for a daughter, but a daughter is a great inspiration for a father.”

“Rocks nor sand, nor wind or rain, can keep me separated from a daughters love.” – Byron Pulsifer

“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

“Teach me things to keep me safe from dangers every day. Show me how to do my best at home, at school, at play.

“The mark of a wonderful father is the one whose children run into his arms when his arms are empty.”

“The power of a dad in a daughter’s life is unmatched.” – Justin Ricklefs

“Virtue is the strength and power of the daughters of God.” – Elaine S. Dalton


Emotional Father-Daughter Quotes

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“You might never know a man’s vulnerable place until you see him with his daughter, because with her, he seem capable of more human emotions than he will ever share with anyone else.”

“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.”

“Dads have the unique opportunity to influence, guide, and encourage their daughters to grow into godly and gracious young ladies.” – Karol Ladd

“Dear Daughter, If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes.”

“He opened the jar of pickles when no one else could. He was the only one in the house who wasn’t afraid to go into the basement by himself. He cut himself shaving, but no one kissed it or got excited about it. It was understood when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door. When anyone was sick, he went out to get the prescription filled. He took lots of pictures…but he was never in them.” – Erma Bombeck

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

“I think a dad has to make his daughter feel that he’s genuinely interested in what she’s going through.” – Harry Connick, Jr.

“I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.’” – Paul Walker

“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

“Little daughters are the only people able to soften the hearts of strong men.”

“My daughter, you are worthy of being loved because you are so precious to me that I died for you.”

“My Daughter you are the answer to every time I looked up at the sky asking for a miracle.”

“My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along.” – Denise Van Outen

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

“There may come a day that I won’t be able to help you. But the day will never come that I won’t try.”

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


Father And Daughter Bond Quotes

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“Your daughter wants your guidance and support; she wants and needs a strong bond with you. And, as all successful fathers know, you need a strong bond with her.” – Meg Meeker

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

“Fathers and daughters have a special bond. She is always daddy’s little girl.” – Richard L. Ratliff

“A daughter needs her father to be involved in her life at every stage that includes father-daughter bonding in shopping malls.”

“My dearest Daughter just watching you makes me realize how beautiful my life is. I love you.”

“I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.” – Imelda Marcos

“My life is a fairy tale because it revolves around a princess – my beautiful daughter. I love you.”

“My life feels incomplete, my emotions deplete and my heart skips a beat when I don’t hug my daughter who is so sweet. I love you.”

“On the day my daughter was born I realized that the sparkle in her eyes was my guiding light and her smile, my life’s purpose. I love you.”

“Our dearest daughter, you are the wheel that keeps our lives spinning and you are the reason why we are always smiling. We love you.”

“You’ve been a blessing from the start . . . I love you daughter with all my heart.”

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

“A good dad will teach his daughter how to be independent and strong without being a man hater.”

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

“A good father will not allow any man to come into his daughter’s life and ruin it.”

“A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.” – Mat Johnson

“A son is a son ’til he gets a wife, but a daughter is a daughter all her life.” – Emily Giffin

“All father`s problems have a very simple solution: it’s the happiness of his daughter.”

“Any man can be a father. But it takes a special person to be a Dad.”

“As a daughter of the King of Kings, your purpose is not to turn heads. Your purpose is to turn hearts toward our Heavenly Father.”

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

“He sweeps her hair back from her ears, and he swings her above his head. He says she is his émerveillement, and he says he will never leave her, not in a million years.” – Anthony Doerr

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

“It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us father and daughter.”

“My fingers may be small, but I’ve got my daddy wrapped around them.”

“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

“Walk alongside me, Daddy, and hold my little hand. I have so many things to learn that I don’t yet understand.”

“You’ve had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born.” – Tim McGraw

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. Enid Bagnold

I Love You Dad Quotes From Daughter

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

“My Dad. My father is a man like no other. He gave me life, nurtured me, taught me, dressed me, fought for me, held me, shouted at me, kissed me, but most importantly, he loved me unconditionally. There are not enough words I can say to describe just how important my father was to me, and what a powerful influence he continues to be. I love you, Dad.”

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

“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.”

“You’ll not know how your daughter can love you until you demonstrate how you love her.”

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

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

“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

“Daddy, you may be giving me away today, but I will always be your little girl. Never forget, I loved you first.”

“Dear Daddy, no matter where I go in life, who I get married to, how much time I spend with guys, how much I love my husband, YOU’LL ALWAYS be my number one man. Love. Your little girl.”

“Fathers are the most ordinary men who are turned by love into the biggest hero, adventurer, storyteller and singer of songs.”

“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

“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

“My dear father; my dear friend; the best and wisest man I ever knew, who taught me many lessons and showed me many things as we went together along the country by-ways.” – Sarah Orne Jewett

“Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” – Ken Norton

“There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father.” – Alison Lohman

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

Dad a son's first hero; A daughter's firt love.

Father And Daughter Relationship Quotes

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“When daughters have engaged dads, they benefit from that relationship for a lifetime.” – Kevin Leman

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

“If Dad is a loving, steady, balanced man in his approach with his daughter, she will have a sense of security, love, and trust in her relationships with men.” – Kevin Leman

“A good father-daughter relationship ….can empower daughters to believe in themselves and to prosecute a case with conviction and confidence. It can bestow upon a girl a sense of belonging, a self-efficacy and a resilience for life.” – Madonna King

“A father is a model for a small daughter. When she grows up, she looks for a boyfriend similar to her father.”

“A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.” – Enid Bagnold

“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

“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

“Every child needs a gentle hand to guide them as they grow. So walk alongside me, Daddy. We have a long way to go.”

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

“Fathers, be your daughter’s, 1st love. Open doors for her, pull her seat out, & talk to/treat her with the utmost respect… Set expectations on how a man should treat a lady, and she’ll never settle for less.”

“Hopefully we were all daddy’s little girl. He was and hopefully still is wrapped around our little finger. Not to take advantage of more just for the comfort of knowing he is there.” – Violette DeSantis

“It was like we were exchanging codes, on how to be a father and a daughter, like we’d read about it in a manual, translated from another language, and we’re doing our best with what we could understand.” – Aimee Bender

“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 father as you saw your little girl with hers.” – Meg Wolitzer

“The reason why daughters love their Dad the most is…that there is at least one man in the world, who will never hurt her.”

“You have to be a reliable and predictable, loving and available father for your daughter if you want your daughter to have a happy childhood.”

Final Thoughts

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Fathers affect the lives of their daughters in many different ways. They help shape their daughters’ self-esteem, self-image, confidence and opinions of men. How a father approaches life will serve as an example for his daughter to build off of in her own life. The honour of being a father to a daughter is one of the most incredible experiences a man can have.

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