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Father Quotes and Sayings

Father Quotes and Sayings That Your Dad Will Love

It’s hard to describe in words how meaningful that special person is to you in your life. So, we collect some heart-touching father quotes for your dad that you can present to him on father’s day.

It’s time to celebrate your dear dad! To commemorate Father’s Day, we’ve put together 50 exciting, entertaining, inspirational, and ridiculous quotes about famous father’s day.

If you need a Father’s Day card message or Instagram photo caption, these quotes from your favorite celebrities and writers will help you convey everything you need for this Father’s Day. Most of the sayings are sweet and make us realize the importance of paternity, but since Dad is also the biggest joke around, we’ve included some interesting options from comedians that make him laugh.

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Father Quotes

  1. “The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.” — Dan Pearce
  1. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano
  1. “My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.” — Steve Young
  1. “No man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” — Hedy Lamarr
  1. “My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.” — Marlo Thomas
  1. “What makes Will the best father in the world to me is that he’s there, not just there in a way that’s traditional. The emotional support he offers his children is immeasurable.” — Jada Pinkett Smith
  1. “A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  1. “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” — Theodore Hesburgh
  1. “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” — Anne Geddes
  1. “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
  1. “It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” — Anne Sexton
  1. “I just sit there and make up songs and sing to [my son] in gibberish. I’m very good at gibberish now.” — Elton John
  1. “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
  1. “I love my mother and father. The older I get, the more I value everything that they gave me.” — Liev Schreiber
  1. “He has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.” — Chelsea Clinton
  1. “My father taught me to work hard, laugh often, and keep my word.” — Michelle Obama
  1. “Everything my mother and father did was designed to put me where I am.” — Henry Louis Gates
  1. “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
  1. “I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life.” — Sidney Poitier
  1. “I’ve really had two heroes in my life. My father and Ronald Reagan.” — Ted Cruz
  1. “Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re 12, but every day.” — Mike Myers
  1. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” — Billy Graham
  1. “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
  1. “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” — Friedrich Schiller
  1. “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
  1. “I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me.” — Calvin Johnson
  1. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano
  1. “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
  1. “My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening.” — Alice Roosevelt Longworth
  1. “I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by [my father].” — Halle Berry
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