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Inspirational Father’s Day Quotes

Father’s Day Quotes From Daughter

Father’s Day Quotes From Son

Father’s Day Quotes For Grandpa

Funny Father’s Day Quotes

Father’s Day Bible Verses


Inspirational Father’s Day Quotes

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

∼Jim Valvano


“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


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

∼ Cher Lloyd


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

∼ Clarence Budington Kelland


“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. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.”

∼ Wade Boggs


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

∼Sigmund Freud


“You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s.”

∼Rober Frost


“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”

∼ George Herbert


“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.”

∼ Pope John XXIII


“No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.”

∼ Abraham Lincoln


“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.”



“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


“He adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector.”

∼Tom Wolfe


“I love my father as the stars—he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.”

∼Terri Guillemets


“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”

∼Antoine-François Prévost


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



“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.”

∼Jim Valvano


“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


“To the world you are a dad. To our family you are the world.”



“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad.”

∼Anne Geddes


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



“The only thing better than having you for a husband is our children having you for a dad.”



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

∼Pam Brown


“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.”

∼Ruth E. Renkel


“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


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

∼Johann Friedrich von Schiller


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

∼Billy Graham


“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


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

∼Carol Coats


“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


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



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

∼George Straight


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

∼C.S. Lewis, Phantastes


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

∼Keith Urban


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

∼Linda Poindexter


“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”

∼Antoine Francois Prevost


“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


“A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely. In the hour of need, when all else fails, we remember him upon whose knees we sat when children, and who soothed our sorrows; and even though he may be unable to assist us, his mere presence serves to comfort and strengthen us.”

∼Emile Gaboriau


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

∼Anne Sexton


“My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, you’ve had a great life.”

∼Lee Iacocca


“Dads are like chocolate chip cookies; they may have chips or be totally nutty, but they are sweet and make the world a better place.”

∼Hillary Lytle


“Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.” ∼Anonymous


“Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.”

∼Mike Myers


Father’s Day Quotes From Daughter

“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


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



“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


“Old as she was, she still missed her Daddy sometimes.”

∼Gloria Naylor


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

∼Marinela Reka


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

∼Gregory E. Lang


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

∼John Mayer


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

∼Fanny Fern, Fresh Leaves


Father’s Day Quotes From Son

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

∼C.S. Lewis


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

∼William Shakespeare


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

∼Dan Zevin


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

∼Johann Friedrich Von Schiller


“Who needs a friend when I have a dad like you Dad you are my best friend.” ∼Anonymous


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


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


“I may not think my father is right until I grow up. And by then, my son will think that I am always wrong.”



“One is worthy as a son when he removes all his father’s troubles.”

∼Dada Bhagwan


“Every father wishes for his son to be more successful than himself. But I know that I will never be equal to my dad ever.”



“No love is greater than that of a father for His son.”

∼Dan Brown, Angels & Demons


“With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.”
∼Brad Pitt


“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


“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 Baldwin


Father’s Day Quotes For Grandpa

“…There is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.”

∼Victor Hugo


“There is no other Grandfather I would choose. You make me laugh when I feel blue. You make me feel special in all I do. Love you Grampie, yes I do!”

∼Catherine Pulsifer


“Grandpas are a wealth of information.” ∼Bryna Nelson Paston, How to Be the Perfect Grandpa


“Grandpa got us up early, otherwise we might miss something. Sunsets, he loved’em. Made us love’em.”

∼Lucille Ball


“Grandfathers are just antique little boys.” ∼Anonymous


“A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.” ∼Anonymous


“Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.” ∼Anonymous


“Great fathers get promoted to grandfathers.” ∼Anonymous


“No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.”



Funny Father’s Day Quotes

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

∼Steve Martin


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

∼Charles Wadsworth


“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


“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


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

∼Bob Odenkirk


“Me and my dad used to play tag. He’d drive.” ∼Rodney Dangerfield


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

∼Clarence Darrow


“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


“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 Bombeck


“My father was often angry when I was most like him.” ∼Lillian Hellman


“My father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.” ∼Spike Milligan


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


“A father is someone who is proud to see you get your first car, but secretly wishes it had no keys.” ∼Linda Poindexter


“I have all these great genes, but they’re recessive. That’s the problem here.”

∼Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes


Father’s Day Bible Verses

Deuteronomy 1:29-31

Then I said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. The LORD your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, and in the desert. There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”


Malachi 4:6

He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.


Matthew 7:9–11

Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!


Psalm 103:13

As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.


Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline
and do not resent his rebuke,
because the LORD disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.


Proverbs 23:22

Listen to your father, who gave you life,
and do not despise your mother when she is old.


Proverbs 22:6

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.


Proverbs 23:24

The father of a righteous man has great joy;
he who has a wise son delights in him.


Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.


What do you say on Father’s Day? Share one of your favorite memories in the comments.


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