Some Inspiring Father’s Day Quotes to Honor Dads

Since Father’s Day was here and many of our readers asked us to compile some great dad quotes dedicating our fathers. We have listed some of the best Father’s Day quotes honoring dads and their importance in our lives. A very happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there. Enjoy the quotes!!

Father’s Day Quotes

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

Jim Valvano 

“My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss. When I do something that is exciting and he likes it, it feels three times as good as you can imagine.”

David Lauren

“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.”

Unknown

“Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.”

Conrad Hall

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”

George Herbert

“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 little scraps of wisdom.”

Umberto Eco

“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

“I’m so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that.”

John Green

“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

“Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes.”

Markus Zusak

“I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers.”

TD Jakes

“That was when the world wasn’t so big and I could see everywhere. It was when my father was a hero and not a human.”

Markus Zusak

“To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something of what Yeats evokes with his imperishable phrase ‘terrible beauty.’ Nothing can make one so happily exhilarated or so frightened: it’s a solid lesson in the limitations of self to realize that your heart is running around inside someone else’s body. It also makes me quite astonishingly calm at the thought of death: I know whom I would die to protect and I also understand that nobody but a lugubrious serf can possibly wish for a father who never goes away.”

Christopher Hitchens

“I always wondered why God was supposed to be a father,” she whispers. Fathers always want you to measure up to something. Mothers are the ones who love you unconditionally, don’t you think?”

Jodi Picoult

“There is nothing that moves a loving father’s soul quite like his child’s cry.”

Joni Eareckson Tada

“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

“Dads. It’s time to show our sons how to properly treat a woman. It’s time to show our daughters how a girl should expect be treated. It’s time to show forgiveness and compassion. It’s time to show our children empathy. It’s time to break social norms and teach a healthier way of life! It’s time to teach good gender roles and to ditch the unnecessary ones. Does it really matter if your son likes the color pink? Is it going to hurt anybody? Do you not see the damage it inflicts to tell a boy that there is something wrong with him because he likes a certain color? Do we not see the damage we do in labeling our girls “tom boys” or our boys “feminine” just because they have their own likes and opinions on things? Things that really don’t matter?”

Dan Pearce

“My father was one of those men who sit in a room and you can feel it: the simmer, the sense of some unpredictable force that might, at any moment, break loose, and do something terrible. [Burnside, p. 27]”

John Burnside

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

Charles Wadsworth

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

Pam Brown

“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms, even when his hands are empty.”

Unknown

“Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride, and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.”

Naveen Jain

“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

“Papa was a man with silver eyes, not dead ones. Papa was an accordion! But his bellows were all empty. Nothing went in and nothing came out.”

Markus Zusak

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

Clarence Budington Kelland

“I try to live my life like my father lives his. He always takes care of everyone else first. He won’t even start eating until he’s sure everyone else in the family has started eating. Another thing: My dad never judges me by whether I win or lose.”

Ben Roethlisberger

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

Johann Friedrich von Schiller

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

Bindi Irwin

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