139 Inspiring Father’s Day Quotes to Show Him You Care

139 Inspiring Father’s Day Quotes to Show Him You Care

After some meaningful happy Father’s Day quotes for dad?

Find the right words, from father-daughter quotes to Father’s Day quotes from sons.

Make this Father’s Day extra special with these beautiful happy Father’s Day quotes.

In this article: 📝

  • What is a great father quote?
  • Father’s Day quotes from daughter
  • Father’s Day quotes from son
  • First Father’s Day messages
  • Father’s Day message to husband
  • Happy Father’s Day stepfather quotes
  • What is a cool message for Fathers Day?
  • How do you describe a father’s love?
  • How can I express my love to my father?
  • What words describe a father?
  • What is the best quote for Father’s Day?

What is a great father quote?

These are our Peanut mamas’ top 20 quotes about fathers to honor their fathers and partners on Father’s Day:

  1. “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived, and let me watch him do it.” ‒ Clarence Budington Kelland
  2. “A happy family is a reflection of a good father and a loving husband.” ‒ Unknown
  3. “[Fatherhood is] the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens; it’s like telling somebody what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it.” ‒ Michael Bublé
  4. “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
  5. “The only thing better than having you for a husband is our children having you for a daddy.” ‒ Unknown
  6. “A father is a banker provided by nature.” ‒ French proverb
  7. “Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.” ‒ Lydia Maria Child
  8. “There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.” ‒ George R.R. Martin
  9. “I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.” ‒ Mario Cuomo
  10. “Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor.” ‒ Lailah Gifty Akita
  11. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” ‒ Billy Graham
  12. “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” ‒ William Shakespeare
  13. “Dad: A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.” ‒ Unknown
  14. “There is nothing that moves a loving father’s soul quite like his child’s cry.” ‒ Joni Eareckson Tada
  15. “Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.” ‒ John Mayer
  16. “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” ‒ Pam Brown
  17. “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
  18. “Good fathers do three things: they provide, they nurture and they guide.” ‒ Roland Warren
  19. “Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad.” ‒ Unknown
  20. “Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” ‒ Reed Markham

Father’s Day quotes from daughter

Now for some happy Father’s Day quotes from daughters ‒ for the best dads of little (and big) girls.

Brace yourself ‒ these are the most emotional father quotes on the list!

  1. “[My father] always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.” – Chelsea Clinton
  2. “My dad’s my best mate, and he always will be.” ‒ Cher Lloyd
  3. “No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word: father.” ‒ Lydia Maria Child
  4. “No man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” – Hedy Lamarr
  5. “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
  6. “To her, the name of father was another name for love.” ‒ Fanny Fern
  7. “It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” ‒ Anne Sexton
  8. “Fathers just have a way of putting everything together.” ‒ Erika Cosby
  9. “You gotta love dads. At my wedding, when I tripped on my wedding dress and fell flat on my face, Dad said, “Don’t worry, you’ll do better next time.” ‒ Melanie White
  10. “To the world, you are a dad. To our family, you are the world.” ‒ Unknown
  11. “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, especially for their children.” ‒ Hillary Lytle
  12. “A girl’s first true love is her father.” ‒ Marisol Santiago
  13. “A girl’s father is the first man in her life, and probably the most influential.” ‒ David Jeremiah
  14. “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
  15. “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
  16. “A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.” ‒ Enid Bagnold
  17. “A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day.” ‒ Susan Gale
  18. “Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.” ‒ Gloria Naylor
  19. “Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing father.” ‒ Unknown
  20. “Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.” ‒ Marinela Reka
  21. “When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” – Linda Poindexter
  22. “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
  23. “No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.” ‒ Michael Ratnadeepak

Father’s Day quotes from son

Let’s hear it for the boys!

Now onto the best happy Father’s Day quotations from sons:

  1. “Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” ‒ Charles Kettering
  2. “My father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.”‒ Spike Milligan
  3. “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
  4. “If there is any immortality to be had among us human beings, it is certainly only in the love that we leave behind. Fathers like mine don’t ever die.” ‒ Leo Buscaglia
  5. “Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes.” ‒ Markus Zusak
  6. “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” ‒ The Talmud
  7. “The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.” ‒ Justin Ricklefs
  8. “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” ‒ Frank A. Clark
  9. “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
  10. “I love my father as the stars ‒ he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.” ‒ Terri Guillemets
  11. “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
  12. “Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.” ‒ Victor Hugo
  13. “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” ‒ Johann Schiller
  14. “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” ‒ Charles Wadsworth
  15. “When you meet your kids you realize that they deserve great parents. And then you have your marching orders and you have to try and become the person that they deserve.” ‒ Ryan Gosling
  16. “The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.” ‒ Dan Pearce
  17. “My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do‒ be there.” ‒ Max Lucado
  18. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ‒ Jim Valvano
  19. “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” ‒ Tim Russert
  20. “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
  21. “Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds.” ‒ Terri Guillemets
  22. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” ‒ George Herbert
  23. “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” ‒ Charles Wadworth
  24. “The strongest, toughest men all have compassion. They’re not heartless and cold. You have to be man enough to have compassion ‒ to care about people and about your children.” ‒ Denzel Washington
  25. “A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.” ‒ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  26. “An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom.” ‒ C.S. Lewis

First Father’s Day messages

Whether you’re expecting your babe or they’ve already made their arrival, here are some first Father’s Day messages to make dad’s day.

You might have to pen this ones, mama ‒ baby’s handwriting’s not so good at this stage!

  1. “I know I’m little, but I also know I have the best dad ever.”
  2. “I’m glad I’m your baby and you’re my daddy.”
  3. “It’s just your first Father’s Day, and you deserve the most beautiful congratulations! I wish you to enjoy every moment of being a dad!”
  4. “If I could talk, I would say I’m thankful for having you as my dad! Have a happy first Father’s Day!”
  5. “I am so small but I already know I want to become like you when I grow up. Happy first Father’s Day!”
  6. “Someday, I will tell you how much I love you, daddy.”
  7. “I’m new to this world and don’t know much about it, but you make me feel like it is a wonderful place. Happy first Father’s Day, daddy!”
  8. “I see how much you are doing for me, and I can’t wait to tell you how much I love you.”

Father’s Day message to husband

Now for some Father’s Day quotes from wives to inspire you:

  1. “It’s so amazing to see the man I fell in love with as a dad.”
  2. “We’re a family now ‒ I can’t believe it!”
  3. “Couldn’t ask for a more amazing man to share my life with.”
  4. “You make our family complete. Happy Father’s Day from the luckiest wife!”
  5. “To the man of my dreams and the father of our children, Happy Father’s Day.”
  6. “Sweet, playful, funny, charming, and did I mention pretty good-lookin’? Happy Dad Day!”
  7. “Every day, I wake up feeling blessed to have you as my partner in crime and partner in parenting.”
  8. “I’m so lucky to have you as my husband and the father of our children. You’re the love of my life and I love you more than anything in the world.”
  9. “I love watching you with our children. You’re such a natural father and they love you so much. I’m so proud of the man you’ve become.”
  10. “Thank you for everything you do for our family. You’re the best husband, father, and provider a woman could ask for. I love you more than anything in the world.”

Happy Father’s Day stepfather quotes

For some families, stepfathers jump into the shoes of a dad.

If you want to show your stepdad how much you care, here are some thoughtful Father’s Day quotes for stepfathers:

  1. “You’ve taught me so much about life, and I’m so grateful to have you as my stepfather. Happy Father’s Day!”
  2. “You’re the man who stepped up and became a father to me, even though you didn’t have to. I’m so grateful for everything you’ve done for me.”
  3. “You’ve always been there for me, through thick and thin. You’re the best father anyone could ask for.”
  4. “I’m so lucky to have you as my stepfather. You’re a great role model, and I look up to you so much.”
  5. “You’ve always been there for me, through good times and bad. You’re my best friend, my mentor, and my father. I love you more than anything in the world.”

What is a cool message for Fathers Day?

How about some Father’s Day quotes specially for Dad, to make him feel like the coolest, most important person in the world?

  1. “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
  2. “To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship.” ‒ Wendell Phillips
  3. “Father! ‒ to God himself, we cannot give a holier name!” ‒ William Wordsworth
  4. “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
  5. “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
  6. “Lately all my friends are worried they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not.” ‒ Dan Zevin
  7. “What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity.” ‒ Jean Paul
  8. “And I only hope when I have my own family that everyday I see a little more of my father in me.” ‒ Keith Urban
  9. “The nature of fatherhood is that you’re doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified when you do it.” ‒ John Green
  10. “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
  11. “You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular.” ‒ Robert Frost
  12. “The imprint of a father remains forever on the life of the child.” ‒ Roy Lessin
  13. “Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.” ‒ Al Unser
  14. “Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.” ‒ Unknown
  15. “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
  16. “A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.” ‒ Paul Lewis
  17. “There are three stages of a man’s life: he believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.” ‒ Unknown

How do you describe a father’s love?

A father’s love is so powerful.

Here are our favorite Father’s Day quotes that put your dad’s love into words:

  1. “Children learn to smile from their parents.” ‒ Shinichi Suzuki
  2. “Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re twelve, but every day.” ‒ Mike Meyers
  3. “Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.” ‒ Frank Abagnale
  4. “Fatherhood is the best thing I ever did. It changes your perspective. You can write a book, you can make a movie, you can paint a painting, but having kids is really the most extraordinary thing I have taken on.” ‒ Brad Pitt
  5. “Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life.” ‒ Hugh Jackman
  6. “To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.” ‒ Euripides
  7. “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” ‒ William Shakespeare
  8. “A dad is someone who wants to catch you when you fall. Instead, he picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.” ‒ Unknown
  9. “The reward of child-rearing is spending the rest of your life proudly knowing this person you helped guide.” ‒ Mike Sager
  10. “A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.” ‒ Knights of Pythagoras
  11. “A good father is one whose only reason for putting down a laughing baby is to pick up a crying one.” ‒ Linda Poindexter
  12. “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
  13. “Fatherhood is a marathon, not a sprint.” ‒ Paul L. Lewis
  14. “When you need real understanding, when you need someone to care, when you need someone to guide you… A father’s always there.” ‒ Thomas J. Langley
  15. “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
  16. “The thrill of being a great father is not seeing your children go on to become successful adults. The thrill of a great father is the journey, experiencing your child’s successes along the pathway to their greatness.” ‒ Reed Markham
  17. “Great fathers don’t find fault. Great fathers find solutions.” ‒ Reed Markham
  18. “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.” —Émile Gaboriau
  19. “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
  20. “A man’s worth is measured by how he parents his children. What he gives them, what he keeps away from them, the lessons he teaches and the lessons he allows them to learn on their own.” ‒ Lisa Rogers
  21. “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” ‒ Unknown
  22. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” ‒ Antoine François Prévost
  23. “Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re 12, but every single day.” ‒ Mike Myers
  24. “Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end.” ‒ George Strait
  25. “He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.” ‒ Tom Wolfe
  26. “A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you.” ‒ Dimitri the Stoneheart
  27. “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” ‒ Steve Martin
  28. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” ‒ Sigmund Freud
  29. “No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.” ‒ Abraham Lincoln

How can I express my love to my father?

There are many ways you can show your dad just how much he means to you this Father’s Day:

  • Give him a Father’s Day card with your favorite Father’s Day quotes inside.
  • Take him out for his favorite meal.
  • Go out on a day trip with your dad ‒ how about fishing, camping, or shopping?
  • Play a family board game together.
  • Share your favorite Father’s Day quotes in a dedicated social media post with some cute snaps of you two together.
  • Look through old home videos and photos together.
  • Watch his favorite movie.

What words describe a father?

How about some more beautiful words to go with your happy Father’s Day quotes?

Well, these are some of our favorite words to describe the most important man in your life:

  • Loving
  • Proud
  • Benevolent
  • Knowledgable
  • Cherished
  • Tolerant
  • Inspirational
  • Gentle
  • Mighty
  • Respected
  • Wise

What is the best quote for Father’s Day?

And what’s the best of our favorite Father’s Day quotes?

Well, it’s short, sweet, and simple:

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

That’s all of our top happy Father’s Day quotes for you to share with the most important man in your life.

Don’t forget to grab him a thoughtful gift

Which Father’s Day quotes are your favorites?

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