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100 Father’s Day Quotes to Show Appreciation

Many of these Father's Day quotes show how being a father is one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs ever.

Updated July 11, 2024
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Fathers are among the most influential people in our lives. They are there to protect us, love us, make us laugh, and guide us to become the best people we can be. We can wish Dad a happy Father’s Day with gifts and funny cards, but we can also show him how important he is to us. These Father’s Day quotes are perfect for showing your love and appreciation.

100 Father’s Day Quotes

Whether you are a son, daughter, or partner, there is something for every relationship. There are even some hilarious and sentimental quotes that Dad will love. This goes for Grandpa, too!

13 Father-Son Quotes

There’s nothing like the bond between father and son. These quotes capture what it means for a little boy to look up to his dad.

1. “Every son’s first superhero is his father.” — Tiger Shroff

2. “I am a family man and my most important role is a father to my son.” — Ed Skrein

3. “It’s a father’s duty to give his sons a fine chance.” — George Eliot

4. “A father is a man that expects his son to be as good a man as he is meant to be.” — Frank A. Clark

5. “Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” — Charles Kettering

6. “It’s not flesh and blood, but the heart that makes us fathers and sons.” — Johann Friedrich von Schiller

7. “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” — The Talmud

8. “Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds.” — Unknown

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

10. “A son needs his father at every situation he faces in present, and a father needs his son at every situation he faces for his son in past.” — Nishan Panwar

11. “For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time.” — Alan Valentine

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

13. “No love is greater than that of a father for his son.” — Dan Brown

15 Father-Daughter Quotes

If you’re a daddy’s girl, then you know there is no one else in your life quite like your father. These quotes embody the love that daughters and fathers have for each other.

1. “A girl’s father is the first man in her life, and probably the most influential.” — David Jeremiah

2. “Confident women are raised by loving dads.” — Nitya Prakash

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

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

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

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

7. “My daughter got me a ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug. So we know she’s sarcastic.” — Bob Odenkirk

8. “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.” — Jon Sinor

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

10. “Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing father.” — Unknown

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

12. “I rescind my early statement, ‘I could never fall in love with a girl who regularly poops her pants.’ (I hadn’t met my daughter yet.)” — Dax Shepard

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

14. “It was my father who taught me to value myself.” — Dawn French

15. “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

25 Funny Father’s Day Quotes

There’s nothing like tickling Dad’s funny bone. If he loves dad jokes and puns, these will surely bring him some good belly laughs this Father’s Day.

1. “Raising kids may be a thankless job, but at least the pay sucks.” — Jim Gaffigan

2. “My dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.” — Al Unser

3. “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

4. “Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again.” — Reed Markham

5. “A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.” — Paul Lewis

6. “Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.” — Jon Stewart

7. “To be a successful father, there’s one absolute rule; when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.” — Ernest Hemingway

8. “My father had a profound influence on me; he was a lunatic.” — Spike Milligan

9. “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

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

11. “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” — Tim Russert

12. “Remember: what dad really wants is a nap. Really.” — Dave Barry

13. “Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.” — Martin Mull

14. “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” — Steve Martin

15. “Good parenting means investing in your child’s future, which is why I’m saving to buy mine a hoverboard someday.” — Lin Manuel Miranda

16. “Never underestimate kids’ tenacity. Raising a child is like wrestling a small but relentless opponent.” — Stephen Colbert

17. “Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.” — Ed Asner

18. “Father’s Day is important because besides being the day on which we honor dad, it’s the one day of the year Brookstone does any business.” — Jimmy Fallon

19. “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

20. “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” — Bill Cosby

21. “Being a dad is when you realize you can actually like people who puke in your car multiple times.” — Unknown

22. “On our 6 a.m. walk, my daughter asked where the moon goes each morning. I let her know it’s in heaven visiting daddy’s freedom.” — Ryan Reynolds

23. “Having children is like living in a frat house. Nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” — Ray Romano

24. “There should be a children’s song: If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.” — Jim Gaffigan

25. “Being a dad isn’t just about eating a huge bag of Gummy Bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word hero.” — Ryan Reynolds

26 Inspirational Father’s Day Quotes

It’s time to get sentimental. These heartwarming quotes about fathers are sure to melt your dad’s heart.

1. “Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.” — Lydia Maria Child

2. “Becoming a dad is one thing – being a dad is many things.” — Steve Chapman

3. “Life doesn’t come with an instruction book – that’s why we have fathers.” — H. Jackson Brown

4. “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” — Clarence B. Kelland

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

6. “To be a father of a nation is a great honor, to be a father of a family is a greater joy.” — Nelson Mandela

7. “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” — Unknown

8. “It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” — Barack Obama

9. “When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” — Linda Poindexter

10. “Fatherhood is a marathon, not a sprint.” — Unknown

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

12. “A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely.” — Emile Gaboriau

13. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano

14. “Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” — Ruth Renkel

15. “The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.” — John Green

16. “My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.” — Steve Young

17. “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

18. “My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.” — Pete Rose

19. “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” — William Shakespeare

20. “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

21. “My father is my rock. It’s where I learned everything about loyalty, dependability, being there day in, day out, no matter what.” — Hugh Jackman

22. “Fathers just have a way of putting everything together.” — Unknown

23. “I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started.” — Unknown

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

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

26. “Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.” — Matthew McConaughey

12 Father’s Day Quotes for Grandpa

Grandpas can be just as involved in our lives as our fathers. Let’s not forget about celebrating him on Father’s Day, too.

1. “A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.” — Unknown

2. “A grandfather makes us laugh, makes us feel safe, and always makes us feel loved.” — Kate Summers

3. “One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.” — Joy Hargrove

4. “More and more, when I single out the person who inspired me most, I go back to my grandfather.” — James Earl Jones

5. “Children look at their grandparents as a source of wisdom and security.” — David Jeremiah

6. “Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.” — Joyce Allston

7. “A grandfather has the wisdom of long experience and the love of an understanding heart.” — Unknown

8. “Grandpas don’t just tell stories; they teach us lessons that we carry with us all our lives.” — Anonymous

9. “A baby has a way of making a man out of his father and a boy out of his grandfather.” — Angie Papadakis

10. “There is no grandfather who does not adore his grandchildren.” — Victor Hugo

11. “Grandfathers do have a special place in the lives of their children’s children.” — Alvin Poussaint

12. “Being an exceptional grandfather is not about changing your grandkids, it is about changing yourself.” — Eyre Richard

9 Father’s Day Quotes from a Wife to Her Husband

Watching your husband with your children is one of life’s greatest gifts, and these Father’s Day quotes are perfect for a wife to thank her husband for all he does for their family.

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

2. “Unity is strength . . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” — Mattie Stepanek

3. “To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.”— Mark Twain

4. “The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.” — Peter de Vries

5. “Even when you have kids, never forget your relationship as partners and lovers.” — Chrissy Teigen

6. “You are my best friend, the father of our children, and you are my hidden strength. Thank you for making life so beautiful.” — Unknown

7. “We earned each other.” — Kristen Bell

8. “Let’s be honest, we make really good-looking babies.” — Unknown

9. “Nothing makes a woman love a man more than when she sees how much he loves her children.” — Unknown

Many of these Father’s Day quotes show how being a father is one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs ever. It’s important to remind him that he’s doing great and how much he means to you. This goes for Father’s Day and every other day of the year.

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