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30+ Touching Father’s Day Quotes That Your Dad Will Love

Because sometimes "Happy Father's Day" just isn't enough.

Finding the suitable words can be difficult–we’ve all been there. Whether you’re adding a personalized inscription to a generic Father’s Day card, or crafting up the perfect text message or Instagram caption, it’s worth spending a little extra time to ensure your words are meaningful. In order to help you prepare for the holiday (Sunday, June 18, 2023), we’ve rounded up some of the best quotes for Father’s Day, ranging from light-hearted and silly to sweet and sentimental.

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

– Unknown

“[My father] always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.”

– Chelsea Clinton

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

– Linda Poindexter

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

– Unknown

“No man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.”

– Hedy Lamarr

“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

“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, Go Set a Watchman

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

– Euripides

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

– Sigmund Freud

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

– C.S. Lewis

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

– Steve Martin

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”

– George Herbert

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

– Abraham Lincoln

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

– William Shakespeare

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

– Fanny Fern

“A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely.”

– Emile Gaboriau

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

– Unknown

“Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re 12, but every single day.”

– Mike Myers

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

– George Strait

“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

“He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.”

– Tom Wolfe

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

– Frederick Douglass

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

– Dan Zevin

“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, Foucault’s Pendulum

“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, To Kill A Mockingbird

“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

“Every son’s first superhero is his father”

– Tiger Schroff

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

– Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut

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

– Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.”

– Tim Russert

“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

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