95 Father Quotes

Share these Father quotes with that special man in your life or with new fathers. You will find quotes about being a father, about fatherhood, about what is a good father, inspirational quotes about father and daughters and famous quotes about father.

These are great to use on Fathers Day to wish your Dad a happy day. Or great just to send an encouraging email or note.

Fathers are special people in our lives. Many times they are our heroes. Other people sometimes play a father role in our lives. No matter who you consider your Father use these quotes to brighten and add a positive thought to their day.


    I think a father is someone,
 who loves unconditionally Julie Hebert
  1. "I think a father is someone,
    Who loves unconditionally,
    There is no perfect formula,
    To who a father can be."
    Julie Hebert



  2. "How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted." Walter Scott



  3. Father, Dad, Papa, no matter what you call them they influence our lives and they are the person we look up to. Catherine Pulsifer



  4. My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.  Gwyneth Paltrow
  5. "My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem." Gwyneth Paltrow



  6. "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



  7. "I would define a leader as a person who puts the welfare of the group above himself. It's the same thing with fathers." Etan Thomas, Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge




  8. "Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful." William Hurt



  9. "Recently I noticed my father's watch in a dark corner of my safety deposit box. Its presence there exemplified the great value I had assigned it. As I turned the watch in my hand, I remembered my father's commitment to being on time ... always ... if not early." Harold Ivan Smith, On Grieving the Death of a Father



  10. "Part of the reason that Lombardi's players were willing to work with him was that he nurtured and cared for them like a father. When Lombardi succeeded, so did they." Donald T. Phillips, Run to Win: Vince Lombardi on Coaching and Leadership



  11. "To be a father requires patience, love and giving up the 'all about me' attitude." Catherine Pulsifer



  12. The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
 DeForest Kelley
  13. "The most important influence in my childhood was my father." DeForest Kelley



  14. "There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him." Dean Koontz



  15. "I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do." Miguel Indurain



  16. "The extension of the positive characteristics of a father can contribute more to the healing of a nation than all the money-laden do good programs combined. It is these caring, compassionate, respectful and loving attributes that can not only encourage and heal a family, but can be extended outward to a neighborhood, a town, a city, a territory, a region, and a country." Byron R. Pulsifer



  17. I encourage all fathers to focus on the intangibles, because those are the gifts that make the difference. Asha Patrick
  18. "I encourage all fathers to focus on the intangibles, because those are the gifts that make the difference." Asha Patrick, introduction to the book, Fatherhood



  19. "Part of being a successful father is taking extreme care of our children. The other part of that equation is that we must also take extreme care of their mother." Nate Dallas, Hacking Fatherhood: Preparing For Success in the Biggest Role of Your Life



  20. "What works for one couple or father may not work for another couple or father. You will need to research to locate or help find your comfort zone for you and your growing family." Jacob Westlin, The Expectant Dad's Manual An Ultimate Guide for Balancing Work with Fatherhood and Coping with the Responsibilities of Having a New Baby in the Family



  21. "You may not have an earthly father that cares for you, but you have an heavenly one that does." Angelina Talpa, Love Yourself



  22. Being a father means you have to think fast on your feet.
  Matthew Buckley
  23. "Being a father means you have to think fast on your feet. You must be judicious, wise, brave, tender, and willing to put on a frilly hat and sit down to a pretend tea party." Matthew Buckley, Fatherhood: The Manliest Profession



  24. "The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent." Frank Pittman



  25. "...that the most precious things a father can provide are time, attention, and love." Tim Russert, Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons



  26. "Fathers provide not only support but also encouragement." Catherine Pulsifer



  27. Fatherly love is the act of giving your life for the sake of someone else's needs. Nate Dallas
  28. "Fatherly love is the act of giving your life for the sake of someone else's needs." Nate Dallas, Hacking Fatherhood: Preparing For Success in the Biggest Role of Your Life



  29. "Regardless of the personal relationship you have with your own father, you have to aim to be better." Kirsten Watson



  30. "No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means, until he has a child and loves it. And then the whole universe changes and nothing will ever again seem exactly as it seemed before." L. Hearn



  31. "I have repeatedly stated and emphatically declared that the key to the restoration and preservation of a sane and healthy society is the salvaging of the male, especially as a responsible father." Myles Munroe, Fatherhood Principle, The: God's Design and Destiny for Every Man



  32. "As fathers, we understand that we have the opportunity to image forth God's love to our family." Matt Click, Famous Dad: A Hero In His Home



  33. "Being a father is a PRIVILEGE. It is nothing short of amazing!" Larry Hagner, The Dad's Edge: 9 Simple Ways to Have: Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories



  34. Being a father truly is a blessing and a role not to be taken for granted. Derek Polen
  35. "Being a father truly is a blessing and a role not to be taken for granted." Derek Polen, Next Level Dad: Bringing Faith and Fun to Fatherhood



  36. "The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent." Frank Pittman



  37. "A father should present the fundamental qualities of leadership, responsibility, and accountability, as well as the capabilities of planning, disciplining, and loving. Fathering is a full-time job." Myles Munroe, Fatherhood Principle, The: God's Design and Destiny for Every Man



  38. "Never before in the history of men and women have expectant fathers been so involved in the pregnancy process." Harlan Cohen, Dad's Expecting Too



  39. "So, like all proud fathers do, I boasted about all of their successes and all of the joy they bring to my wife and me." Dennis Lominac, My Family is My Life



  40. You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together. Erika Cosby
  41. "You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together." Erika Cosby



  42. "I believe the heart of the heavenly Father is reflected in the heart of the earthly father." Nathan Lorick, Dying to Grow



  43. "Fathers are an integral part of the family for their contribution to the household by care giving and ensuring the healthy development and well-being of children and families." Ola Akinmade, Celebrating Dads: 365 Quotes and Sayings About Fathers



  44. "At home I was blessed with a strong role model for a father, and on the field I was equally blessed to have the best coaches an athlete could ask for. Each and every lesson a coach taught me has shaped me into the person and father I am today." Tom Limbert, Dad's Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time



  45. "God does have a plan for fathers." Jay Payleitner, 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad



  46. "A father is a banker provided by nature." French Proverb



  47. "No duty in my life is more important or more sacred than my role as a husband and father. That is where my true character is most accurately seen, and it is the best single gauge of my overall success or failure as a leader and role model." John MacArthur, Brave Dad: Raising Your Kids to Love and Follow God



  48. Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! Lydia M. Child
  49. "Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!" Lydia M. Child



  50. "I'm convinced that a father's role in child-raising should never be underestimated. underestimated. Fathers play a crucial role in their children's emotional and physical well-being and in the choices they make about how to live their lives now and in the future. " Nicoline Ambe, Being Dad: Lessons I Learned From My Father About What Makes A Good Dad



  51. "We are coming to understand as fathers that our relationships with the important people in our lives - especially our children - are of paramount importance to feeling good about ourselves and feeling that our lives have meaning." Bruce Linton, Fatherhood: The Journey from Man to Dad



  52. "A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty." Author Unknown


  53. see also fathers day poems  |     words of encouragement   |     fathers day wishes



    Father and Son Quotes

  1. "Father and son relationships can be complicated - mine certainly is. Love. Hate. Respect. Fear. Worship. Disdain. Pride. Disappointment. Happiness. Anger. Joy. Sadness. The list goes on." John H. Clark III, Dying: A Father and Son Talk about Life, Regrets and Making up Lost Time



  2. Perfectly imperfect sons become perfectly imperfect fathers. I pray that I'm as good a parent as my mother and father. Nick Vujicic



  3. No amount of money can be paid for the relationship between a father and his sons and a father and his daughters. Willie Williams
  4. "No amount of money can be paid for the relationship between a father and his sons and a father and his daughters." Willie Williams, 7 Steps to Parenting Power



  5. "To be your father is the greatest honor I have ever received. It allowed me to touch mystery for a moment, and to see my love made flesh. If I could have but one wish, it would be for you to pass that love along. After all, there is not much more to life than that." Kent Nerburn, Letters to My Son - 20th Anniversary Edition: A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love



  6. "A father never gives up on a son, not really, no matter how poorly he behaves at times or how many stupid decisions he makes. He tries to help that son learn how to become the man he was meant to be." Aleksandra Layland, Far Haven



  7. "A good father wants his son to succeed in life. But a good father knows that success is not having an easy life where everything is just provided, requiring nothing more from his son than a request." Gary Schulz, God's Creation of Work



  8. Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example rather than his advise. Charles F. Kettering
  9. "Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example rather than his advise." Charles F. Kettering



  10. "Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Pete Marivetch, John Maxwell, and others are all examples of a father's strong influence in the success of their children. Sometimes that influence leads in right directions and at other times not. But the strong father's influence provides identity, values, and confidence in the son or daughter." William Johnson, Destiny: Who Am I? Why Am I Here, Now What Do I Do?: Your Path to a Successful Life


  11. see also son quotes  |     dad quotes



    Fatherhood Quotes

  1. "Lecturing to you will not make you a better father, because fatherhood is not a matter of conscious information; it's a matter of having the right frame of mind and the right pattern of reactions to children's behaviors and needs." Rob Wagner, Discipline begins with Dad: A family-man's story about respectfully teaching respect.



  2. "Some men have wanted to be fathers for as long as they can remember. They have always seen themselves as fathers-to-be." Marcus Berkmann, Fatherhood: The Truth



  3. "I realized that to get through this thing called fatherhood, I would have to be stronger emotionally and physically than I had ever been before." Jeffrey Dumroese, Fatherhood



  4. Fatherhood has made me more vulnerable than any other experience. It has humbled me, healed me and transformed me.
   Craig Wilkinson
  5. Fatherhood has made me more vulnerable than any other experience. It has humbled me, healed me and transformed me. Craig Wilkinson, DAD



  6. "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



  7. "I would define a leader as a person who puts the welfare of the group above himself. It's the same thing with fathers." Etan Thomas, Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge



  8. "By examining the different ideas about fatherhood in the ancient and modern worlds, studying the diaries of fathers, interviewing present-day fathers, and making use of other kinds of empirical research, we learn something that most of us already knew: fathers matter." Adrienne Burgess



  9. Fatherhood is a lifetime responsibility with its challenges, sweetness and bitterness.
  Oluwakemi Ola-Ojo
  10. "Fatherhood is a lifetime responsibility with its challenges, sweetness and bitterness." Oluwakemi Ola-Ojo, Good Dads, Bad Dads



  11. "Fathers are expected and assumed to be the leaders of their family and leaders within their respective homes." Akil White Khalid , Black Fatherhood: Trials & Tribulations, Testimony & Triumph



  12. "Becoming a father is one of the most important, exciting, absorbing and life-changing events in a man's life. There is nothing like it, and nothing that can fully prepare you for it." Tim Atkinson, Fatherhood: The Essential Guide



  13. "What I think is happening is not that men value work less, but that fatherhood is becoming equally important. While work was once the only source of meaning for a man, fatherhood and parenting have become as important to his self-esteem as his work." Bruce Linton, Fatherhood: The Journey from Man to Dad



  14. "What I would like to say is something so simple that it can be done in just two small words: Be there. Those seven letters encompass the Tao of fatherhood." Etan Thomas, Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge
  15. see also family quotes



    Good Father Quotes

  1. "Becoming a good father is not about learning five practical handy techniques that can be pulled out of the kitbag whenever they're needed. It's a mind game. It's about having a set of attitudes and ideas that shape what you do in the thousands of different situations you find yourself in as a dad." Tony Payne, Fatherhood: what it is and what it's for



  2. I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they arenít trying to teach us. Umberto Eco



  3. To my father. If I can become half the man he is, I'll have achieved greatness.
 Author Unknown
  4. To my father. If I can become half the man he is, I'll have achieved greatness. Author Unknown



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



  6. "Becoming a good father is not automatic - it takes time and effort. We must be willing to invest in this job - our most important, second to being a husband - as any other career we might pursue." Dr. John C. Maxwell



  7. "Having a baby is the best thing that can happen to a person, the hard part is to benefit from this opportunity, to handle all the work and on top doing a good job as a father." Ricardo Oliveira, Fatherhood



  8. Studies show that when a baby, child, or teenager has a good father, that child will soar. Meg Meeker
  9. "Studies show that when a baby, child, or teenager has a good father, that child will soar." Meg Meeker, MD



  10. "No duty in my life is more important or more sacred than my role as a husband and father. That is where my true character is most accurately seen, and it is the best single gauge of my overall success or failure as a leader and role model." John MacArthur, Brave Dad: Raising Your Kids to Love and Follow God



  11. "I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father. " Orson Scott Card



  12. "He'll never be as good a mother as you. Just like you will never be as good a father as him." Jacqueline Fisch, Unfussy Mom: simplifying your life



  13. "My father taught me a good lesson: Don't get to low when things go wrong. And don't get too high when things are good." Robert Perish

  14. see also children quotes     |     mother quotes    |     fathers day quotes



    Famous Quotes About Fathers

  1. "Still, it is a little disconcerting to consider that my father has been proven right about nearly everything he cautioned me against, warned me to avoid, or emphatically told me not to do!" Nick Vujicic



  2. I take pride in knowing that of all the things I have accomplished, no success or honor is greater than that of being a father. Les Brown
  3. "I take pride in knowing that of all the things I have accomplished, no success or honor is greater than that of being a father." Les Brown, Up Thoughts For Down Times



  4. "My father once said, 'If the whole world wants to go left and you feel like going right, go right. You don't have to follow. You don't have to make a big deal about which way you're going. Just go. It's very easy'." Yanni



  5. "Disney is one of five children in his family; three out of the five ran away from home due to Disney's strict and tyrant father, Elias Disney, and only Walt and his brother Roy Disney stayed to go through the lifestyle their father planned to raise them in." Daniel Alef, Walt Disney: The Man Behind the Mouse



  6. "By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder - infinitely prouder -- to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys." Douglas MacArthur



  7. "I was fourteen when my father died. I missed everything about him. He taught us that we shouldn't be people of success; we should be people of values, because that was the only thing that endured." Robert F. Kennedy Jr.



  8. We need fathers to realize that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child, it's the courage to raise one. President Barak Obama
  9. "We need fathers to realize that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child, it's the courage to raise one." President Barak Obama



  10. "My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don't deny it. I'd rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh - anything but work." Abraham Lincoln



  11. "My father taught me that one of the most important abilities in life is to be able to take the pain and persevere, and for years this lesson had served me well." Yanni



  12. "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." Mark Twain



  13. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. Jim Valvano "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." Jim Valvano



  14. "It is a wise father that know his own child." William Shakespeare



  15. "One of the greatest needs of this age is for responsible and committed fathers." Bishop Charles Edward Blake Sr.


  16. see also famous quotes    |     grandfather quotes



    Father Daughter Inspirational Quotes

  1. "But just past that polite, absentminded demeanor was a bold, creative, insightful mind, and people who spoke to him for even a few minutes walked away knowing they had encountered something extraordinary. If you had to choose one guy to lead you off a cliff with his crazy idea, my father was that guy." Amanda Gefter, Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn: A Father, a Daughter, the Meaning of Nothing, and the Beginning of Everything



  2. To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. Euripides
  3. "To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. " Euripides



  4. "If you fully understood just how profoundly you can influence your daughter's life, you would be terrified, overwhelmed, or both." Meg Meeker, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know



  5. "The connection between father and daughter took me by surprise. Her birth revealed a love that I never knew existed." Kevin Patrick, Fatherhood



  6. First, my father was a core part of my existence. He was my solid rock. He taught me amazing life principles that formed the foundation of my existence today. Nicoline Ambe, Being Dad: Lessons I Learned From My Father About What Makes A Good Dad



  7. "My father was an Episcopalian minister, and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer." Anna Lee



  8. "It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life." Dawn French


  9. see also daughter quotes    |     inspirational quotes



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