These quotes about dad are ideal to use for Father's Day or any time you want to say something special about what dad means to you and can't find the right words. These are some of many quotes that will inspire you to express your feelings for that special man who has influenced your life in so many ways.
On Father's Day, families honor dad for his love and support and for how he teaches children what is really important in life. If you need to make a toast or add a special note to a card, these Father's Day quotations and sayings can serve as inspiration to give you the right words to say. Quotes about dad are sure to warm his heart on his special day.
The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God;
I call him Dad!
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me.
-- Jim Valvano
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
-- Jewish Proverb
One night a father overheard his son pray:
Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is.
Later that night, the father prayed,
Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be."
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.
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
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
-- Ruth E. Renkel
Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.
-- Joseph Joubert
Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach.
-- Arnold Glasow
My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
-- Abraham Lincoln
A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father."
-- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them.
-- Jonas Salk
One father is more than a hundred school masters.
My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there.
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
-- Charles Wadsworth
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
A bad father never has a good son.
From the father comes honor; from the mother, comfort.
Like father, like son
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
-- Author Unknown
Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.