FATHER'S DAY QUOTES AND OTHER THOUGHTFUL SENTIMENTS
Image by Stephen Branley
It seems that just about
everybody searches for the best fathers day quotes when the holiday
comes around. Perhaps you are looking for some special words
to include on a card, or a saying that will inspire you to
write some of your own.
Just as many of you seek out inspirational sayings about dads
throughout the year. This is a testament to how important
they are to us.
Fathers play a seminal role in the development of their
children. Much of who we are as adults is directly attributable to the
influence they had or continue to have on us.
Even if your dad wasn't around, you may have had a powerful
male influence who served as both father figure and role model.
The impact is lasting.
Dads are far from perfect, but a father would give anything to make
sure his kids are happy.
The editors at My Word Wizard have put together a small collection of
what we consider some of the very best thoughts on fatherhood
from some pretty illustrious folks. We think they will inspire you,
touch you, and make you think.
Whether you still live at home, living on your own, or have your own
family, here you will find some fathers day quotes that
speak to your
particular experience. And for those of you whose dads are no longer
around, we hope these sayings will help you reflect on what your dad
really meant to you.
We think you will enjoy this wonderful collection.
Love and fear.
Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the
Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your
My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
My father was the guy on
the block who said hi to everyone.
He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
~ Clarence Budington Kelland
Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
~ Anne Geddes
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
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually
has a son who thinks he's wrong.
~ Charles Wasworth
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
~ Red Buttons
"Dad's Coming" by Winslow Homer (1873)
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
~Friedrich von Schiller
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his
father, both cry.
~ Jewish Proverb
I just owe almost everything to my father [and] it's passionately
interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a
very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the
You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them
like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own
~Walter M. Schirra, Sr.
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.
She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon.
My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a
president of the United States.
~Harry S. Truman
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
He wants to live on through something-and in his case, his masterpiece
is his son. all of us want that, and it gets more poignant as we get
more anonymous in this world.
The kind of man who thinks that helping with the dishes is beneath him
will also think that helping with the baby is beneath him, and then he
certainly is not going to be a very successful father
My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked
hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don't ever
remember a really cross, unkind word from my father.