20 Quotes about Dads for Father’s Day

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With Father’s Day on the horizon (16th of June in the UK) I thought that I’d list some inspirational quotes about being a Dad. Feel free to shamelessly plagiarise them (as I have done to some extent) for your own Father’s Day card or for your partner’s Father’s Day card!

I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it’s definitely a journey I’m glad to be taking.

Christopher Meloni (American Actor)

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.

Charles Wadsworth (Classical Pianist)

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

Linda Poindexter (Writer)

Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.

Barack Obama (Former President of the USA)

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

Emile Gaboriau (Writer)

It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (Poet)

My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.

Clarence Budington Kelland (Writer)

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.

Jim Valvano (Basketball player)

The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.

Reed Markham (Philosopher)

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.

Ruth E. Renkel (Writer)

He adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector.

Tom wolfe (Author)

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

Dan Zevin (Author)

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 (Actress and Inventor)

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 (Writer)

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 (Psychiatrist and Author)

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

Author Unknown

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 (Author)

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 (Actress and Comic)

The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time; not to admonish them, but to be seen never doing that of which you would admonish them.

Plato (Philosopher)

If there is any immortality to be had among us human beings, it is certainly only in the love that we leave behind. Fathers like mine don’t ever die.

Leo Buscaglia (Author and Motivational Speaker)

If you have any other words of wisdom about Fatherhood, either your own or somebody else’s then do let us know in the comments below!

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