Inspiring Father’s Day Quotes

Last updated: April 26th, 2023 Published on: April 11, 2020

Being a father is challenging, but it’s such a rewarding job at the same time. So, why not let your dad know how important he is to you and write him a touching card with some of our best quotes for Father’s Day? We’ve scoured online to gather a list with some of our favourites, you can find simple quotes to thoughtful or funny ideas – the perfect way to make your card stand out this year.

Short and Simple Quotes

“A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.” Gregory E. Lang

“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

“I love my father as the stars—he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.” Terri Guillemets

“The greatest tribute a boy can give to his father is to say, ‘When I grow up, I want to be just like my dad.'” Billy Graham

“I think my mum put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.'” Paul Walker

“It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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

“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.” Wade Boggs

“Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” Wayne Rooney

Thoughtful Quotes

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” Billy Graham

“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

“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

“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” Harry S. Truman

“Fatherhood is the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens—it’s like telling someone what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it.” Michael Bublé

“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

“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” Ruth E. Renkel

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

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

Fatherhood Quotes from Books

“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.” To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

“There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.” A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin

“I understand more and more how true Daddy’s words were when he said: ‘All children must look after their own upbringing.’ Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” Diary of Anne Frank, by Anne Frank

“My father had taught me to be nice first because you can always be mean later, but once you’ve been mean to someone, they won’t believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice, then destroy them.” A Stroke of Midnight, by Laurell K. Hamilton

“In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. ‘Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.'” The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Funny Fatherhood Quotes

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

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

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

“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” Matilda, by Roald Dahl

“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

We hope some of these sweet quotes inspired you to write something special about your dad or father figure this Father’s Day. If you’re looking to find a funny, sentimental, or unique card to match any of these quotes, just browse our extensive range of Father’s Day cards. You can also browse through our thoughtful and cheeky Father’s Day card messages to find even more ideas.