31 Best Father’s Day Quotes of All-Time You Need this Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is just around the corner! 

What are your plans for this Father’s Day?  Do you have something special in mind for your Dad or Husband?  If you have kids, are you getting them involved in the plans? Among the many ideas out there, finding the perfect Father’s Day quotes can make his day. It’s sometimes hard work being a Great Dad, so let us know you care!

I did a recent post on Mother’s Day Quotes and it was VERY well received. Thus I wanted to do the same thing for us Middle Class Dads! It’s also an exciting time for me as a dad as we just found out the gender of my 3rd child due later this year!  It’s a girl (my 3rd daughter)!

You can post these Father’s Day quotes about him on social media. Or have the kids make handmade Father’s Day quotes cards.

These beautifully written Father’s Day quotes can really convey just how special your Dad or Husband really is.  Most of us lack the words, descriptive imagination and depth of feeling to really convey on paper everything we feel.

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So these Father’s Day quotes are the perfect solution for your Father’s Day plans this year!

I literally scoured the web, looking at dozens of sites and hundreds of Father’s Day quotes.  If you just Google Father’s Day quotes, a lot comes up.  Unfortunately a lot of them are not great.  Too basic, too generic, too sarcastic, overused or about as emotional as a physics textbook.

Many are OK but by people you’ve never heard of. Or they are from celebrities who have since fallen from grace, shall we say?  Thus the list I’ve got here represents the best of the best.  I’ve culled the mediocre and boring to bring you only the . . .

31 Best Father’s Day Quotes of All-Time You Need this Father’s Day!

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1. “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

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

3. “What makes Will the best father in the world to me is that he’s there, not just there in a way that’s traditional. The emotional support he offers his children is immeasurable.” – Jada Pinkett Smith

4. “He adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector.” – Tom Wolfe

5. “My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.” – Michael Jordan

6. “I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he started having a family, and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his kids, and he never made us feel like he was pressured. I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.” – Adam Sandler

7. “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

8. “Great fathers don’t find fault. Great fathers find solutions.” – Reed Markham

9. “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.” – President Barack Obama (I rarely get political but this is a great quote no matter what side of the aisle you prefer)


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10. “He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.” – George Saunders

11. “I have rarely ever met a person more fearless and courageous than my father … The thing that I admire most about my dad is his genuine Christian character. He is a man of real integrity, deeply committed to moral and ethical principles. He is conscientious in all of his undertakings … If I had a problem I could always call Daddy.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

13. “So remember that when (your daughter) pushes hard against your rules, flailing, crying that you are mean or unfair, she is really asking you a question: “Am I worth the fight, Dad? Are you strong enough to handle me?” Make sure she knows the answer is yes.” – Dr. Meg Meeker

14. “Be a dad. Don’t be Mom’s Assistant…Be a man…Fathers have skills that they never use at home. You run a landscaping business and you can’t dress and feed a four-year-old? Take it on. Spend time with your kids…It won’t take away your manhood, it will give it to you.” – Louis C.K.

15. “None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of such a Father who has not his equal in this world – so great, so good, so faultless. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal.” – Queen Victoria of England

16. “My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. My mother would come out and say, “you’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.” – Harmon Killebrew

17. “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” – Charles Wadsworth

18. “One of the greatest things about daughters is how they adored you when they were little; how they rushed into your arms with electric delight and demanded that you watch everything they do and listen to everything they say.  Those memories will help you through less joyous times when their adoration is replaced by embarrassment or annoyance. And yet, you will adore your daughter every day of her life, hoping to be valued again, but realizing how fortunate you were even if you only get what you already got.” – Michael Josephson

19. “You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around — and why his parents will always wave back.” – William D. Tammeus

20. “Your father gives you many things in a lifetime… most of which you will not appreciate until way after he is gone.” – Linda Poindexter

21. “Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” – Reed Markham

22. “A daddy is someone who wants to catch you before you fall, but instead, picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.” – unknown

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

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

25. “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 the little scraps of wisdom.” – Umberto Eco

26. “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 (no, that’s not Hedley)

27. “It’s only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.” – Margaret Truman

28. “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” – Pam Brown

29. “It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” – Pope John XXIII

30. “We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher

31. “One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” – Jim DeMint


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