50 Thoughtful Dad Quotes To Show Him How Much You Care On Father's Day
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Father’s Day is the yearly holiday all about celebrating dads. Your dad is your hero, so why not use his special Sunday to show him just how much he influenced your life by sharing some of the best dad quotes around.

Share these dad quotes with him to brighten up his day for Father’s Day.

It’s hard to figure out the perfect way to tell dad how much he means to us.

Well, consider using some good old-fashioned quotes and sweet messages as a way to brighten up his special day. No need for a last-minute gift — why not send him a few carefully chosen words, instead?

A father teaches us how to learn more about ourselves — at least a good one should. 

For the dad who tells one-too-many dad jokes, consider sharing sentimental quotes that remind dad you’ll always be his little girl or boy. Cherish the memories, laughter, and love you share with your dad.

Check out some of the best Father’s day dad quotes to let him know how much you care.


1. “Dads know a lot. Grandpas know everything.” — Joe King

2. “A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” — Anita Room


3. “Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad.” — Kay Oss

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

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


6. “The older I get, the smarter my dad gets.” — Justin Thyme 


7. “A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.” — Paul Valery


8. “Dad, my mind still talks to you. My heart still looks for you. My soul knows you are at peace.” — Jim Nasium


9. “I’m as lucky as can be, for the world’s best dad belongs to me.” — Jack Pott


10. “Dad, remembering you is easy, I do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.” — Helen Hywater

11. “Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either, “I wish I had” or “I’m glad I did.” — Chester Minnit


12. “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” — Clarence B. Kelland


13. “She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.” — Harper Lee


14. “Daddy, did I ever tell you you’re my hero?” — Bennie Factor


15. “A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.” — Arty Fischel


16. “No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her dad.” — Carole Singer


17. “Father and Son, true best friends for life.” — Al E. Gater


18. “Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.” — Chester Minnit


19. “The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” — John Wooden

20. “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” — Anne Geddes


21. “Parenthood requires love, not DNA.” — Crystal Ball

22. “What is a dad? A dad is a person who is loving and kind, and often he knows what you have on your mind. He’s someone who listens, suggests, and defends. A dad can be one of your very best friends. He’s proud of your triumphs, but when things go wrong, a dad can be patient and helpful, and strong. In all that you do, a dad’s love plays a part. There’s always a place for him deep in your heart, and each year that passes, you’re even more glad, more grateful, and proud to call him your dad. Thank you dad for listening and caring, forgiving and sharing, but especially, for just being you.” — Joe King


23. “A father is someone who carries pictures where money used to be.” — Iona Mink


24. “A dad is someone who guides you to the right path.” — Holly Wood

25. “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” — Frank N. Stein

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


27. “Daddies don’t just love their children now and then. It’s a love without end. Amen.” — Reg Oyce


28. “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


29. “Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you …they are understating it.” — Mike Myers


30. “The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.” — Justin Ricklefs

31. “Father is the noblest title a man can be given.” — Robert L. Backman

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


33. “It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.” — John Sinor


34. “Dad: a son’s first hero. A daughter’s first love.” — Shirley U. Care


35. “Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.” — Marinela Reka


36. “Dad: He can play like a kid, give advice like a friend, and protect like a bodyguard.” — Hugh Raye


37. “Of all the titles that I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” — Ken Norton

38. “Above all, children need our unconditional love, whether they succeed or make mistakes; when life is easy and when life is tough.” — President Barack Obama

39. “One day you will realize that material things mean nothing. All that matters is the well being of the people in your life.” — Leon Brown

40. “Fatherhood is leadership; the most important kind.”

41. “A father’s job isn’t to teach his daughter how to be a lady, it’s to teach her how a lady should be treated.” — Don Keigh


42. “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


43. “When I’m at my best, I am my father’s daughter.” — Dick Tate

44. “Dad, I know you’ve loved me as long as I’ve lived, but I’ve loved you my whole life.” — Brighton Early


45. “Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad.” — Imma Hog

46. “Everything I am you helped me to be.” — Al E. Gater

47. “When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” — Linda Poindexter

48. “To the world, you are a dad; to your family, you are the world.” — Horace Cope


49. “When God was handing out dads, he saved the best for me.” — Doris Shut


50. “I’ll always remember the things you have taught me and how much you love me.” — Anita Bath

Jill Zwarensteyn is a writer and Michigan native. When she’s not writing, Jill enjoys Zumba class, travel, and referencing classic Seinfeld episodes.

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