Dad quotes – Amazing Quotes about our Every Day Hero

A dad is a very important person in most people’s lives. On this page we share some of the very best dad quotes. You will find a collection of both inspirational, heart touching and funny quotes.

Some of the quotes are great to put on a Father’s Day card. We are sure that they will bring a smile to his face.

The greatest dad quotes

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.

Ruth E. Renkel, Writer

Every father bears a fundamental obligation to do right by their children.

Barack Obama

My dad belived in me, even when I didn’t. He always knew I could do this.

Taylor Swift, Musician

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!

Lydia Maria Child, Women’s Rights Activist

“Father” is the noblest title a man can be given,

Robert L. Backman

Fatherhood is the single most creative, complicated, fulfilling, frustrating, engrossing, enriching, depleting endeavor of a man’s adult life.

Kyle. D. Pruett

The father who does not teach his som his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.

Confucious, Philosopher.

In my career there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved. But my greatest achievement is my family, What matters is being a good father and a good husband – just being connected to family as much as possible. Being a dad is more important than football, more important than anything. I adore children. I love the fact our children part of both of us. It’s one of the most amazing things ever.

David Beckham, Professional Soccer Player

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.


The only way I can describe [fatherhood] – it sounds stupid, but – at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows, like, five times its size? Everything is full; it’s just full all the time.

Matt Damon, Actor

My heart is happy, my mind is free. I had a father who talked with me.

Hilda Bigelow, Writer

The mark of a good parent is that he can have fun while being one.

Marchelene Cox, Writer

As fathers, we need to be involved in our children’s lives not just when it’s convenient or easy, and not just when they’re doing well – but when it’s difficult and thankless, and they’re struggling. That is when they need us the most.

Barack Obama

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.

Frank A. Clark, Writer

I used to feel that all I ever did was take from my father. “Dad, my heater is not working.” “Dad, I need help building the shed.” “Dad, can you lend me money for a car?” Now he has a computer. Things are evening up quickly.

Den Schlaf, Writer

I think the best thing to try to do is to allow your daughter or your son to know that they can come to you for anything. If you can break down that wall so they don’t feel embarrassed to tell you things, that’s half the battle.

Jamie Foxx, Actor

There should be a children’s song: “If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.”

Jim Gaffigan, Comedian

There’s no pillow quite so puff as a father’s strong shoulder.

Richard L. Evans

Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.

Jon Stewart, Comedian

A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.

Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Writer

Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.

Ray Romano, Comedian

Dad’s are like chocolate chips cookies; they may have chips or be totally nutty, but they are sweet and make the world a better place, especially for their children.

Hillary Lytle, Writer

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.

Knights of Pythagoras

A father is the driving force of the family who is always content to take the back seat.

Linda Poindexter, writer

Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.

Reed Markham

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

George Herbert, writer

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


It is much easier to become a father than to be one.

Kent Nerburn, Writer

Dads don’t need to be tall and broad-shouldered and clever. Love makes them so.

Pam Brown, writer

Your son and your daughter need an excellent father more than an excellent college.

Nick Vujicic

Noble fathers have noble children.

Euripides, writer

To the WORLD you are a dad. To our FAMILY, you are the world. 


A dad is someone you should look up to no matter how tall you grow.


Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.


A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.


A Dad is one who is always there can always be counted on always has time, always encouraging, that is you Dad, Thanks for all you do!

C Lynch 

But there’s no substitute for a full-time dad. Dads who are fully engaged with their kids overwhelmingly tend to produce children who believe in themselves and live full lives.

Tony Dungy 

Dads are most ordinary men turned into heroes.

Pam Brown 

The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad!


The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.

Justin Ricklefs 

A good Dad is able to smile when there is little to smile about.

Jake Slope, How to Be a Good Father 

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

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

Billy Graham

To her, the name of father was another name for love.

Fanny Fern, Fresh Leaves

Whenever I need advice or someone to just listen, Dad is always the man. The confidence he has in me is terrifying and encouraging all at the same time

Asha Patrick

Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end.

George Straight

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

Linda Poindexter

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

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.


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

A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.

Carol Coats

Lookin’ back all I can say about all the things he did for me is I hope I’m at least half the dad that he didn’t have to be.

Brad Paisley

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

Clarence Budington Kelland

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.

Gloria Naylor

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

Emile Gaboriau

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

Jim Valvano

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

Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.

Pam Brown

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