Father’s Day Quotes

“A father is his daughter’s first love and his son’s first hero.”

Make your dad feel special and honoured on the special occasion of Father’s day with some popular quotes about fathers and their role and contribution in their kids’ life. This day is celebrated to cherish the love and care that characterise a father child relation. Father has been your greatest support, he has been your teacher, friend, well-wisher and guide who has given everything to you. With some sweet and funny fathers day quotes let him know that his affection and support has been recognized and admired by you. You can also express your own sentiments and respect for your mentor through the Fathers Day quotes.

Apart from that these fathers day quotes are a great source of inspiration, giving you many moral and valuable lessons of life. These quotes and sayings can also be used in your fathers day speech or in your wish to your dad. You can use a motivating and heart felt quote from an eminent person as the opening lines of your address to your father. Fathers day quotes are a superb way to celebrate your dad’s contribution in your life. Sometimes quotes are of a great help to communicate your relations in the most apt words. Also it shows that you have done a bit of research to find the best words for your mentor! It will surely make him feel special.

Many writers have tried to put the emotions involved in this respectful father and child relation into words. Here is a compilation of the famous fathers day quotes from some of the distinguished personalities of the world.

Famous Father’s Day Quotes

  • He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.-Clarence Budington Kelland
     
  • It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. -Johann Schiller
     
  • Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young, who loved thee as fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee. – Margaret Courtney
     
  • A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma. – Marlene Dietrich
     
  • My father always told me, ‘Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.’ – Jim Fox
     
  • I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started. – Bartrand Hubbard
     
  • A father is a banker provided by nature. – French Proverb
     
  • Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad. – Anne Geddes
     
  • Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers – and fathering is a very important stage in their development.”-David M. Gottesman
     
  • Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. – Ruth E. Renkel
     
  • An angry father is most cruel towards himself. – Publilius Syrus
     
  • I just owe almost everything to my father [and] it’s passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election. – Margaret Thatcher
     
  • A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. – Unknown
     
  • For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time, each eager to help the other to his side, but neither quite able to desert the loyalties of his contemporaries. The relationship is always changing and hence always fragile; nothing endures except the sense of difference.  – Alan Valentine
     
  • Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers. – Aldous Huxley
     
  • My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. – Jim Valvano
     
  • It is a wise father that knows his own child. – William Shakespeare
     
  • The greatest thing a FATHER can do to his children is to love their mother. – Anjaneth Garcia Untalan
     
  • It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. – Pope John XXIII
     
  • To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship. – Wendell Phillips
     
  • My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.  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