Father’s Day Quotes to inspire you
As Father’s day approaches, I look back at the type of presence my dad had on my life. My dad is a silent and strong type who rarely expressed his affection for his family. But he always had my back and silently went about loving us through his actions and not words. Although, growing up I sometimes did not understand his ways, I understand him better everyday as I work on being the best Dad I can be to my kids. Father’s job is never done but we do what we do out of love for our family. Love you dad.
“Any man can be a Father it takes someone special to be a Dad.” Author Unknown
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”
― Jim Valvano
“No love is greater than that of a father for His son.”
― Dan Brown
“A man who is not a father to his children can never be a real man,”
― Mario Puzo
“You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.”
― Walter M. Schirra, Sr
“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it”
― Clarence Budington Kelland
“A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remains as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.”
― Ama H. Vanniarachchy
“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.”
― William Shakespeare
“When I was small I felt like a Superhero as my father threw me up in the air.
Now after reaching this success peak I unmask – Real Superhero made me Superhero!”
― Hasil Paudyal
“The difference between a ‘man’ and a ‘father’ is that the former shares his genes, but latter gives his life.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The father who has selflessly poured himself into the life of his children may leave no other monument than that of his children. But as for a life well lived, no other monument is necessary.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Fathers and daughters have a special bond. She is always daddy’s little girl.”
― Richard L. Ratliff
“Becoming a man means doing the right thing even though it may be hard or difficult. Boys do what is easiest. A man does what is right, whether easy or not.”
― Carew Papritz,
“The amount of time we give to something indicates it’s importance to us.”
― Jim George
“Behind every great man is a man greater, his father.”
― Habeeb Akande
“My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.”
“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”
“During the sole argument we had when [Chelsea] was in high school, the subject of which I don’t even remember, I looked at her and said, ‘As long as you’re in this house, being president is my second most important job’”
“He has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.”
“There should be a children’s song: ‘If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.’”
“It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.”
“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
“The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.”
“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.”
“My sisters and I can still recite Dad’s grilling rules: Rule No. 1: Dad is in charge. Rule No. 2: Repeat Rule No. 1.”
“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 little scraps of wisdom.”
“My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.”
“Having children is like living in a frat house—nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.”
“Whenever one of my children says, ‘Goodnight, Daddy,’ I always think to myself, ‘You don’t mean that.”
“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.”
Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown.
I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.
~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter
Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
“As a dad, you are the vice-president of the executive branch of parenting. It doesn’t matter what your personality is like, you will always be Al Gore to your wife’s Bill Clinton. She feels the pain and you are the annoying nerd telling them to turn off the lights.”
“There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”
-George R. R. Martin
“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
“I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.'”
— actor Paul Walker
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”
— George Herber
When my father didn’t have my hand….he had my back.
– Linda Poindexter
Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.
– Reed Markham
A Father dosen’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you.
– Demitri The Stoneheart
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.
A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day.
– Susan Gale
“I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.”- Mario Cuomo
My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.
Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.
Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I’m just glad I can share my voice.
We looked up to our father. He still is much greater than us.
My Dad is my hero.
-Harry Connick, Jr.
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.”
The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad!
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
To her, the name of father was another name for love.
To the WORLD you are a dad. To our FAMILY, you are the world.
A father is neither and anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.
Daddy, a Son’s first hero and daughter’s first love.
Dad, I know you’ve loved me as long as I’ve lived; but I’ve loved you my whole life.
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