110+ Dad Quotes To Increase Your Dad Respect

Dad Quotes

“Dad” typically refers to a person’s male parent, who may have raised them and provided guidance, support, and love throughout their life. The term “Dad” is often used as an affectionate or informal way of addressing one’s father. It can also have different cultural and familial meanings, depending on the context and relationship between the individual and their father figure.

Dad Quotes

1. “Dad: A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.”
— Unknown

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

3. “It is a wise father that knows his own child.”
— William Shakespeare

4. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”
— George Herbert

5. “A girl’s first true love is her father.”
— Marisol Santiago

6. “A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day.”
— Susan Gale

7. “A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you.”
— Dimitri the Stoneheart

8. “Fathers just have a way of putting everything together.”
— Erika Cosby

9. “Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing father.”
— Unknown

10. “To her, the name of father was another name for love.”
— Fanny Fern

11. “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.”
— Tim Russert

12. “No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word―father.”
— Lydia Maria Child

13. “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.”
— Steve Martin

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

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

16. “The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.”
— Dan Pearce

17. “Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.”
— John Mayer

18. “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers and singers of song.”
— Unknown

19. “A dad is someone who wants to catch you when you fall. Instead he picks you up, brushes you off and lets you try again.”
— Unknown

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

21. “No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.”
— Michael Ratnadeepak

22. “It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”
— Anne Sexton

23. “My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.”
— Liza Minnelli

24. “No man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.”
— Hedy Lamarr

25. “My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do—be there.”
— Max Lucado

26. “Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.”
— Unknown

27. “[My father] has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.”
— Chelsea Clinton

28. “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

29. “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.”
— Unknown

30. “A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely. In the hour of need, when all else fails, we remember him upon whose knees we sat when children, and who soothed our sorrows; and even though he may be unable to assist us, his mere presence serves to comfort and strengthen us.”
— Émile Gaboriau

31. “When you need real understanding, when you need someone to care, when you need someone to guide you … A father’s always there.”
— Thomas J. Langley

32. “What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity.”
— Jean Paul

33. “There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father.”
— Alison Lohman

34. “Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds.”
— Terri Guillemets

35. “Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.”
— Al Unser

36. “A good father is one whose only reason for putting down a laughing baby is to pick up a crying one.”
— Linda Poindexter

37. “A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.”
— Gabriel Garcia Marquez

38. “You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.”
— Jerry Seinfeld

39. “A father is a banker provided by nature.”
— French proverb

40. “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.”
— Frank A. Clark

41. “You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular.”
— Robert Frost

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

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

44. “I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.”
— Mario Cuomo

45. “When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.”
— Dave Attell

46. “Dads are like chocolate chip 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

47. “A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.”
— Paul Lewis

48. “[Fatherhood is] the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens; it’s like telling somebody what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it.”
— Michael Bublé

49. “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.”
— Clarence Budington Kelland

50. “My father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.”
— Spike Milligan

51. “You gotta love dads. At my wedding, when I tripped on my wedding dress and fell flat on my face, Dad said, “Don’t worry, you’ll do better next time.””
— Melanie White

52. “The greatest thing a father can do for his children is love their mother.”
— Anjaneth Garcia Untalan

53. “A happy family is a reflection of a good father and a loving husband.”
— Unknown

54. “The thrill of being a great father is not seeing your children go on to become successful adults. The thrill of a great father is the journey, experiencing your child’s successes along the pathway to their greatness.”
— Reed Markham

55. “A man’s worth is measured by how he parents his children. What he gives them, what he keeps away from them, the lessons he teaches and the lessons he allows them to learn on their own.”
— Lisa Rogers

Dad Quotes

56. “Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.”
— Frank Abagnale

57. “The reward of child rearing is spending the rest of your life proudly knowing this person you helped guide.”
— Mike Sager

58. “A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.”
— Knights of Pythagoras

59. “Great fathers don’t find fault. Great fathers find solutions.”
— Reed Markham

60. “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.”
— Unknown

61. “There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years, it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.”
— John Gregory Brown

62. “The only thing better than having you for a husband is our children having you for a daddy.”
— Unknown

63. “My Father’s Day gift to you is letting you pretend to be in charge of the family for a day.”
— Unknown

64. “Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.”
— Emily Dickinson

65. “I always thought you’d make a great dad. Now, I know it. Happy Father’s Day to an amazing husband.”
— Unknown

66. “I never knew how much I loved your daddy until I saw how much he loved you.”
— Unknown

67. “One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.”
— Joy Hargrove

68. “Grandpas bring a little wisdom, happiness, warmth and love to every life they touch.”
— Unknown

69. “Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.”
— Unknown

70. “A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.”
— Unknown

71. “The best dads get promoted to grandpa.”
— Unknown

72. “To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms, but absolutely terrified of the word boo.”
— Robert Brault

73. “We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

74. “Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.”
— Lydia Maria Child

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

76. “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.”
— The Talmud

77. “Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.”
— Ruth E. Renkel

78. “WHe 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

79. “There are three stages of a man’s life: he believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.”
— Unknown

80. “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

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

82. “There is nothing that moves a loving father’s soul quite like his child’s cry.”
— Joni Eareckson Tada

83. “An uncle is a blessing. It means so many things. Words could never tell the joy an uncle brings. An uncle is a bond of faith that even time can’t sever, a gift to last all of our lives. An uncle is forever.”
— Irene Banks

84. “Uncle: someone special to remember with warmth, think of with pride, and cherish with love.”
— Unknown

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

87. “An uncle is like a dad only cooler.”
— Unknown

88. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”
— Antoine François Prévost

89. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you.”
— Desmond Tutu

90. “An amazing uncle is like a glass of refreshing lemonade in the hot summer of life.”
— Unknown

91. “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.”
— Anthony Brandt

92. “Good fathers do three things: they provide, they nurture and they guide.”
— Roland Warren

93. “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.”
— Johann Schiller

94. “Only the best brothers get promoted to an uncle.”
— Unknown

95. “Everyone has an uncle who tried to steal their nose. ”
— Peter Clay

96. “I smile because you’re my uncle. I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.”
— Unknown

97. “Uncles are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.”
— Unknown

98. “Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor.”
— Lailah Gifty Akita

99. “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

100. “The imprint of a father remains forever on the life of the child.”
— Roy Lessin

101. “If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.”
— James Baldwin

102. “A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.”
— Enid Bagnold

103. “It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.”
— Barack Obama

104. “The nature of fatherhood is that you’re doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified when you do it.”
— John Green

105. “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.”
— Umberto Eco

106. “Fatherhood is the best thing I ever did. It changes your perspective. You can write a book, you can make a movie, you can paint a painting, but having kids is really the most extraordinary thing I have taken on.”
— Brad Pitt

107. “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.”
— Victor Hugo

108. “Children learn to smile from their parents.”
— Shinichi Suzuki

109. “Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life.”
— Hugh Jackman

110. “Fatherhood is a marathon, not a sprint.”
— Paul L. Lewis

111. “Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.”
— Naveen Jain

112. “Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re twelve, but every day.”
— Mike Meyers

113. “Father!—to God himself we cannot give a holier name!”
— William Wordsworth