80 Father’s Day Quotes to Appreciate All Dads

Make your dad feel special and loved by using these Father’s Day quotes.

Fathers serve as the strong foundation and protector of our families.

They are inspirational and caring men that help us grow into good and reliable people. Without them, life looks harder and too tough to handle.

So, this Father’s Day, make sure to let your dads know you appreciate them.

Don’t miss out on our quotes below containing meaningful messages about fatherhood and cute sayings about being a dad.

Check out the complete list below.

And make sure to read these father-daughter quotes.

Best Father’s Day Quotes

1. “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.” – Anonymous

2. “Father’s Day is for every guy who holds nothing back, who gives his heart, soul, and energy to those he cares about and still finds a way to love them more every single day.” – Andrew Blackburn

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

4. “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

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

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

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

8. “Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then. It’s a love without end.” – George Strait

9. “They go beyond. They go above. Fathers have mastered how to love.” – Keion Jackson

10. “Father’s Day is hopefully a time when the culture says, ‘This is our moment to look at who our men and boys are.'” – Michael Gurian

11. “A dad has arms to lift high, a heart to love, shoulders to support, a smile to reassure, a hand of blessing to send you out into the world, a warm embrace to welcome you back home.” – Keely Chace

12. “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

13. “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

Father’s Day Quotes to Greet Your Dad With Love

14. “When people say, ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,’ I tell them that’s the best compliment I could ever get. Someday, I hope to grow as strong and wise as you. Have a great Father’s Day!” – Anonymous

15. “To my dearest Dad, you are my compass. Thanks for always showing me the right path and for guiding me in the right direction. Happy Father’s Day, I love you.” – Anonymous

16. “I’m so grateful for all your guidance and wisdom, you really are the best! Happy Father’s Day!” – Anonymous

17. “God knew just what He was doing when He made you my dad! Thank you for guiding me through life. Happy Father’s Day.” – Anonymous

18. “Thank you for all the sacrifices you make for our family and all the joy and love you bring into our lives. We couldn’t have asked for a better dad! Happy Father’s Day.” – Anonymous

19. “When I count my blessings, I count you twice! Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful dad, I love you.” – Anonymous

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

21. “To the world’s greatest Dad from the world’s greatest kids, hope you have an amazing Father’s Day!” – Anonymous

22. “Out of all the dads in the world, I think we got the best one! Happy Father’s Day.” – Anonymous

23. “Thanks Dad for everything you do for us. Happy Father’s Day.” – Anonymous

24. “On this Father’s Day, I pray that your day is filled with joy and peace, and I give thanks to God for all that you bring to my life.” – Anonymous

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Father’s Day Quotes That Describe His Love

25. “A father’s love is like an evergreen—steady and strong, weathering all seasons.” – Keely Chace

26. “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

27. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Antoine François Prévost

28. “No matter how small you were, when Dad said, ‘I love you,’ you’d feel bigger than the sky.” – Melvina Young

29. “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” – Steve Martin

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Father’s Day Quotes That Are Short and Sweet

30. “A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.” – Anonymous

31. “My dad’s my best mate, and he always will be.” – Cher Lloyd

32. “To the world, you are a dad. But to our family, you are the world.” – Anonymous

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

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

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

36. “A father is the perfect blend of a superhero, coach, and friend.” – Jeannie Hund

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

38. “Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad.” – Anonymous

Father’s Day Quotes to Help You Express Your Feelings

39. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He believed in me.” – Jim Valvano

40. “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad because you are so special to me. You taught me the game, and you taught me how to play it right.” – Wade Boggs

41. “Father and child are never truly apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart. I miss you every day, Dad, but know you are with me in spirit. I love you and hope you have a great day!” – Anonymous

42. “Dad, your light guides this family and holds us together. As you get older, I want you to know that I am there for you too, through thick and thin. On this special day, relax and forget your worries. Happy Father’s Day!” – Anonymous

43. “Sending you all my love this Father’s Day. We might be apart today, but you’re always in my heart. Take care and stay safe in these uncertain times. I miss you!” – Anonymous

Father’s Day Quotes That Prove How Dads Can Change Your Life

44. “A father grows dreams, each one a seed planted deep in the hearts of his children.” – Mercedes Lucero

45. “To be as good as our fathers, we must be better. Imitation is not discipleship.” – Wendell Phillips

46. “Lately, all my friends are worried they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not.” – Dan Zevin

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

48. “An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom.” – C.S. Lewis

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

50. “And I only hope when I have my own family that every day, I see a little more of my father in me.” – Keith Urban

51. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert

52. “My father has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.” – Chelsea Clinton

53. “My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.” – Steve Young

54. “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

Cute Father’s Day Quotes That Will Warm Your Heart

55. “The best fathers have the softest, sweetest hearts. In other words, great dads are real marshmallows.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

56. “Being a dad isn’t just about eating a huge bag of gummy bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word hero.” – Ryan Reynolds

57. “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

58. “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.” – Hillary Lytle

Father’s Day Quotes for Sons

59. “Every son’s first superhero is his father.” – Tiger Shroff

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

61. “Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” – Wayne Rooney

Touching Father’s Day Quotes for Daughters

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

63. “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

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

65. “A daddy can’t teach a little girl everything, but he teaches her to believe in herself, to never give up, to work hard. And that leads to pretty much everything else.” – Andrew Blackburn

66. “A girl’s father is the first man in her life, and probably the most influential.” – David Jeremiah

Father’s Day Quotes to Learn About What Dads Think

67. “I’ve jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy.” – Chris Pratt

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

69. “He adopted a role called ‘being a father’ so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important, a protector.” – Tom Wolfe

70. “I’m a father. That’s what matters most. Nothing matters more.” – Gordon Brown

Meaningful Father’s Day Quotes That’ll Leave a Lasting Impact on You

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

72. “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? Everything is full. It’s just full all the time.” – Matt Damon

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

74. “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

75. “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.” – Anonymous

76. “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

Funny Father’s Day Quotes That Are Full of Wit

77. “My Father’s Day gift to you is letting you pretend to be in charge of the family for a day.” – Anonymous

78. “Good dads forgive your mistakes. Great dads help you hide them from mom.” – Bill Gray

79. “A man’s real wealth is in his children, for they have spent all of the other kind.” – Melvina Young

80. “Happy farter’s day, Dad!” – Anonymous

How Do You Plan On Expressing Your Love to Your Dad This Father’s Day?

Father’s Day is a time for everyone to acknowledge and celebrate the dads of their lives. On this day, we should recognize their importance and role in building and caring for the family. Most of all, we should thank them for offering their lives to protect and love us.

One of the things we can do to show our gratitude to our dads is to give them gifts and letters or spend time with them. Simple things such as cooking them meals and asking them about their day are already enough to make them feel cared for.

They deserve to be appreciated the most because being a father means loving selflessly. Every dad will always put his children before himself, even if he must sacrifice his needs. 

So, we hope that these Father’s Day quotes were able to inspire you to express your appreciation for your dad. Make him feel special on his day, but also remember to show your love to your father every day.

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