80 Single Dad Quotes on Being the Best Father You Can Be

These single dad quotes will prove just how great and heroic single fathers are!

Being a single father is a tough job to handle because they do it all themselves. They need to take care of the kids, do household chores, and work to earn income.

It is not every day that solo dads are being appreciated and celebrated. This collection serves as a reminder to show thanks to our dads who can do it all.

Single Dad Quotes on Being the Best Father You Can Be

Read our entire collection below to know about their struggles and experiences.

Let’s get started.

And don’t forget to check out these single mom quotes and father-daughter quotes.

Best Single Dad Quotes

1. “Being a single father is twice the work, twice the stress, and twice the tears, but it is also twice the hugs, twice the love, and twice the pride.” – Anonymous

2. “Single fathers need to find ways to adapt to their new circumstances, and they need to adapt fast.” – Craig W. Baird

3. “It takes a strong man to be a single dad and take on two roles. You are amazing in your child’s eyes, so never forget that.” – Anonymous

4. “It’s hard being a single father, but even harder being a child without a father.” – Anonymous

5. “I’m proud to be a single dad. I’m proud for having the courage to do it alone, the strength to never give up, and the love to put my child’s needs before my own.” – Anonymous

6. “A single dad has to lead, provide, instruct, and discipline.” – Michael A. Klumpp 

7. “I didn’t set out to be a single dad. I set out to be the best father I could be, and that hasn’t changed.” – Anonymous

8. “Shout out to the single fathers that have also taken the role of the mother. They don’t get appreciated enough for what they do.” – Anonymous

9. “A father who raises children on his own is nothing short of a hero. He is not only an amazing man, but he is also the perfect role model for his children.” – Anonymous

10. “It takes someone really brave to be a single father and raise a child on his own.” – Anonymous

11. “I may be a single father, but I am proud of the dad I am. I would do anything for my kids. They are my entire world.” – Anonymous

12. “It is not easy to raise a family, and it’s challenging for single fathers.” – Anonymous 

13. “A single dad is almost a superhero because there are few things that they cannot do. They are their child’s best friend and mentor while also taking care of countless tasks around the house. Single dads have superpowers indeed, and they teach us that when you know how to prioritize, incredible things can be achieved.” – Anonymous

14. “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone extraordinary to be a single dad.” – Anonymous

15. “You, man, are one courageous one, with the heart and the strength of two parents instead of one. So be proud of yourself and know that you are not single. You are fulfilling two roles and not just one.” – Anonymous

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Inspirational Quotes on Being a Single Dad

16. “Being a single dad has made me stronger than I ever thought possible.” – Anonymous

17. “As a single dad, my life may not have gone as I planned, but that’s okay. I have my kids, and they are all I need.” – Anonymous

18. “I can make the bacon, fry it up, braid some hair, and catch the football game—all at the same time. I’m superman because I have to be, and it’s the highest honor of my life. I’m proud to be a single dad.” – Anonymous

19. “Single dads can also do their best jobs.” – Anonymous

20. “I admire any single father because there are so many fathers who give up on their children, and those who stay, especially ones who do it alone, deserve a lot of praise.” – Anonymous

21. “Just because you’re a man doesn’t mean that you can’t raise your kid. I think that families should stay together, but if you are a single father, don’t give up no matter what they say.” – Nicolas Cage

22. “I didn’t plan on becoming a single father, but I know I am a better dad because of it. It caused me to revaluate my priorities. It made me look at my life and change for the better to change for my kids.” – Anonymous

23. “A single dad needs to be much more than just a father to his kids.” – Michael A. Klumpp

24. “To the world, you are a single dad, but to your children, you are their everything.” – Anonymous

25. “Just because I am a single dad doesn’t mean I cannot be a success.” – Anonymous

26. “Many single fathers also want to give back, tell their stories, and help others.” – Craig W. Baird

27. “As a single dad, there are many times you may feel like giving up, but you must not be defeated. Your kids are counting on you.” – Anonymous

28. “Being a single father means you are the everything parent. You get all the tears, the joy, the tantrums, the hugs, the disappointments, and all the love.” – Anonymous

29. “It’s rare you see a single father. That’s why I show my appreciation to the ones that are! Single fathers don’t get enough credit.” – Anonymous
30. “Single dad or not, just remember that you are the best dad for your child, and you are doing the best you can.” – Anonymous

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Quotes That Will Make You Proud as a Single Dad

31. “Being a single dad lets you discover inner strengths and capabilities you never knew you had.” – Anonymous

32. “Single father, part-time mother. When I’m not one, then I’m the other.” – Kid Rock

33. “Single dads don’t have it easy, but they always find a way to make it work, even when they don’t know how. It’s the love for their child that pushes them through, every single time.” – Anonymous

34. “I didn’t set out to be a single father, but I’d rather do it by myself than with someone who doesn’t want to.” – Anonymous

35. “I might be a single father, but my life is filled with more love and happiness than you can ever imagine.” – Anonymous

36. “To all the single dads out there who are feeling lonely, stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, and continue to pull through each day for the sake of your children, never doubt that you are good enough. You are amazing!” – Anonymous

37. “I’d rather be a single father raising on my own. I’d hate to be a ‘part-time’ dad.” – Anonymous

38. “I can’t tell you how much I respect all the single fathers out there doing it solo.” – Jennie Finch

39. “I think single dads try too hard to balance everything. Nothing is going to be perfectly balanced, and the sooner you accept it, the better.” – Anonymous

40. “To all the single dads, I see your invisible cape, and I thank you for being the kind of man every mom wants for her daughter someday.” – Anonymous

41. “It’s hard growing up without a mother, but it’s easy when a fantastic father plays both roles.” – Anonymous

42. “What is free time? I’m a single dad. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.” – Roma Downey

43. “Single parent fathers who aren’t spending their time looking for a woman but spending their time providing for their children are the most admirable people on earth.” – Anonymous

44. “If I didn’t spend a few years as a single dad, my son and I probably wouldn’t be as close as we are now.” – Anonymous 

45. “As a single dad, I will never date anyone that doesn’t understand that my child comes first.” – Anonymous

Short Single Dad Quotes That Will Give You a Glimpse of Their Love and Devotion

46. “Being a single dad is hard but so worth it.” – Anonymous

47. “Did you hear? Superheroes are real. They are called single dads.” – Anonymous

48. “I can overcome anything. I am a single dad.” – Anonymous

49. “It takes a lot of heart and will to be a single father, so be proud of yourself.” – Anonymous

50. “Giving up is not an option for a single dad.” – Anonymous

51. “I am a single dad. What is your superpower?” – Anonymous

52. “Shout out to all my fellow single fathers who run on coffee and patience.” – Anonymous

53. “Being a single dad has made me so tired, and so happy.” – Anonymous

54. “I’m a single father. Does that mean I can celebrate Mother’s Day too?” – Anonymous

55. “Being a single dad is hard, but my child growing up without a father is not an option.” – Anonymous

Single Dad Quotes to Honor Strong and Independent Fathers

56. “A good single father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets of our society.” – Anonymous

57. “Always remember that by being a single father, you have chosen to live a life that is first dedicated to your children and then to you. You could have had it easy too, but you decided to be there for your children, so be proud of it.” – Anonymous

58. “When you were a little girl, I had dreams, and I had plans for you. As a single father, I knew there was gonna be turbulence along the way.” – Lucky Dube

59. “A single father has a backbone made of steel and a heart made of gold.” – Anonymous

60. “If there’s one thing I learned as being a single father is to never bash the mother to your kid. Keep them out of it.” – Anonymous

61. “Life as a single father has taught me many things. Particularly, that love only makes everything easier.” – Anonymous

62. “The most difficult part of being a single dad is opening up your own heart at the risk of your child’s.” – Anonymous

63. “Happy Father’s Day to the single dads that are being both the mother and father to their kids.” – Sonya Parker

64. “Being a single dad to a son is generally thought to be easier than being a single dad to a daughter.” – Craig W. Baird

65. “A single father has to fulfill the jobs of two people. He has to do twice more work having no one with whom he could share the burden of the stressful moments. The bright side is that he gets all the love and attention of her child and that he is always there for all the significant and heartwarming moments of her child’s life.” – Anonymous

Funny Single Dad Quotes That Will Have You Laughing

66. “The hardest part about being a single dad? Fixing my daughter’s hair. She loves curls and being girly, and I suck at doing them, but I will keep trying as long as it makes her happy.” – Anonymous

67. “Being a single father means you have to think fast on your feet. You must be judicious, wise, brave, tender, and willing to put on a frilly hat and sit down to a pretend tea party.” – Anonymous

68. “I didn’t want to be the dad that just didn’t know how to do my daughter’s hair.” – Greg Wickherst

69. “As a single father, I’m juggling a lot and working long hours. Yes, it costs them a little, but what my children get in return is a father who is energized and content.” – Edie Falco

Heartwarming Quotes on Single Dads

70. “Fathers and especially single fathers have an impressive inner confidence that is contagious. They always know what to do and how to do it and are never willing to give up when times get rough. When they cannot fix something, they know that love can make everything better.” – Anonymous

71. “Loving my son, building my son, touching my son, playing with my son, being with my son, these aren’t tasks that only super dads can perform. These are tasks that every dad should perform. Always, without fail.” – Dan Pearce

72. “I feel like I put my personal life on hold as a single dad, but I only get one chance with my daughter.” – Anonymous

73. “Only a man as loving, as caring, as affectionate as you can take care of your kids as a single dad. With lots of love, warm wishes on Father’s Day to you.” – Anonymous

74. “Being a single dad and dating is hard. Not every woman understands my kids aren’t looking for a new mom, they have one. I’m looking for someone to spend time with me.” – Anonymous

75. “When your daughter sees other girls having mother-daughter time, and she’s wondering where hers is, it can break even the manliest men.” – Anonymous 

76. “With all my heart, I wish a very happy Father’s Day to my single dad who has made all possible efforts in life to make my life a double fun for me.” – Anonymous 

77. “Many of the single fathers don’t get to see their kids often, as more moms have primary custody.” – Craig W. Baird

78. “Nothing a single dad does for his children is ever wasted.” – Anonymous

79. “I’m a single dad. It’s totally normal for sons to feel weird with their mom’s date. Stepping in their dad’s shoes protecting their castle.” – Jason Filardi

80. “Being a single dad is tough. Whenever I take my son to things like swimming or soccer lessons, all the mums join together in a clique and make me feel like a weirdo. I wish they’d understand it’s just as hard for us.” – Anonymous

Did These Quotes Show You How Strong and Caring Single Dads Are?

Fathers are expected to be strong and intelligent to support the family. But, being a single dad also requires empathy to assist the development of their children.

Raising kids on your own is to do both the roles of a caring mother and a strong father. So, single dads are some of the most mature, patient, and loving people. They have the endless unconditional love needed to sustain another growing human being. 

We hope that this collection was able to give you the wisdom you need to learn about what being a single dad feels like. If you’re a single dad or a child who has a solo dad, stay strong and persevere. By fostering a positive and loving environment, everything will turn out great for your family.

Were you able to relate to the quotes in this collection? Which single dad quote is your favorite? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!


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