Uplifting quotes about fatherhood

A dad’s role in a child’s well-being is very important. Fathers teach many important lessons to a child, like how to be affectionate and supportive, and how to take care of everyone else by giving the best example, and all of this while being great examples themselves.

Fathers are great caretakers, they make their little ones feel safe and secure. They teach their little ones to ride bikes, to jump higher, and to always aim for the best. This is why is so important to recognize the labor of all of those involved fathers that are day by day supporting their families.

Inspiring phrases for dads

  • “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” 

— Anonymous

  • “Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understanding it.” 

— Mike Myers

  • “To her, the name of the father was another name for love.” 

— Fanny Fern

  • “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” 

— George Herbert

  • “To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.” 

— Euripides

  • “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” 

— Jim Valvano

  • “When my son looks up at me and breaks into his wonderful toothless smile, my eyes fill up and I know that having him is the best thing I will ever do.” 

— Dan Greenberg

  • “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” 

— Frank A. Clark

  • “The most important thing in the world is family and love.” 

— John Wooden

  • “Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.” 

— David Gottesman

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

— Reed Markham

  • “I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me.” 

— Calvin Johnson

  • “When you’re a dad, there’s no one above you. If I don’t do something that has to be done, who is going to do it?” 

— Jonathan Safran Foer, Here I Am

  • “He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.” 

— Tom Wolfe

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

— Billy Graham

  • “Every dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad.” 

— Jack Baker

  • “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” 

— William Shakespeare

  • “Noble fathers have noble children.” 

— Euripides

  • “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

  • “If the past cannot teach the present, and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.” 

— Russell Hoban

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

— Ken Norton

  • “Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” 

— Frank Pittman

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

— Pam Brown

  • “I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway... let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.” 

— C. JoyBell C.

  • “I love my mother and father. The older I get, the more I value everything that they gave me.” 

— Liev Schreiber

  • “Someday you will know that a father is much happier in his children’s happiness than in his own. I cannot explain it to you: it is a feeling in your body that spreads gladness through you.” 

— Honore de Balzac, Pere Goriot

  • “My father taught me you have to believe in yourself and run on your own track.” 

— Jennifer Grey

  • “Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” 

— John Wilmot

  • “A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you’re going mad.” 

— John Andrew Holmes

  • “Every son’s first superhero is his father, and it was the same for me. For me, he was Superman and Batman combined.” 

— Tiger Shroff

  • “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” 

— Anne Frank

  • “Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” 

— Charles Kettering

  • “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

  • “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they’re always watching you.” 

—Robert Fulghum

  • “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

  • “There is no greater name for a leader than mother or father. There is no leadership more important than parenthood.” 

— Sheri L. Dew

  • “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” 

— Antoine François Prévost

  • “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like ones, 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

  • “He was all iron outside, but all father within.” 

— Hall Caine, The Manxman

  • “If there is any immortality to be had among us human beings, it is certainly only in the love that we leave behind. Fathers like mine don’t ever die.” 

— Leo Buscaglia

  • “Children need models rather than critics.” 

— Joseph Joubert

  • “Want to raise children? Be kind to your children.” 

— L.R. Knost, The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline

  • “Children are a poor man’s riches.” 

— English proverb

  • “Life doesn’t come with an instruction book — that’s why we have fathers.” 

— H. Jackson Browne

  • “We don’t lose ourselves in parenthood. We find parts of ourselves we never knew existed.” 

— L.R. Knost

  • “It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” 

— Frederick Douglass

  • “A transparent father is indeed an inevitable blessing a son can get!” 

— Fahad Basheer

  • “Father of fathers, make me one, A fit example for a son.” 

— Douglas Malloch

  • “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

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