48 Dad Quotes to Express What He Means to You

Dad Quotes

There’s a special relationship between father and daughter, dad and son. These touching dad quotes will help you express your love & true appreciation for him whether on Father’s Day, his birthday or ‘just because’.

Dad Quotes

My Daddy was my hero. He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things. But most of all he was fun.

“My Daddy was my hero. He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things. But most of all he was fun.” – Bindi Irwin

My favorite thing about being a father is just seeing my kids grow and do some of the same things that I did when I was a kid, man.

“My favorite thing about being a father is just seeing my kids grow and do some of the same things that I did when I was a kid, man.” – LeBron James

The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Prevost Abbe

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Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.

“Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.” – Matthew McConaughey

My dad believed in me, even when I didn’t. He always knew I could do this. I’m sure that everyone in Reading remembers how much he talked about me. I thought that was sweet, but really I just wasn’t as sure it would happen. So, I just love my dad for believing in his little girl.

“My dad believed in me, even when I didn’t. He always knew I could do this. I’m sure that everyone in Reading remembers how much he talked about me. I thought that was sweet, but really I just wasn’t as sure it would happen. So, I just love my dad for believing in his little girl.” – Taylor Swift

My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.

“My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.” – Beau Bridges

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I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.

“I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.” – Maria Cuomo Cole

My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.

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

Let me say for now that we knew once the Creation was broken, true fathering would be much more lacking than mothering. Don’t misunderstand me, both are needed- but an emphasis on fathering is necessary because of the enormity of its absence.

“Let me say for now that we knew once the Creation was broken, true fathering would be much more lacking than mothering. Don’t misunderstand me, both are needed- but an emphasis on fathering is necessary because of the enormity of its absence.” – Wm. Paul Young

Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don’t get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don’t have to do as much. Like you don’t go on as many outings.

“Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don’t get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don’t have to do as much. Like you don’t go on as many outings.” – Hugh Jackson

Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father’s expectations or make up for their father’s mistakes.

“Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father’s expectations or make up for their father’s mistakes.” – Barack Obama

I love my father as the stars- he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.

“I love my father as the stars- he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.” – Terri Guillemets

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

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

I realized I could run after finding out that my dad used to run and it gave me the morale that if he did it then maybe I could also run.

“I realized I could run after finding out that my dad used to run and it gave me the morale that if he did it then maybe I could also run.” – David Rudisha

I love my dad, although I’m definitely critical of him sometimes, like when his pants are too tight. But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.

“I love my dad, although I’m definitely critical of him sometimes, like when his pants are too tight. But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.” – Liv Tyler

Men should always change diapers. It’s a very rewarding experience. It’s mentally cleansing. It’s like washing dishes, but imagine if the dishes were your kids, so you really love the dishes.

“Men should always change diapers. It’s a very rewarding experience. It’s mentally cleansing. It’s like washing dishes, but imagine if the dishes were your kids, so you really love the dishes.” – Chris Martin

Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.

“Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.” – Marinela Reka

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

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

The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.

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

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.

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

Everybody thinks their dad’s jokes are corny.  I don’t get a free pass on that. In fact, [my daughter] said to me once, ‘Most of your stuff isn’t funny at all. But I’m always surprised you make it work.’ I thought that was a pretty sophisticated way of attacking me.

“Everybody thinks their dad’s jokes are corny.  I don’t get a free pass on that. In fact, [my daughter] said to me once, ‘Most of your stuff isn’t funny at all. But I’m always surprised you make it work.’ I thought that was a pretty sophisticated way of attacking me.” – Judd Apatow

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.

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

We see a McDonald’s. We got so excited. We started chanting, ‘McDonald’s, McDonald’s, McDonald’s!’ And my dad pulled into the drive thru and we started cheering. And then, he ordered one black coffee for himself… and kept driving. My dad is cold-blooded.

“We see a McDonald’s. We got so excited. We started chanting, ‘McDonald’s, McDonald’s, McDonald’s!’ And my dad pulled into the drive thru and we started cheering. And then, he ordered one black coffee for himself… and kept driving. My dad is cold-blooded.” – John Mulaney

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

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

Being a dad is my most important job because it not only affects my children but their children and many generations to come.

“Being a dad is my most important job because it not only affects my children but their children and many generations to come.” – Mark Dominik

My dad was a big believer in treating people well, oftentimes even when he himself wasn’t well.

“My dad was a big believer in treating people well, oftentimes even when he himself wasn’t well.” – Neil Cavuto

My dad always told me: ‘Stop and look back and appreciate what you’ve done; stop and smell the flowers.’

“My dad always told me: ‘Stop and look back and appreciate what you’ve done; stop and smell the flowers.’” – Madchen Amick

The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself but for his family.

“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

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.

“I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” – Hedy Lamarr

When you got more than one kid, you just wake up angry.

“When you got more than one kid, you just wake up angry.” – Kevin Hart

I’m always going to love my father.

“I’m always going to love my father.” – Floyd Mayweather Jr.

To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.

“To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – Euripides

My daughter got me a ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug. So we know she’s sarcastic.

“My daughter got me a ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug. So we know she’s sarcastic.” – Bob Odenkirk

I asked my dad for a BB gun, but he said we were a tribe of worriers, not warriors.

“I asked my dad for a BB gun, but he said we were a tribe of worriers, not warriors.” – Hilary Price

This is not to say that becoming a father automatically makes you a good father. Fatherhood, like marriage, is a constant struggle against your limitations and self-interests. But the urge to be a perfect father is there because your child is a perfect gift.

“This is not to say that becoming a father automatically makes you a good father. Fatherhood, like marriage, is a constant struggle against your limitations and self-interests. But the urge to be a perfect father is there because your child is a perfect gift.” – Kent Nerburn

When you have kids, you’re responsible for their mistakes. Their mistakes, their heartaches, their happiness… you take everything on yourself!

“When you have kids, you’re responsible for their mistakes. Their mistakes, their heartaches, their happiness… you take everything on yourself!” – Zidrou

The only time I ever look good dancing is if I’m next to my dad at a wedding.

“The only time I ever look good dancing is if I’m next to my dad at a wedding.” – Cat Deeley

My biggest achievement – besides being drafted into the NBA – was becoming a father. Being a father has made me experience things that have contributed to my maturity and personal growth.

“My biggest achievement – besides being drafted into the NBA – was becoming a father. Being a father has made me experience things that have contributed to my maturity and personal growth.” – Dwayne Wade

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

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

She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.

“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

Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventures, story-tellers, and singers of songs.

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

Like my dad, I have a Christmas party most years. I like to celebrate and see as many people as possible.

“Like my dad, I have a Christmas party most years. I like to celebrate and see as many people as possible.” – Lauren Graham

Lately all my friends are worried they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not.

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

Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.

“Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.” – Agatha Stephanie Lin

My dad has always been extremely supportive in every decision I’ve made and much more interested in me picking what I wanted to do.

“My dad has always been extremely supportive in every decision I’ve made and much more interested in me picking what I wanted to do.” – Colin Hanks

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

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

A father is someone who uses their strength to protect their family, not someone who uses their strength to hurt their family.

“A father is someone who uses their strength to protect their family, not someone who uses their strength to hurt their family.” – De philosopher DJ Kyos

My dad was always my hero, my best friend.

“My dad was always my hero, my best friend.” – Dhani Harrison

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