Being A Dad Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being a dad quotes, being a dad sayings, and being a dad proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.     

Peter De Vries

Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.     

Jon Stewart

Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.     


Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.     

Robert Fulghum

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

Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.     

Jack Handey

A successful father is not more successful than his children.     

Raheel Farooq

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.     

Bertrand Russell

Being a 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.     

Matthew Buckley

You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes.     

Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

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

Billy Graham

Fatherhood is a lifetime responsibility with its challenges, sweetness and bitterness.     

Oluwakemi Ola-Ojo

It is a wise father that knows his own child.     

William Shakespeare

More specifically being a dad is a diverse responsibility, and it is also defined by providing support to your partner in the glorious journey of parenthood.     

Natalie L S West

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.     

Enid Bagnold

A child looks up at the stars and wonders. Great fathers put a child on his shoulders and helps them to grab a star.     

Reed Markham

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.     


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

Reed Markham

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


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

Frank A. Clark

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.     

Kent Nerburn

Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.     

Wilhelm Busch

A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model, but most importantly, a distant authority figure who can never be pleased. Otherwise, how will children ever understand the concept of God?     

Stephen Colbert

Being a father is the most rewarding thing a man whose career has plateaued can do.     


The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.     

Theodore Hesburgh

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.     

Johann Schiller

He 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

Becoming a dad is one thing being a dad is many things.     

Steve Chapman

Fatherly love is the act of giving your life for the sake of someone else's needs.     

Nate Dallas

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

Charles Wadsworth