Father's Day Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Charles Wadsworth

Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.     

Robert Orben

The greatest thing a father can do to his children is to love their mother.     

Anjaneth Garcia Untalan

A father is a banker provided by nature.     

French Proverb

His heritage to his children wasn't words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and a father.     

Will Rogers Jr.

Noble fathers have noble children.     


My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived,and let me watch him do it.     

Clarence Kellard

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

Tom Wolfe

When my father didn't have my hand, he had my back.     

Linda Poindexter

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.     


The gift of a Father cannot been seen by our eyes, yet he sacrificed his every breath,sweat and everything to comfort us, his family.     

King Tony S. Singh

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

Wilhelm Busch

A Father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.     


A father is a man who fails every day.     

Michael Chabon

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

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.      

Anne Sexton

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 Atell

It is a wise father that knows his own child.     

William Shakespeare

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.     

Pope John XXIII

No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.     

Michael Ratnadeepak

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

Pam Brown

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

Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.     

Charles F Kettering

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the delimma.      

Marlene Dietrich

One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father.     

George Herbert

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.     

George Herbert

Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I'm just glad  I can share my voice.     

Dwayne Wade

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

Fanny Fern

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

Friedrich Schiller

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 the little scraps of wisdom.     

Umberto Eco