These quotes about fathers are all positive, inspirational words of wisdom and love about fathers or the many wonderful joys of being a father.
The role of a father has changed dramatically over the past few generations, in my grandparents time a father’s role, as the head of the family, was to be the ‘breadwinner’ working to support his family and he was also the authoritative rule-maker that you had follow. The majority of fathers would not have carried out general caring tasks for their children, nor would they have physically displayed their love.
Now, three generations later, it is wonderful to see fathers taking an active role in the caring of their children. This enables them to have a deeper understanding, develop a closer relationship and show their love more easily, which will echo through their lives and into future generations.
There is also a page of Father Sayings from unknown sources.
Father quotes are listed alphabetically on authors surname
A Father Quotes
When you are loving your children and expecting good things for them, you are tapped into the Energy of your Source and you’re flooding that all over them.
I love the moments when I engage with my youngest daughter now. It’s not my thing to sit on the ground and play tea party, but I’ll do it because it’s a moment that will stick with me forever.
Tim Allen 1953
B Father Quotes
Every day, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, he can learn ways to become an even better dad.
When you have kids you grow up. I have just started realising it now.. It changes the world, having children.
David Beckham 1975
There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter. Gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.
John Gregory Brown 1960
Dad’s are most ordinary men, turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, singers of songs.
Pam Brown 1948
Dad’s don’t need to be tall and broad shouldered and clever.. Love makes them so.
Pam Brown 1948
The bonding with a new baby can help people to release love unconsciously.
Lorna Byrne 1953
C Father Quotes
My father was always getting excited about something… it’s genetically inside me somewhere.
Nicholas Cage 1964
I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
Jim Carrey 1962
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880
A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.
Frank A. Clark
A little child, a limber elf
Singing, dancing to itself
A fairy thing with red, round cheeks
That always finds and never seeks
Makes such a vision to the sight
As fills a father’s eyes with light
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 – 1834
Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.
Bill Cosby 1937
I cannot understand how I managed to cope without getting cuddled this many times a day.
Russell Crowe 1964
D Father Quotes
I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile because it’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (Danny The Champion Of The World)
It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (Matilda)
If I had a bucket list.. I’d say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be number one.
Matt Damon 1970
A man is not complete until he has seen the baby he has made.
Sammy Davis Jr.
When thy father is too fondly kind
Such seed he sows, such harvest shall he find.
John Dryden 1631 – 1700
My father was a big child that was given to me while I was still little.
Alexandre Dumas 1803 – 1870
E Father Quotes
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 1932 – 2016
Noble fathers have noble children.
Euripides 480BC – 406BC
To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than.. A daughter.
Euripides 480BC – 406BC
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them.
Richard Evans 1906 – 1971
F Father Quotes
I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship.
Harrison Ford 1942
G Father Quotes
Any man can be a father,
but it takes someone special to be a dad.
Anne Geddes 1956
I know his father; how do you expect me not to know him?
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931
A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in society.
Billy Graham 1918
F orever in my heart
A lways loved and adored
T hinking of you often
H oping all the joys are yours
E ver grateful for your guidance
R oots from you are my support
Trina Graves 1961
The Baby’s Help
Lips of laughter, eyes of light
Do you know your mission here?
Sent to make the old world bright
Sent us grown-up folks to cheer
Little can you understand
Playing in the sunlight there
Lips of laughter, that you make
My cross easier to bear
Golden hair and rosy cheek
Just a tiny little mite
Little can you guess the part
You are playing in my fight
Little do you know the help
You are giving me each day
Keeping faith and hope alive
Helping me along the way
Chubby hand and tippy-toe
Little do you ever dream
How you keep your daddy up
Aiding him, when it must seem
He must fail and quit the fight
But his strength returns anew
And he plunges in once more
Just because he thinks of you
Edgar A. Guest 1881 – 1959
H Father Quotes
As mamas, papas, grandparents, teachers and caregivers we have a responsibility to protect these little Earth warriors. It’s our job to protect and nurture their love, their innocence, their spirits, their imagination, their gifts, their health, and wellbeing, their spirituality, their confidence, their character, their freedom of thought, their instincts, their wildness, and their magic! There is nothing we can do in this lifetime that will compare to the importance of this work. These little ones are our future. Guard them well!
I loved her first, I held her first and a place in my heart will always be hers. From the very first breath she breathed, when she first smiled at me. I knew the love of a father runs deep and I prayed that she’d find you someday, but it still hurts to give her away. I loved her first.
One father is more than a hundred school masters.
George Herbert 1593 – 1633
I Father Quotes
The child is not likely to find a father in God, unless he finds something of God in his father.
Robert Ingersoll 1833 – 1899
J Father Quotes
When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.
Hugh Jackman 1968
My father was there when I didn’t understand. He was there when I was wrong. He was there when I cried. He was there when I lied. For some reason my dad was always there when I needed him most. His love was never ending. And now that he’s gone there is an emptiness in my world, but not in my heart.
Michael Jordon 1963
No word makes me happier than the word ‘daddy’ uttered by one of my children.
Michael Josephson 1942
K Father Quotes
He didn’t tell me how to live.. He lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budinton Kelland 1881 – 1964
Every father should remember..
One day his son will follow his example, not his advice.
Charles Kettering 1876 – 1958
If I had a problem, I could always call daddy.
Martin Luther King Jr. 1929 – 1968
A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
Knights of Pythagoras
(On being asked if he preferred to be a rock god or a sex god)
I am neither. My favourite role is father.
Lenny Kravitz 1964
L Father Quotes
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 1914 – 2000
M Father Quotes
A child looks up at the stars and wonders. A great father puts a child on his shoulders and helps him to grab a star.
Reed Markham 1957
The thrill of being a great father is not seeing your children go on to become successful adults. The thrill of a great father, is the journey.. Experiencing your child’s successes along the pathway to their greatness.
Reed Markham 1957
The surprising thing about fatherhood was finding my inner mush. Now I want to share it with the world.
Christopher Meloni 1961
The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.
Mencius 372BC – 289BC
Directly after God in Heaven comes papa.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756 – 1791
Anyone who tell you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.
Mike Myers 1963
N Father Quotes
Until you have a son of your own.. You will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.
Kent Nerburn 1946
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Friedrich Nietzsche 1844 – 1900
O Father Quotes
I’ve made a few nice dishes in my time, but this must be the best I’ve ever made.
Jamie Oliver 1975
P Father Quotes
The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.
The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child-raising is not the child but the parent.
Frank Pittman 1953 – 2012
When my father didn’t have my hand.. He had my back.
I’ve done all kinds of cool things as an actor – I’ve jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy.
Chris Pratt 1979
The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature
Antoine Francois Prevost 1697 – 1763
To show a child what has once delighted you, to find the child’s delight added to your own, so that there is now a double delight seen in the glow of trust and affection, this is happiness.
J. B. Priestley 1894 – 1984
R Father Quotes
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
Ruth E. Renkel
The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world. But, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity.
Jean Paul Richter 1763 – 1825
His heritage to his children wasn’t words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and father.
Will Rogers Jr. 1911 – 1993
Becoming a father was the proudest moment of my life. Playing football does not even compare.
Wayne Rooney 1985
S Father Quotes
It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Friedrich Schiller 1759 – 1805
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 1923 – 2007
Our fathers had their dreams, we have ours.
The generation that follows will have its own.
Olive Schreiner 1855 – 1920
Sons are for fathers the twice-told tale.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616
It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in Heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.
Bright clasp of her whole hand around my finger. My daughter as we walk together now. All my life I’ll feel a ring invisibly. Circle this bone with shining. When she is grown.
Stephen Spender 1901 – 1995
T Father Quotes
My father used to say..
‘Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument!’
Desmond Tutu 1931
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But, when I got to twenty one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven year.
Mark Twain 1835 – 1910
V Father Quotes
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person.. He believed in me.
Jim Valvano 1946 – 1993
I am so proud of my father; he is the biggest example of success and courage I have ever seen in my life. He is the emperor of my kingdom.
Ama H. Vanniarachchy
W Father Quotes
Being a father is my most important role.
Mark Wahlberg 1971
Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I definitely have a newfound respect for women. And I think I finally became a good and real man when I had a daughter.
Mark Wahlberg 1971
If I succeed in business, but fail as a father.. Then I failed.
Mark Wahlberg 1971
Father: To God himself we cannot give a Holier name.
William Wordsworth 1770 – 1850
The child is the father of the man.
William Wordsworth 1770 – 1850