Father’s Day Inspirational Quotes

An interesting, humorous, witty, and thought-provoking collection of Fathers Day Inspirational Quotes by some of the most celebrated and revered personalities of our times. Read these Father’s Day Quotes for an insight into the lives of fathers at various stages of fatherhood.

Quotes on Fathers Day

You will acknowledge and appreciate the ups and downs in a father’s life with these words of wisdom on fathers and fatherhood. When you read these motivational quotes on Fathers Day notice how the life of the father can be both beautiful, interesting and at the same time be extremely challenging and difficult.

Quote these Fathers Day one-liners in the Fathers Day Card you made for Papa and express your gratitude for all the pains he took to bring you up. Tell father how much he deserves to be appreciated and applauded for being the most wonderful person in your life.


Father’s Day Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Quotes for Father’s Day 2021

Any fool can be a Father, but it takes a real man to be a Daddy!!
Philip Whitmore Snr

“The most important thing a father can do
for his children is to love their mother.”
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Fathers are angels sent from heaven.
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Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of
her world.
John Mayor


“Father I will always be
that same boy who stood by the sea
and watched you tower over me
now I’m older I wanna be the same as you”

A father is someone that
holds your hand at the fair
makes sure you do what your mother says
holds back your hair when you are sick
brushes that hair when it is tangled because the mother is too busy
lets you eat ice cream for breakfast
but only when a mother is away
he walks you down the aisle
and tells you everything’s gonna be ok


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

I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the
hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I
Bartrand Hubbard

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budington Kelland


Happy Father’s Day 2021 Quotes

Happy Father’s Day 2021 Quotes

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

Harmon Killebrew

One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters.
George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs, 1640

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
Bill Cosby

Henry James once defined life as that predicament that precedes death,
and certainly, nobody owes you a debt of honor or gratitude for getting
him into that predicament. But a child does owe his father a debt, if
Dad, having gotten him into this peck of trouble, takes off his coat and
buckles down to the job of showing his son how best to crash through it.
Clarence Budington Kelland

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

Enid Bagnold

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and
 Johann Schiller

A father carries pictures of where his money used to be.

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836

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 be twenty-one, I was
astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
Mark Twain, “Old Times on the Mississippi”
Atlantic Monthly, 1874


Best Father’s Day 2021 Quotes

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
Gloria Naylor

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker
if they didn’t.
Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder, and violence
every single day
should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a
natural urge.
Phyllis Diller

Are we not like two volumes of one book?
Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
 Red Buttons

I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.
M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter


Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a
person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring
them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a
a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and
with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
Dinah Craik

Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at-bat. Then
fold the second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher’s mound.
Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three
together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start
all over again.
Jimmy Piersall, on how to diaper a baby, 1968

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budington Kelland

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his
Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Amazing Father’s Day 2021 Quotes

Amazing Father’s Day 2021 Quotes

As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and
considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be
Lord Chesterfield

Don’t make a baby if you can’t be a father.
National Urban League Slogan

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which
charmed their fathers.
Aldous Huxley

A man’s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate
himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the
Helen Rowland

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an
extraordinary father.
Austin O’Malley


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

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom
then he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care.
 William Penn

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

Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care
about small boys.

Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers
sooner or later…
Tom Wolfe


When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things
for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted,
“She’s more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge.”
Fathers Day Quote by Helen Hayes

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
Fathers Day Quote by William Shakespeare

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

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

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a
father’s protection.
Sigmund Freud

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his
father, both cry.
Jewish Proverb


I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to
love anything that cannot love you back.
 Imelda Marcos

Your fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to
you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero. And then the day comes when she
gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from
that day on, you’re in a constant state of panic.
 Stanley T. Banks 

There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one
aims at power and the other at independence.
 Samuel Johnson

My son, a perfect little boy of five years and three months, had ended
his earthly life. You can never sympathize with me; you can never know
how much of me such a young child can take away. A few weeks ago I
accounted myself a very rich man, and now the poorest of all.
 Ralph Waldo Emerson, on the death of his son

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
 Knights of Pythagoras


Stunning Father’s Day 2021 Quotes


“When a child is born, a father is born. A mother is born, too of
course, but at least for her, it’s a gradual process. Body and soul, she
has nine months to get used to what’s happening. She becomes what’s
happening. But for even the best-prepared father, it happens all at
once. On the other side of a plate-glass window, a nurse is holding up
something roughly the size of a loaf of bread for him to see for the
first time.
Frederick Buechner, ‘Whistling in the Dark’

I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen
and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms
of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the
language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work
by the simple eloquence of his example.
 Mario Cuomo

My father was a statesman, I’m a political woman.
My father was a saint. I’m not.
Indira Gandhi


My father was frightened of his mother. I was frightened of my father
and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened
of me.
 King George V

4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.
8 years: My father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad’s idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.

My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real
friends, then you’ve had a great life.
FLee Iacocca

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

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


Father, whom I murdered every night but one,
That one, when your death murdered me.
Howard Moss

Noble fathers have noble children.

Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children.
Richard Henry Dana

One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind
of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make
me the kind of man my son wants me to be.

If a son is uneducated, his dad is to blame.
Chinese Proverb

When I was a child, my father told me every day, ‘You’re the most
wonderful boy in the world, and you can do anything you want to.’
Jan Hutchins

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

My father died many years ago, and yet when something special happens
to me, I talk to him secretly not really knowing whether he hears, but
it makes me feel better to half believe it.

“Train up a child in the way which he should go
and when he is old he will not expire from it”

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