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Don’t Know What to Tell the Dad in Your Life? Father’s Day Quotes That Are Heartfelt and Funny

Father's Day is around the corner, and these quotes will put a smile on your dad's face. 


Barbeques, lakeside days, and honoring the dads in our lives are just a few of the heartwarming ways we can celebrate them this Father’s Day. However, knowing what to say to those figures can be hard. Thankfully, Woman’s World has collected  the 50 best quotes for Father’s Day that are sure to melt everyone’s hearts. 

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30 heartfelt Father’s Day quotes for your dad

  1. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
  2. “My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.” – Beau Bridges
  3. “A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.” – Unknown
  4. “When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” –  Linda Poindexter  
  5. “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” – Pam Brown
  6. “My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.” – Liza Minnelli
  7. “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
  8. “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” – Tim Russert
  9. “[My father] always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.” – Chelsea Clinton 
  10. “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived, and let me watch him do it.”- Clarence Budington Kelland
  11. “The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.” – Justin Ricklefs 
  12. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert 
  13. “To her, the name of the father was another name for love.” – Fanny Fern 
  14. “Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” – Frank Pittman 
  15. “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland 
  16. “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.” – Wade Boggs 
  17. “Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” – Barack Obama 
  18. “I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.'” – Paul Walker
  19. “No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.” – Abraham Lincoln 
  20. “Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad.” – Unknown 
  21. “Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example rather than his advice.” – Charles F. Kettering
  22. “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
  23. “He was the first man in my life, the man who taught me how to love.” – Jenna Bush Hager
  24. “My dad taught me that good health is all about living in gratitude.” – Mariska Hargitay
  25. “Dad: A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.” – Unknown
  26. “I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any man as much.” – Hedy Lamarr
  27. “A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.” – Carol Coats
  28. “To the world, you are a dad. But to our family, you are the world.” – Unknown
  29. “Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then; it’s a love without end.” – George Strait
  30. “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” – Sue Atkins

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20 funny Father’s Day quotes

  1. “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 Attell
  2. “Father’s Day is important because, besides being the day on which we honor Dad, it’s the one day of the year that Brookstone does any business.” – Jimmy Fallon
  3. “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” – Steve Martin
  4. “My father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.” – Spike Milligan
  5. “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.”Tim Russert
  6. “Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.”- Martin Mull
  7. “Remember: What Dad really wants is a nap. Really.” – Dave Barry
  8. “You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.” – Jerry Seinfeld
  9. “Being a dad isn’t just about eating a huge bag of gummy bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word hero.”- Ryan Reynolds 
  10. “Life doesn’t come with an instruction book — that’s why we have fathers.” – H. Jackson Brown
  11. “A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  12. “Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” – Reed Markham  
  13. “Having one child makes you a parent. Having two kids makes you a referee.” – David Frost
  14. “Raising kids may be a thankless job with ridiculous hours, but at least the pay sucks.” – Jim Gaffigan
  15. “Buying your kid a goldfish is a great way to teach them about responsibility for 24-36 hours.” – Conan O’Brien
  16. “Having children is like living in a frat house. Nobody sleeps, everything’s broken and there’s a lot of throwing up.” – Ray Romano
  17. “My daughter got me a ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug. So we know she’s sarcastic.” – Bob Odenkirk
  18. “Having a 2-year-old is like having a blender without a lid.” – Jerry Seinfeld
  19. “Never underestimate kids’ tenacity. Raising a child is like wrestling a small but relentless opponent.” – Stephen Colbert
  20. “Just taught my kids about taxes by eating 38% of their ice cream.” – Conan O’Brien

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