Father's Day Quotes

30 Father’s Day quotes that your dad will love

It doesn’t matter how much you love and appreciate your dad, when it comes to actually putting pen to paper, the words don’t always flow naturally. That’s why, ahead of Father’s Day, we’ve compiled some of our favourite Father’s Day quotes, so you don’t need to fret too much about what to put.

Without further ado, let’s get into it! Ranging from comical ones and some for new dads to those specific to sons and daughters, we’ve really covered it all.

Maybe you haven’t yet picked up a card for the day? Here’s a little look at what you can get your hands on in our very own range of Father’s Day cards. With thousands upon thousands of options to choose from, there’s something for every kind of dad here at thortful. 

Short Father’s Day quotes

Maybe you’re hoping to pair a quote with your own personal message? If that’s the case, one of the short and sweet Father’s Day quotes we’ve got below should work a treat!

  1. “Noble fathers have noble children.” – Euripides
  2. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmaster.” – George Herbert
  3. “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” – Anne Geddes
  4. “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” – Tim Russert
  5. “Dad, a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love.” – Unknown

Funny Father’s Day quotes

Instead of listening to all the terrible dad jokes this year, why not include one of these relatable and funny Father’s Day quotes? We’re certain he’ll be brimming with pride at how he raised you with such a solid sense of humour.

If you’re looking to leave him howling, you might want to check out our range of humorous Father’s Day cards that will pair nicely with any of the quotes below:

  1. “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
  2. “If you’re not yelling at your kids, you aren’t spending enough time with them.” – Mark Ruffalo
  3. “Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare.” – Ed Asner
  4. “Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.” – Jon Stewart
  5. “Being a father is the single greatest feeling on earth. Not including those wonderful years, I spent without a child, of course.” – Ryan Reynolds

First Father’s Day quotes

It’s just as important to acknowledge all the new dads this year with a first Father’s Day card. And of course, we’ve found some great quotes about becoming a new father that you can include to make it that bit more special:

  1. “Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.” – Matthew McConaughey
  2. “Fatherhood is the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens; it’s like telling somebody what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it.” – Michael Bublé
  3. “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
  4. “Everything just gets heightened when you have a baby. The volume gets turned up on life. I never knew I could be this happy, and that’s the truth.” – Jimmy Fallon
  5. “The imprint of a father remains forever on the life of the child.” —Roy Lessin

Sentimental father and son quotes

Growing up, sons really do look up to their fathers, and this continues even when they reach adulthood. To really show your admiration, here are a range of father and son quotes that truly encapsulate the relationship between the two of you and will work perfectly in your son Father’s Day card:

  1. “It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Friedrich Von Schiller
  2. “With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.” – Brad Pitt
  3. “A son’s first hero is his dad.” – Unknown
  4. “Forget Batman. When I really thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be my dad.” – Paul Asay
  5. “Every son’s first superhero is his father, and it was the same for me. For me, he was Superman and Batman combined.” – Tiger Shroff

Heartwarming Father’s Day quotes from daughters

A father’s relationship with his daughter really can be one of the purest bonds in the world. For all the daddy’s girls out there, we’ve compiled some of our favourite father-daughter quotes that will work as the perfect touching message inside one of our Father’s Day cards from daughters:

  1. “I love my father as the stars – he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.” – Terri Guillemets
  2. “Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.” – Agatha Stephanie Lin
  3. “Confident women are raised by loving dads.” – Nitya Prakash
  4. “My Daddy was my hero. He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things. But most of all he was fun.” – Bindi Irwin
  5. “A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.” – Unknown

Perhaps you’ve already got your card message planned out? Well, there’s nothing stopping you using one of these quotes as a lovely Father’s Day Instagram caption alongside a picture of the two of you.

Best Father’s Day quotes from writers

Perhaps unsurprisingly, some of the best Father’s Day quotes come from those who truly do have an exceptional way with words. Below are a few that we think would go perfect inside your classic Father’s Day card:

  1. “The best fathers have the softest, sweetest hearts. In other words, great dads are real marshmallows.” – Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons
  2. “A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely.” – Emile Gaboriau, File Number 113 And The Little Old Man of Batignolles
  3. “No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word-father.” – Lydia Maria Child, Philothea: A Grecian Romance
  4. “He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.” – Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities
  5. “To her, the name of father was another name for love.” – Fanny Fern, Fresh Leaves

If you’re after even more message ideas to pad out your card, you’ll definitely want to check out our guide on what to write in a Father’s Day card. Alternatively, if your dad is sadly no longer with us, we’ve also got a blog on happy heavenly Father’s Day wishes so that you can still send him a special message.

For any future special occasions, be sure to head on over to the thortful blog where you can find all sorts of what to write inspiration, gift guides, and lifestyle articles.