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43 Great Quotes About Dads

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Whether it is father’s day, or you’re about to become a dad, these quotes about fatherhood will hit the spot.

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Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family.-J.S. Bryan

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

A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be.-Unknown

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

Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.-Joseph Joubert

A Father dosen’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you.-Demitri The Stoneheart

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.-Frank A. Clark

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

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 Foucault’s Pendulum

When my father didn’t have my hand….he had my back.-Linda Poindexter

Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.-Reed Markham

A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.-Billy Graham

Fathers should neither be seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.-Oscar Wilde

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

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

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.-John Sinor

My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.-Beau Bridges

It doesn’t matter who my father was. It matters who I remember he was.-Anne Sexton

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

My father was the center of the family, and everyone tried to please him.-Ang Lee

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

Every man can get children, but not every man can be a father.-Unknown

Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.-Al Unser Jr.

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

It has been said that as goes the family, so goes the world. It can also be said that as goes the father, so goes the family.-Voddie T. Baucham Jr.

Every dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad.-Jack Baker

I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he started having a family, and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his kids, and never made us feel like he was pressured. I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.-Adam Sandler

Papa was right, after all. A ship’s crew was like a family, and together we had done what we never could have managed alone.-Heather Vogel Frederick

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 started.-Bartrand Hubbard

A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.-Frank Abagnale

Everyone can be a father, but it takes a lot to be a daddy.-Unknown

Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.-B.B. King

It’s only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home. It’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love.-Margaret Truman

There was a great complexity to my father. He was a devoted family man. But, in the same breath, he simply was not suited to an anchored life. He should have been somebody who had a backpack, an old map, a bit of change in his pocket and that was it – roaming the world.-Christian Bale

Of all the titles that I’ve been privileged to have, the title of ‘dad’ has always been the best.-Ken Norton

When one has not had a good father, one must create one.-Friedrich Nietzsche

Dad – Ask him when Mom says no.-Unknown

My father never talked about the sacrifices that the family made for me.-Novak Djokovic

Fathers, you are the head and strength of the family unit. If you are not in place, there is a weakness in the link.-Anita R. Sneed-Carter

A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability.-Tom DeLay

Someday i may find my prince charming, but my Daddy will always be my King.-Unknown

I’m about caring, I’m about people, and I’m about entertaining people. I’m a family man. A husband. A father. I’ve been a lot of other things over the years, which we don’t really want to talk about.-Ozzy Osbourne

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