64 Beautiful Phrases for Dad and Father's Day

64 Beautiful Phrases for Dad and Father's Day

Dads are extraordinary people. Let your dad know how much you love him with these dad quotes.

Father's Day is the perfect time of year to celebrate the most loving and caring men in your life. A personalized card with a special message for Dad will let him know how much you appreciate all of his invaluable advice and unconditional support. This day also gives you the chance to show every father figure around you how important they are to you.

To make your dad feel special, we've put together 64 quotes for all father's days. We hope that these fun and sweet quotes can celebrate all the joys of parenthood.

Whether it's an uncle who inspired you to follow your dreams, your grandfather who always manages to put a smile on your face, or your loving husband who was a wonderful father to his children, you're sure to find the perfect date.

For an extra special touch, pair your heartwarming card with a special Father's Day gift, like a family photo or something else personalized.

Short and sweet phrases for Father's Day

Keep your message simple and direct, while still showing your dad how important he is to you.

  • Dad: the first hero of a son, the first love of a daughter.
  • The power of a father to make a son's life happy is unmatched. ~Justin Ricklefs
  • It is a wise father who knows his son. ~William Shakespeare
  • A father is worth more than a hundred teachers. ~ Jorge Herbert
  • A girl's first true and deep love is her father. ~ Marisol Santiago
  • It is known that a father's smile lights up a child's entire day. ~ susan galician
  • A father does not tell you that he loves you. He shows you. ~ dimitri
  • Parents have a special way of bringing everyone together. ~Erika Cosby
  • Behind every great daughter is a truly extraordinary father.
  • For her, the word father was another way of calling love. ~ Fanny Fern
  • The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get. ~ Tim Russert
  • No music is as pleasing to my ears as the word father. ~ Lydia Mary Child
  • A father takes photos with him where his money once was. ~ Steve Martin
  • When my father did not hold my hand, he accompanied me from behind. ~ Linda Poindexter
  • A father is someone you look up to, no matter how old you are.
  • The greatest sign of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking. ~ Dan Pearce
  • Parents, be good to your daughters. You are the counterweight with which they evaluate the world. ~ Juan Mayer

Phrases for dad: the most thoughtful and inspiring

Our parents will always be our heroes. Let them know with one of these inspirational quotes.

  • The parents are ordinary men transformed by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers and singers.
  • A daddy is someone who would like to catch you when you fall. Instead, he picks you up, hands you a brush, and lets you try again.
  • I can't think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a parent's protection. ~ Sigmund Freud
  • No one in this world can love a girl more than her father. ~Michael Ratnadeepak
  • No matter who was my father; matter how I remember it. ~ Ana Sexton
  • My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I was able to see a future. ~ Liza Minnelli
  • No man I have ever known has been like my father, and I have never loved any other man so much. ~Hedy Lamarr
  • My father did nothing unusual. He just did what parents are supposed to do: be there. ~ Max Lucado
  • Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will stay with me forever.
  • My father has always provided me with a safe place to land and a solid point from which to fly. ~Chelsea Clinton
  • She was not alone: ​​what sustained her, the most powerful moral force in her life, was her father's love. ~Harper Lee
  • A father is not an anchor that stops us, nor a candle that carries us, but a light that guides us and whose love shows us the way.
  • A father is the only friend we can always count on. In times of need, when all else fails, we remember the one on whose lap we sat as children and who eased our pains; and although he can no longer help us, the mere thought of him serves to comfort and strengthen us. ~ Emile Gaboriau
  • When you need true understanding, when you need someone to take care of you, when you need someone to guide you… A father is always there. ~ Thomas J. Langley
  • What a father teaches his children is not felt by the world, but posterity will feel it. ~ John Paul
  • There will always be few people who have the courage to love what is indomitable within us. One of these men is my father. ~Alison Lohman
  • Each child mentions his father, in word and deed. ~ Terri Quotes

funny phrases for father's day

A fun and quirky dad will appreciate a note that makes him laugh. Choose one of the quotes below and make your day extra special.

  • Dad taught me everything I know. He unfortunately he didn't teach me everything he knows. ~ To Ours
  • A good father is one who leaves a laughing child alone to pick up a crying child. ~ Linda Poindexter
  • A man knows when he is getting old because he begins to look like his father. ~ Gabriel García Márquez
  • You can tell what the best year of your dad's life was, because they seem to freeze in that style of clothing and continue to dress like that. ~Jerry Seinfeld
  • A father is a banker provided by nature. ~ french proverb
  • A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he would like to be. ~ Frank A. Clark
  • You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You must deserve your father's. He is more particular. ~ Robert Frost
  • When a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he is wrong. ~ Carles Wadworth
  • Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how well you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow. ~ Reed Markham
  • I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught me by example in a week. ~Mario Cuomo
  • When you're young, you think your father is Superman. Then you grow up and realize he's just a normal person in a cape. ~David Attel
  • The words of a father are like a thermostat that regulates the temperature of the house. ~ Paul Lewis
  • Parenthood is the best thing that can happen. You can't explain it until it happens; it's like telling someone what it feels like to be in the water before swimming in it. ~Michael Buble
  • My father didn't tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it. ~ Clarence Budington Kelland
  • My father had a profound influence on me, he was a fool. ~ Spike Milligan
  • We must love parents. At my wedding, when I tripped over my wedding dress and fell on my face, Dad said, "Don't worry, you'll do better next time." ~Melanie White

Phrases and messages for the father of your children

Tell your husband how much you appreciate his love for you and your children with one of these heartfelt phrases.

  • The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~ Anjaneth Garcia Untalan
  • A happy family is a reflection of a good father and a loving husband.
  • The thrill of being a great father is not about seeing your children become successful adults. The thrill of a great father is the journey, experiencing his children's successes along the way to their greatness. ~ Reed Markham
  • A man's worth is measured by the way he raises his children. What he gives them, what he prevents them from, the lessons he teaches them and the lessons he allows them to learn for themselves. ~ Lisa Rogers
  • Nothing has brought me more peace and satisfaction in life than simply being a good husband and father. ~Frank Abagnale
  • The reward of raising your children is spending the rest of your life proudly knowing this person you helped grow. ~Mike Sager
  • A man is never so tall as when he kneels to help a child.
  • Great parents find no fault. Great parents find solutions. ~ Reed Markham
  • A truly rich man is one whose children run to his arms when his hands are empty.
  • There is something like a line of golden thread that runs through a man's words when he talks to his daughter. And gradually, over the years, it becomes long enough that you can take it in your hands and weave it into a web that resembles love itself. ~ John Gregory Brown
  • The only thing better than having you as a husband is for our children to have you as a dad.
  • My Father's Day gift is to let you pretend you're in charge of the family for a day.
  • The morning without you is a withered dawn. ~Emily Dickinson
  • I always thought you would be a great father. Now I know. Happy Father's Day to an amazing husband.
  • I never knew how much I loved your father until I saw how much he loved you.

Phrases for grandpa (dad, papa or mama)

Our grandparents are always there to guide us with their wisdom. That's why it seemed appropriate to collect a few phrases for your dad's dad (or your mom). Use one of the quotes below to warmly thank your grandfather.

  • One of the strongest handshakes is that of a new grandchild around a grandparent's finger. ~ Joy Hargrove
  • Grandparents bring some wisdom, happiness, warmth, and love to every life they touch.
  • Grandparents are used to loving and fixing things.
  • A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.
  • The best parents get promoted to grandparents.
  • To a little boy, the perfect grandpa isn't afraid of big dogs or fierce storms, but he's absolutely terrified of the word "boo." ~Roberto Brault
  • We never understand a father's love until we become fathers ourselves. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  • Truly blessed is the man who hears many soft voices to call him father. ~ Lydia Mary Child
  • My father gave me the greatest gift that can be given to another person: he believed in me. ~Jim Valvano
  • When you teach your child, you also teach your child's child. ~ The Talmud
  • Sometimes the poorest man leaves the richest inheritance to his sons. ~ Ruth E. Renkel
  • He was a father. This is what a father does. He eases the burdens of those you love. He saves them from painful images that could last a lifetime. ~ George Saunders
  • There are three stages in a man's life: he believes in Santa Claus, he doesn't believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.
  • A good father is one of the most unknown, forgotten, unnoticed assets, and yet one of the most precious in our society. ~Billy Graham
  • There is nothing that moves the soul of a loving father like the cry of his son. ~ Joni Eareckson Tada

messages for uncle

Uncles often play the role of a second father figure, and what better day than Father's Day to show how much we appreciate them?

  • An uncle is a blessing. It means so many things. Words could never express the joy an uncle brings. An uncle is a bond of faith that not even time can break, a gift that lasts a lifetime. A guy is forever. ~Irene Banks
  • Uncle: someone special to remember with warmth, think with pride and cherish with love.
  • An uncle is like a father, but cooler.
  • A father's heart is nature's masterpiece. ~ Antoine Francois Prevost
  • You don't choose your own family. I am God's gift to you. ~ Desmond Tutú
  • A great uncle is like a refreshing glass of lemonade in the hot summer of life.
  • Other things can change us, but we start and end in the family. ~ Antony Brandt
  • Good parents do three things: provide, nurture, and guide. ~ Roland Warren
  • It is not flesh and blood, but the heart that makes us fathers and sons. ~ John Schiller
  • Only the best brothers get promoted to uncle.
  • Everyone has an uncle who tried to steal their nose. ~ Peter Clay
  • I smile because you are my uncle. I laugh because you can't do anything about it.
  • The uncles are there to help the boy get into trouble he hasn't thought of yet.
  • Every great creator is inspired by a great mentor. ~ Lailah Gifty Akita

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We hope these dad quotes have helped you express your love for your dad. Whether it's Father's Day, his birthday, or any other occasion, he's sure to love knowing how much you love him.

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