July 20, 2024

Father’s Day Quotes

 Father’s Day Quotes

Father’s Day is a special occasion dedicated to honoring and celebrating fathers and father figures. It is a day to appreciate their love, sacrifices, and contributions to our lives. Below are 20 famous quotes about Father’s Day, along with short bios of the authors who have inspired many with their words.

Jim Valvano

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

Jim Valvano was an American college basketball player, coach, and broadcaster. His inspirational speech at the 1993 ESPY Awards remains one of the most memorable in sports history.

Wade Boggs

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”

Wade Boggs is a former American professional baseball third baseman. He is a Hall of Famer known for his hitting prowess and consistent performance.

Fanny Fern

“To her, the name of father was another name for love.”

Fanny Fern was the pen name of Sara Payson Willis, an American novelist, children’s writer, and humorist. She was one of the most popular writers of her time.

Susan Gale

“A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day.”

Susan Gale is an inspirational author known for her quotes and reflections on life and relationships.

Pam Brown

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers of song.”

Pam Brown is an Australian poet and writer. Her works often explore themes of nature, love, and family.

Justin Ricklefs

“The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.”

Justin Ricklefs is an entrepreneur, writer, and advocate for family and fatherhood, sharing his insights on parenting and relationships.

Johann Friedrich von Schiller

“It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.”

Johann Friedrich von Schiller was a German playwright, poet, and philosopher, widely regarded as one of the most significant figures in German literature.

George Herbert

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”

George Herbert was a Welsh-born English poet, orator, and Anglican priest. His poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets.

Billy Graham

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

Billy Graham was an American evangelist and an influential Christian figure. He preached to millions and advised several U.S. presidents.

Bill Cosby

“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”

Bill Cosby is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. He is known for his work on television, particularly “The Cosby Show.”

William Shakespeare

“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.”

William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language.

Steve Martin

“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.”

Steve Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, and musician. He is known for his work in film, television, and stand-up comedy.

Charles Wadsworth

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

Charles Wadsworth is an American pianist and musical director known for his work in chamber music.

Clarence Budington Kelland

“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”

Clarence Budington Kelland was an American writer. He described himself as “the best second-rate writer in America.”

Frank A. Clark

“A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.”

Frank A. Clark was an American politician and lawyer who served as a U.S. Representative from Florida.

Hillary Lytle

“Dads are like chocolate chip cookies; they may have chips or be totally nutty, but they are sweet and make the world a better place, especially for their children.”

Hillary Lytle is a contemporary writer known for her humorous and heartfelt quotes about family and parenting.

Lydia Maria Child

“No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word—father.”

Lydia Maria Child was an American abolitionist, women’s rights activist, and writer, known for her works on domestic life and civil rights.

Margaret Truman

“It’s only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.”

Margaret Truman was an American writer and singer, the daughter of President Harry S. Truman. She authored biographies and mystery novels.

Emile Gaboriau

“A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely.”

Emile Gaboriau was a French writer, novelist, and journalist, often considered the father of the detective story.

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