Top 10 Father’s Day Quotes

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June in the US to honor our fathers. It is also celebrated in more than forty countries throughout different times of the year. 

Here are the top ten quotes for Father’s Day:


My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
-Jim Valvano

man holding girl heading towards sea


One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
-George Herbert

photo of girl riding on person shoulder


To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.

Baby, Child, Father, Parent, Guy, Man


When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
-Mark Twain

silhouette of a man and a boy on the seashore


You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.
-Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

A dad walking with his toddler.


Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.
-Charles Kettering

man holding gray fish standing beside two boys sitting on boat seats


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

Child, Father, Daughter, Parent


The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time; not to admonish them, but to be seen never doing that of which you would admonish them.



It is a wise father that knows his own child.
-William Shakespeare

two man talking to each other on grass field


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

Father, Son, Grandson, Man, Child, Sunset, Beach, Water

Happy Father’s Day!

Interesting Facts:

  • The first Father’s Day was celebrated in 1910.
  • Over 70 million fathers receive cards on this day.
  • President Nixon was responsible for making Father’s Day a permanent US holiday in 1972.
  • It is predicted that American consumers will be spending close to $16 billion for Father’s Day this year.

What are some of your favorite quotes?


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