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Father’s Day quotes: 40 special quotes & sentimental sayings about special dads

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Each year on the third Sunday in June, millions of people honor and celebrate those very special men in our lives. It’s Father’s Day, an annual holiday that recognizes and celebrates fathers and father figures.

If you are looking for just the right words to add to your Father’s Day card or gift, look no further. Whether you are looking for sentimental or serious, inspirational or humorous, the following Father’s Day quotes and sayings from the famous and the not-so-famous are sure to inspire and put a smile on dad’s face.

40 Special Quotes & Sentimental Sayings about Special Dads

  • “Any man can be a Father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” - Anne Geddes
  • “Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.” – Conrad Hall
  • “It is much easier to become a father than to be one.” - Kent Nerburn
  • “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” - Henry Ward Beecher
  • “For rarely are sons similar to their fathers; most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.” - Homer
  • “We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.” - Henry Ward Beecher
  • “My father told me that all businessmen were sons-of-bitches, but I never believed him until now.” - John F. Kennedy
  • “My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.” - Abraham Lincoln
  • “The greatest gift I ever had Came from God; I call him Dad.” - Unknown
  • “Good fathers make good sons.” - Unknown
  • ”Never raise your hand to kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.” - Red Buttons
  • “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person – he believed in me.” - Jim Valvano
  • “I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.” - Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford for television series M*A*S*H
  • “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” - Bill Cosby
  • “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” - Charles Wadsworth
  • “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” - William Shakespeare
  • “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” - Unknown
  • “A father is a banker provided by nature.” - French Proverb
  • “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Johann Schiller
  • “A wise son maketh a glad father.” - Proverbs 10:1
  • “A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.” - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • “Becoming a father is easy enough but being one can be very rough.” - Wilhelm Busch
  • “Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.” - Sam Ewing
  • “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” - Anthony Brandt
  • “To be a successful father there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.” - Earnest Hemingway
  • “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you.” - Desmond Tutu
  • “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it.” - Clarence Budington Kelland
  • “Don’t make a baby if you can’t be a father.” - National Urban League slogan
  • “Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.” - Lydia M. Child
  • “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” - Sigmund Freud
  • "You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together." - Erika Cosby
  • “Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” - Ruth E. Renkel
  • “Honor thy father and thy mother.” - Matthew 19:19
  • “Are we not like two volumes of one book? – Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
  • From great oaks, little acorns grow." - Latin Proverb
  • “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” - Mark Twain.
  • “Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was our father and mother rather than all major credit cards.” - Robert Orben
  • "I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." - Sigmund Freud
  • “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” - Unknown
  • "A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child." - Knights of Pythagoras

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