“My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass.’ ‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We’re raising boys.’”
An inspiring quote, like the one above by Harmon Killebrew, is like a good book: It stays with you for a long time.
To honor fathers on this annual holiday, you’ll find a list of quotes compiled below about dads. A few are humorous, but most are inspirational. Share them with the dads in your life. They remind us that fathers are critically important to our families and society, particularly our heavenly Father.
A wise son brings joy to his father. Proverbs 10:1a
“Father! To God himself we cannot give a holier name.” William Wordsworth
“My dad is the boss … until Grandma comes over. Then he’s just one of us.” Anonymous
“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” Billy Graham
“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” Bill Cosby
“One night a father overheard his son pray, ‘Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is.’ Later that night, the father prayed, ‘Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.’” Anonymous
“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”
“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” Unknown
“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!” Lydia M. Child
“Any fool can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a daddy!” Unknown
“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 he had learned in seven years.” Mark Twain
“By profession, I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder – infinitely prouder – to be a father.” Douglas MacArthur
Train up a child in the way which he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6