Wednesday, June 16
50 Best Father’s Day Quotations
Since so many of you read the Mother’s Day Quotes I posted a few months ago, I thought it was a wise idea to make things equal and post the 50 best Father’s Day quotes. I searched far and wide and sorted out the ones I thought worthy of including. I thought this would be a list of the top 25 best quotes, but there are more great sayings than I thought. This time I decided not to divide out the funny ones from the sentimental ones however, since most of the great quotes I found for Fathers were, in fact, mostly funny. Does this mean that Dads have a better sense of humor than moms?….Hmmmm. I hope you enjoy them and use them all on your favorite dads this father’s day. Go ahead, spoil them with a great card full of all sorts of praise. they deserve it.
1-”He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it”
-Clarence Budington Kelland
2-”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.”
3-’There are 3 stages in a man’s life: ‘My Daddy can whip your Daddy.’ ’Aw, Dad, you don’t know anything.’ ’My father used to say . . .”‘
4-”Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown”.
5-”Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers – and fathering is a very important stage in their development.”
-David M. Gottesman
6-”Fatherhood is pretending the present you love the most is soap-on-a-rope.”
- Bill Cosby
7-”Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world”.
8-”I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started”.
9-”Children seldom misquote you. They more often repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said”.
10-”The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, ‘Daddy, I need to ask you something,’ he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.”
- Garrison Keillor
11-”My father always told me, ‘Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”
- Jim Fox
12-”The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother’s always a Democrat.”
13-”You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular.”
- Robert Frost
14-”A father is a banker provided by nature.”
- French Proverb
15-”Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.”
16-”Father asked us what was God’s noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.”
-Louisa May Alcott
17-”A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.”
- Enid Bagnold
18-”I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”
- Sigmund Freud
19-”Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.”
-Ruth E. Renkel
20-”A man’s children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season“.
21-”A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.”
22-”Small boy’s definition of Father’s Day: It’s just like Mother’s Day only you don’t spend so much.”
23-”By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”
- Charles Wadsworth
24-”When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, ‘Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?’ He answered, ‘If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.’”
- Jerry Lewis
25-”I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.”
26-”A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.”
- Marlene Dietrich
27-”If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.”
- Bill Cosby
28-”A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he’s in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.”
- Bill Cosby
29-”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.”
30-”It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”
31-”A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.”
-Knights of Pythagoras
32-”Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.”
33-”It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping”.
34-”He opened the jar of pickles when no one else could. He was the only one in the house who wasn’t afraid to go into the basement by himself. He cut himself shaving, but no one kissed it or got excited about it. It was understood when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door. When anyone was sick, he went out to get the prescription filled. He took lots of pictures … but he was never in them.”
35-”Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.”
-Al Unser Jr.
36-”It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was”.
37-”It is a wise father that knows his own child”.
38-”The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.”
39-”It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.”
40-”A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.”
41-”A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.”
42-”My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding, and the baby at every christening.”
-Alice Roosevelt Longworth
43-”Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.”
-Wilhelm Busch quotes.
44-”Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine a marriage and a carrer.”
- Sam Ewing
45-”Good fathers make good sons.”
46-”One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”
47-”Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher’s mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.”
~Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby, 1968
48-”Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.”
49-”A father carries pictures where his money used to be.”
50-”It is a wise father that knows his own child”.
-William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice (Launcelot at II, ii)