65 Dad Quotes On Success In Life

These dad quotes will inspire you. Dad, a parental figure that is present and participating in a child’s life. A person’s father or one’s father.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging dad quotes, dad sayings, and dad proverbs.

Best Dad Quotes

  1. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ~ Jim Valvano
  2. “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” ~ Theodore Hesburgh
  3. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” ~ Billy Graham
  4. “Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.” ~ Anne Geddes

  5. “Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded today that family is the most important. And we are called to recognize and honor how critical every father is to that foundation. They are teachers and coaches. They are mentors and role models. They are examples of success and the men who constantly push us toward it.” ~ Barack Obama
  6. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  7. “Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.” ~ Bill Cosby
  8. “The greatest gift I ever had Came from God; I call him Dad!” ~ John Walter Bratton

  9. “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” ~ William Shakespeare , Dad quotes from son
  10. “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” ~ Clarence Budington Kelland
  11. “Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.” ~ Lydia M. Child
  12. “The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.” ~ Solomon

  13. “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
  14. “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be, A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.” ~ Frank Howard Clark
  15. “No love is greater than that of a father for His son.” ~ Dan Brown , Dad quotes love
  16. “My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'” ~ Michael Jordan

  17. “It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” ~ Anne Sexton
  18. “Our father in heaven governs the affairs of men by placing specific individuals upon the earth to lead at specific times and inspiring and directing them.” ~ Harold B. Lee
  19. “I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers.” ~ T. D. Jakes
  20. “A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  21. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” ~ George Herbert
  22. “It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.” ~ Friedrich Schiller
  23. “My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.” ~ Beau Bridges
  24. “Fathering is the most masculine thing a man can do.” ~ Frank Pittman

  25. “No matter how old we become, we can still call them ‘Holy Mother’ and ‘Father’ and put a child-like trust in them.” ~ Desmond Morris
  26. “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.'” ~ Harmon Killebrew
  27. “I never had a speech from my father ‘this is what you must do or shouldn’t do’ but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn’t perfect.” ~ Adam Sandler
  28. “There is nothing that moves a loving father’s soul quite like his child’s cry.” ~ Joni Eareckson Tada

  29. “What do I owe my father? Everything!” ~ Henry Van Dyke
  30. “To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.” ~ Euripides
  31. “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” ~ William Shakespeare
  32. “I’m a father; that’s what matters most. Nothing matters more.” ~ Gordon Brown

  33. “I may neither choose who I would nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.” ~ William Shakespeare , Dad quotes from daughter
  34. “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” ~ Timothy J. Russert
  35. “Father! – to God himself, we cannot give a holier name.” ~ William Wordsworth
  36. “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” ~ Steve Martin

  37. “The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity.” ~ Jean Paul
  38. “I’m so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that.” ~ John Green
  39. “My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.” ~ Marlo Thomas
  40. “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

  41. “Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee.” ~ Margaret Ann Courtney
  42. “As my father used to tell me, the only true sign of success in life is being able to do for a living that which makes you happy.” ~ Al Yankovic
  43. “By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” ~ Charles Wadsworth
  44. “There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.” ~ Bob Phillips

  45. “I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship.” ~ Harrison Ford
  46. “The father who would taste the essence of his fatherhood must turn back from the plane of his experience, take with him the fruits of his journey and begin again beside his child, marching step by step over the same old road.” ~ Angelo Patri
  47. “A wise son makes a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.” ~ Solomon
  48. “If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.” ~ James A. Baldwin

  49. “All fathers are invisible in daytime; daytime is ruled by mothers and fathers come out at night. Darkness brings home fathers, with their real, unspeakable power. There is more to fathers than meets the eye.” ~ Margaret Atwood
  50. “My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.” ~ Eminem
  51. “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
  52. “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” ~ Frank A. Clark

  53. “In that most burdensome moment of all human history, with blood appearing at every pore and an anguished cry upon His lips, Christ sought Him whom He had always sought—His Father. “Abba,” He cried, “Papa,” or from the lips of a younger child, “Daddy.” This is such a personal moment it almost seems a sacrilege to cite it. A Son in unrelieved pain, a Father His only true source of strength, both of them staying the course, making it through the night—together.” ~ Jeffrey R. Holland
  54. “The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.” ~ Mencius
  55. “It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” ~ Pope John XXIII
  56. “My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.” ~ Gwyneth Paltrow

  57. “My father used to sing to me in my mother’s womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats.” ~ Yancy Butler
  58. “The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.” ~ Confucius
  59. “A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.” ~ Enid Bagnold
  60. “Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.” ~ Joseph Joubert

  61. “Children learn to smile from their parents.” ~ Shinichi Suzuki
  62. “A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.” ~ Frank Abagnale
  63. “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” ~ Bill Cosby

  64. “It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver
  65. “I made a decision when my father passed away that I was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.” ~ Joel Osteen

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