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30 Heartwarming Father-Daughter Quotes That Will Touch You

If you're searching for the perfect Father's Day message, these sweet father-daughter quotes will make dad feel special.

To: Dad. From: Your Daughter.rd.com

Father’s Day is the day set aside each year for appreciating our dads, and it’s a day perfect for father-daughter quotes. The history of Father’s Day is a story of the movement to recognize father’s contributions to their children’s lives. Every June, dads all over the country eat questionable kid-made scrambled eggs and toast, and some unwrap new socks. (The extra-lucky ones unwrap something from our Father’s Day gift guide). Gifts are great for showing pops how much you love him, but finding the right words goes a long way too. Putting some sweet Father’s Day quotes in a card or just a message will have dad suddenly finding “something in his eye.” Sons can get specific with a lovely father-son quote, while daughters can choose one of the touching father-daughter quotes from our list. We’ve collected the best words of wisdom on father-daughter relationships for you to share with your papa on Father’s Day.

“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.”—Linda Poindexter rd.com

Linda Poindexter

“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.”—Linda Poindexter

“Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.”—Agatha Stephanie Lin 2rd.com

Agatha Stephanie Lin

“Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.”—Agatha Stephanie Lin

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“Ordinary father-daughter love had a charge to it that generally was both permitted and indulged. There was just something so beautiful about the big father complementing the tiny girl. Bigness and tininess together at last—yet the bigness would never hurt the tininess! It respected it. In a world in which big always crushes tiny, you wanted to cry at the beauty of big being kind of and worshipful of and being humbled by tiny. You couldn’t help but think of your own father as you saw your little girl with hers.”—Meg Wolitzer 3rd.com

Meg Wolitzer

“Ordinary father-daughter love had a charge to it that generally was both permitted and indulged. There was just something so beautiful about the big father complementing the tiny girl. Bigness and tininess together at last—yet the bigness would never hurt the tininess! It respected it. In a world in which big always crushes tiny, you wanted to cry at the beauty of big being kind of and worshipful of and being humbled by tiny. You couldn’t help but think of your own father as you saw your little girl with hers.”—Meg Wolitzer

“In the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am and I straighten my crown.”—Unknown 4rd.com

Unknown

“In the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am and I straighten my crown.”—Unknown

“It was my father who taught me to value myself.”—Dawn French 5rd.com

Dawn French

“It was my father who taught me to value myself.”—Dawn French

“If you ever want to torture my dad, tie him up and right in front of him, refold a map incorrectly.”—Cathy Ladman 6rd.com

Cathy Ladman

“If you ever want to torture my dad, tie him up and right in front of him, refold a map incorrectly.”—Cathy Ladman

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“When I’m at my best, I am my father’s daughter.”—Unknownrd.com

Unknown

“When I’m at my best, I am my father’s daughter.”—Unknown

“To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.”—Euripides 8rd.com

Euripides

“To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.”—Euripides

“Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.”—Louisa May Alcott 9rd.com

Louisa May Alcott

“Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.”—Louisa May Alcott

“When a daughter is born, an ordinary life of a man turns into an extraordinary life of a father.”—Unknown 10rd.com

Unknown

“When a daughter is born, an ordinary life of a man turns into an extraordinary life of a father.”—Unknown

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“She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.”—Harper Lee 11rd.com

Harper Lee

“She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.”—Harper Lee

"Daddy and daughter, not always eye to eye, but always heart to heart."—Unknown 12rd.com

Unknown

“Daddy and daughter, not always eye to eye, but always heart to heart.”—Unknown

“[My dad] taught me that there is no shame in breaking something, only in not being able to fix it.”—Hope Jahren 13rd.com

Hope Jahren

“[My dad] taught me that there is no shame in breaking something, only in not being able to fix it.”—Hope Jahren

"Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man."—Frank Pittman 14rd.com

Frank Pittman

“Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.”—Frank Pittman

“The reason I am bad at cooking is my father always appreciated the dish I prepared, and I believed him.”—Alia Bhatrd.com

Alia Bhat

“The reason I am bad at cooking is my father always appreciated the dish I prepared, and I believed him.”—Alia Bhat

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"My Daddy was my hero. He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things. But most of all he was fun."—Bindi Irwin 16rd.com

Bindi Irwin

“My Daddy was my hero. He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things. But most of all he was fun.”—Bindi Irwin

"The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.”—Elaine S. Daltonrd.com

Elaine S. Dalton

“The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.”—Elaine S. Dalton

"When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away."—Hugh Jackman 18rd.com

Hugh Jackman

“When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.”—Hugh Jackman

"We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s."—Kifah Shah 19rd.com

Kifah Shah

“We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s.”—Kifah Shah

“It’s the sweetest thing to be a parent of a daughter. When they hit their twenties, they become these lovebugs that come back. It’s just so sweet.” –Garth Brooksrd.com

Garth Brooks

“It’s the sweetest thing to be a parent of a daughter. When they hit their twenties, they become these lovebugs that come back. It’s just so sweet.” –Garth Brooks

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“If you don’t want your daughter to settle for less, be not only an ideal father but also an ideal husband.”—Unknown 21rd.com

Unknown

“If you don’t want your daughter to settle for less, be not only an ideal father but also an ideal husband.”—Unknown

“Balt Van Tassel was an easy indulgent soul; he loved his daughter better even than his pipe, and, like a reasonable man and an excellent father, let her have her way in everything.”—Washington Irving 22rd.com

Washington Irving

“Balt Van Tassel was an easy indulgent soul; he loved his daughter better even than his pipe, and, like a reasonable man and an excellent father, let her have her way in everything.”—Washington Irving

“Daughters always revel in their mothers' admiration. And daughters always bask in their fathers' love.”—Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr. 23rd.com

Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.

“Daughters always revel in their mothers’ admiration. And daughters always bask in their fathers’ love.”—Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.

“It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us father and daughter.”—Unknown 24rd.com

Unknown

“It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us father and daughter.”—Unknown

"A good father loves his daughter with no strings attached. He is available. He is both strong and tender. Being big and strong doesn't mean being separate from one's feelings; to the contrary, it means being very much in touch with them. Women who experienced fathers like that know that a strong man can cry, and that a man who can cry can also be very strong."—Marlin S. Potash 25rd.com

Marlin S. Potash

“A good father loves his daughter with no strings attached. He is available. He is both strong and tender. Being big and strong doesn’t mean being separate from one’s feelings; to the contrary, it means being very much in touch with them. Women who experienced fathers like that know that a strong man can cry, and that a man who can cry can also be very strong.”—Marlin S. Potash

"The example of the father weathering his own emotional seasons can help the daughter weather her own.”―Victoria Secunda 26rd.com

Victoria Secunda

“The example of the father weathering his own emotional seasons can help the daughter weather her own.”―Victoria Secunda

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“When fathers struggle with being authentic, they leave muddy footprints on little girls' hearts."—Tina Samplesrd.com

Tina Samples

“When fathers struggle with being authentic, they leave muddy footprints on little girls’ hearts.”—Tina Samples

"Be kind to your wife, because you are showing your daughter what she should expect from the man she loves."—Unknownrd.com

Unknown

“Be kind to your wife, because you are showing your daughter what she should expect from the man she loves.”—Unknown

“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”—Anne Sextonrd.com

Anne Sexton

“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”—Anne Sexton

“All father's problems have a very simple solution: It’s the happiness of his daughter.”—Unknownrd.com

Unknown

“All father’s problems have a very simple solution: It’s the happiness of his daughter.”—Unknown

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