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32 Best Father’s Day Quotes That Perfectly Capture Dad

These Father's Day quotes express how much we love our dads so perfectly.

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Happy Father's Day!

It’s that time of year again when we honor our favorite man. After checking out our Father’s Day gift guide, you may be feeling inspired to choose the most perfect gift, but no matter what you put in a box with a bow, these Father’s Day quotes will really capture how much you love your dad—and may even make your old man a little teary-eyed! The history of Father’s Day is a long and complicated one, but we’d bet your father’s favorite story is the one between you and him. Many notable people have spoken publicly about how important their father is to them, making for some beautiful father-son quotes, father-daughter quotes, and even some really funny Father’s Day quotes, but this list is just plain sentimental. Your father may not be a man of many words, but he will surely love these.

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“Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.”—Gloria Naylor

Gloria Naylor

“Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.”—Gloria Naylor

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“My daddy was my hero—he was always there for me when I needed him”— Bindi Irwin 

Bindi Irwin

“My daddy was my hero—he was always there for me when I needed him”— Bindi Irwin 

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“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”—Anne Geddes

Anne Geddes

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”—Anne Geddes

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“"My father didn't do anything unusual. He did what dads are supposed to do—be there.”— Max Lucado

Max Lucado

“My father didn’t do anything unusual. He did what dads are supposed to do—be there.”— Max Lucado

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“The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.”—Tim Russert

Tim Russert

“The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.”—Tim Russert

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"My dad's my best mate, and he always will be."— Cher Lloyd

Cher Lloyd

“My dad’s my best mate, and he always will be.”— Cher Lloyd

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“Lately all my friends are worried they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not.”—Dan Zevin 

Dan Zevin

“Lately all my friends are worried they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not.”—Dan Zevin 

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“It is so embarrassing how I went from a person who did not care about anyone’s children. Then you have them, and you brag about the same stuff that you never cared about. And you tell people, he’s got four teeth, like they care.”—Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers 

“It is so embarrassing how I went from a person who did not care about anyone’s children. Then you have them, and you brag about the same stuff that you never cared about. And you tell people, he’s got four teeth, like they care.”—Seth Meyers

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“A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”— Unknown

Unknown

“A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”— Unknown

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“The power of a dad in a child's life is unmatched.”—Justin Ricklefs

Justin Ricklefs 

The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.”—Justin Ricklefs

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“No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.”—Michael Ratnadeepak

Michael Ratnadeepak 

“No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.”—Michael Ratnadeepak

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“Being a dad isn’t just about eating a huge bag of gummy bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word hero.”—Ryan Reynolds 

Ryan Reynolds

“Being a dad isn’t just about eating a huge bag of gummy bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word hero.”—Ryan Reynolds 

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"It's only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it."—Margaret Truman

Margaret Truman

“It’s only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.”—Margaret Truman

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“I realized being a father is the greatest job I have ever had and the greatest job I will ever have.”—Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“I realized being a father is the greatest job I have ever had and the greatest job I will ever have.”—Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

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“When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.”—Dave Attell 

Dave Attell

“When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.”—Dave Attell 

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“I think back to the day I drove Michelle and a newborn Malia home from the hospital nearly 13 years ago—crawling along, miles under the speed limit, feeling the weight of my daughter’s future resting in my hands. I think about the pledge I made to her that day: that I would give her what I never had—that if I could be anything in life, I would be a good father.”—Barack Obama

Barack Obama

“I think back to the day I drove Michelle and a newborn Malia home from the hospital nearly 13 years ago—crawling along, miles under the speed limit, feeling the weight of my daughter’s future resting in my hands. I think about the pledge I made to her that day: that I would give her what I never had—that if I could be anything in life, I would be a good father.”—Barack Obama

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“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.”—Billy Graham

Billy Graham

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.”—Billy Graham

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“Just taught my kids about taxes by eating 38% of their ice cream.”—Conan O'Brien

Conan O’Brien

“Just taught my kids about taxes by eating 38% of their ice cream.”—Conan O’Brien

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“The only way I can describe [fatherhood]—it sounds stupid, but—at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; It’s just full all the time.”—Matt Damon

Matt Damon 

“The only way I can describe [fatherhood]—it sounds stupid, but—at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; It’s just full all the time.”—Matt Damon

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“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.”—Jim Valvano

Jim Valvano

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.”—Jim Valvano

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“It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine.”—Prince Harry 

Prince Harry

“It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine.”—Prince Harry 

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"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 the little scraps of wisdom."—Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco

“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 the little scraps of wisdom.”—Umberto Eco

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“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”—George Herbert 

George Herbert

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”—George Herbert 

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“I’ve never been part of anything so great as those three kids.”—Al Roker

Al Roker 

“I’ve never been part of anything so great as those three kids.”—Al Roker

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"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way."—Unknown

Unknown 

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.”—Unknown

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“I'm a father; that's what matters most. Nothing matters more.”—Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown

“I’m a father; that’s what matters most. Nothing matters more.”—Gordon Brown

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“My sisters and I can still recite Dad’s grilling rules: Rule No. 1: Dad is in charge. Rule No. 2: Repeat Rule No. 1.”—Connie Schultz

Connie Schultz

“My sisters and I can still recite Dad’s grilling rules: Rule No. 1: Dad is in charge. Rule No. 2: Repeat Rule No. 1.”—Connie Schultz

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

Linda Poindexter

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

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“My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.”—Steve Young

Steve Young 

“My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.”—Steve Young

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“Being a parent is the single most challenging thing I’ve ever done/continue to do, but it’s also far and away the greatest joy in my life. It has given me purpose, taught me patience, and expanded my heart.”—Neil Patrick Harris 

Neil Patrick Harris

“Being a parent is the single most challenging thing I’ve ever done/continue to do, but it’s also far and away the greatest joy in my life. It has given me purpose, taught me patience, and expanded my heart.”—Neil Patrick Harris 

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"Some people don't believe in heroes, but they haven't met my dad."—Unknown

Unknown

“Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad.”—Unknown

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“I have a Father's Day every day.”—Dennis Banks

Dennis Banks

“I have a Father’s Day every day.”—Dennis Banks

Now that you have decided which of these Father’s Day quotes to share with your main man, get inspired for this year’s celebration with these Father’s Day traditions from around the world.

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