Father's Day: Motivational Quotes On Fatherhood By Famous People

Fathers play a special role in their child’s life. And sometimes words fail to describe their essence. Here are some powerful quotes on fatherhood from famous personalities, we bet you can relate to!

By Ashwin Dewan

Father's Day: Motivational Quotes On Fatherhood By Famous People

What does it mean to be a father? Fathers often play a crucial and irreplaceable role in the lives of their children. They are the ones who hold our hands and guide us through life; shield us from the troubles of the world; and are simply there for us through thick and thin. They are always there to provide unwavering support and steadfast love. And their influence is unique, powerful and lasts long.

From learning to ride a bike to choosing a college, buying a home and starting a family of our own, fathers are always there. So, celebrate these real-life superheroes, with these empowering quotes about what it means to be a father.

Inspirational Quotes On Fatherhood

Father's Day: Motivational Quotes On Fatherhood By Famous People


“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.’”

Who said it: Harmon Killebrew, American professional baseball player

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”

Who said it: George Herbert, seventeenth century poet, orator, and priest of the Church of England. He was noted for the purity and effectiveness of his choice of words.

“A father is like none other. We celebrate fathers and reflect back on how wonderful they have been a part of our lives.”

Who said it: Diane Winbush, author

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”

Who said it: Wade Boggs, former MLB player said these lines during a 2005 speech while getting inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

“A girl’s father is the first man in her life, and probably the most influential.”

Who said it: David Jeremiah, American author, founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries.

"I've said it before, but it's absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future."

Who said it: Liza Minnelli, American actress and singer

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”

Who said it: Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychonalysis.

My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.”

Who said it: Tiger Woods, America golf player

"A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow."

Who said it: Unknown

"A father carries pictures where his money used to be."

Who said it: Steve Martin, American actor

"The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”

Who said it: Antoine Francois Prevost wrote these lines in his 18th Century novel titled Manon Lescaut.

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

Who said it: Linda Poindexter, writer

"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."

Who said it: Margaret Truman, American classical soprano, actress, journalist, radio and television personality

“The best fathers have the softest, sweetest hearts. In other words, great dads are real marshmallows.”

Who said it: Richelle E. Goodrich, American novelist and poet wrote in her book Slaying Dragons.

"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.”

Who said it: Umberto Eco, Italian author, wrote these lines in his book Foucault's Pendulum.

"A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men."

Who said it: Gregory E. Lang, New York Times best-selling author, wrote in his book Why a Daughter Needs a Dad.

"Dads regard themselves as a giant shock absorber, there to protect the family from the ruts and bumps on the road of life."

Who said it: W. Bruce Cameron, author, wrote in 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.

"There's nothing more contagious than the dignity of a father."

Who said it: Amit Ray, Indian author and spiritual master

"My dad was always there for me and my brother, and I want my kids to have the same kind of dad—a dad they will remember. Being a dad is the most important thing in my life."

Who said it: Kevin Costner, American actor

"The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family."

Who said it: Reed Markham, Author

Also read: 10 Reasons Why A Father Is A Child's Hero

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Written by Ashwin Dewan on 11 June 2020.

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