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Quotes that Honor the Father

Quotes that Honor the Father

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Fathers have such a profound impact on our lives, which is why honoring them on Father’s Day is so important. Both biological fathers and those who voluntarily take on the role of fathering those who need it the most have traditionally been a source of strength, protection, and great wisdom within the family structure, helping to shape us into the people we have become today. Whether you are looking for some inspiration or want something special to say when it comes time for that Father’s Day toast, here are some wonderful quotes that honor the father.

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.”

—Jim Valvano


“It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.”

—Friedrich Schiller


“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


“It is a wise father that knows his own child.”

—William Shakespeare


“Father!—to God himself we cannot give a holier name.”

—William Wordsworth


“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


“The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad!”



“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.”

—Wade Boggs


“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.”

—Bartrand Hubbard


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

—Sigmund Freud


“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


“I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.”

—Hedy Lamar

There is no doubt that our fathers have the power to shape us, to help us grow into who we were always meant to be. Be sure to take a moment this Father’s Day to thank that special dad in your life.

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