Quotes about the Power of Fathers

This past Mother’s Day we created a list of powerful quotes about mothers.  As we now approach Father’s Day, we’d like to provide the same for them.  As you read, consider the father figures in your life.  How have they made a difference for you?  How can you show your gratitude this week?

“To her, the name of father was another name for love.”

  • Fanny Fern

“Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.”

  • Charles Kettering

“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

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

  • David Jeremiah

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

  • Jim Valvano

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

  • Cher Lloyd

“I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.”

  • Maria Cuomo Cole

“My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.”

  • Clarence Budington Kelland

“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.”

  • Liza Minnelli

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

  • Dan Zevin

“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

“An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom.”

  • C.S. Lewis

“Fatherhood is the greatest thing that could ever happen.  You can’t explain it until it happens – it’s like telling someone what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it.”

  • Michael Bublé

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

  • Reed Markham

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

  • Unknown

“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 Lamarr

“He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.”

  • Tom Wolfe

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”

  • Charles Wadsworth

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

  • Tim Russert

“Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understanding it.”

  • Mike Myers

“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.”

  • Steve Martin

“The greatest tribute a boy can give to his father is to say, ‘When I grow up, I want to be just like my dad.’”

  • Billy Graham

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

  • Antoine-François Prévost

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

  • Gordon Brown

“Old as she was, she still missed her Daddy sometimes.”

  • Gloria Naylor