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20 Quotes to Celebrate and Encourage all Fathers Today


“Every Father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice” — Charles Kettering

This morning, like many other days, I woke up not knowing exactly what story to share today.

I looked through the many drafts I had for ideas on what to share. Then I remembered today is Father’s day and I thought, “I can put together some quotes to encourage dads”.

As I was working on the quotes to share, my 12-year old daughter stepped into my office and presented me with this beautiful and thoughtful gift…

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Tears swelled in my eyes as I read it…She’s so sweet.

This is one reason I cherish my life every day. I’m loved multiple times a day by so many people in my life.

And so are you!

So, a BIG Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful fathers out there!

I celebrate this day with you and want to leave you with these 20 wonderful quotes to encourage you as you work every day to be the best father that you can be.

Keep fighting to be the best “You”.

Keep fighting for your family.

Keep fighting for your community.

Keep fighting for your nation.

Keep fighting for the world.

Victory is only one fight away…

Quote # 1

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

Quote # 2

“Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” — Reed Markham

Quote # 3

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

Quote # 4

“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

Quote # 5

“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

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Quote # 6

“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

Quote # 7

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

Quote # 8

“[Fatherhood is] the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens; it’s like telling somebody what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it.” — Michael Bublé

Quote # 9

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

Quote # 10

“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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Quote # 11

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

Quote # 12

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

Quote # 13

“The only thing better than having you for a husband is our children having you for a dad.” — Unknown

Quote # 14

“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

Quote # 15

“Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds.” — Terri Guillemets

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Quote # 16

“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

Quote # 17

“To the world you are a dad. To our family you are the world.” — Unknown

Quote # 18

“When you need real understanding, when you need someone to care, when you need someone to guide you … A father’s always there.” — Thomas J. Langley

Quote # 19

“The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.” — Dan Pearce

Quote # 20

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

Happy Father’s Day!

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