Here are some of my favorite quotes in honor of fathers:

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

Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride, and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person. – Naveen Jain

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

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

Dads are most ordinary men, turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song. – Pam Brown

Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars. – Victor Hugo

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me. – Jim Valvano

There’s nothing more contagious than the dignity of a father.
– Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird

An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom. – C.S. Lewis, Phantastes

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

It is not flesh and blood but the heart that makes us fathers and sons.
– Johann Friedrich von Schiller

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.
– Frank A. Clark

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. The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. – Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut

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

When a father gives to his son, both laugh. When a son gives to his father, both cry. – William Shakespeare

A father is someone you look up to, no matter how tall you grow. Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. – Gloria Naylor

To her, the name of father was another name for love.
– Fanny Fern, Fresh Leaves

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
– Ruth E. Renkel