Father’s Day is a day to celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society…

I miss my father and my grandfather every single day of my life. Although both are long gone, they are with me in everything I do. These quotes go right to the meaning of fatherhood. I hope that the thoughts bring back some good memories for you.

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

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

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

“To the world, you are a dad. To me, you are the world.”
– Unknown

What you teach your children, you also teach their children.”
– Unknown

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.”
-Billy Graham

“A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.”
-Gregory E. Lang

“A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.”
-Carol Coats

“There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”
-George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

“Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end.”
-George Straight

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

“Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.”
-Barack Obama

“A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely.”
-Emile Gaboriau

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

“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

“It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.”
-Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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

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

“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

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

“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 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

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

“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.”
-Ruth E. Renkel

“Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.”
-Dave Willis

“Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.”
-Matthew L. Jacobson