Dad Quotes: Quotations that Underscore the Significance of your Dad

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The dad quotes below will inspire you to reflect upon your relationship with your father. Copy your favorite saying into a Father Day or dad birthday card or reflect on it to examine and reframe father daughter and father son relationships. Use it as a starting point for writing about your father and give it to him as a father gift. Regardless of the status of your relationship with dear old dad, don't make the mistake of underestimating his influence on how well you lead your life.

As children, we all yearned for the protective guidance of a loving father. Those of us who had this guide, have him forever inside our hearts. Those who weren't so lucky may be searching for him still. Whichever category you fit into, examining your relationship with your dad will disclose essential insights about yourself.

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Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. 

~Dinah Craik

It is a wise child that knows his own father.

~ Homer

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

~ Sigmond Freud

Fathering is the most masculine thing a man can do.

~ Frank Pittman

Father Quotes:

Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later... that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.

~ Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

Dad Quotes:

How true Daddy's words were when he said: "All children must look after their own upbringing." Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

~ Anne Frank

Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.

~Jimmy Piersal

A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season.

~ Anonymous

Father Son Quotes:

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

~Johann Schiller

Father Daughter Quotes:

It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.

~ Alice Walker

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

~Elizabeth Stone

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It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.

~ Anne Sexton

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

~ William Shakespeare

Ancient Native American concepts teach parents how to raise children to have the courage to be themselves and lead meaningful and uniquely fulfilling lives

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