40 Father-Son Quotes Perfect for Sharing on Father’s Day
These heartfelt father-son quotes will help you feel grateful for Dad this Father's Day
He’s more than just a father—he’s worth celebrating year-round!
Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 18 this year, and it’s the perfect time to pay tribute to the incredible men who raised us. While the relationships people have with their fathers are beautiful across the board, the bond between fathers and sons is its own special pairing unlike any other—and these father-son quotes prove it.
Regardless of when Father’s Day falls, there is certainly no shortage of Father’s Day quotes about the special day, like Father’s Day quotes for your husband to express love to your main man—or even funny Father’s Day quotes to give dad a chuckle. From proverbs to reflections by celebrities, poets and world leaders on how their fathers influenced their lives, these words will make you want to give dad a hug.
So schedule your favorite Father’s Day activities, pick out some carefully curated Father’s Day gifts, print one of these free Father’s Day cards and share these special quotes with the man himself. Once you’ve gotten through these heartwarming father-son quotes, check out these sweet father-daughter quotes.
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“My father raised us to step toward trouble rather than to step away from it.” —Justin Trudeau
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“Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” —Frank Pittman
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“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
Send dad one of these Father’s Day poems to make him feel like a million bucks.
“Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” —Ken Norton
Dads really are the best, aren’t they? Humor included. Check out these dad jokes that are actually hilarious after reading through these father-son quotes.
“My father taught me a good lesson: Don’t get too low when things go wrong. And don’t get too high when things are good.” —Robert Parish
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“Life doesn’t come with an instruction book—that’s why we have fathers.” —H. Jackson Browne
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“Becoming a dad is one thing—being a dad is many things.” —Steve Chapman
Get creative this year and gift him a Father’s Day gift basket.
“My dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.” —Al Unser
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“It’s a father’s duty to give his sons a fine chance.” —George Eliot
“The fact that my relationship with my son is so good makes me forgiving of my father and also appreciative.” —Anthony Kiedis
“I am a family man, and my most important role is a father to my son.” —Ed Skrein
If he’s a new dad, check out these best first Father’s Day gift ideas for an extra sweet celebration. Include one of these father-son quotes in the card for a special touch!
“It’s not flesh and blood but the heart that makes us father and son.” —Friedrich Schiller
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“The father who does not teach his sons his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.” —Confucius
“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” —Charles Wadsworth
Celebrate the father of your children every day of the year with these amazing dad quotes.
“Don’t wait until your son is a man to make him great; make him great as a boy.” —Unknown
“Every dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad.” —Jack Baker
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“Tiger father begets tiger son.” —Chinese Proverb
“A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” —Frank A. Clark
Get the family together this year and watch one of these movies to watch on Father’s Day that’ll tug at this heartstrings.
“Forget Batman: When I really thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be my dad.” —Paul Asay
“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
“We became friends, not just father and son.” —Richard Bergeron
“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” —Clarence B. Kelland
Get crafty this year with these homemade Father’s Day gifts.
“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
“My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness, and being on time. All very important lessons.” —Roger Moore
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“I think that my strong determination for justice comes from the very strong, dynamic personality of my father. I have rarely ever met a person more fearless and courageous than my father… If I had a problem, I could always call Daddy.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds.” —Terri Guillemets
“Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.” —Charles F. Kettering
“The older a man gets, the more he values everything his dad gave him.” —Unknown
Dads will go above and beyond for their children.
“My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss. When I do something that is exciting and he likes it, it feels three times as good, as you can imagine.” —David Lauren
“My father was my teacher. But most importantly, he was a great dad.” —Beau Bridges
If you’re not sure where to start, check out these sweet, funny messages to write in your Father’s Day card this year.
“Everything is more colorful, more exciting. Music, you know, sounds better. He’s just a beautiful little boy.” —John Stamos
“Every son’s first superhero is his father.” —Tiger Shroff
Want to get him something extra special this year? Here are the best personalized Father’s Day gifts.
“With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.” —Brad Pitt
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.” —Jim Valvano
Not sure what to get him this year? Here are funny Father’s Day gifts you can get delivered.
“I’m struck by a few things today, most of which is the power of the invisible role model…. Perhaps it’s the newfound clarity I have as a father, knowing that my son will always be watching what I do, mimicking my behavior, one day maybe even following in my footsteps.” —Prince Harry
“My dad’s definition of success is when you look at your son and daughter and realize they turned out better than you.” —Joe Biden
“The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” —Tim Russert
“You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” —Walter M. Schirra, Sr.
Want to be the instant favorite in the family? You’re going to need one of these special Father’s Day gifts for father-in-laws.
“When a father gives to his son, both laugh. When a son gives to his father, both cry.” —William Shakespeare