Hey Dad

15 Dad Quotes that Express Love and Appreciation


A dad is often the entertaining figure in a family. Dads are the ones teaching us about sports, tricks and… pranks – someone has to do this too. When a kid gets to say “My dad is better than your dad” — not the best thing to say, true — it’s only proof that a father has done his job right and for his child, he is better than anyone, a true role model and hero.

A great dad will always support you, help you and protect you, and most importantly, he will always have your back.

Here are 21 dad quotes to express love and appreciation.


1. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. ― Jim Valvano


2. My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.

— Beau Bridges


3. My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.

— Tiger Woods


4. 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


5. The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.

— Tim Russert


6. My dad has given me the best gift anyone has ever given me. He gave me wings to fly.

— Adria Arjona


7. My dad always said, ‘Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.’

— Joe Biden


8. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.

– Barack Obama


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

— Sigmund Freud


10. Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.

— Matthew McConaughey


11. No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.

— Michael Ratnadeepak


12. A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.

— Carol Coats


13. My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.

— Clarence Budington Kelland


14. As a father you must have the mindset that being a dad is your most important job.

— Mark Merrill


15. By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.

— Charles Wadsworth