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70+ Wonderful, Inspiring Father’s Day Quotes For Cards From Son, Daughter For A Husband, New Dads, UK

70+ Wonderful, Inspiring Father’s Day Quotes For Cards From Son, Daughter For A Husband, New Dads, UK

Sometimes it is hard to narrow down exactly what you want to write in your Father's Day cards, especially when your father has so many wonderful qualities. Our range of 70+ superb and heartening quotes will help you find the best one to show your appreciation to your loved ones. Use our cards and quotes to wish the happiest of Father’s Days to your Dad or any man in your life that deserves to celebrate this special day with you. If you love these quotes, there are also over seventy Father's Day card messages for you to choose from, too!

Inspiring Father’s Day Quotes for Cards

Take a look at all of our exciting quotes or jump straight to a particular section below:


From Son

Show your dad how honoured you are when people say ‘like father, like son.’


  • Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right. (Wade Boggs)
  • Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever. (Author Unknown)
  • Happy Father's Day, Dad! I wouldn’t trade you for anything. Of course, nobody’s offered me anything. (Melanie White)
  • A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow. (Unknown)
  • My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it. (Clarence Budington Kelland)


From Daughter

Lovely quotes for all the daddy’s girls out there that aren’t afraid to admit it.


  • Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug. (Agatha Stephanie Lin)
  • Being a Daddy’s girl is like having permanent armour for the rest of your life. (Marinela Reka)
  • She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father. (Harper Lee)
  • A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men. (Gregory E. Lang)
  • To her, the name of father was another name for love. (Fanny Fern)


From Wife / Husband / Partner

Remind your partner how much they are smashing being a parent and your gratitude to have them by your side!

  • 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)
  • To the world you are a dad. To our family you are the world. (Author Unknown)
  • A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. (Author Unknown)
  • A happy family is a reflection of a good father and a loving husband. (Author Unknown)
  • The power of a dad in a child's life is unmatched. (Justin Ricklefs)


For a new Father

Being a first-time dad can be very daunting so use these splendid quotes to reassure them how awesome of a job they are doing – they are raising a tiny human after all.


  • Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a new-born. (Matthew McConaughey)
  • The nature of impending fatherhood is that you’re doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified when you do it. (John Green)
  • Fatherhood is a marathon, not a sprint. (Paul L. Lewis)
  • 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)
  • Fatherhood is the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens; it’s like telling somebody what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it. (Michael Bublé)


For someone who is like a Father to you

Although he may not be the man who brought you into this world, he is like a dad to you and that’s all that matters. Use these perfect quotes to show him how much his presence, love and care means to you.


  • It's not flesh and blood but the heart that makes us father and son. (Johann Schiller)
  • I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers. (T. D. Jakes)
  • A child cannot have too many people who love them and want to help them succeed. (Author Unknown)
  • No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child. (Abraham Lincoln)


For your Father-in-law

Remember to celebrate your father-in-law on Father’s Day too, after all it is also a very special bond.

  • Other things may change us, but we start and end with family. (Anthony Brandt)
  • Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor. (Lailah Gifty Akita)


For your step-father

Step up your Father’s Day quotes this year and tell your step-father what a blessing he has been to your life.

  • Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a child’s life experience. (Azriel Johnson)
  • Families don't have to match. You don't have to look like everyone else to love them. (Leigh Anne Tuohy)
  • My Stepdad may not have given me life, but he sure has made my life better. (Gerardo Campbell)
  • Any man can help make a child, but it takes a special man to help raise a child. (Tony Gaskins)
  • Fatherhood requires love, not DNA. (Author Unknown)


For your Grandfather

This Father’s Day don’t forget to also celebrate with your grandfather, who has been an amazing father figure to you and your own dad.


  • There is strength everywhere when you are there Grandpa. (Sonali Pathak)
  • More and more, when I single out the person who inspired me most, I go back to my grandfather. (James Earl Jones)
  • Grandfathers give us not only wisdom and encouragement, but they are an inspiration to us. (Kate Summers)
  • A grandfather has the wisdom of long experience and the love of an understanding heart. (Author Unknown)
  • Great fathers get promoted to grandfathers. (Author Unknown)


For your brother

As the (favourite) Aunt/Uncle to your brother’s children you have seen first-hand what a spectacular job he’s doing at being a dad, so let him know with one of these thoughtful quotes.


  • I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting. (Prince William)
  • A father carries pictures where his money used to be. (Steve Martin)
  • Nothing ever fits the palm so perfectly, or feels so right, or inspires so much protective instinct as the hand of a child. (Gregory David Roberts)
  • Life will be full of ups and downs. It will be one tough ride. But your love for your child will be the anchor that will see you through it all. (Author Unknown)


To celebrate all the fathers out there who are constantly cracking dad jokes.


  • I would give my dad what he really wants on Father’s Day, but I can’t afford to move out yet. (Melanie White)
  • Father’s Day, when you get that lethal combination of alcohol and new power tools. (David Letterman)
  • Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately; he didn’t teach me everything he knows. (Al Unser)
  • Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch. (Jon Stewart)
  • The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get. (Tim Russert)


Creative and Cool

Mix it up with these imaginative quotes for a creative dad.

  • Are we not like two volumes of one book? (Marceline Desbordes-Valmore)
  • One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. (George Herbert)
  • Life doesn’t come with an instruction book — that’s why we have fathers. (H. Jackson Brown)
  • He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector. (Tom Wolfe)
  • Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes. (The Book Thief by Markus Zusak)


Inspiring and Unforgettable

Make a mark this Father’s Day with these special quotes that your father will always cherish.


  • My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. (Jim Valvano)
  • 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)
  • A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society. (Billy Graham)
  • The difference between a ‘man’ and a ‘father’ is that the former shares his genes, but the latter gives his life. (Craig D. Lounsbrough)
  • Dadsare most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventures, story-tellers, and singers of songs. (Pam Brown)


Short and Sweet

Keeping it simple can sometimes mean more.


  • A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely. (Emile Gaboriau)
  • When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back. (Linda Poindexter)
  • The most important thing in the world is family and love. (John Wooden)
  • My father taught me you have to believe in yourself and run on your own track. (Jennifer Grey)
  • The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. (Antoine François Prévost)



Celebrate Father’s Day through religion.

  • The greatest gift I ever had Came from God; I call him Dad! (John Walter Bratton)
  • Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father. (Lydia M. Child)
  • I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle, a good neighbour, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing. (Mark Wahlberg)
  • You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. (Desmond Tutu)
  • Father!—to God himself we cannot give a holier name! (William Wordsworth)


Famous People

Use quotes from famous people around the world to make your dad feel extra special this year.


  • To be a successful father… there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years. (Ernest Hemingway)
  • 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. (Barak Obama)
  • I love my daddy. My daddy's everything. I hope I can find a man that will treat me as good as my dad. (Lady Gaga)
  • My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future. (Liza Minnelli)
  • An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom. (C.S. Lewis)



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