Happy Father's Day! In honor of the occasion celebrating the dads, bonus dads, stepdads and father figures who matter in our lives, here are some quotes about dads for Father's Day.
Quotes about dads
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.” —Jim Valvano
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." - Sigmund Freud
"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
"When my father didn’t have my hand . . . he had my back," - Linda Poindexter
"It is a wise father that knows his own child." - William Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice
“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” —Anne Geddes
Quotes about being a dad
“The only way I can describe [fatherhood]—it sounds stupid, but—at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; It’s just full all the time.” —Matt Damon
“Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re 12, but every day.” —Mike Myers
“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” —Mark Twain
"To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something of what Yeats evokes with his imperishable phrase 'terrible beauty.' Nothing can make one so happily exhilarated or so frightened: It's a solid lesson in the limitations of self to realize that your heart is running around inside someone else's body."
"The most important thing in the world is family and love." - John Wooden
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