Father's Day

18 Father-Son Quotes Perfect for Father’s Day

These heartfelt father-son quotes will help you feel grateful for dad this Father’s Day.

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Father’s Day is on June 21, and it’s the perfect time to pay tribute to the men who raised us. While strong father-son relationships are beautiful across the board, the bond between fathers and sons is its own special relationship unlike any other, and these father-son quotes reinforce that sentiment. 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. Father’s Day in quarantine is going to be tough.

"Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man." —FRANK PITTMAN

Frank Pittman

“Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” —Frank Pittman

"My father raised us to step toward trouble rather than to step away from it." —JUSTIN TRUDEAU

Justin Trudeau

“My father raised us to step toward trouble rather than to step away from it.” —Justin Trudeau

"Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, 'Dad' has always been the best." —KEN NORTON

Ken Norton

“Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” —Ken Norton

"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

Robert Parish

“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

"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

Barack Obama

“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

"Becoming a dad is one thing—being a dad is many things." —STEVE CHAPMAN

Steve Chapman

“Becoming a dad is one thing—being a dad is many things.” —Steve Chapman

“My dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.” —AL UNSER

Al Unser

“My dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.” —Al Unser

"Life doesn’t come with an instruction book—that’s why we have fathers." —H. JACKSON BROWNE

H. Jackson Browne

“Life doesn’t come with an instruction book—that’s why we have fathers.” —H. Jackson Browne

“The fact that my relationship with my son is so good makes me forgiving of my father and also appreciative.” —ANTHONY KIEDIS

Anthony Kiedis

“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

Ed Skrein

“I am a family man, and my most important role is a father to my son.” —Ed Skrein

"It's a father's duty to give his sons a fine chance." —GEORGE ELIOT

George Eliot

“It’s a father’s duty to give his sons a fine chance.” —George Eliot

"It's not flesh and blood but the heart that makes us father and son." —FRIEDRICH SCHILLER

Friedrich Schiller

“It’s not flesh and blood but the heart that makes us father and son.” —Friedrich Schiller

"The father who does not teach his sons his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them." —CONFUCIUS

Confucius

“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

Charles Wadsworth

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” —Charles Wadsworth

“Don’t wait until your son is a man to make him great; make him great as a boy.” —UNKNOWN

Unknown

“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

Jack Baker

“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

"A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. —FRANK A. CLARK

Frank A. Clark

“A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” —Frank A. Clark

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