Being Dad

Father’s Day quotes to inspire the pants off you

Father's Day quotes
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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

With Father’s Day coming up, it’s time to reflect on your never-ending, unpaid job.

Mull over these inspirational Father’s Day quotes while sipping your morning brew…

“‘Whenever you feel like criticising anyone,’ my father told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had,'” (F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby)

“To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter” (Euripides)

“Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” (Wayne Rooney)

“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” (Pope John XXIII)

“To be the father 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 realise that your heart is running around inside someone else’s body.” (Christopher Hitchens)

Father's Day quotes

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” (William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice)

“It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.” (Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird)

Father's Day quotes

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” (Sigmund Freud)

“I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal. And I never loved any other man as much.” (Hedy Lamarr)

So the most perceptive of Father’s Day quotes goes to…

“Without my dad, I wouldn’t be here” (Maria Sharapova)

While the last word on Father’s Day quotes comes from the wisest of dads…

“I never thought of fatherhood as something that could affect a kid.” (Homer Simpson)

Father's Day quotes