Being A Dad Quotes

If you are a dad or counting down the days until you hold your baby for the first time, these quotes about being a dad are perfect to describe your emotions.

Being a dad is a life-changing event that comes with responsibilities. Fatherhood can make you become a better father and a better man. Various studies show how being a dad can help with physical activity and job satisfaction, which lower the risks of depression. Being a dad also changes your lifestyle- by making better choices, and quitting bad habits.

Being a dad also increases your ability to nurture and care for others. Research also shows that dedicated fathers are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as substance abuse, illegal activities, and fewer accidents. Being a dad increases life expectancy, as fatherhood can provide a sense of purpose and a duty to fulfill. Being a dad is an exciting journey, as you get to witness your baby growth, graduation, wedding, and grandkids. It can feel like an accomplishment to raise a decent human being and to see your legacy live on.

Browse through a collection of being a dad quotes from celebrities, famous writers and influential men throughout history sharing their experience and advice on being a dad and more. Find being a dad quotes, quotes about dads not being there, being a dad for the first time and many more.

 
Reed Markham--Being a great father is like shaving

Reed Markham–Being a great father is like shaving

Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.

Reed Markham

The most challenging part of being a dad is self-restraint- Michael Chiklis

The most challenging part of being a dad is self-restraint- Michael Chiklis

The most challenging part of being a dad is self-restraint. So often your instinct is to teach and tell. I am constantly reminding myself to listen to them.     

Michael Chiklis

Anne Geddes

Anne Geddes

Any man can be a father. It really does take someone extra special to be a dad!

Tony Payne

Tony Payne

Becoming a good father is not about learning five practical handy techniques that can be pulled out of the kitbag whenever they're needed. It's a mind game. It's about having a set of attitudes and ideas that shape what you do in the thousands of different situations you find yourself in as a dad.     

Martin Mull

Martin Mull

Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.

Elisabeth Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot

If you take being a father seriously, you'll know that you're not big enough for the job, not by yourself. Being a father will put you on your knees if nothing else ever did.     

Derek Polen

Derek Polen

Being a father truly is a blessing and a role not to be taken for granted.

Colin Adams

Colin Adams

Being a father is about adaptation and about making the most of the opportunities that are given to you.     

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap on a rope.     
Mike Myers

Mike Myers

Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.     

Catherine Pulsifer- The Role of a Father

Catherine Pulsifer- The Role of a Father

Fathers provide not only support but also encouragement. 
 Catherine Pulsifer      

Dan Pearce - Mark of a father

Dan Pearce – Mark of a father

The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking. A powerful quote from Dan Pearce. A man treats his children well, whether someone is around or not. That is what makes a true man, as this powerful quotation says.
Euripides

Euripides

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.

Emile Gaboriau

Emile Gaboriau

A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely. In the hour of need, when all else fails, we remember him upon whose knees we sat when children, and who soothed our sorrows; and even though he may be unable to assist us, his mere presence serves to comfort and strengthen us.     

Lydia M. Child

Lydia M. Child

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!

Pam Brown

Pam Brown

Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventures, story-tellers, and singers of songs.     

Matt Click

Matt Click

As fathers, we understand that we have the opportunity to image forth God's love to our family. -Matt Click

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Frank Pittman - Fear of Becoming a Father

Frank Pittman – Fear of Becoming a Father

The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the men.
-Frank Pittman

 
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.

Nate Dallas

Nate Dallas

Fatherly love is the act of giving your life for the sake of someone else's needs.

Steve Chapman

Steve Chapman

"Becoming a dad is one thing being a dad is many things." -Steve Chapman

Other quotes to explore:  
George Saunders

George Saunders

He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.

Johann Schiller

Johann Schiller

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.

Theodore Hesburgh

Theodore Hesburgh

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Aristotle Quote On Being a Father

Aristotle Quote On Being a Father

Being a father is the most rewarding thing a man whose career has plateaued can do.     
Aristotle

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert

A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model, but most importantly, a distant authority figure who can never be pleased. Otherwise, how will children ever understand the concept of God?  -Stephen Colbert

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Wilhelm Busch

Wilhelm Busch

Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.

Kent Nerburn

Kent Nerburn

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.

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.     

Reed Markham

Reed Markham

Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.

Confucius On Fatherhood and Parenting

Confucius On Fatherhood and Parenting

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
Confucius

Reed Markham

Reed Markham

A child looks up at the stars and wonders. Great fathers put a child on his shoulders and helps them to grab a star.

Enid Bagnold

Enid Bagnold

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.

Natalie L S West

Natalie L S West

More specifically being a dad is a diverse responsibility, and it is also defined by providing support to your partner in the glorious journey of parenthood.     

Oluwakemi Ola-Ojo

Oluwakemi Ola-Ojo

Fatherhood is a lifetime responsibility with its challenges, sweetness and bitterness.     

Billy Graham- A Good Father

Billy Graham- A Good Father

A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
Billy Graham
Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes.

Matthew Buckley

Matthew Buckley

Being a father means you have to think fast on your feet. You must be judicious, wise, brave, tender, and willing to put on a frilly hat and sit down to a pretend tea party.

Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.     

Raheel Farooq

Raheel Farooq

A successful father is not more successful than his children.

Jack Handey

Jack Handey

Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.     

Reed Markham

Reed Markham

The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.

Robert Fulghum

Robert Fulghum

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart

Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.

Peter De Vries

Peter De Vries

There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.     

 
Pratik Patil

Pratik Patil

“The health of your future kids does not start with their birth—it starts with you, right now, well before you plan to impregnate your wife.”   Pregnancy and Men