It can be hard to put into words just how much you love your pops. These 13 heartwarming Father's Day quotes to write in a card can fortunately give you a hand. They capture exactly what it means to be a dad, and more importantly, how important that role is in any child's life. From Liza Minnelli and Margaret Truman to Robert Frost and Sigmund Freud, these 13 great minds know how to articulate what so many of us have trouble describing: the love of a father.
Father's Day is such a special time to spend with your own dad, and even if you can't be with him in person, you can still spend time talking to him on the phone. There are so many ways to show your appreciation for Dad, including getting him a gift that you know he'll love, writing him a thoughtful card, and taking him somewhere nice for the day. No matter how you're choosing to celebrate with your father, make sure that at the root of it all, he knows you're doing it because you love him (not because you feel obligated).
Dads are not perfect, but their love is, and that's something we can all learn from.
1. "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." — Jim Valvano
2. "One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." — George Herbert
3. "I've said it before, but it's absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future." — Liza Minnelli
4. "Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad." — Anne Geddes
5. "When it comes to Father's Day, I will remember my dad for both being there to nurture me and also for the times he gave me on my own to cultivate my own interests and to nurture my own spirit." — Jennifer Grant
6. "He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector." — Tom Wolfe
7. "It is a wise father that knows his own child." — William Shakespeare
8. "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
9. "You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's." — Robert Frost
10. "I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by the little scraps of wisdom." — Umberto Eco
11. "It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us fathers and sons." — Johann Friedrich von Schiller
12. "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
13. "I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." — Sigmund Freud
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