25 GREAT QUOTES TO CELEBRATE YOUR DAD AND FATHER FIGURE(S)

Father’s day is around the corner and we all look forward to appreciating the dads and father figures in our lives. Fatherhood as they say cannot be understood by being explained. It can only be understood through experiencing it. We have gathered some great quotes below to celebrate Fathers all around the world.

1.”Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” – Charles Kettering

2. “[My father] always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.”

– Chelsea Clinton

3. “A girl’s father is the first man in her life, and probably the most influential.

 – David Jeremiah

4. “A father’s love is forever imprinted on his child’s heart.”

– Jennifer Williamson

5. “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

6. “When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.”

– Hugh Jackman

7. “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

8. “The impression made by a father’s voice can set in motion an entire trend of life.”

– Gordon MacDonald

9. “A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.”

– Unknown

10. “A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”

 – Unknown

11. “The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.”

 – John Green

12. “He adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector.”

 – Tom Wolfe

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

– Mike Myers

14. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

– Frederick Douglass

15. ‘The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”

– Atoine-François Prévost

16. “My father taught me not to overthink things, that nothing will ever be perfect, so just keep moving and do your best.”

– Scott Eastwood

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

– Reed Markham

18. “My father always told me – Do your best, God will do the rest.”

– Wanjiru Muhoro

19. “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.”

– Clarence Budington Kelland

20. “She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent force in her life, was the love of her father.”

– Harper Lee

21. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.”

– Jim Valvano

22. “My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.”

– Michael Jordan

23. “And I only hope when I have my own family that everyday I see a little more of my father in me.”

– Keith Urban

24. “My father taught me to work hard, laugh often, and keep my word.”

– Michelle Obama

25. “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.”

– William Shakespeare

To all the dads and figure figures around the world, I wish you a happy father’s day. Keep filling the shoes that only you can fill.

By Wanjiru Muhoro | Writer

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