25 Quotes About Fatherhood

Ah fatherhood! There is nothing else in the world quite like it: a defining life event, a career paid in love and smiles, and a title like no other all rolled into one. All that fatherhood encompasses can be rather hard to combine into one cohesive description, but lucky for us a diverse range of men (and women) have been quoted making some heartwarming and humorous statements about all that fatherhood is. For a round up of my top 25 quotes about fatherhood scroll down!

  1. “Indeed, one of the greatest things a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” – Howard W. Hunter
  2. “The sacred title of ‘father’ is shared with the Almighty. … Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth; it is a matter of desire, diligence and determination to see one’s family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters.” – Ezra Taft Benson
  3. ” ‘Father’ is the noblest title a man can be given. It is more than a biological role. It signifies a patriarch, a leader, an exemplar, a confidant, a teacher, a hero, a friend and, ultimately, a perfect being.” – Robert L. Backman
  4. “Every day you are teaching your children what it means to be a father. You are laying a foundation for the next generation. Your sons will learn how to be husbands and fathers by observing the way you fulfill these roles.” – Unknown
  5. “There is no other relationship quite like that which can and should exist between a boy and his dad. It can be one of the most nurturing, joyful relationships in life, one that can have a profound impact on who boys become and also on who dads become.” – M. Russell Ballard
  6. “Fatherhood, in a sense, is an apprenticeship to godhood.” – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
  7. “Fatherhood is leadership, the most important kind of leadership. It has always been so; it always will be so.” – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
  8. “Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” – John Wilmot
  9. “Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.” – Mike Myers
  10. “Fatherhood will put a man through a lot, but it’s a tremendous job, the best in the world – even better than playing basketball.” – Derek Fisher
  11. “If I were to compare the Olympic decathlon to fatherhood, I would say fatherhood is a lot tougher.” – Bruce Jenner/Caitlyn Jenner
  12. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
  13. “The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.” – Dan Pearce
  14. “To her, the name of father was another name for love.” – Fanny Fern
  15. “Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” – Ken Norton
  16. “Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” – Charles Kettering
  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. “Fatherhood is the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens — it’s like telling someone what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it.” – Michael Bublé
  19. “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.” – President Barack Obama
  20. “Having children is a lot like living in a frat house — nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” – Ray Romano 
  21. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” – Bill Graham
  22. “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” – Charles Wadsworth
  23. “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” – Wade Boggs
  24. “Becoming a father increases your capacity for love and your level of patience. It opens up another door in a person – a door which you may not even have known was there.” – Kyle MacLachlan
  25. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert

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