55 Best Father-Daughter Quotes That Will Warm Your Heart

On May 17, 2022

55 Best Father-Daughter Quotes That Will Warm Your Heart

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

You want to make Father's Day perfect for the man who means absolutely everything to you. You've picked out the best Father's Day gift (even when he says he wants nothing) and a heartfelt Father's Day card to go along with it. When it comes time to write inside that card, it can be difficult to find the just-right words to express your love for the special man who helped raise you. For that very reason, we've gathered the best father-daughter quotes to help you put your feelings into words. Whether it's your dad, grandpa, or other significant male figure in your life, these Father's Day quotes will make him feel extra appreciated on his big day.

This collection of sweet messages ranges from sentimental quotes to laugh-out-loud funny dad jokes and everything in between, like this wise saying from Stanley T. Banks: "You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero." Short and sweet messages like this one from Bindi Irwin tug at the heartstrings: “Dad is and always will be my living, breathing superhero."

Read through step dad quotes and favorite father-son quotes too for special words that will make his heart swell with love on Father's Day.

1. Loretta Lynn
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"They don't make men like my daddy anymore."

2. Bob Carlisle
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"There's two things I know for sure: She was sent here from heaven and she's dadd

3. Wade Boggs
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"Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me."

4. Tim McGraw
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"Go on, take on this whole world/But to me you know you'll always be/ My little girl."

5. Unknown
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"Some superheroes don't wear capes. They are called Dad."

6. Unknown
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"A father is a son's first hero and a daughter's first love."

7. Richard Bach
richard bach father daughter quotes
COUNTRY LIVING

"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life."

8. Frank Pittman
father daughter quotes Frank Pittman
COUNTRY LIVING

"Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man."

9. Anthony Doerr
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"He sweeps her hair back from her ears and he swings her above his head. He says she is his émerveillement, he says he will never leave her, not in a million years."

10. Antoine Francois Prevost
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COUNTRY LIVING

"The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature."

11. Irish Saying
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COUNTRY LIVING

"A son is a son till he gets a wife; a daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life."

12. Ken Norton
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COUNTRY LIVING

"Of all the titles I've been privileged to have, 'Dad' has always been the best."

13. Michael Josephson
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"One of the greatest things about daughters is how they adored you when they were little; how they rushed into your arms with electric delight and demanded that you watch everything they do and listen to everything they say."

14. Sarah Orne Jewett
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"My dear father; my dear friend; the best and wisest man I ever knew, who taught me many lessons and showed me many things as we went together along the country by-ways."

15. Stanley T. Banks
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero."

16. Tracy Morgan
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"Having a daughter makes you see things in a different way. This is my only girl. So I don’t care what it takes to protect her. You can call it what you want to call it. As long as you treat her the same way I treat her, like my princess, I don’t mind."

17. Terri Guillemets
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"I love my father as the stars—he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart."

18. Mat Johnson
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world."

19. Unknown
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"A little girl giggles when she is denied an ice cream by her mother. She knows daddy will get her some later."

20. Enid Bagnold
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

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

21. George Saunders
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"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."

22. Marinela Reka
Marinela Reka father daughter quotes
DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

“Being a daddy’s girl is like having a permanent armor for the rest of your life.”

23. Unknown
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"Fathers, be your daughter’s first love and she’ll never settle for anything less."

24. Sigmund Freud
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection."

25. Ama H. Vanniarachchy
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remain as a pillar of strength throughout our lives."

26. Guy Lombardo
Guy Lombardo father daughter quotes
DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

"Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half―especially if he has a teenage daughter."

27. John Gregory Brown
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself."

28. David Duchovny
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"The happiest moment of my life was probably when my daughter was born."

29. Bindi Irwin
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"My Daddy was my hero. He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things. But most of all he was fun."

30. Unknown
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DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

"A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against she will judge all men."

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31. Agatha Stephanie Lin
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian and simply being there every time I need a hug."

32. Clarence Budington Kelland
Clarence Budington Kelland father daughter quote
DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

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

 

33. Jim Valvano
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."

34. Lady Gaga
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"I love my daddy. My daddy’s everything. I hope I can find a man that will treat me as good as my dad."

35. Hugh Jackman
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"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."

36. Dawn French
Dawn French father daughter quote
DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

“It was my father who taught me to value myself."

37. Stanley Behrman
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"When my daughter says 'Daddy, I need you!' I wonder if she has any idea that I need her billion times more."

38. Michael Ratnadeepak
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DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

“No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.”

39. Ben Sirach
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness."

40. Fanny Fern
Fanny Fern father daughter quote
DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

“To her, the name of father was another name for love.”

41. Harper Lee
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DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

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

42. Marisol Santiago
Marisol Santiago father daughter quote
DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

“A girl’s first true love is her father.”

43. Paul Walker
Paul Walker father daughter quotes
DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

“I think my mom put it best. Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.”

44. Unknown
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DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

“A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.”

45. Elaine S. Dalton
Elaine S. Dalton father daughter quote
DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

"The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.”

46. Gloria Naylor
Gloria Naylor father daughter quote
DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

“Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.”

47. Alison Lohman
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father."

48. Euripides
Euripides father daughter quote
DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

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

49. Dr. James Dobson
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DESIGN: REBEKAH LOWIN

"A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life."

 

51. Bindi Irwin
Bindi Irwin father daughter quote
DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

“Dad is and always will be my living, breathing superhero."

52. Joseph Addison
joseph addison father daughter quote
DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

“Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter.”

53. John Mayer
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DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

“On behalf of every man looking out for every girl, you are the God and weight of her world.”

54. Linda Poindexter
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DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back."

 
55. Tim McGraw
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DESIGN: EDDIE PHAN

“You've had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born.”

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