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May 15, 2023May 15, 2023

Like father, like son. And as Father's Day nears, it's good to start thinking on how to celebrate your dad for the ways he's shaped you into the man you have become. What to say though? Here we have 43 father-son quotes to put into words the bond between you two.

Look through them all and find the one that feels the most right for your dad to write in a Father's Day card to go along with a gift (even if he says he wants nothing!) or to serve up with Father's Day breakfast. These quotes can also make the perfect caption for your Father's Day posts about dear ole dad on Instagram. And don't worry, they are all short quotes too, so no need for hand cramping. Looking for some words more likely to make him laugh? We've got the best dad jokes too to inspire what to say to Dad this Father's Day too.

No matter what you say or what your relationship dynamic, there's one thing for sure: he'll appreciate anything from his best buddy—his son. As we quote Johann Schiller saying, "It's not flesh and blood but the heart that makes us father and son."

"He knew only that his child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God, God never spoke."

"He promised us that everything would be okay. I was a child, but I knew that everything would not be okay. That did not make my father a liar. It made him my father."

"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry."

"He wipes tears off my face and then snot. He uses his hands. He loves me that much."

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

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

"When you teach your son, you teach your son's son."

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

"Daddies don't just love their children every now and then, it's a love without end."

"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."

"Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers."

"Becoming a dad is one thing—being a dad is many things."

"Life doesn't come with an instruction book—that's why we have fathers."

"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."

"I am a family man, and my most important role is a father to my son."

"A son needs his father at every situation he faces in present, and a father needs his son at every situation he faces for his son in past."

"It's a father's duty to give his sons a fine chance."

"It's not flesh and blood but the heart that makes us father and son."

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."

"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 our own eyes."

"A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be."

"I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me."

"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry."

"Forget Batman: When I really thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be my dad."

"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."

"For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time."

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

"Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to."

"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.'"

"With sons and fathers, there's an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you."

"I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father, and friend."

"My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness, and being on time. All very important lessons."

"Every son's first superhero is his father, and it was the same for me. For me, he was Superman and Batman combined."

"Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds."

"When he smiles, it's as if he's blessing us. We’re the parents and should be the ones in control, but he's the little prince, and we feel like we’re waiting on him."

"It was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up."

"As a father, you want the best for your son, quite obviously. You want to create the best memories for your son."

"Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice."

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

"No love is greater than that of a father for his son."

"My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad."

"Until you have a son of your own... you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son."

"My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss. When I do something that is exciting and he likes it, it feels three times as good as you can imagine."

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