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119+ Extremely Wonderful Father Son Quotes: Just AMAZING!

The father-son relationship can be very complex, but also it can be nurturing and meaningful relationships. Inspirational dad and son quotes will remind what it means to be a father-son.

If you’re searching for top sayings to share with the people you love or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of famous family quotes, mother son quotes and brother sister quotes.

Father and Son Quotes

Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son. Evelyn Waugh tweet

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. Charles Wadsworth tweet

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 your own eyes. Walter M. Schirra, Sr. tweet

Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son. George Lucas tweet

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

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. William Shakespeare tweet

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

Some dads liken the impending birth of a child to the beginning of a great journey. Marcus Jacob Goldman tweet

It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life. Dawn French tweet

There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence. Samuel Johnson tweet

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

Every dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad. Jack Baker tweet

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. George Herbert tweet

Tiger father begets tiger son. Chinese Proverb tweet

Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best. Ken Norton tweet

No love is greater than that of a father for His son. Dan Brown tweet

It’s a father’s duty to give his sons a fine chance. George Eliot tweet

A man’s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world. Helen Rowland tweet

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

The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time; not to admonish them, but to be seen never doing that of which you would admonish them. Plato tweet

No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace. In peace, sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons. Croesus of Lydia tweet

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 tweet

Anyone who reads my work will see that there are often difficult relationships between fathers and sons. Salman Rushdie tweet

Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters. Friedrich Nietzsche tweet

My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland tweet

If there is any immortality to be had among us human beings, it is certainly only in the love that we leave behind. Fathers like mine don’t ever die. Leo Buscaglia tweet

It’s a rare thing when a father and son can share the same experience. My father and I have seen all 19 Bond films together, two or three times. Rick Yune tweet

Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds. Terri Guillemets tweet

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 tweet

With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you. Brad Pitt tweet

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. Confucius tweet

Son, there are times a man has to do things he doesn’t like to, in order to protect his family. Ralph Moody tweet

He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector. Tom Wolfe tweet

If the past cannot teach the present, and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time. Russell Hoban tweet

What goes on between a father and a son, which is usually such a private matter, is that they are able to be honest with each other, and be honest with me, as a director. It’s just remarkable. Lee Grant tweet

Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it. Mike Myers tweet

One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father. George Herbert tweet

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

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 little scraps of wisdom. Umberto Eco tweet

When my son looks up at me and breaks into his wonderful toothless smile, my eyes fill up and I know that having him is the best thing I will ever do. Dan Greenberg tweet

At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons. Proverbs tweet

Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story tellers, and singers of song. Pam Brown tweet

Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice. Charles F Kettering tweet

No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means, what anything means, until he has a child and loves it. Lafcadio Hearn tweet

Best Father Son Sayings

  • Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps. Alan Ladd
  • What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father. Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Words have an awesome impact. The impression made by a father’s voice can set in motion an entire trend of life. Gordon MacDonald
  • A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child. Knights of Pythagoras
  • My father and I made genetics history. We were the first African Americans and the first father and son anywhere to have their genomes sequenced. Henry Louis Gates
  • It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons. Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
  • Life doesn’t come with an instruction book that’s why we have fathers. H. Jackson Browne
  • Frank Capra was a prop man, I think. John Ford was a prop man. It was a little bit of a father and son thing, and you kind of worked your way up. Francis Ford Coppola
  • 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. Nishan Panwar
  • Like so much between fathers and sons, playing catch was tender and tense at the same time. Donald Hall
  • Good fathers make good sons.
  • It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare
  • For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers. Homer
  • When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son. The Talmud
  • I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me. Calvin Johnson
  • We think our fathers’ fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. Alexander Pope
  • A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • A son is not a judge of his father, but the conscience of the father is in his son. Simon Soloveychik
  • 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. David Lauren
  • Lately all my friends are worried that they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried that I’m not. Dan Zevin
  • Never fret for an only son. The idea of failure will never occur to him. George Bernard Shaw
  • The fact my relationship with my son is so good makes me forgiving of my father and also appreciative. Anthony Kiedis
  • A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son. William Graham Summer
  • The most important influence in my childhood was my father. DeForest Kelley
  • A Real man takes care of his kids no matter what the relationship is like with the mother of his child.
  • Someday you will know that a father is much happier in his children’s happiness than in his own. I cannot explain it to you: it is a feeling in your body that spreads gladness through you. Honore de Balzac
  • Fathers and sons arrive at that relationship only by claiming that relationship: that is by paying for it. If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons. James Baldwin
  • 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. That’s what I feel with my son. There’s suddenly another level of love that expands. My son is my greatest joy, out of everything in my life. Kyle MacLachlan
  • I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. Alexander the Great
  • The greatest gift I ever had came from God, and I call him Dad!
  • Son needs his father at every situation he Face in present and Father needs his son at every situation he faces for his son in past. Nishan Panwar
  • Thanks Dad, for all those extraordinary lessons you taught me without even trying. Author Unknown
  • I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father and friend. Dante Hall
  • I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. Sigmund Freud
  • A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he’s in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station. Bill Cosby
  • I grew up watching and learning from the ultimate partnership, and that is of my father and late uncle. Jonathan Tisch
  • I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father son relationship. Harrison Ford
  • Forget Batman: when I really thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be my dad. Paul Asay
  • He followed in his father’s footsteps, but his gait was somewhat erratic. Nicolas Bentley
  • As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities. Alan Thicke
  • If a father commands a son to commit a crime so terrible that the son can’t do it and live with himself, then is it betrayal for the son to disobey his father? Orson Scott Card
  • 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.
  • 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. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right. Wade Boggs
  • Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end amen. George Strait
  • You can tell what the best year of your father’s life was, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out. Jerry Seinfeld
  • I’m so ugly. My father carries around a picture of the kid who came with his wallet. Rodney Dangerfield
  • When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape. Dave Attel
  • I’ve been to war. I’ve raised twins. If I had a choice, I’d rather go to war. George W. Bush
  • Even though I’m proud by dad invented the rear-view mirror, we’re not as close as we appear. Stewart Francis
  • My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad. Beau Bridges
  • My dad used to say, always fight fire with fire, which is probably why he got thrown out of the fire brigade. Harry Hill
  • Me and my dad used to play tag. He’d drive. Rodney Dangerfield
  • When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. Mark Twain
  • Men should always change diapers. It’s a very rewarding experience. It’s mentally cleansing. It’s like washing dishes, but imagine if the dishes were your kids, so you really love the dishes. Chris Martin
  • Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch. John Stewart
  • Remember: What dad really wants is a nap. Really. Dave Barry
  • My father taught me not to overthink things, that nothing will ever be perfect, so just keep moving and do your best. Scott Eastwood
  • My father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic. Spike Milligan
  • My father makes money the American way. He trips over stuff and sues people. Dominic Dierkes
  • My father refused to spend money on me as a kid. One time I broke my arm playing football and my father tried to get a free x ray by taking me down to the airport and making me lie down with the luggage. Glenn Super
  • I have no ambitions at all! I have none… seriously. I want to be a good father. I want to be a good husband. I want to be a good son, a good brother, a good family member. I don’t have any ambition to direct a film or write a play. I like acting. Pilou Asbaek
  • Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. Red Buttons
  • To be a successful father, there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years. Ernest Hemingway
  • Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis. Jack Handey
  • There should be a children’s song, if you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep. Jim Gaffigan
  • What I’ve realized is that life doesn’t count for much unless you’re willing to do your small part to leave our children all of our children a better world. 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. Barack Obama
  • I wasn’t close to my father, but I wanted to be all my life. He had a funny sense of humor, and he laughed all the time – good and loud, like I do. He was a gay Irish gentleman and very good-looking. And he wanted to be close to me, too, but we never had much time together. Judy Garland
  • 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. Taye Diggs
  • My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. You never know what you can accomplish until you try. Michael Jordan
  • From the first time the doctor placed you in my arms, I knew I’d meet death before I’d let you meet harm. Although questions arose in my mind, would I be man enough? Will Smith
  • Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person. Naveen Jain
  • The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children. Nelson Mandela
  • I think that my strong determination for justice comes from the very strong, dynamic personality of my father. I have rarely met a person more fearless and courageous than my father. He is a man of real integrity, deeply committed to moral and ethical principles. If I had a problem, I could always call Daddy. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • My father had a flat rule. He believed that every man’s house was his castle. He had a flat rule: no man could come in his house without his permission. Thurgood Marshall
  • Think about everything a real daddy does: pay the bills, buy the food, make your world a better, safer place. And what does daddy get for all of his work? The big piece of chicken. That’s what daddy gets. Chris Rock
  • For boys, you want to teach them how to treat a lady; how to play football and how to handle themselves in the street. Rev Run
  • My father never was and isn’t a mean man. You know, he never was ruthless. And he succeeded in life without sticking it to anybody. And that’s a great example for a man, a strong man, a man’s man, to give to his children. You can succeed, you can be successful, without walking over somebody. Maria Shriver
  • My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. That’s why we put on clinics. The only thing I can do is try to give back. If it works, it works. Tiger Woods
  • I felt something impossible for me to explain in words. Then when they took her away, it hit me. I got scared all over again and begin to feel giddy. Then it came to me I was a father. Nat King Cole
  • I love to make soups. My father used to say, ‘There’s nothing like a nice bowl of soup.’ One of my favorites is ready? Broccolini, white bean and hot Italian sausage soup. I’ve used escarole. Escarole and beans is unbelievable, or you can use bok choy, any kind. You can really fool around. That’s one of my good ones. Tony Danza
  • Everyone talks about how we’re on our phones all the time, but the fact remains that when I’m away on a film set for two months, I can Skype my family. I remember the phone calls my parents had to make when my dad was away for a while when I was younger – that once-a-week expensive phone call! The time pressure on talking to your father! Domhnall Gleeson

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