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.
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Father and Son Quotes
These father son quotes are delightful reminders of beautiful connection:
Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son. Evelyn Waugh
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. Charles Wadsworth
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.
Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son. George Lucas
It is the duty of the father to give his sons a good chance.
My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness and being on time. All very important lessons. Roger Moore
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. William Shakespeare
A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. Frank A. Clark
Some dads liken the impending birth of a child to the beginning of a great journey. Marcus Jacob Goldman
When my dad did not hold my hand, he had my back.
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
There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence. Samuel Johnson
For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time. Alan Valentine
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
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. George Herbert
Tiger father begets tiger son. Chinese Proverb
Fathers should know that sons follow their example, not advice.
Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best. Ken Norton
No love is greater than that of a father for His son. Dan Brown
It’s a father’s duty to give his sons a fine chance. George Eliot
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
Nothing is dearer to an ageing father than his son.
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. Jim Valvano
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
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
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
A boy’s first hero is his dad.
Anyone who reads my work will see that there are often difficult relationships between fathers and sons. Salman Rushdie
Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters. Friedrich Nietzsche
My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland
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
A son does not pass judgement on his father, but he is his father’s conscience.
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
Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds. Terri Guillemets
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
With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you. Brad Pitt
Dad, you are my superman, which makes me your super son!
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. Confucius
Son, there are times a man has to do things he doesn’t like to, in order to protect his family. Ralph Moody
He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector. Tom Wolfe
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
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
Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it. Mike Myers
It does not matter how tall a son grows, he will still always look up to his dad.
One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father. George Herbert
Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers. Aldous Huxley
I am a family man, and my most important role is a father to my son. Ed Skrein
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
Behind every young boy who believes in himself is a father who believed in him first.
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. Ziad K. Abdelnour
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
At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons. Proverbs
Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story tellers, and singers of song. Pam Brown
Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice. Charles F Kettering
One dad is enough to love a hundred sons, but a hundred sons are still not enough to love one father.
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
Best Dad and Son Quotes
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
Sons aspire to either become their father or vie to be his exact opposite. Kilroy J. Oldster
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
There is this special connection between a father and his son. It may be barely visible, but it’s there. It’s always like that with sons and fathers.
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
You’ve taught me to never give up. You always help me up and I owe my success in life to you. And as I grew, you show me how to correct my own mistakes. Your experience have shed light to front of me. I will follow every time, happy birthday dad. Thanks for everything.
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!
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 will be right behind you, son. I will always be near. I’ll follow where you want to go. You have nothing to fear.
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
There is no greater need in childhood than the protection of a father.
The son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his father doing, because whatever the father does the son also does.
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
A father thinks about his children day and night, even when they are not with him, and he will love them forever in a way they could never understand.
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
The bond between a father and a son is a true friendship no one can ever break.
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
A son is a promise that a father will always have a friend.
A dad will always need his son, no matter how old he is.
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
Dad Son Quotes
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
He who can be a good son will be a good father.
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
If the relationship between father and son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons. James A. Baldwin
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
What a father means to his son growing up will become what a son means to his father growing old.
Like father, like son; every good tree makes good fruits.
The way a father treats his son’s mother shows how much he loves and respects his family.
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
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8
A dad is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes, but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence when you get hurt.
Being a father means a lot of things, but most importantly, it means to be a good role model for your son.
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
Cute Dad Quotes From Son
Your father has been much more than just a dad throughout your life. Famous father quotes from son will make him smile.
My father raised us to step toward trouble rather than to step away from it. Justin Trudeau
My dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows. Al Unser
Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. Frank Pittman
The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. Antoine Francois Prevost
Lately all of my friends are worried that they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried that I’m not. Dan Zevin
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. Matthew Buckley
Father’s love will always be imprinted on the heart of a son.
Becoming a dad is one thing—being a dad is many things. Steve Chapman
A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society. Billy Graham
There is no love on earth greater than that of a father for his son.
Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to. Wayne Rooney
Every son’s first superhero is his father, and it was the same for me. For me, he was Superman and Batman combined. Tiger Shroff
As a father, you want the best for your son, quite obviously. You want to create the best memories for your son. Bill Goldberg
Love and protection which a father gives to his children are one of the strongest needs in childhood.
Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad.
A dad is a person who wants to catch you before you fall, but he instead picks you up and lets you try again.
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. Alexander Pope
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. Kent Nerburn
I knew my father had done the best he could, and I had no regrets about the way I’d turned out. Regrets about the journey, maybe, but not the destination.
Like father like son: Every good tree maketh good fruits. William Langland
The imprint of a dad will forever remain on his son.
My father taught me a good lesson: Don’t get too low when things go wrong. And don’t get too high when things are good. Robert Parish
My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death … I don’t even remember a really cross, unkind word from my father. Johnny Cash
Dear God, I gratefully thank you for giving me my dad. You must really love me because you gave me the best you had. Watch over him and bless him lord, and keep him in your care. And may he feel my love for him, is my humble, heartfelt prayer.
We became friends, not just father and son. Richard Bergeron
Don’t wait until your son is a man to make him great; make him great as a boy.
A son may outgrow a father’s lap, but never his heart.
A son can change his father from being selfish to selfless.
Son Quotes From Dad
A dad is the hero his son hopes to be.
Everything they do, from smiling to crying, feels like a blessing. Being a father feels amazing. This has been the most spiritual moment in my life. Ricky Martin
Sons learn what their fathers teach them: to be kind, thoughtful, loving, and mindful.
Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough. Robert Downey Jr.
Until you have a son of you own, you will never know what that means. You will never know the joy beyond joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. Kent Nerburn
The fact that my relationship with my son is so good makes me forgiving of my father and also appreciative. Anthony Kiedis
Boys do not ache for their father’s masculinity. They ache for their fathers’ hearts. T. Real
The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get. Tim Russert
Of all my father’s teachings, the most enduring was the one about the true measure of a man. That true measure was how well he provided for his children, and it stuck with me as if it were etched in my brain. Sidney Poitier
A father doesn’t tell you he loves you. He shows you.
My old man taught me a lot of stuff in his death that I don’t even know if he would have been able to teach me had he been alive. And that was to never do stuff that can jeopardize the people you love and hurt them. Freddie Prinze Jr.
Now, even the things my dad did when I was younger that I thought was crazy, not so crazy now that I’m older. Dwyane Wade
Famous Father And Son Quotes
Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers, and fathering is a very important stage in their development. David M. Gottesman
He knew only that his child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God, God never spoke. Cormac McCarthy, The Road
A small boy becomes a big man through influence of a big man who cares about the small boy.
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. Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The older a man gets, the more he values everything his dad gave him.
He wipes tears off my face and then snot. He uses his hands. He loves me that much. Nina LaCour
People who don’t believe in heroes have never met my dad.
It was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up. Zinedine Zidane
I’m so proud of you; it makes me proud of myself.
If you need me, just call out to me, and I will be there. Dad.
Sons and fathers have their own little universe of trust, privacy, and love, thus creating one of the strongest bonds that ever existed.
One of the greatest tragedies of life is that fathers and sons love each other deeply without ever getting to know each other.
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
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