51 Best Father and Son Quotes


Father and son share a unique bond between them. Most of the times, it is difficult to express feeling for one another. A father’s love for a son is magnificent and cannot be explained easily. Here are some beautiful thoughts about the love that a father and son share between them.

Top 51 Father and Son Quotes

  • “It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
  • “There is no love on earth greater than that of a father for his son.”
  • “It is the duty of the father to give his sons a good chance.”
  • “When my dad did not hold my hand, he had my back.”

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  • “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
  • “Fathers should know that sons follow their example, not advice.”
  • “Nothing is dearer to an ageing father than his son.”
  • “A boy’s first hero is his dad.”
  • “A son does not pass judgement on his father, but he is his father’s conscience.”
  • 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
  • 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
  • “When a father gives to his son, both laugh. When a son gives to his father, both cry.” – William Shakespeare.
  • “A son can change his father from being selfish to selfless.”
  • “Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers, and fathering is a very important stage in their development.” – David M. Gottesman
  • “The fact that my relationship with my son is so good makes me forgiving of my father and also appreciative.” – Anthony Kiedis
  • “A son may outgrow a father’s lap, but never his heart.”
  • “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.” – Proverbs 1:8
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” – Wayne Rooney
  • “I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me.” – Calvin Johnson
  • One is worthy as a son when he removes all his father’s troubles.
  • 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.
  • One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, make me the kind of man my daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.
  • Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.
  • 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 the little scraps of wisdom.
  • Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for 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.
  • Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.
  • When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son. – The Talmud
  • It’s only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. – Margaret Truman
  • My son has made me laugh, made me proud, made me cry, seen me cry, hugged me tight, seen me fail, cheered me up, kept me on my toes, and at times driven me crazy, But my Son is a promise that I will have a friend FOREVER!
  • Fatherhood changes you completely. If things didn’t go my way before, I became withdrawn and didn’t want to see or listen to anyone. Now, when I arrive home, I see my son and everything is OK. He’s the most important thing to me now.
  • 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. But now, being a parent, I go home and see my son and I forget about any mistake I ever made or the reason I’m upset. I get home and my son is smiling or he comes running to me. It has just made me grow as an individual and grow as a man.
  • I never saw my dad cry. My son saw me cry. My dad never told me he loved me, and consequently I told Scott I loved him every other minute. The point is, I’ll make less mistakes than my dad, my sons hopefully will make less mistakes than me, and their sons will make less mistakes than their dads. And one of these days, maybe we’ll raise a perfect Caan.
  • My son’s the most precious thing to me; he’s changed me from being selfish to selfless.
  • What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and ofte I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.
  • Thank you for giving me a firm foundation guidance and love. But most of all, thank you for teaching me how to spread my own two arms and fly.
  • Dad you taught me the love of a father. In your arms I was always safe. You taught me selflessness. To you I am forever grateful. I love you dad.
  • Dad, Thank you for teaching me how to ride a bike. Thank you for cheering me on at graduation . Thank you for loving me.
  • The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. – Antoine Francois Prevost
  • To the world, you may just be our dad. To us, you are our world.
  • Being a father is the most rewarding thing a man whose career has plateaued can do. – Aristotle
  • Life doesn’t come with an instruction book — that’s why we have fathers. – H. Jackson Browne
  • Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown.