10 Awesome Quotes for Father's Day

Fathers are strange creatures. They appear to be tough but they have tender hearts. They don’t flinch when they hurt themselves badly, but they worry themselves silly when their little one has a minor fall. They can weather all storms and bravely face any crisis just to see a smile on their kids’ face. I sometimes find it tough to understand fathers. They have never known the pain of childbirth. Yet, they go through an emotional roller coaster since the birth of their child.

Here are my 10 favorite Father's Day quotes. These quotes make me think about the virtues of fathers. If you haven’t given much thought to all the sacrifices your father made for you, here is your chance to thank him. No, I don’t recommend that you walk up to him and shake his hand saying, “Thanks Dad, for all that you did.” Reach out to him with some beautiful expressions of love.

Why are these 10 Father's Day quotes in my list of favorites? To be honest, I am moved by these quotes. They make me think about the virtues of fathers. If you are looking for quotes that aptly describe fathers, here they are.

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William Shakespeare

Father and son with bicycles
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It is a wise father that knows his own child.

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J. August Strindberg

That is the thankless position of the father in the family-the provider for all, and the enemy of all.
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Ruth E. Renkel

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
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George Washington

Father I cannot tell a lie. I did it with my little hatchet.
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T. S. Eliot

Those who trust us educate us.
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Mark Twain

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

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Bartrand Hubbard

I've had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started.
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Charles Wadsworth

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

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

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Sigmund Freud

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