Father's Day Quotes for Christian Dads

Father's Day Quotes
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The role of the father is especially important in a Christian family, as he is seen as the central figure and a role model and source of strength for his children. Fathers are portrayed in the Bible as good and bad, wise and foolish, kind and jealous, but their role in the family is key.

Here is a short collection of favorite quotes you can share with your special dad in a Father's Day card or birthday E-mail greeting.

Billy Graham

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

Theodore Hesburgh, Catholic Priest and President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."

Max Lucado, Christian Author

"I was raised in the greatest of homes…just a really great dad, and I miss him so much…he was a good man, a real simple man…Very faithful, always loved my mom, always provided for the kids, and just a lot of fun.

Charles Spurgeon, 19th Century British Preacher, and Theologian

"Train up a child in the way he should go—but be sure you go that way yourself."

George Herbert, Anglican Priest, Poet

"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."

Dwight L. Moody, 19th Century American Evangelist

"A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian…and most of all, his family ought to know."

Clarence Budington Kelland, U.S. Writer

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

Anne Frank

"How true Daddy's words were when he said: 'All children must look after their own upbringing.' Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."

Kent Nerburn, U.S. Author, and Educator

"It is much easier to become a father than to be one."

Tiger Woods

"My dad has always taught me these words: care and share."

Ken R. Canfield, Ph.D., The National Center for Fathering

"I like to compare the job of a father to that of a long-distance runner. Fathering is a marathon—a long and often trying journey—and we must be disciplined if we hope to finish successfully."

Lydia M. Child, U.S. Author

"Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!"

Margaret Thatcher

"I just owe almost everything to my father...it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election."

Rick Johnson, "The Power of Fathers"

"As fathers, we have the power to impact generations of lives. Make sure your impact on the twenty-first century is a positive one."

George Will, U.S. Journalist

"We are given children to test us and make us more spiritual."

Pope John XXIII

"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."

Katherine Anderson,"A Father's Gift"

"No matter what it is that we do best, we would do well to follow Tolkien's lead--to use the gifts we have been given to enrich the lives of our children, who indeed are every parent’s legacy."

Psalm 103:13 The New Living Translation (NLT)

"The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him."

Dennis Rainey, "A Father's Presence"

"What a boy can use, and too often doesn't have, are the heart of his father and the fellowship of men. A boy needs at least one man who pays attention to him, spends time with him, and admires him. A boy needs a role model, a man whom he can regard as a mentor."

Dawn Walker, "The Daddy Gap"

"Unfortunately, we have an enemy who knows that if he can take out the leader, he can weaken, cripple and scatter those in his wake."

Proverbs 23:24 (NLT)

"The father of godly children has cause for joy. What a pleasure to have children who are wise."—

Alice Miller, "For Your Own Good"

"The father receives his power from God (and from his own father)."

Bob Carlisle, Singer, Songwriter

"I love to be with my family and do things with them, whether it be to fish or just hang around and be dad. I get more joy from that than anything else."