20 Quotes and Advice for Dads on Father’s Day

dad playing with kidsHappy Father’s Day to all of you who are dads! And big props to those who have stepped in to become a father to the fatherless through adoption, becoming a foster parent, or taking in a grandchild!

Being a dad is a huge responsibility but also a huge opportunity as dads get to lead and shape their children to have the character and skills to not only make a good life for themselves but to make the world a better place.

Yesterday I asked people through Twitter for their favorite quotes and advice for and about fatherhood.  I received a lot of great responses, some of them wise, some of them funny.

Quotes for Fathers

This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you. @mizweatherby

Yes dear….I’m sorry… @youthguy07

The most important thing a father can do for his children is love their mother. -Theodore M. Hesburgh @shawneeinva

Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad. -Anne Geddes @lauriespops

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

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

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.” -Confucius @lauriespops

You’re not really a parent if you have 1 child. If the lamp is broke, you know who did it! -Bill Cosby @bree_notinit

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! -Lydia M. Child

Advice for Dads

Spend quality time with your children while you can. They grow up way too fast. @lkdukes

Pray with your children. @randysrules

Be better men, nurture and protect, empower boys to be better men and stand up against women and child abuse. @ps43gp2009

To keep up the good work.To let everyone know who the Daddy is. @pontefrak

B the man in ur daughters life that God intended u to b. U become Wut she looks for or runs from @inneractivefit

Make the world a better place today for the children of tomorrow. @sandiego2015

get a mobile gaming device for those solitary bathroom trips! @mdurwin

Spend as much time with your children as you possibly can, and listen to them with passion. @pimike

Spend quality time with ur children. Quality time to a child = u love me, I’m special. @lauriespops

If u actually fathered a child, BE A DADDY!! @estangulu

Stay in the game; never give up on your kids or your wife. My youngest just graduated HS. It has all been so worth it. @dwentworth23

What advice do you have for dads?

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