70 Father-Son Quotes that Will Make You Prouder Than Ever

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There’s only one person prouder than a son of his father – a father of his son! Here are some father-son quotes from famous sons and fathers that put the experience into words!

Father-Son Quotes to Make You Proud!

Father-Son Quotes
  • “It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
  • “My dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.” – Al Unser
  • “Forget Batman: When I really thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be my dad.” ~ Paul Asay
  • “A son can change his father from being selfish to selfless.” ~ Unknown
  • “What was silent in the father speaks in his son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “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
  • “Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” ~ Wayne Rooney
  • A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” ~ Billy Graham
  • “I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship” ~ Harrison Ford
  • “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me.” ~ Jim Valvano
  • “Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” ~ Charles Kettering
  • “He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” ~ Malachi 4:6
  • “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.
  • “For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Tiger father begets tiger son” ~ Chinese proverb
  • “My father taught me not to overthink things, that nothing will ever be perfect, so just keep moving and do your best.” ~ Scott Eastwood
  • “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” ~ Frank A. Clark
  • “I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father, and friend.” ~ Dante Hall
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you; they are understating it.” ~ Mike Myers
  • “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” ~ Unknown
  • “The only thing better than having you as my dad is my children having you as their grandpa.” ~ Unknown
  • “Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then. It’s a love without end.” ~ George Strait
  • “I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me.” ~ Calvin Johnson
  • “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” ~ William Shakespeare
  • “Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers, and fathering is a very important stage in their development.” ~ David M. Gottesman
  • “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
  • “That resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.” ~ Kent Nerburn
  • “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” ~ Charles Wadsworth
  • “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.
  • “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him, and kissed him.” ~ Luke 15:20
  • “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
  • “Boys do not ache for their father’s masculinity. They ache for their fathers’ hearts.” ~ T. Real
  • “A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • “No love is greater than that of a father for his son.” ~ Dan Brown
  • “Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  • “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” ~ Tim Russert
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Life doesn’t come with an instruction book—that’s why we have fathers.” ~ H. Jackson Browne
  • “My father was my teacher. But most importantly, he was a great dad.” ~ Beau Bridges
  • “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
  • “A man never stands so tall as when he kneels to help up a child.” ~ Knights of Pythagoras
  • “Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” ~ Ken Norton
  • “Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” ~ Frank Pittman
  • “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” ~ Budington Kelland
  • “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” ~  The Talmud
  • “A son is not a judge of his father, but the conscience of the father is in his son.” ~ Simon Soloveychik
  • “Not every father gets the chance to start his son off in his own footsteps” ~ Alan Ladd
  • “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
  • “I am a family man, and my most important role is a father to my son.” ~ Ed Skrein
  • “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
  • “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour
  • “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
  • “Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds.” ~ Terri Guillemets
  • “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
  • “A son needs his father at every situation he faces in the present, and a father needs his son at every situation he faces for his son in the past.” ~ Nishan Panwar
  • “As a father, you want the best for your son, quite obviously. You want to create the best memories for your son.” ~ Bill Goldberg
  • “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” ~ William Shakespeare
  • “My father raised us to step toward trouble rather than to step away from it.” ~ Justin Trudeau
  • “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
  • “We think our father’s fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so.” ~ Alexander Pope
  • “Father’s love will always be imprinted on the heart of a son.” ~ Unknown
  • “For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time.” ~ Alan Valentine
  • “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
  • “It’s a father’s duty to give his sons a fine chance.” ~ George Eliot
  • “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.” ~ Proverbs 22:6
  • “Lately, all my friends are worried that they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried that I’m not.” ~ Dan Zevin
  • “Good fathers make good sons” ~ Unknown
  • “The greatest gift I ever had came from God, and I call him Dad!” ~ Unknown


Fatherhood is many things, as shown in these inspiring father son quotes! Whatever your take or journey, I hope some of these make you proud to be a father or a son!

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