101 Cute Father’s Day Quotes, & Messages for Dads, Stepdads, Grandpa

Whether you are a daughter, son, or wife, sometimes is not easy to find the right words to express your love for your dad and tell him what he means to you.

We have compiled some of the sweetest Father’s day quotes, wishes, and messages with your dad on his special day. At times small gestures can make a big impact.

Just pen down these wishes on a card and make your dad feel how loved and appreciated he is. This will surely make him feel elated and important. Father’s Day is on June 18, 2023, Sunday.

We have some really touching wishes, quotes, and messages for dads, grandpas, stepdads and heavenly dads. Celebrate your relationship with your father and dedicate these special words to cherish your bond.

Cute Father’s Day Messages and Wishes 2023

  1. “Dad: A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.”

  2. “The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.”- Justin Ricklefs

  3. “Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad.”

  4. “It is a wise father that knows his own child.”- William Shakespeare

  5. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”- George Herbert

  6. “Fathers just have a way of putting everything together.”- Erika Cosby

  7. “A Father like you is a gift from God. I give thanks for the blessing of you Dad!”

  8. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”- Antoine-François Prévost

  9. “My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.”- Liza Minnelli

  10. “May the love and respect we feel for you, make up for the worry and care we have caused you.”

  11. “It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” – Pope John XXIII

  12. “Sometimes he’s the unsung hero, but he deserves all the love and more today. Happy Daddy’s Day.”

  13. “Lately all my friends are worried they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not.”- Dan Zevin

  14. “What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity.”- Jean Paul

  15. “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers and singers of song.”

  16. “My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do—be there.”- Max Lucado

  17. “I love my father as the stars — he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.”- Terri Guillemets

  18. “There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”- George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

  19. “A dad is someone who wants to catch you when you fall. Instead he picks you up, brushes you off and lets you try again.”

  20. “A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.”

  21. “Happy Father’s Day to my hero and role model. Thank you for everything you have done for our family. We love you with all our hearts.”

  22. “The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.”- Reed Markham

  23. “There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father.”- Alison Lohman

  24. “He adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector.”- Tom Wolfe

  25. “Dad. You have given me the best things in life: Your time, your care, and your love. I am truly grateful to have you in my life. Happy Father’s Day!”

  26. “When you need real understanding, when you need someone to care, when you need someone to guide you … A father’s always there.”- Thomas J. Langley

  27. “One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad. Thanks for being an amazing father!”

  28. “Thanks for acting like a kid when I was a kid, acting like a friend when I needed a friend, and acting like a parent when I needed one. You are the best man I know. Happy Father’s Day”

  29. “Dad, there is a saying that goes like this: “Any man can be a father, but it takes a special man to be a Dad!” You are that special man in my life, thanks, Dad.”

  30. “A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely. In the hour of need, when all else fails, we remember him upon whose knees we sat when children, and who soothed our sorrows; and even though he may be unable to assist us, his mere presence serves to comfort and strengthen us.”- Émile Gaboriau

Sweet Happy Father’s Day Quotes and Messages for Step-Dad

A stepdad may not be your biological father, but he stood by you and raised you like his own son. On this father’s day take some time out to make him feel how much you love him. They need to be appreciated for all the happy and sad times they made you believe that he was there for you no matter what.

  1. “My step dad is my father in my eyes”

  2. “You’re not just my step dad but my friend.”

  3. “Forget the step father, you are just a father.”

  4. “A man that was there for me, even though he didn’t have to.”

  5. “Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a stepdad.”

  6. “Stepdads are those dads that step up to the plate. Happy Father’s Day!”

  7. “A father that didn’t give life to me, but that has been there every step of the way.”

  8. “You may not be my biological father, have the same blood, but you are my dad.”

  9. “It’s not about who was there in the beginning, it’s about who stays there until the end.”

  10. “It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”—Anne Sexton

  11. “Step parents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a child’s life experience.”

  12. “I never got to choose you. You just became my ‘dad.’ So I’m grateful to my mother. For the great taste that she had.”

  13. “The urge to procreate is an animal instinct. The choice to take on somebody else’s kids is an act of nobility.”

  14. “A Step Father means so many things… an understanding heart, a source of strength and of support, right from the very start.”

  15. “I know I haven’t always said, how I appreciate what you do, so I’m saying now, how blessed I feel, to have a step Dad just like you.”

  16. “It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table….” -Ray Johnson

  17. “To my stepdad, thank you for your courage, humility and patience. I look forward to our newfound relationship. Happy Father’s Day!”

  18. “No matter mother or father or either or neither; in the end, we all grow up. Yet because of you, my stepfather, I grew up to become a man.”

  19. “I know being my stepdad was quite a journey for you. I hope you’ve enjoyed it just as much as I’ve enjoyed becoming your son. Happy Father’s Day!”

  20. “Children do not get the luxury of picking their parents; nor are parents afforded the opportunity to pick their children. Except, of course, for stepdads.”

  21. “A stepdad makes several hard choices over and over again. Even when he doesn’t know what to choose or how to choose, he never stops being willing to choose.”

  22. “Stepfathers who stay the course–despite the obstacles and frustration–out of dedication and a sense of duty, are among the world’s most frequently overlooked unsung heroes.”

  23. “A man’s worth is measured by how he parents his children. What he gives them, what he keeps away from them, the lessons he teaches and the lessons he allows them to learn on their own.”

  24. “Just in case you were wondering, there’s no such thing as a “Stepfather’s Day”. Father’s Day was made for all dads, not just biological dads. Now that you know the facts, Happy Father’s Day!”

  25. “One night a step father overheard his son pray: Dear God, make me the kind of man my daddy is. Later that night, the step father prayed: Dear God, make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.”

  26. “Father’s Day is a special day because I can spend it honoring two great men. I’m thankful to have two fathers who never made me feel like I had to choose between them. I’m thankful to have two families who both made me feel like I belong.”

  27. “A stepdad can be much more than a dad – you showed me that! You are my teacher and my trusted advisor. Usually, kids don´t choose to love their fathers, but kids can decide to accept or reject their stepdads. I pick you as my dad always! Happy Father´s Day!”

  28. “A stepfather is someone who protects you. He shows you how to be loving and strong. He teaches you how to get along with your mom. He shows you how to admit when you’re wrong. He does all these things and more because he’s always there. Happy Father’s Day! I’m glad you care!”

  29. “On Father’s Day, we celebrate the men who raised us. We may not be related by blood, but I am truly blessed to have been raised by a man I aspire to be like. No card can carry the message I hope to convey to you today, any more than a title could define our relationship. Here’s hoping a heartfelt thank you is a good start!”

  30. “You accepted me as your own, gladly welcoming me as part of our new family when you promised to love forever my mother. Never treating me as anything other than your own, you boldly accepted thechallenges of my upbringing and brought your gentle smile to the task. I may call you stepdad, but in all the ways that matter to me I’m happy to call you Father as I thank you today.”

Heartfelt Happy Father’s Day Messages, Cards from Daughters

  1. “A girl’s first true love is her father.” —Marisol Santiago

  2. “Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing father.”

  3. “The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad!”

  4. “To the world you are a dad. To our family you are the world.”

  5. “Dad, I may find my prince, but you will always remain my king.”

  6. “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.”- Tim Russert

  7. “To her, the name of father was another name for love.”- Fanny Fern

  8. “To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – Euripides

  9. “God gave me the greatest gift of all, and I call him DAD!”- Kenneth Tan

  10. “A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day.”- Susan Gale

  11. “Dad – I may outgrow your lap, but I know I will never outgrow your heart.”

  12. “No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word―father.”- Lydia Maria Child

  13. “A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you.”- Dimitri the Stoneheart

  14. “No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.”- Michael Ratnadeepak

  15. “Good fathers do three things: they provide, they nurture and they guide”-Roland Warren

  16. “Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.”- Marinela Reka

  17. “Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.”- John Mayer

  18. “I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.”- Paul Walker

  19. “A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.”- Gregory E. Lang

  20. “No man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.”- Hedy Lamarr

  21. “Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end.”- George Straight

  22. “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland

  23. “A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman, he turns her back again.”- Enid Bagnold

  24. “She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.”- Harper Lee

  25. “It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.” – John Sinor

  26. “I’ve said it before, but it’s absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see the future.” – Liza Minnelli

  27. “A dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines with pride when you succeed, and has faith in you even when you fail.”

  28. “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

  29. “You are always by my side, you make me believe that I can fly. I feel like I can soar really high, cause you are there watching me and smile. I am not who I am without you dad.”

  30. “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.” – Wade Boggs

Heartfelt Father’s Day Wishes from Sons

  1. “My dad’s my best mate, and he always will be.” – Cher Lloyd

  2. “Dads are most ordinary men turned into heroes.”- Pam Brown

  3. “It was my father who taught me to value myself”- Dawn French

  4. “A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”

  5. “My fingers may be small, but I can still wrap daddy around them.”

  6. “Dad when I count my blessing, I count you twice.”- An Irish blessing

  7. “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” – Steve Martin

  8. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert

  9. “Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds.”- Terri Guillemets

  10. “When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.”Linda Poindexter

  11. “No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.” – Abraham Lincoln

  12. “A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely.”- Emile Gaboriau

  13. “Daddy, thanks to you, no matter what, with you by my side, I am scared of nothing.”

  14. “The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.”- Dan Pearce

  15. “Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.”- Matthew McConaughey

  16. “An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom.” – C.S. Lewis

  17. “It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.”- Johann Friedrich von Schiller

  18. “A father is the driving force of the family who is always content to take a back seat.”- Linda Poindexter

  19. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano

  20. “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” – William Shakespeare

  21. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” – Sigmund Freud

  22. “My father] has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.”- Chelsea Clinton

  23. “The gift of a Father cannot be seen by our eyes, yet he sacrificed his every breath, sweat and everything to comfort us, his family.”- King Tony .S. Singh

  24. “My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, you never know what you can accomplish until you try.”-Michael Jordan

  25. “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.”- Umberto Eco

Happy Father’s Day Quotes For Grandfather

  1. “The best dads get promoted to grandpa.”

  2. “Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.”

  3. “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.”- The Talmud

  4. “A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.”

  5. “Grandpas bring a little wisdom, happiness, warmth, and love to every life they touch.”

  6. “Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” —Ruth E. Renkel

  7. “Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.”- Lydia Maria Child

  8. “We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves.”- Henry Ward Beecher

  9. “There is nothing that moves a loving father’s soul quite like his child’s cry.”- Joni Eareckson Tada

  10. “One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.”- Joy Hargrove

  11. “There are three stages of a man’s life: he believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.”

  12. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.”- Billy Graham

  13. “To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms, but absolutely terrified of the word boo.”- Robert Brault

  14. “He was a father. That’s what a father does. It eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.”- George Saunders

  15. “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

Father’s Day In Heaven Quotes

  1. “Wishing my dad “Happy father’s Day” in heaven.”

  2. “Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.

  3. “Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.”- Gloria Naylor

  4. “The imprint of a father remains forever on the life of the child.”-Roy Lessin

  5. “Say not in grief: ‘He is no more,’ but live in thankfulness that he was.”- Hebrew Proverb

  6. “My appreciation for my father’s greatness cannot be measured.”- Jennifer Williamson

  7. “There is no expiration date on the love between a father and his child.”- Jennifer Williamson

  8. “May each tear and each fond memory be a note of love rising to meet you.”- Jennifer Williamson

  9. “I love my father as the stars—he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.”-  Adabella Radici

  10. “No matter how old we are, we still need our dads, and wonder how we’ll get by without them.”- Jennifer Williamson

  11. “Although our lives’ journeys have bid us apart, I am with you, you are with me, always in our hearts.”- Carolyn Ferreira

  12. “My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend”-Tiger Woods

  13. “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.”- Eskimo Proverb

  14. “Deeply, I know this, that love triumphs over death. My father continues to be loved, and therefore he remains by my side.”- Jennifer Williamson

  15. “Happy Fathers Day in Heaven Dad! Your guiding hand will remain on my shoulder forever. I miss you every day you’re gone. Until we meet again, I Love you…”

Funny Happy Father’s Day Quotes 

  1. “A father is a banker provided by nature.”- French proverb

  2. “My father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.”- Spike Milligan

  3. “The only thing better than having you for a husband is our children having you for a dad.”

  4. “A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.”- Paul Lewis

  5. “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.”- Frank A. Clark

  6. “Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.”- Al Unser

  7. “A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.”- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  8. “You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular.”- Robert Frost

  9. “A good father is one whose only reason for putting down a laughing baby is to pick up a crying one.”- Linda Poindexter

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

  11. “Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.”- Reed Markham

  12. “I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.”- Mario Cuomo

  13. “You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.”- Jerry Seinfeld

  14. “When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.”- Dave Attell

  15. “You gotta love dads. At my wedding, when I tripped on my wedding dress and fell flat on my face, Dad said, “Don’t worry, you’ll do better next time.”- Melanie White

  16. “Dads are like chocolate chip cookies; they may have chips or be totally nutty, but they are sweet and make the world a better place, especially for their children.”- Hillary Lytle

  17. “Fatherhood is the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens; it’s like telling somebody what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it.”- Michael Bublé

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