130 Emotional Father Quotes That Your Dad Will Love

Looking for some heartfelt emotional quotes for your dad? We have rounded up the best collection of emotional father quotes, sayings, texts, messages, poems, and captions, (with images and pictures) to express your unconditional love for your dearest dad.

The bond you share with your father is special. It’s got the warmth of family and comfort just like friends.

Your dad is your guiding star, your safe haven, and your emotional support.  A dad-daughter or a son-father relationship is strengthened every day by spending quality time.

Also See: Emotional Sister Quotes

We all have loads of sentiments, love, and memories with our parents. The importance of a healthy child and father relationship plays a great role in the upbringing of a child.

Fathers are the superheroes of the family, who make everything possible for us.

If it’s Father’s Day or a day when you really miss your father who is far away or in heaven, these deep heart-touching emotional lines for your father are the perfect way to show how much you love him.

Best Emotional Father Quotes

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

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    bonding emotional father quotes
  2. “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” – Steve Martin
  3. “When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” – Linda Poindexter                                           

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    heart touching best dad quotes
  4. “Great fathers don’t find fault. Great fathers find solutions.” – Reed Markham
  5. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Antoine Francois Prevost                                       

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    emotional father quotes
  6. “The only man who can sacrifices everything for you, is your father…!” – Unknown
  7. “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” – Anne Geddes
  8. “Any fool can be a Father, but it takes a real man to be a Daddy!!” – Philip Whitmore Snr
  9. “Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” – Ruth E. Renkel
  10. “Life doesn’t come with an instruction book – that’s why we have fathers.” – H. Jackson Browne                                                                                                                                               

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    emotional dad quotes
  11. “Good fathers do three things: they provide, they nurture, and they guide.” – Roland Warren
  12. “Nothing makes me feel stronger than knowing that I have a dad who’s got my back.” – Unknown
  13. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
  14. “My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do—be there.” – Max Lucado
  15. “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland
  16. “The best fathers have the softest, sweetest hearts. In other words, great dads are real marshmallows.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
  17. “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.” – Unknown
  18. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” – Billy Graham
  19. “A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remain as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.” – Ama H. Vanniarachchy
  20. “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

Touching Emotional Father Quotes By Daughter

A father has one of the most important roles in a daughter’s life. Apart from being her guardian, protector, and supporter, a father is also someone whom a daughter will always look up to.

When a father becomes a guardian angel and also loves her daughter unconditionally, raising her to be strong, independent and amazing is what makes a daddy-daughter bond special.

If you’re special to your father and his little princess then these quotes are perfect for you.

A lot of gals also use these short Daddy’s little girl quotes as tattoo designs for a constant reminder of her lovely bond.

If your dad means the world to you and is far far away, then do check out happy father’s day to my dad in heaven quotes and messages.

  1. “I am a daddy’s girl!” – Unknown
  2. “A girl’s first true love is her father.” – Marisol Santiago                                                                                       

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    emotional father quotes images
  3. “The love between a father and daughter is forever.” – Anonymous                                                           

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    emotional father quotes from daughter
  4. “Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing father.” – Unknown
  5. “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” – Tim Russert
  6. “No one is able to make a girl a queen except her father.” – Unknown
  7. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert
  8. “To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – Euripides
  9. “The power of a dad in a daughter’s life is unmatched.” – Justin Ricklefs
  10. “No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.” – Michael Ratnadeepak
  11. “A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you.” – Dimitri the Stoneheart                                           

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    sad emotional father quotes
  12. “The most admirable thing ever has to be a father protecting his daughter.”  – Anonymous
  13. “Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent Armor for the rest of your life.” – Marinela Reka
  14. “I am a princess not because I have a prince, but because my father is a king at heart.” – Unknown
  15. “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. – Unknown
  16. “A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.” – Unknown
  17. “My dad has given me the best gift anyone has ever given me. He gave me wings to fly.” – Adria Arjona
  18. “The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” – Anjaneth Garcia Untalan
  19. “The reason I am bad at cooking is my father always appreciated the dish I prepared, and I believed him.” – Alia Bhatt
  20. “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” – Pam Brown
  21. “When my daughter says, “Daddy I need you!” I wonder if she has any idea that I need her billion times more.” – Stanley Behrman
  22. “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
  23. “Daughters adopt the habit of staying strong from their dad because dads teach the most valuable lessons of life. That is what helps not to be weak.” – Unknown
  24. “The joy of watching his daughter grow into a lady and be successful is the happiest moment of a father’s life. There is nothing more he asks than the happiness of his princess.” – Anonymous

Emotional Father Quotes From Son 

  1. “A boy’s first hero is his dad.” – Anonymous
  2. “Dad: A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.” – Unknown                                                                         

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    emotional dad quotes from son
  3. “Nothing is dearer to an ageing father than his son.” – Anonymous
  4. “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” – Tim Russert
  5. “When my dad did not hold my hand, he had my back.” – Anonymous
  6. “A dad will always need his son, no matter how old he is.” – Anonymous
  7. “Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds.” – Terri Guillemets                                               

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    emotional heart touching lines for father
  8. “Fathers should know that sons follow their example, not advice.” – Unknown
  9. “Like father like son: Every good tree makes good fruits.” – William Langland
  10. “There is no love on earth greater than that of a father for his son.” – Anonymous
  11. “My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.” – Liza Minnelli
  12. “It does not matter how tall a son grows, he will still always look up to his dad.” – Unknown
  13. “A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.” – Paul Lewis
  14. “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” – Frank A. Clark
  15. “A son does not pass judgment on his father, but he is his father’s conscience.” – Anonymous
  16. “A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  17. “When a father gives to his son, both laugh. When a son gives to his father, both cry.” – William Shakespeare
  18. “A dad is a person who wants to catch you before you fall, but he instead picks you up and lets you try again.” – Unknown
  19. “You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular.” – Robert Frost
  20. “The greatest tribute a boy can give to his father is to say, ‘When I grow up, I want to be just like my dad.” – Billy Graham
  21. “My father wanted me to have all the educational opportunities he never had, so he sent me to a girls school.” – Jack Herbert
  22. “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” – Charles Wadworth
  23. “The fact that my relationship with my son is so good makes me forgiving of my father and also appreciative.” – Anthony Kiedis
  24. “I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.” – Maria Cuomo Cole
  25. “I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” – Harry S. Truman

Emotional Miss You Dad Quotes 

  1. “Fathers are the most undervalued superheroes in the world.” – Unknown
  2. “Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.” – Unknown                                         

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    emotional fathers day message
  3. “You will always be in my heart… because in there you’re still alive.” – Jamie Cirello
  4. “Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.” – Conrad Hall
  5. “My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.” – Beau Bridges
  6. “To the world, you are a dad. But to me, you are the world. I miss you dad….” – Unknown                                                                                                                                                               

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    missing emotional father quotes
  7. “You may not be with me anymore, but my love for you will never die. I miss you, Dad.” – Unknown
  8. “There is no expiration date on the love between a father and his child.” – Jennifer Williamson
  9. “Dad, even a fleeting memory of your loving smile is enough to light up my darkest days. I love you!” – Unknown
  10. “Dad, I’m so thankful for all the memories we shared together. I only wish you were here to make more.” – Unknown
  11. “Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. I wish I still had your wisdom to guide me through my everyday.” – Unknown
  12. “The loss of my father will always sting. But now, everything that I do is in honour of him and celebrates his life.” – Adrienne C. Moore
  13. “No matter where I am, your spirit will be beside me. For I know that no matter what, you will always be with me.” – Tram-Tiara T. Von Reichenbach
  14. “In the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am, and I straighten my crown. Miss you Dad.” – Unknown
  15. “How lucky am I to have had a father so special that I miss you this much? As much as I’m hate not having you around, I’m happy to know you’re at peace.” – Unknown
  16. “Dad… could you come back and stay a while. I want to hear your voice and see you smile. I want to hold you tight and never let go and tell you how much I love you so.” – Unknown
  17. “Whenever I meet our relatives, they tell me how much I look like you, dad. I hope they think that I am as great a person as you were. I hope I’m exactly like you. I miss you.” – Unknown
  18. “It was an honor to have learned from you. You taught me even when you weren’t trying to teach me by being a great man of honor who garnered respect everywhere he went. I miss you.” – Unknown
  19. “You were the first man in my life to have loved me. All the other men in my life have fallen short because of the way you treated me, dad. Only you treated me like a princess. I miss you so much.” – Unknown
  20. “Our paths ended too soon, dad. I wish we had more time. I wish we had more moments. I wish you could stay forever. I know you’re resting in peace but I miss you, dad. I miss you so much.” – Anonymous

Sad Emotional Father Quotes

A father plays the most important role in the upbringing of his child. He gives support, love, and protects his daughter/son from the adversities of life.

Also See: Absent Father Quotes

The absence of a father from a daughter/son’s life can have deep emotional and physiological effects on their mind.

It affects a child’s life and makes it hard. A child needs both his parents to be a complete individual. You may have lost your beloved father to death, but the memories and love will stay on forever.

  1. “Dads are most ordinary men turned into heroes.” – Unknown
  2. “No love is greater than that of a father for his son.” – Dan Brown
  3. “There is no place higher than on Daddy’s shoulders.” – Anonymous
  4. “Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.” – Anonymous
  5. “A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.” – Anonymous
  6. “One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever gotten came from God. I call him daddy.” – Unknown
  7. “A big piece of my heart lives in heaven and he is my dad. Happy Father’s Day.” – Unknown
  8. “A real man treats his lady the same way he wants another man to treat his daughter.” – Unknown
  9. “Even if his pockets are empty, he will never refuse to give. I haven’t seen anyone richer than “Father”.” – Unknown
  10. “There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence.” – Unknown
  11. “A mother carries her child for 9 months in her womb. A father carries the responsibilities of his child for the lifetime.” – Unknown
  12. “I am so grateful to be sharing life, love and parenthood with a wonderful man like you. – Happy Father’s Day my love.” – Unknown
  13. “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.” – Anonymous
  14. “A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remains as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.” – Unknown
  15. “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
  16. “Branded cosmetics. Perfect touch-ups. Updated wardrobe of glamour. And yet the best compliment a girl can receive is, “Hey! You are just like your father!” – Unknown
  17. “Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.” – Agatha Stephanie Lin
  18. “Dad, I know you’re up there in heaven watching over me. I hope you see the person that I am because of you. I hope I’ve done you proud. I miss you so much. I love you, dad.” – Unknown
  19. “When you have the best dad in the world, you are set in life for success. I had the best dad who paved the way for my success and prepared me for failures. I miss you so much.” –Anonymous
  20. “Dad, I’m so glad we were related. I am so glad to have gotten your traits. But most importantly, I’m glad that you taught me all about integrity so that I could be the person that I am today.” – Unknown

Bonding Emotional Father Quotes

  1. “Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad.” – Unknown
  2. “It was my father who taught me to value myself.” – Dawn French
  3. “Some people don’t believe in heroes but they haven’t met my dad.” – Unknown
  4. “Best blessing I always feel is laughs of my dad and smiles of my mom..!” – Unknown
  5. “No other love in the world is like the love of a father has for his little girl.” – Unknown
  6. “I am a princess not because I have a prince, but because my father is a king.” – Unknown
  7. “I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddies’ hearts.” – Paul Walker
  8. “A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life.” – Dr. James Dobson
  9. “You have seen me at my worst, yet you think that I am the best. I love you, Dad.” – Unknown
  10. “Dear Daddy, no matter where I go in life, you’ll always be my number one man.” – Unknown
  11. “Dad. He can play like a kid, give advice like a friend, and protect like a bodyguard.” – Unknown
  12. “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
  13. “This relationship has something special about it, that makes every father and every daughter in the world speak warmly about it.” – Unknown
  14. “My Daddy was my hero. He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things. But most of all he was fun.” – Bindi Irwin
  15. “He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.” – George Saunders
  16. “My strong determination for justice comes from the very strong, dynamic personality of my father … I have rarely ever met a person more fearless and courageous than my father.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  17. “Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters, there is something which there are no words to express.” – Joseph Addison
  18. “There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.” – John Gregory Brown
  19. “Any man 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.” – Unknown
  20. “A father just like you… I just want to let you know you mean the world to me. Only a heart as dear as yours would give so unselfishly. The many things you’ve done all the times that you were there help me know deep down inside how much you really care. Even though I might not say I appreciate all you do. Richly blessed is how I feel having a father just like you.” – Unknown


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