13 Inspirational Father's Day Quotes

Father's Day is often a time to remember, honor, and show some extra love to the fatherly figures in your life. And what better way to express care and understanding than through words that represent the relationships and lessons behind fathers and their children. There are a number of inspirational Father's Day 2017 quotes that cover the meaning of fatherhood and communicate, as well as words can, the importance of the dads or father figures in a child's life.

Parenting is no walk in the park, but meaningful quotes can help convey just how much of an impact dads have on their kids lives. Not only from a child's perspective, but also from the outlook of fathers whose lives were changed after becoming a dad.

Although your Father's Day celebrations may consist of cookouts, family time, and playing outside, taking a few moments from your day to genuinely reflect on fathers and the role they play in the lives of their children is a great way to honor your dad. So take one day out of this year to honor a lifetime of inspiration from dads this coming Father's Day, and checkout the quotes below for some tear-jerking inspiration.

"There is nothing that moves a loving father's soul quite like his child's cry." –Joni Eareckson Tada

"Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of songs." –Pam Brown

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." –Sigmund Freud

"It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was." –Anne Sexton

"A girl’s first true love is her father." –Marisol Santiago

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me." –Jim Valvano

"He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." –Clarence Budington Kelland

"When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back." –Linda Poindexter

"The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature." – Antoine François Prévost

"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance." –Ruth E. Renkel

"No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word―father." –Lydia Maria Child

"My greatest achievement is my family." –David Beckham

"Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don’t get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying." –Hugh Jackman