The history of this festival is quite recent and dates back precisely to July 5, 1908, the day it was celebrated for the first time in the city of Fairmont, West Virginia, at the local Methodist church in commemoration of the death of over 360 men, 250 of which fathers of families, in the Monongah disaster, the most serious mining disaster in the United States.
Subsequently, to be precise on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington State, Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, unaware of the celebration that took place in Fairmont and inspired by a sermon heard in church for Mother’s Day in 1909, organized the first Father’s Day as we know it today and made sure that the anniversary was made official.
We are therefore fast approaching the moment when we will have to think about how to best pay homage to our fathers and how to help the little ones prepare their surprise full of love. Finding the right words to express your feelings, however, is often not easy.
Short and sweet father’s day quotes
For Father’s Day, children like to offer pretty cards made with all their love. But sometimes words fail or you don’t know how to express your affection. These sweet and the best quotes can be copied into a card, in a message or even in an e-mail. Beautiful quotes to wish a Happy Father’s Day and express all your love! Read below and choose from these short and sweet quotes the one you like the most.
🎁A girl’s first true love is her father. Marisol Santiago
🎁When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back. Linda Poindexter
🎁I’m blessed to have both a father and a friend in you.
🎁One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. George Herbert
🎁Thank you for giving me a model of what a man should be.
🎁Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing father. Unknown
🎁I hope one day to be half the man you are.
🎁My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. Jim Valvano
🎁My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland
🎁A father carries pictures where his money used to be. Steve Martin
🎁I love my father as the stars—he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart. Terri Guillemets
🎁A good father doesn’t tell you he loves you he shows you. Thank you for showing me every day.
🎁Dad: A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love. Unknown
🎁It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare
🎁A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely. Emile Gaboriau
🎁No matter how tall I grow, I still look up to you.
🎁Happy Father’s Day from your favorite son.
🎁A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow. Unknown
🎁My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future. Liza Minnelli
🎁You’ve shown me strength isn’t all about muscles.
🎁I’m so lucky to have your love and guidance in my life.
🎁Fathers just have a way of putting everything together. Erika Cosby
🎁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. Ama H. Vanniarachchy
🎁The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking. Dan Pearce
🎁Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song. Pam Brown
🎁When my father didn’t have my hand… he had my back. Linda Poindexter
🎁A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day. Susan Gale
🎁No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word―father. Lydia Maria Child
🎁Dad, you’ve always been my hero.
🎁A father’s love will always be imprinted on the heart of a son.
🎁The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get. Tim Russert
🎁A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you. Dimitri the Stoneheart
🎁Average fathers have patience. Good fathers have more patience. Great fathers have an ocean of patience. Reed Markham
🎁Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world. John Mayer
🎁To her, the name of father was another name for love. Fanny Fern
🎁The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched. Justin Ricklefs
Funny Father’s day quotes
You can also joke with the phrases for Father’s Day, you don’t necessarily have to use a touching tone, especially if it doesn’t match your ironic and irreverent personality or that of your dad. So here are some funny quotes for Father’s Day, all to laugh. Read below and choose the funniest quote for your father.
🥳️I’ve been to war. I’ve raised twins. If I had a choice, I’d rather go to war. George W. Bush
🥳️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
🥳️When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, Daddy, will you take me to the zoo? He answered, if the zoo wants you, let them come and get you. Jerry Lewis
🥳️A father is a banker provided by nature. French proverb
🥳️A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
🥳️Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows. Al Unser
🥳️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
🥳️A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house. Paul Lewis
🥳️Just once on Father’s Day I wish my kids would give me a #1 Dad mug instead of one with my actual ranking. Andy Borowitz
🥳️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
🥳️Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch. Jon Stewart
🥳️[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 Buble
🥳️My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland
🥳️My father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic. Spike Milligan
🥳️My daughter got me a ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug. So we know she’s sarcastic. Bob Odenkirk
🥳️A good father is one whose only reason for putting down a laughing baby is to pick up a crying one. Linda Poindexter
🥳️A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. Frank A. Clark
🥳️You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular. Robert Frost
🥳️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
🥳️Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow. Reed Markham
🥳️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
🥳️Having children is like living in a frat house. Nobody sleeps, everything’s broken and there’s a lot of throwing up. Ray Romano
🥳️By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. Charles Wadsworth
🥳️Remember: What dad really wants is a nap. Really. Dave Barry
🥳️Happy Fathers Day, Dad! I wouldn’t trade you for anything. Of course, nobody’s offered me anything. Melanie White
🥳️The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get. Tim Russert
Inspirational Father’s day quotes
Are you running out of inspiration when preparing your Father’s Day gift? Don’t panic, you’ve come to the right place! To attach an original quote, discover more than 20 texts and quotes for Father’s Day. Father’s Day is for everyone, even when unfortunately the father passed away, leaving a void that cannot be filled. March 19 can become an occasion to remember him, and even if there is a lot of melancholy it is important to always think about how our dad would like to see us: with a smile on his face.
🥰️It’s chaos at times, but there’s such joy in the house. I look and there’s our boy from Vietnam and our daughter from Ethiopia, and our girl was born in Namibia, and our son is from Cambodia, and they’re brothers and sisters, man. They’re brothers and sisters and it’s a sight for elation. We have the capability to give a child a home, and let me tell you it’s selfish, too, because the reward has been extraordinary. Brad Pitt
🥰️There should be a children’s song: ‘If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.’ Jim Gaffigan
🥰️The most amazing feeling I feel / Words can’t describe what I’m feeling for real / Maybe I paint the sky blue / My greatest creation was you. Jay-Z
🥰️If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a 50 percent chance of being right. Bill Cosby
🥰️Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch. Jon Stewart
🥰️I’ll never forget the moment I became a dad. It’s hard to describe—that level of responsibility, the desire to give such joy, the clarity: Nothing is more important than this. Tom Cruise
🥰️I’m probably the most uncool guy that [my daughters] know—as far as they are concerned anyway—‘cause I’m Dad. I mean dads just aren’t cool—especially when I dance! They don’t want me to dance. Tim McGraw
🥰️Having children is like living in a frat house—nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up. Ray Romano
🥰️The nicest Father’s Day surprise of all for Dad would be if you handed him a box, and he unwrapped it, and there, inside, sitting on a bed of folded tissue, was the pair of his undershorts that somebody threw away six months ago (without asking Dad) because they had reached the stage where they were 3 percent undershorts and 97 percent holes. Dad misses those undershorts. They were his Faithful Undershorts Companion. Dave Barry
🥰️It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare
🥰️Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re 12, but every day. Mike Myers
🥰️It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. Friedrich Schiller
🥰️When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. Mark Twain
🥰️I had watched Dad climb into the biggest arena and succeed. I wanted to find out if I had what it took to join him. George W. Bush
🥰️Being a parent is the single most challenging thing I’ve ever done/continue to do, but it’s also far and away the greatest joy in my life. It has given me purpose, taught me patience, and expanded my heart. Neil Patrick Harris
🥰️I think back to the day I drove Michelle and a newborn Malia home from the hospital nearly 13 years ago—crawling along, miles under the speed limit, feeling the weight of my daughter’s future resting in my hands. I think about the pledge I made to her that day: that I would give her what I never had—that if I could be anything in life, I would be a good father. I knew that day that my own life wouldn’t count for much unless she had every opportunity in hers. Barack Obama
🥰️Fatherhood is super scary. Because you don’t know what the hell you’re doing. But you figure things out as you go. It does give your life a different meaning, and lights you up in a way that you never imagined.
🥰️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
🥰️A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
🥰️The older I get the more I can see / How much he loved my mother and my brother and me / And he did the best that he could / And I only hope when I have my own family That everyday I see a little more of my father in me. Keith Urban
🥰️He never stopped wanting to save the world. Ron Reagan
🥰️My father would lift me high / And dance with my mother and me and then / Spin me around til I fell asleep / Then up the stairs he would carry me / And I knew for sure I was loved. Luther Vandross
🥰️The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get. Tim Russert
🥰️I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by [my father]. Halle Berry
🥰️I think that 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 … The thing that I admire most about my dad is his genuine Christian character. He is a man of real integrity, deeply committed to moral and ethical principles. He is conscientious in all of his undertakings … If I had a problem I could always call Daddy. Martin Luther King, Jr.
🥰️Parenting is about being competent and responsible. It’s not about gender, necessarily. Dan Savage
🥰️He has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch. Chelsea Clinton
🥰️I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life. Sidney Poitier
🥰️My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more. Pete Rose
🥰️Whenever one of my children says, ‘Goodnight, Daddy,’ I always think to myself, ‘You don’t mean that. Jim Gaffigan
🥰️Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. Anne Geddes
🥰️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
🥰️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 little scraps of wisdom. Umberto Eco
🥰️The only way I can describe [fatherhood]—it sounds stupid, but—at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; It’s just full all the time. Matt Damon
🥰️When you have kids, there’s no such thing as quality time. There’s just time. There’s no, ‘Ooh, his graduation‘s better than going to the mall.’ It’s all kind of equal. Changing her diaper and her winning a contest—it’s all good. Chris Rock
🥰️I hope I’m at least half the dad that he didn’t have to be. Brad Paisley
🥰️I want my son to wear a helmet 24 hours a day. If it was socially acceptable I’d be the first one to have my kid in a full helmet and like a cage across his face mask. Will Arnett
🥰️It is so embarrassing how I went from a person who did not care about anyone’s children. Then you have them, and you brag about the same stuff that you never cared about. And you tell people, he’s got four teeth, like they care. Seth Meyers
🥰️I’m a lot more emotional than I used to be. I never used to get too wound up or worried about things. But now the smallest little things, you well up a little more, you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world or whatever a lot more, I think, as a father. Prince William
🥰️I just sit there and make up songs and sing to [my son] in gibberish. I’m very good at gibberish now. Elton John
🥰️It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine. Prince Harry
🥰️What makes Will the best father in the world to me is that he’s there, not just there in a way that’s traditional. The emotional support he offers his children is immeasurable. Jada Pinkett Smith
🥰️I’m so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that.
John Green and David Levithan
🥰️My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work. Steve Young
🥰️Years ago we used to play / He used to laugh when I ran away / But when I fell and hurt my knee / He would run to comfort me / And the pain would go away. The Monkees
🥰️My sisters and I can still recite Dad’s grilling rules: Rule No. 1: Dad is in charge. Rule No. 2: Repeat Rule No. 1. Connie Schultz
🥰️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’ve never been part of anything so great as those three kids. Al Roker
🥰️My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me. Jim Valvano
🥰️Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime. George Saunders
🥰️I remember my daughter Deni coming along, and she was so pure and caring of everybody and everything. And somehow, this little being managed to get around all the obstacles—the gun turrets, the walls, the moats, the sentries—that were wrapped around my heart. My heart at that time needed her … I think it’s the best thing going, parenthood. Woody Harrelson
🥰️I worry about that every single day: Am I being a good father? MattLauer
🥰️During the sole argument we had when [Chelsea] was in high school, the subject of which I don’t even remember, I looked at her and said, ‘As long as you’re in this house, being president is my second most important job’. Bill Clinton
Cute and beautiful father’s day quotes
You know, dad is always dad. Unique, inimitable, a force. So here are some phrases to write on a card to show all your love, because intuitively we like to celebrate mother’s day by writing her beautiful messages, but your father deserves it to, to know how much you love him. On this particular day, but also in all the others of the year, it is good to remind our dad how important it is and, even when it is no longer there, how much space it occupies in our hearts. Choose from these cute and beautiful quotes the one which will melt your father’s heart.
💐I’m so proud to be your kid. Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
💐Thank you for bringing love, acceptance, and joy into my life all these years. Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
💐All of the lessons you’ve taught me over the years have added up to the wonderful life I’m living today.
💐Thank you for providing our family with so much strength, comfort, and happiness. Thinking of you today!
💐I admire the man you’ve been and the man you are. Thank you for teaching me what it is to lead a worthwhile life!
💐) Thanks for becoming a kid, a friend, and a parent at times when I needed the perfect person beside me! You are the best man I have known!
💐To the best man I know: Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy every moment of this special day.
💐) I am the luckiest child to have a father like you! Thanks for the unwavering support and love you have always shown to me! Wishing you the best in your celebration.
💐I’m so lucky to have you in my life. Happy Father’s Day!
💐I hope your Father’s Day is full of peace, love, and joy. Sending you all my love today and always, Grandpa!
💐Thank you for making growing up fun. I love you!
💐I wouldn’t be who I am today without you.
💐I hope you know how much you mean to me, Grandpa. Thank you for being an incredible dad and grandfather to our family!
💐Everyone always says they have the best dad in the world, but that can’t be right…because that man is right here with me. Cheers to you, Dad.
💐) God gave me the best gift by giving you, my father! I can never thank him enough! You’re a rock star!
💐I have learned everything required to live a good life from you! Thank you for always being there dad!
💐One day just isn’t enough to tell you how much you mean to me
💐Happy Father’s day to the coolest dad on the planet! Thanks for being you.
💐Thanks for always having my back, Dad. I love you.
💐We’re all thinking of you today, Grandpa. Happy Father’s Day!
💐I love talking to you, hanging out with you, and hearing your advice. Thankful for you every day, but especially today!
💐Dad, you’re my hero. Thanks for everything.
💐Thank you for giving me so many of my favorite memories.
💐For everything you’ve done for me and all the love you share, I’m thankful. Happy Father’s Day, Grandpa!
💐Happy Father’s Day to a man who’s as grand as can be!
💐Today’s your day, Dad. Enjoy it, and know how loved you are!
💐I’m grateful for you, Dad, and I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to pay you back for all that you’ve done for me. Happy Father’s Day!
💐Enjoy this special day, and know that your whole crew is thinking of you!
💐It’s grand to have someone like you in our family! Happy Father’s Day Grandad!