Occasionally, I read books about being a better father. They’re helpful.
But sometimes a short, inspiring quote about fatherhood can say more than an entire book of advice.
The great quotes about fatherhood come from a range of sources, including a president (Woodrow Wilson), a comedian (Bill Cosby), a newscaster (Tim Russert) and a basketball coach (Jim Valvano). Great dads can be found in many places.
Father’s Day isn’t until June, so we’ve all got time to work on being a better dad. If you have any favorite fatherhood quotes, I’d love to hear them.
- “Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” – Ruth E. Renkel
- “It is much easier to become a father than to be one.” – Kent Nerburn
- “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert
- “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland
- “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” – Sigmund Freud
- “Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” – Reed Markham
- “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” – Tim Russert
- “Noble fathers have noble children.” – Euripedes
- “My best training came from my father.” – Woodrow Wilson
- “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
- “You will find that if you really try to be a father, your child will meet you halfway.” – Robert Brault
- “Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.” – Bill Cosby
- “Any fool can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a daddy.” – Philip Whitmore Sr.
Inspired? I hope so. I was.
It’s wise to borrow from other fathers to make us better fathers.