120+ Best 'I Love You, Daddy' Quotes To Express Your Love

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Sending your father ‘I love you, daddy’ quotes is one of the most thoughtful ways of expressing your gratefulness and endearment towards him. The place of a father is always special in every child’s life. He gives you unconditional love and support and always encourages you to do better in life. He stands by you through thick and thin and helps you develop a confident personality that will help you have your place in this world. Fathers are the biggest example of a life led with integrity, sincerity, and honesty. They make the perfect role model for their kids and influence them in all the right ways. Read on for a list of curated quotes expressing your love for your dad, and send him the one you like the most.

‘I Love You, Dad’ Quotes From Daughter

The title ‘dad’ may be short, but it has a mighty influence. He is always his little girl’s hero. Celebrate the special bond that a daughter shares with her dad through these honest and loving quotes.

1. “Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing father.” – Unknown

2. “A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.” – Unknown

3. “Dear Daddy, no matter where I go in life, you’ll always be my number one man.” – Unknown

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

5. “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

6. “This relationship has something special about it, that makes every father and every daughter in the world speak warmly about it.” – Unknown

7. “One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever gotten came from God. I call him daddy.” – Unknown

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

9. “Dad. He can play like a kid, give advice like a friend, and protect like a bodyguard.” – Unknown

10. “In the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am, and I straighten my crown.” – Unknown

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

12. “It was my father who taught me to value myself.” – Dawn French

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

14. “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

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

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

17. “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

18. “The love between a father and daughter is forever.” – Unknown

19. “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

20. “You brought me every single toy that I wanted when I was young. I hope I can return the favor when I grow up by achieving every single goal that you always wanted me to. I love you.” – Unknown

21. “I am a princess not because I have a prince, but because my father is a king.” – Unknown

22. “You have seen me at my worst, yet you think that I am the best. I love you, Dad.” – Unknown

23. “Nothing makes me feel stronger than knowing that I have a dad who’s got my back. I love you.” – Unknown

24. “When I’m at my best, I am my father’s daughter.” – Unknown

25. “It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.” – Dawn French

26. “I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” – Hedy Lamarr

27. “I love my daddy. My daddy’s everything. I hope I can find a man that will treat me as good as my dad.” – Lady Gaga

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

29. “Every little girl thinks her father is the smartest man in the world.” – Holly Robinson

30. “Daddy, a son’s first hero, and daughter’s first love.” – Unknown

31. “The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.” – Elaine S. Dalton

32. “Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter.” – Joseph Addison

33. “The reason why daughters love their dad the most is…that there is at least one man in the world who will never hurt her.” – Unknown

34. “I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.” – Imelda Marcos

35. “Hey dad, thank you for being you.” – Unknown

36. “A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.” – Unknown

37. “A girl’s first true love is her father.” – Marisol Santiago

38. “A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.” – Ben Sirach

39. “The love between father and daughter knows no distance.” – Unknown

40. “The main reason why a daughter needs a dad is to show her that not all boys are like the ones who hurt her.” – Unknown

41. “Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue and joined in thy innocent glee.” – Margaret Ann Courtney

42. “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

43. “A father should be his son’s first hero, and his daughters first love.” – Unknown

44. “I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.”—Hedy Lamarr

45. “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

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

47. “A son is a son till he gets a wife; a daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life.” – Irish Saying

48. “My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star, and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along.” – Denise Van Outen

49. “Fathers and daughters have a special bond. She is always daddy’s little girl.” – Richard L. Ratliff

50. “Dads have the unique opportunity to influence, guide, and encourage their daughters to grow into godly and gracious young ladies.” – Karol Ladd

51. “The reason I am bad at cooking is my father always appreciated the dish I prepared, and I believed him.” – Alia Bhat

52. “No one is able to make a girl a queen except her father.” – Arab Proverb

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

54. “Because my instincts have been shaped by a man who knew that family was everything. And my family will always be where I strive most for success.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

55. “A good father-daughter relationship ….can empower daughters to believe in themselves and to prosecute a case with conviction and confidence. It can bestow upon a girl a sense of belonging, a self-efficacy and a resilience for life.” – Madonna King

56. “Dad, I just needed to let you know, To me, you will always be, Dad—you are a hero, You mean the world to me.” – Amanda Suddeth

57. “A Dad is one who is always there can always be counted on always has time, always encouraging, that is you Dad, Thanks for all you do!” – C Lynch

58. “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, aventurers, story-tellers, and singers of songs.” – Pam Brown

59. “My Father, my friend, my mentor, to you, I want the very best that Father’s Day has to offer. This special day reminds me of how often you’ve been there for me.” – Catherine Pulsifer

60. “My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

61. “The most important influence in my childhood was my father.” – DeForest Kelley

62. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Antoine François  Prevost

63. “You may not have an earthly father that cares for you, but you have a heavenly one that does.” – Angelina Talpa

64. “Studies show that when a baby, child, or teenager has a good father, that child will soar.” – Meg Meeker

65. “You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.” – Erika Cosby

‘I Love You, Dad’ Quotes From Son

Dads share special relation with their sons. They are their son’s role models, superheroes, and everything rolled into one. Here are a few quotes from sons who express their gratitude and feelings for their dads.

66. “You don’t raise heroes; you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” – Wally Schirra

67. “It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Friedrich Von Schiller

68. “My Father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland

69. “Sons aspire to either become their father or vie to be his exact opposite.” – Kilroy J. Oldster

70. “Dad, wherever you are, you are gone, but you will never be forgotten.” – Conrad Hall

71. “Boys do not ache for their father’s masculinity. They ache for their fathers’ hearts.” – T. Real

72. “Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” – Ken Norton

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

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

75. “The loss of my father was the most traumatic event in my life – I can’t forget the pain.” – Frank Lowy

76. “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

77. “Of all my father’s teachings, the most enduring was the one about the true measure of a man. That true measure was how well he provided for his children, and it stuck with me as if it were etched in my brain.” – Sidney Poitier

78. “My dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.” – Al Unser

79. “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” – A. A. Milne

80. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Antoine Francois Prevost

81. “Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.” – George Lucas

82. “Life doesn’t come with an instruction book—that’s why we have fathers.” – H. Jackson Browne

83. “When I was little, I bragged about my firefighting father: my father would go to heaven because if he went to hell, he would put out all the fires.” – Jodi Picoult

84. “My old man taught me a lot of stuff in his death that I don’t even know if he would have been able to teach me had he been alive. And that was to never do stuff that can jeopardize the people you love and hurt them.” – Freddie Prinze Jr.

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

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

87. “Now, even the things my dad did when I was younger that I thought was crazy, not so crazy now that I’m older.” – Dwyane Wade

88. “If the relationship between father and son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.” – James A. Baldwin

89. “I am a family man, and my most important role is a father to my son.” – Ed Skrein

90. “A son needs his father at every situation he faces in present, and a father needs his son at every situation he faces for his son in past.” – Nishan Panwar

91. “Until you have a son of your own, you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.” – Kent Nerburn

92. “My father was my teacher. But most importantly, he was a great dad.” – Beau Bridges

93. “Forget Batman: When I really thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be my dad.” – Paul Asay

94. “My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss.” – David Lauren

95. “ He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.” – Tom Wolfe

96. “Like father, like son: every good tree makes good fruits.” – Unknown

97. “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

98. “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” – The Talmud

99. “The only thing better than having you as my dad is my children having you as their grandpa.” – Unknown

100. “With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.” – Brad Pitt

101. “I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father, and friend.” – Dante Hall

102. “The love between a father and son is forever.” – Unknown

103. “Every son’s first superhero is his father, and it was the same for me. For me, he was Superman and Batman combined.” – Tiger Shroff

104. “A father doesn’t tell you he loves you. He shows you.” – Unknown

105. “Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds.” – Terri Guillemets

106. “No love is greater than that of a father for his son.” – Dan Brown

107. “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

108. “Father’s love will always be imprinted on the heart of a son.” – Unknown

109. “A small boy becomes a big man through the influence of a big man who cares about the small boy.” – Unknown

110. “The love between a dad and his son is unbreakable.” – Unknown

111. “My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death … I don’t even remember a really cross, unkind word from my father.” – Johnny Cash

112. “Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then. It’s a love without end.” – George Strait

113. “I have a hero; I call him dad.” – Unknown

114. “No love is greater than that of a father for his son.” – Unknown

115. “Dad, you’re someone I’ll look up to no matter how tall I get.” – Unknown

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

117. “Behind every young boy who believes in himself is a father who believed in him first.” – Unknown

118. “Dad, you have been many things to me; my chauffeur, my financial support, a listener, a life mentor, a friend, a guardian, my hero…But what I am most grateful for is that you have always been there for me whenever I have needed you.” – Unknown

119. “My father taught me a good lesson: Don’t get too low when things go wrong. And don’t get too high when things are good.” – Robert Parish

120. “For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time.” – Alan Valentine

121. “A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.” – Unknown

With a wonderful, understanding, loving, and supportive father standing by your side providing his rock-solid support to you, all your days are so serene and wonderful. Do take out some time to express your love to the most selfless person ever known.

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Sravani Rebbapragada

Sravani holds a post-graduate degree in Biotechnology. Being an avid reader, she keeps herself up to date with research. Her interest lies in teaching new things to children in creative ways. For MomJunction, she covers literature and information/ facts articles for kids. Sravani likes to unwind by teaching to her son, spending time with her family, binge-watching TV series and... more