Happy Father's Day Quotes, Messages and Poems to Make Your Dad's Day

A collection of happy Father's Day messages, quotes, and poems, so you can wish your dad all the best for Father's Day!

Ever since the middle ages in Europe, Father's Day has been a time for people to celebrate the contributions of fathers to families and society. In 1972 Father's Day was made into a national holiday in the USA.

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Updated: May 14 2019

Happy Father's Day Messages & Wishes

A collection of short and sweet greetings to wish your dad all the best for Father's Day and thank him for all he does for you!

Happy Father's Day to the best Dad in the world!

Happy Father's Day to the coolest Dad ever!

To the world's greatest Dad from the world's greatest kids, hope you have an amazing Father's Day!

Thanks Dad for everything you do for us. Happy Father's Day!

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Happy Father's Day to my wonderful Daddy. I love you to the moon... and back!

Happy Father's Day! Thank you for always being there for us.

Out of all the dads in the world I think we got the best one! Happy Father's Day.

To the world's best Dad, happy Father's Day!

Thanks for all the fun times we've shared together, you're such an amazing dad! Happy Father's Day!

Dad, you're the first person I phone when I have a question about something or when I need some good advice. Thanks for always being there for me!

I'm so grateful for all your guidance and wisdom, you really are the best! Happy Father's Day!

Thank you for all the sacrifices you make for our family and all the joy and love you bring into our lives. We couldn't have asked for a better Dad! Happy Father's Day.

Sending you all my love and I wish I could be there to give you a big bear hug. Happy Father's Day!

I am so lucky to have you you as my dad. Thanks for being so wonderful!

Thanks for giving me so much love, attention, and care. You truly are the best Dad! Happy Father's Day.

Thanks for being the coolest dad on the block! Happy Father's Day!

Thank you Dad for giving us the best things in life and for loving us unconditionally. I am so thankful you're my dad! Happy Father's Day!

I've learned so much from you over the years Dad, thanks for being a great role model and helping me grow up into the person I am today. Happy Father's Day!

The older I get, the more I appreciate just how much you have done for me, and how many sacrifices you've made. I can't thank you enough! I hope you have a great Father's Day!

Dad, you made our childhood so much fun and it's full of brilliant memories because of you. Now that we're older I really appreciate that you're always there to listen and give advice.

I love you dad, I can't thank you enough for all you've done for me. Hope you have a wonderful Father's Day!

Dad, you've taught me so much and I don't know where I'd be without you in my life. Thanks for believing in me and cheering me on. Love you Dad!

Dad, you're one in a million! Thanks for standing by me no matter what. Have a great Father's Day!

Dad you're my hero! I hope I'm half the man you are when I grow up. Thanks for being so awesome!

No one is as caring and hardworking as you are! We are so lucky to call you dad. Thanks for always being there for us.

You're the first person I think of calling when I need a helping hand. Thanks for always being there for me Dad, you truly are the best!

My life is so much fuller and happier because you're in it Dad. Thanks for always checking in with me and taking the time to hang out.

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Happy Father's Day Quotes and Sayings

A collection of beautiful quotes about fathers that you could use in a happy Father's Day message to your dad.

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 B Kelland

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

These next Father's Day quotes are about fatherhood and what it means to be a dad.

Everyone can be a father, but it takes a lot to be a dad.
~ Wade Boggs

FATHER: a son's first hero... and a daughter's first love.
~ Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

Some beautiful religious Father's Day quotes about fathers and the special role they have in family life.

Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name.
~ William Wordsworth

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
~ Lydia M. Child

Train up a child in the way which he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.
~ Proverbs 22:6

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Happy Father's Day Poems

A selection of cute Father's Day poems help you wish your dad a happy Father's Day.

One day I'll be big like you
And strong and smart and brave
Dad you are a hero to me
Happy Father's Day!

Daddy I want to let you know
How lucky Mommy and I are
Because when it comes to daddies
You really are a star!

Daddy I know your secret
That you've tried to keep suppressed
I promise I won't tell anyone
But I know you like me best!

Dad you know that I like Batman
And Superman's cool too
But I don't really need them
As long as I have you!

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This Father's Day poem is super sweet and the perfect poem for a new dad on their first Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day, Daddy,
I have a present for you.
No, it's not in my diaper,
But that needs changing, too!

I have a poem to let you know
How lucky Mommy and I are
Because when it comes to daddies
You really are a star!

Thanks for taking care of me
With cuddles and silly songs.
Thanks for settling me back to sleep,
The nights they can be long

One day I'll be big like you,
And strong and smart and brave.
But while I'm little I want to say
Happy First Father's Day!

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Funny Father's Day Messages and Quotes

Here are some funny Father's Day messages you could use in a greeting card to your Dad.

You may not know everything but you sure had me fooled for quite a few years! Happy Father's Day to the smartest Dad in town.

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I'm so lucky to have you as my father... I'm sure no one else would have put up with me this long. Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to the world's best Farter!

Dad, thanks for working so hard to pay for the TV that actually raised me!

You taught me so many of the important things I know - including a few choice words for certain situations. Thanks Dad!

Let's be honest - you wouldn't have this special day if it wasn't for me! Happy Father's Day!

Dad, your Father's Day gift is another year of not having to pay for my wedding!

I smile because you are my father. And I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it.

And here are some funny Father's Day quotes about Dads.

If at first you don't succeed, call Dad.
~ Anon

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.
~ Hillary Lytle

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The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.
~ Tim Russert

Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
~ Al Unser

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Happy Father's Day Messages from Daughter

We know that daughters hold an extra special place in their father's hearts! Here are some happy Father's Day message ideas from daughters that you can use to thank your dad and let him know how special your relationship is.

Every girl dreams about living the life of a princess. I have never dreamed of that because I have always been treated like a princess by you. I love you Dad. Happy Father's Day.

Someday I will find my Prince but my Daddy will always be my King. Happy Father's Day to the most important man in my life!

Dad, thank you for being there for me and cheering me on! Life seems so much easier when you're there by my side.

Dad I just can't put into words how much I love you and how much you mean to me. Thanks for always being there and for making me laugh!

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Happy Father's Day Dad, you're truly the best dad a girl could ask for! I love it that you always make time for me and that you're so encouraging and supportive.

Dad with you by my side I feel like I can achieve anything. Thanks for believing in me!

Happy Father's Day to the best dad a daughter could ask for! Thanks for being so awesome!

And here are some cute Father's Day quotes about the relationship between a daughter and her dad.

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

My fingers may be small but I've got my daddy wrapped around them.

I love how we don't even need to say out loud that I am your favorite child.

And here are several quotes about the role of a father in his daughter's life.

Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the God and the weight of her world.
~ John Mayer

A man's daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.
~ Mat Johnson

A father's job isn't to teach his daughter how to be a lady, it's to teach her how a lady should be treated.

A father holds his daughter's hand for a short while but he holds her heart forever.

A daughter may outgrow your lap but she'll never outgrow your heart.

There's nothing like being a father to a little girl. A daughter can turn the hardest man into the world's biggest softy. A dude could be a straight up gangster, but around his little girl he becomes a teddy bear.

A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.

To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.
~ Euripides

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Happy Father's Day Messages from Son

Do you want to thank your dad for being so great, but you're not sure how to say it? These example messages from sons to their fathers might help you find the right words.

Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown. Thanks for being such a great mentor and buddy. Happy Father's Day!

Thank you for working as hard as you do every day to provide for us. You always make time for me when you're home from work and I love hanging out with you. I hope you have a great Father's Day.

Now I'm a father myself, I admire you all the more! Thanks for being such a great dad and role model, and now a wonderful grandfather too! Have a great day!

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Thanks Dad for always making me laugh, for cheering me on, and for helping me learn how to be a good person. I am so lucky to have you.

Dad you've sacrificed so much to give me the best start in life and provide me with so many opportunities. I can't thank you enough!

You're the first person I think to phone when I need a hand or want some advice. Thanks for always being there for me.

Happy Father's Day quotes reflecting on the relationship between fathers and sons.

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
~ Clarence B. Kelland

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 the old man had learned in seven years.
~ Mark Twain

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

A father is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.

Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.
~ Charles F Kettering

When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
~ The Talmud

Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
~ George Herbert

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys."
~ Harmon Killebrew

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Happy Father's Day Messages for your Husband

Father's Day messages for your husband to thank him for all he does for your family, and to tell him what a great dad he is!

Happy Father's Day to my dear husband, the father of our beautiful children, and the love of my life.

Thank you for everything you do each day for our family, we are so lucky to have you! Happy Father's Day!

What a crazy ride, so glad that we're in this together! Happy Father's Day!

We love you so much, you're the best daddy and the best husband! Happy Father's Day.

You have given our children someone to look up to and admire. You are such a fantastic father and I love you so very much. Happy Father's Day!

Our kids think that you're Superman. And they're absolutely right about that. Happy Father's Day!

May all the love you give to our family come back to you on this special day. Happy Father's Day!

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Happy Father's Day Images

10 Happy Father's day images with quotes and sayings to wish your dad a very happy father's day and thank him for all he does for you!

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Happy Father's Day! Thanks Dad!


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Best. Dad. Ever.


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Out of all the fathers in the world I think I got the best one! Happy Father's Day.


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Thank you Dad for everything you do for us. Happy Father's Day!


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My fingers may be small but I've got my daddy wrapped around them.


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Dad you're my hero! I hope I'm half the man you are when I grow up.


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Dad you know that I like Batman,
And Superman's cool too!
But I don't really need them,
As long as I have you!


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#Super #Father.


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Everyone can be a father, but it takes a lot to be a dad.
~ Wade Boggs


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I love how we don't even need to say out loud that I am your favorite child.


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How to Say Happy Father's Day in Other Languages

Have you got a father-in-law or friend who speaks another language and you'd like to wish him happy Father's Day? He'll appreciate your effort, if you don't get the pronunciation exactly right. Here's how to say "Happy Father's Day" in the 7 most-spoken languages (after English) in the USA.

Language How to say Happy Father's Day
Spanish Feliz Dia del Padre
Chinese (Mandarin) Zhù nǐ fù qīn jié kuài lè
Chinese (Cantonese) Foo chun jit fai lock
Filipino (Tagalog) Maligayang Araw ng Mga Ama!
Vietnamese Mùng Ngày Lễ Phụ Thân
Arabic Kullu eid abb wa anta bi-khayr
French Bonne fête des pères

When is Father's Day 2019?

Father's Day will be celebrated on Sunday 16 June 2019 in the USA. It is always celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June in the USA. For other countries, please see the table below.

Country 2019 2020
USA Sun 16 June Sun 21 June
UK Sun 16 June Sun 21 June
Canada Sun 16 June Sun 21 June
Australia Sun 1 Sept Sun 6 Sept
South Africa Sun 16 June Sun 21 June
India Sun 16 June Sun 21 June
Philippines Sun 16 June Sun 21 June

Looking for a country that isn't in this list? See the comprehensive list of Father's Day dates around the world on Wikipedia.

Is it Happy Fathers or Father's Day?

The correct spelling is Father's Day - it needs the apostrophe. So, if your dad is a stickler for correct spelling now you can rest easy that he's not going to pick on the spelling of your card message! Also, since Father's Day is a holiday, don't forget that it should be always be capitalized.

What should I say to my dad on Father's Day?

The two things your dad wants to feel on Father's Day are loved and appreciated. Chances are that he's worked hard for you and your family, and he loves you dearly (even if he's not always great at expressing it), so this is a day to say "thank you for all you've done for me" and "I love you". It's as simple as that! So whatever else you say to him today, make sure you include those two things, and you'll make his day.

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More Happy Father's Day Ideas

I hope you enjoyed my favorite Happy Father's Day messages and wishes, and that you found one that was just right for your dad! If you're looking for other ways to show your dad how much you love him, here are some other pages I think you'll enjoy:

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