Qhen we are small they are of heroes infallible, then growing up they become our peers to compare with. And even when our dads may appear less solid in old age they always watch over us.

    So here is a selection of phrases for Father’s Day, to wish all dads near and far, sweet and strict, young and old. Dads strong and to be admired. Fragile dads to take care of. The March 19, the day of Saint Joseph we went looking for phrases to dedicate to all dads, on a card, in a WhatsApp message or in a letter.

    Beautiful phrases for Father’s Day

    Borrowed from the words of poets, authors, writers and singers, all the ways to say “dad you are special to me”.

    “The wisdom of the father is the greatest teaching for the children.” (Democritus)

    “The real father is the one who opens the way with his word, not the one who keeps you in the net of his rancor”. (Christian Bobbin)

    “A father’s heart is nature’s masterpiece.” (Antoine Francois Prevost)

    Dwayne Johnson, strong dad: to train his arms, he does the 'daughter lift'

    “A father is better than a hundred teachers.” (George Herbert)

    “Right after God comes Dad.” (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

    “Great fathers find no faults. Great fathers find solutions». (Reed Markham)

    “He never told me how to live; she lived, and she let me watch her do it.’ (Clarence Budington Kelland)

    “A wise father is one who knows his own child.” (William Shakespeare)

    For the first father’s day

    «When a newborn squeezes for the first time the father’s finger in his little fist, captured him forever.” (Gabriel García Márquez)

    “Being a good father is like shaving. No matter how good you shave today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” (Reed Markham)

    “Becoming a father isn’t difficult. Being a father: this is difficult». (Wilhelm Busch)

    “A wise parent lets his children make mistakes. It’s good to burn your fingers once in a while.’ (Mahatma Gandhi)

    “Fathers must always give, to be happy. Always giving, being a father lies in this». (Honoré de Balzac)

    “He who begets a son is not yet a father, a father is one who begets a son and makes himself worthy». (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

    “Children need witnesses who tell them not what the meaning of existence is, but who show through their lives that existence can have meaning”. (Massimo Recalcati)

    «It is not flesh and blood, but the heart that makes us fathers and sons». (Friedrich Schiller)

    Heartwarming Father’s Day quotes

    Colin Farrell, nominated for Best Actor, went to the 2023 Oscars with his 13-year-old son Henry. Father and son were dressed alike, in Dolce & Gabbana. (Courtesy Press / Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

    «It will seem incredible to you, but the more I think about it the more I realize that I look just like you. And you don’t know how I wish the strength would never leave you». (Andrea Bocelli)

    «Dads are ordinary men transformed by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers and singers». (Pam Brown)

    “In that severity, and in that total absence of doubts, there was what his father had taught him about being fathers: that it is knowing how to walk, without ever turning around.” (Alessandro Baricco)

    «So, more and more, I look like you in your smiles and tears. I learned your courage and I learned to love and believe in life by risking all of me, and I shared this journey with you.” (Laura Pausini)

    «That I don’t call you anymore/ But you know, you already know how I am made/ But I often think of you/ Strongly like now». (Eros Ramazzotti)

    «Father, even if you weren’t my/ father, even if you were a stranger to me,/ I would still love you for yourself». (Camillo Sbarbaro)

    «Then all the fathers of the world appeared to me when, taking the children in their arms, they lift them higher than their heads and whisper: you will go further than me». (Antonio Infantino)

    Funny father’s day quotes

    “When a man realizes that maybe his father was right, usually he already has a son who thinks he is wrong». (Charles Wadsworth)

    «I think we become what our father taught us in the dead times, when he didn’t bother to educate us. We form on scraps of wisdom». (Umberto Eco)

    “When I was about twenty years old, I asked my father: ‘When did you start feeling like an adult”. His answer: “Never”.” (Shannon Celebi)

    «A father’s words are like a thermostat that regulates the temperature in the house». (Paul Lewis)

    “I have only two things to bequeath to you, my son, and they are roots and wings.” (William Hodding Carter)

    «Down in the depths of my childhood is my father standing laughing». (Tove Ditlevsen)

    “I am my father, second edition, revised and enlarged”. (Valeriu Butulescu)

    «On Sunday he returned to his house, and on Monday morning he left again. But before he left, his little girl said to him: – Don’t forget, dad: every night a story». (John Rodari)

    Words from the wife

    “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” (Mother Teresa)

    «The greatest gift a father can give his children is to love his mother». (Anjaneth Garcia Untalan)

    “I cannot consider any need in childhood as strong as the father’s need for protection.” (Sigmund Freud)

    “A father’s smile is known to brighten up a child’s whole day.” (Susan Gale)

    «He was a father. This is what a father does. He eases the burden of those he loves». (George Saunders)

    “Memories of a peaceful childhood are the most beautiful gift a father can give to his children”. (Stefania Auci, The Lions of Sicily)

    Words from daughters

    “Dad, thank you for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, confidant, bodyguard, friend, caretaker, and thank you just for being there whenever I need a hug.” (Agatha Stephanie Lin)

    «There is no such purely angelic kind of affection as from father to daughter. In the love for our wives there is desire; in that for our children ambition; but for our daughters there is something that cannot be expressed in words». (Joseph Addison)

    “For a daughter to have the attention and love of a father is like having permanent armor for the rest of her life.” (Marinela Reka)