Father’s Day, which is marked to honor and celebrate dads across the world, falls on June 19 this year.
On this day, shower your dad with extra care and gifts, and acknowledge and thank him for all the sacrifices. Spend quality time with your dad by taking him out for dinner or cooking a meal for him.
Here are some quotes, collected from Brainy Quote and Good Reads, to share on this day.
1. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
2. “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain
3. “This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments — and you get the tears at the end, too.” – Harlan Coben
4. “I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life.” — Sidney Poitier
5. “I’ve said it before, but it’s absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.” – Liza Minnelli
6. “One of the greatest gifts my father gave me — unintentionally — was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man.” — Ben Okri
7. “My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.” – Tiger Woods
8. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” – Sigmund Freud
9. “When it comes to Father’s Day, I will remember my dad for both being there to nurture me and also for the times he gave me on my own to cultivate my own interests and to nurture my own spirit.” — Jennifer Grant
10. “My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, then you’ve had a great life.” — Lee Iacocca