Father Daughter Quotes and Sayings to Warm Your Heart

"A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life."

It's always a good day to make your dad feel loved and appreciated. Whether you're celebrating Father's Day, an exciting milestone, or a birthday, these heartfelt father daughter quotes are sure to bring a smile to your dad's face. There's no denying fathers and daughters share a special bond. Dads serve as a guide to help their little girls grow intro strong and independent women. They offer an ear when needed and a hand when asked. As fathers live a life of integrity and love, they set a beautiful example for their daughters to follow. Read through these father daughter quotes and saying to remind yourself of the powerful relationship between dads and their little girls, and let the profound words encourage and inspire you to write a message to your father that will lift his head and fill his heart for years to come. Whether you're looking for something short and sweet or lengthy and sentimental, there's sure to be a quote that reminds you of your father.

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01 of 30
Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. - Frank Pittman
Southern Living

Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. - Frank Pittman

02 of 30
The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. - Antoine Francois Prevost
The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. - Antoine Francois Prevost. Southern Living

The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. - Antoine Francois Prevost

03 of 30
A son is a son till he gets a wife; a daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life. - Irish Saying
A son is a son till he gets a wife; a daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life. - Irish Saying. Southern Living

A son is a son till he gets a wife; a daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life. - Irish Saying

04 of 30
Of all the titles I've been privileged to have, 'Dad' has always been the best. - Ken Norton
Of all the titles I've been privileged to have, 'Dad' has always been the best. - Ken Norton. Southern Living

Of all the titles I've been privileged to have, 'Dad' has always been the best. - Ken Norton

05 of 30
You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero. - Stanley T. Banks
You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero. - Stanley T. Banks. Southern Living

You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You're her oracle. You're her hero. - Stanley T. Banks

06 of 30
He sweeps her hair back from her ears and he swings her above his head. He says she is his émerveillement, he says he will never leave her, not in a million years. - Anthony Doerr
He sweeps her hair back from her ears and he swings her above his head. He says she is his émerveillement, he says he will never leave her, not in a million years. - Anthony Doerr. Southern Living

He sweeps her hair back from her ears and he swings her above his head. He says she is his émerveillement, he says he will never leave her, not in a million years. - Anthony Doerr

07 of 30
I love my father as the stars—he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart. - Terri Guillemets
I love my father as the stars—he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart. - Terri Guillemets. Southern Living

I love my father as the stars—he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart. - Terri Guillemets

08 of 30
One of the greatest things about daughters is how they adored you when they were little; how they rushed into your arms with electric delight and demanded that you watch everything they do and listen to everything they say. - Michael Josephson
One of the greatest things about daughters is how they adored you when they were little; how they rushed into your arms with electric delight and demanded that you watch everything they do and listen to everything they say. - Michael Josephson. Southern Living

One of the greatest things about daughters is how they adored you when they were little; how they rushed into your arms with electric delight and demanded that you watch everything they do and listen to everything they say. - Michael Josephson

09 of 30
One of the greatest things about daughters is how they adored you when they were little; how they rushed into your arms with electric delight and demanded that you watch everything they do and listen to everything they say. - Michael Josephson
One of the greatest things about daughters is how they adored you when they were little; how they rushed into your arms with electric delight and demanded that you watch everything they do and listen to everything they say. - Michael Josephson. Southern Living

There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. - John Gregory Brown

10 of 30
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
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. Southern Living

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

11 of 30
He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime. - George Saunders
He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime. - George Saunders. Southern Living

He was a father. That's what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime. - George Saunders

12 of 30
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. - Joseph Addison
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. - Joseph Addison. Southern Living

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

13 of 30
When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away. - Hugh Jackman
When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away. - Hugh Jackman. Southern Living

When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that's happened that day just melts away. - Hugh Jackman

14 of 30
A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness. - Ben Sirach
A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness. - Ben Sirach. Southern Living

A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness. - Ben Sirach

15 of 30
A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world. - Mat Johnson
A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world. - Mat Johnson. Southern Living

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

16 of 30
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
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. Southern Living

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

17 of 30
A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life. - Dr. James Dobson
A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life. - Dr. James Dobson. Southern Living

A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life. - Dr. James Dobson

18 of 30
When my daughter says 'Daddy, I need you!' I wonder if she has any idea that I need her billion times more. - Stanley Behrman
When my daughter says 'Daddy, I need you!' I wonder if she has any idea that I need her billion times more. - Stanley Behrman. Southern Living

When my daughter says 'Daddy, I need you!' I wonder if she has any idea that I need her billion times more. - Stanley Behrman

19 of 30
Being a daddy’s girl is like having a permanent armor for the rest of your life. - Marinela Reka
Being a daddy’s girl is like having a permanent armor for the rest of your life. - Marinela Reka. Southern Living

Being a daddy's girl is like having a permanent armor for the rest of your life. - Marinela Reka

20 of 30
I think my mom put it best. Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts. - Paul Walker
I think my mom put it best. Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts. - Paul Walker. Southern Living

I think my mom put it best. Little girls soften their daddy's hearts. - Paul Walker

21 of 30
The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother. - Elaine S. Dalton
The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother. - Elaine S. Dalton. Southern Living

The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother. - Elaine S. Dalton

22 of 30
My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived, and let me watch him do it. - Clarence Budington Kelland
My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived, and let me watch him do it. - Clarence Budington Kelland. Southern Living

My father didn't tell me how to live. He lived, and let me watch him do it. - Clarence Budington Kelland

23 of 30
It was my father who taught me to value myself. - Dawn French
It was my father who taught me to value myself. - Dawn French. Southern Living

It was my father who taught me to value myself. - Dawn French

24 of 30
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. - Euripides
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. - Euripides. Southern Living

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

25 of 30
To her, the name of father was another name for love. - Fanny Fern
To her, the name of father was another name for love. - Fanny Fern. Southern Living

To her, the name of father was another name for love. - Fanny Fern

26 of 30
She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father. - Harper Lee
She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father. - Harper Lee. Southern Living

She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father. - Harper Lee

27 of 30
A girl’s first true love is her father. - Marisol Santiago
A girl’s first true love is her father. - Marisol Santiago. Southern Living

A girl's first true love is her father. - Marisol Santiago

28 of 30
No one in this world can love a girl more than her father. - Michael Ratnadeepak
No one in this world can love a girl more than her father. - Michael Ratnadeepak. Southern Living

No one in this world can love a girl more than her father. - Michael Ratnadeepak

29 of 30
You've had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born. - Tim McGraw
You've had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born. - Tim McGraw. Southern Living

You've had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born. - Tim McGraw

30 of 30
When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back. - Linda Poindexter
When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back. - Linda Poindexter. Southern Living

When my father didn't have my hand, he had my back. - Linda Poindexter

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