Michael Jordan said, “My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you want to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’”
Prophetic words for such an iconic figure! Fathers are who we look to for strength, support, and inspiration. They always know the right thing to say, and dads have a natural ability to comfort and empower us simultaneously.
In honor of Father’s Day and celebrating the special dads in our lives, here are 15 heartwarming Father’s Day quotes from famous dads.
Celebrate Dads Everywhere With These 15 Father’s Day Quotes:
1. Dr. Wayne Dyer
“Parenting shouldn’t mean imposing rules or impressing others with your supposed intelligence and superiority. Keep in mind that nature never forces anything to grow, but is silently and invisibly ever present.”
2. Barack Obama
“In the end, that’s what being a parent is all about – those precious moments with our children that fill us with pride and excitement for their future, the chances we have to set an example or offer a piece of advice, the opportunities to just be there and show them that we love them.”
3. Justin Timberlake
“Fatherhood is the most insanely amazing, most beautiful, unbelievable thing that can ever happen to you.”
4. David Beckham
“My greatest achievement is my family. What matters most is being a good father and a good husband – being connected to family as much as possible. I adore children. I love the fact our children are a part of both of us. It’s one of the most amazing things ever.”
5. Will Smith
“The buffer provided by a loving and supportive family who accepts their children exactly as they are is the absolute best thing you can offer your children.”
6. Jimmy Fallon
“Thank you, Winnie and Franny, for making me believe that I could make my own baby food. I hope you like your beet and Swiss chard pudding. It’s made with love.”
7. Ryan Reynolds
“We could end wars if we just carpet-bombed places with baby-head smell”
8. Dwayne Johnson
“The greatest bond is that between a father and his daughter.”
9. John Legend
“You just have this little human that’s a product of your’s and your partner’s love. And I think that’s really incredible to see ourselves reflected in that little child that we get to raise and teach and nurture, and I’m excited to do that.”
10. Bruce Willis
“Your kids need your love and attention, and being able to devote myself to them is very fulfilling. As I get older, spending time with my daughters makes things much easier. You learn to put your ego aside.”
11. Ryan Gosling
“It sounds so clichéd, but I never knew that this life could be so fun and great.”
12. Dave Grohl
“When you have kids, you see life through different eyes. You feel love more deeply and are maybe a little more compassionate.”
13. Neil Patrick Harris
“Life doesn’t count for much unless you’re willing to do your small part to leave our children – all our children – a better world. Even if it’s difficult, that’s our ultimate responsibility as fathers and parents. We try. We hope.”
14. Paul McCartney
“I love being a dad. I love every second of it and I’m not exhausted at all.”
15. Deepak Chopra
“A child raised with spiritual skills will be able to answer the most basic questions about how the universe works; she will understand the source of creativity both within and outside herself; she will be able to practice non judgment, acceptance, and truth, which are the most valuable skills anyone can possess for dealing with other people;
. . . and she will be free from the crippling fear and anxiety about the meaning of life that is the secret dry rot inside the hearts of most adults, whether they can admit it or not. The deepest nurturing you can give your child is spiritual nurturing.”
(An excerpt from The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents)
Happy Father’s Day!
Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. Take time to celebrate the dads in your life. And if you’re a dad, spend some time celebrating yourself today – you deserve it!
Happy Father’s Day from YogiApproved!
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