The 50 Best Father Daughter Quotes

A father is a daughter’s first love: the king of their heart! As for a father, a daughter is the apple of their eye: their beloved princess! The protective love that fathers have for their girls may be different from a mom’s unconditional one, but that does not mean it is any less important.

Father and daughter playing together at home

Here, we have some father daughter quotes that show that special kind of love. That love that no matter the age of a daughter, she will always remain her daddy’s baby girl. Some of these father daughter relationship quotes also show how daughters soar and fly high, but they still need their fathers protection to catch them when they fall.

Famous Father Daughter Quotes that Will Move Your Heart

  1. “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
  2. “I am a princess not because I have a prince, but because my father is a king.” –Unknown
  3. “Go on, take on this whole world. But to me, you know you’ll always be my little girl.” –Tim McGraw
  4. “I think as a father if we’re not changing and learning as much as our daughters, we’re doing it wrong.” –Tom Matthews
  5. “The happiest moment of my life was probably when my daughter was born.” –David Duchovny
  6. “I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” –Hedy Lamarr
  7. “But I can tell you that fathers change lives, as my father changed mine.” –Meg Meeker
  8. “I have an excellent father, his strength is making me stronger.” –Taylor Swift
  9. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” –George Herbert
  10. “A son is a son ‘til he gets a wife, but a daughter is a daughter all her life.” –Emily Giffin
  11. “You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you’re in a constant state of panic.” –Stanley T. Banks
  12. “A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.” –Gregory E. Lang
  13. “My dad is awesome. But you know what they say, ‘Like father, like daughter.’” –Unknown
  14. “Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life. –Marinela Reka
  15. “The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush. But, when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulders and says, ‘Daddy, I need to ask you something,’ he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.” –Garrison Keillor
  16. “Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.” –Clementine Paddleford
  17. “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
  18. “When my daughter says, ‘Daddy, I need you,’ I wonder if she has any idea that I need her a billion times more.” –Stanley Behrman
  19. “You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.” –Erika Crosby
  20. “To be a father requires patience, love and giving up the ‘all about me’ attitude.” –Catherine Pulsifer
  21. “There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father.” –Alison Lohman
  22. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” –Antoine Francois Prevost
  23. “Dear daddy, no matter where I go in life, you’ll always be my number one man.” –Unknown
  24. “My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.” –Sara Blakely
  25. “The only way I could describe [fatherhood]… at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows, like, five times its size? Everything is full. It’s just full all the time.” –Matt Damon
  26. “No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.” –Michael Ratnadeepak
  27. “To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” –Euripides
  28. “Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.” –Gloria Naylor
  29. “One of the best things a father can do for his daughter is let her know that she has met his expectations. My father did that for me, and no amount of effort on my part can fully repay the debt.” –Lisa Wingate
  30. “Dads immediately fall in love with their little girls, and will let them get away with everything. So moms are going to have to be the disciplinarians when it comes to daughters.” –Jimmy Fallon
  31. “A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life.” –Dr. James Dobson
  32. “A wedding is for daughters and fathers. The mothers all dress up, trying to look like young women. But a wedding is for a father and daughter. They stop being married to each other on that day.” –Sarah Ruhi
  33. “Ordinary father-daughter love had a charge to it that generally was both permitted and indulged. There was just something so beautiful about the big father complementing the tiny girl. Bigness and tininess together at last – yet the bigness would never hurt the tininess! It respected it. In a world in which big always crushes tiny, you wanted to cry at the beauty of big being kind of and worshipful of and being humbled by tiny. You couldn’t help but think of your own father as you saw your little girl with hers.” –Meg Wolitze
  34. “The best fathers have the softest, sweetest hearts. In other words, great dads are real marshmallows.” –Richelle E. Goodrich
  35. “My best smile is probably when I’m holding my daughter.” –Chance the Rapper
  36. “I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.” –Paul Walker
  37. “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
  38. “Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and weight of her world.” –John Mayor
  39. “I’m convinced that a father’s role in child-raising should never be underestimated. Underestimated. Fathers play a crucial role in their children’s emotional and physical well-being, and in the choices they make about how to live their lives now and in the future.” –Nicoline Ambe
  40. “From a daughter we are given happy and beautiful memories of days before, the melodies of the heart in those moments of the present, and the hopeful expectations of what will be in the future.” –Byron Pulsifer
  41. “No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means, until he has a child and loves it. And then the whole universe changes and nothing will ever again seem exactly as it seemed before.” –L. Hearn
  42. “Any astronomer can predict with absolute accuracy just where every star in the universe will be at 11:30 tonight. He can make no such prediction about his teenage daughter.” –James T. Adams
  43. “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
  44. “Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” –Ken Norton
  45. “Make sure you tell Daddy that I’m still his little girl.” –Carrie Underwood
  46. “My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams.” –Liza Minnelli
  47. “I love my Daddy. My Daddy’s everything. I hope I can find a man that will treat me as good as my Dad.” –Lady Gaga
  48. “As a father, I’m only ever going to be in 1 of 3 places. In front of my daughter cheering her on, behind her to have her back, or beside her so she never has to walk alone.” –Unknown
  49. “The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.” –Elaine S. Dalton
  50. “Every little girl thinks her father is the smartest man in the world.” –Holly Robinson

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The above father daughter love quotes portray a magnificent relationship between dads and daughters. Such extraordinary connection is unique between them – no moms and no sons can ever relate. So, keep your dads and daughters close to your heart because no one can ever replace them. Try out your favorite dad quote next fathers day card or for that special birthday wish and give your truly amazing dad the greatest gift!

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