Dad And Daughter Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dad and daughter quotes, dad and daughter sayings, and dad and daughter proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A father's job is not to teach his daughter how to be a lady. It's to teach her how a lady should be treated. unknown
To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter. Euripides
Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half, especially if he has a teenage daughter. Guy Lombardo
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. Enid Bagnold
There is this girl who stole my heart and she calls me Daddy. unknown
No one is able to make the female a queen except her father… Arab Proverb
When my father didn't have my hand, he had my back. Linda Poindexter
No one in this world can love a girl more that her father. Michael Ratnadeepak
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
Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. Gloria Naylor
A man's daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world. Mat Johnson
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
As a daughter of the king of kings, your purpose is not to turn heads but to turn hearts toward our Heavenly Father. unknown
Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million-dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla. Jim Bishop
The main reason why a daughter needs a dad is to show her that not all boys are like the ones who hurt her. unknown
A girl's first true love is her father. Marisol Santiago
Fathers, be your daughter's 1st love and she'll never settle for anything less. unknown
I may find my prince but my dad will always be my king. unknown
The reason why daughters love their Dad the most is…that there is at least one man in the world who will never hurt her. unknown
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
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
The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter, is to love her mother. Elaine S. Dalton
Guns don't kill people… dads with pretty daughters do. unknown
A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life. Dr. James Dobson
Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world. John Mayor
Being a daddy's girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life. Marinela Reka
No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her dad. unknown
A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men. Gregory E. Lang
I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy's hearts. Paul Walkertur
I love my father as the stars - he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart. Terri Guillemets
Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad. unknown
To her the name of father was another name for love. Fanny Fern
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 her daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says,' Daddy, I need to ask you something,' he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan. Garrison Keillor
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 Ruhl
My dad's contentment is all that matters to me. When he's laughing, I'm laughing. When he's happy, I'm happy. I would give up my soul for him. To me, nothing else but his happiness matters. Rebecah McManus
I think a dad has to make his daughter feel that he's genuinely interested in what she's going through. Harry Conick Jr
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
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 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
I figure if I kill the first one, words will get out. Charles Barkley
I look at my little girl and I wonder at what she's going to be and what she's going to do, and what is it that leads girls in certain directions in life. I think a lot of that goes back to what kind of father they had. And so it makes me want to be the best dad I can possibly be. Jake Owen
It's a great joy, but no test of love or commitment to take your son to a ball game. You really prove your credentials as a good dad when you are willing to take your daughter shopping—more than once. Michael Josephson
Nothing is dearer to an old father than a father. Sons have spirits of higher pitch, but they are not given fondness. Euripides
True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he has become a father figure to his daughter's girlfriends— and he accepts it. Larry McMurtry
You mustn't get aggravated when your old dad calls you baby because he always will think of you as just that— no matter how old or big you may get. Harry S. Truman
When a father gives his daughter an emotional visa to strike out on her own, he is always with her. Such a daughter has her encouraging, understanding daddy in her head, cheering her on— not simply as a woman but as a whole, a unique human being with unlimited possibilities. Victoria Secunda
Dads are like chocolate chip cookies; they may have chips or be totally nutty, but they are sweet and make the world a better place, especially for their children. Hillary Lytle
When a girl reaches adolescence, she looks to her father for approval and love. Ian Grant
She is now only a few mos old and at the beginning of it all rolling her eyes for the first time in the world. A dangerous temptation for any father. New to the charms and vanities of parenthood to use her like a glass in which to adore his own image, to act miracles and be a god again. Laurie Lee
Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. Frank Pittman
Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. Gloria Naylor
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
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
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters, there is something which there are no words to express. Joseph Addison
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
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
Daughters always revel in their mothers’ admiration. And daughters always bask in their fathers’ love. Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr
He loved his daughter better even than his pipe, and, like a reasonable man and an excellent father, let her have her way in everything. Washington Irving
My dear father; my dear friend; the best and wisest man I ever knew, who taught me many lessons and showed me many things as we went together along with the country by-ways. Sarah Orne Jewett
Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue and joined in thy innocent glee. Margaret Courtney
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
Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventures, storytellers, and singers of songs. Pam Brown
When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, ‘She’s more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge.’ Helen Hayes