115 Best New Dad Quotes and Sayings

115 Best New Dad Quotes and Sayings

Becoming a father for the first time is a thrilling experience for any guy. It’s a feeling that cannot be compared to anything. The emotions, the happiness and joy a man feels on becoming a father cannot be described in words. So, if you are a new dad or know one, make sure to inspire and celebrate with these new father quotes. These quotes will surely brighten up the day of any new father. You can also use these quotes in a congratulations card for a new father.

Best First Time Dad Quotes and Sayings

Here are some inspiring quotes for becoming a father for the first time quotes, new daddy quotes, and first fathers day quotes.

  1. “A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman, he     turns her back again.”– Enid Bagnold
  2. “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” – Anne Geddes
  3. “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and   singers of song.” – Pam Brown
  4. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” – Billy Graham
  5. “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” – Charles Wadsworth
  6. “It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. “– Pope John XXIII
  7. “He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland
  8. “What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child. It’s the courage to raise one.” – Barak Obama
  9. “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. “ – Johann Schiller
  10. “The greatest thing a father can do to his children is to love their mother.” – Anjaneth  Garcia Untalan
  11. “Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he   can look up to.” – Wayne Rooney
  12. “Being a father helps me be more responsible. You see more things than you’ve ever seen.” – Kid Rock
  13. “When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you   realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape. “– Dave Atell
  14. “When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” – Linda Poindexter
  15. “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
  16. “Nothing ever fits the palm so perfectly, or feels so right, or inspires so much protective instinct as the hand of a child.” – Gregory David Roberts
  17. “Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back, and taught me how to be a better person.” – Naveen Jain
  18. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” – Sigmund Freud
  19. “Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” — Barack Obama
  20. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert
  21. “The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the men. “– Frank Pittman
  22. “Father’s Day is hopefully a time when the culture says, ‘This is our moment to look at who our men and boys are.” – Michael Gurian
  23. “No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.” – Michael Ratnadeepak
  24. “Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re 12, but every day.” – Mike Myers
  25. “No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word father. “– Lydia Maria Child
  26. “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” – Bill Cosby
  27. “The gift of a Father cannot be seen by our eyes, yet he sacrificed his every breath, sweat and everything to comfort us, his family.”– King Tony .S.Singh
  28. “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by the little scraps of wisdom.”– Umberto Eco
  29. “To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter. “– Euripides
  30. “Until you have a son of your own, you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.” – Kent Nerburn
  31. “The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself but for his family.” – Reed Markham
  32. “I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father, and friend.” – Dante Hall
  33. “I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers.”– T.D. Jakes
  34. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.” –  Jim Valvano
  35. “You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s.” – Robert Frost
  36. “I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life.” – Sidney Poitier
  37. “Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.” – Victor Hugo
  38. “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.”– William Shakespeare
  39. “It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”– Anne Sexton
  40. “Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, Dad, has always been the best.” – Ken Norton
  41. “To be as good as our fathers, we must be better; imitation is not discipleship.”– Wendell Phillips
  42. “To me, having kids is the ultimate job in life. I want to be most successful at being a good father. “– Nick Lachey
  43. “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
  44. “It’s an ongoing joy being a dad.”– Liam Neeson
  45. “Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I’m just glad I can share my voice.”– Dwyane Wade
  46. “Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.” – Matthew McConaughey
  47. “A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day.”– Susan Gale
  48. “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” – Tim Russert
  49. “I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me.” – Calvin Johnson
  50. “My father was my teacher. But most importantly, he was a great dad.” – Beau Bridges

Inspirational Quotes for New Dad

Here are some inspirational quotes for new dads that you can use to congratulate them.

  1. “Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understanding it.” — Mike Myers
  2. “Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” — Charles Kettering
  3. “There is no greater name for a leader than mother or father. There is no leadership more important than parenthood.” — Sheri L. Dew
  4. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” — Antoine François Prévost
  5. “He was all iron outside, but all father within.” — Hall Caine, The Manxman
  6. “Life doesn’t come with an instruction book — that’s why we have fathers.” — H. Jackson Browne
  7. “Fatherhood is the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens; it’s like telling somebody what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it.” — Michael Bublé
  8. “Becoming an actor is like becoming a father. It’s not hard to become one. Making a life of it is the challenge.” — Christoph Waltz
  9. ‘Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.’ – Matthew McConaughey
  10. “It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” – Barack Obama
  11. “There is nothing that moves a loving father’s soul quite like his child’s cry.” – Joni Eareckson Tada
  12. “Becoming a dad is one thing—being a dad is many things.” – Steve Chapman
  13. “The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.” – Justin Ricklefs
  14. “Fathers are teachers and coaches. They are mentors and role models. They are examples of success and the men who constantly push us toward it.” – Barack Obama
  15. “When you’re a dad, there’s no one above you. If I don’t do something that has to be done, who is going to do it?” – Jonathan Safran Foer

Funny New Dad Quotes

Parenting is not an easy job; therefore, light-hearted moments are essential to keep the day going. Here are some funny quotes that new dads will relate to.

  1. “There should be a children’s song: ‘If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let dad sleep.” — Jim Gaffigan
  2. “Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.” — Ed Asner
  3. “Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” — Ray Romano
  4. “Being a dad isn’t just about eating a huge bag of gummy bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word ‘hero.” — Ryan Reynolds
  5. “If you’re not yelling at your kids, you aren’t spending enough time with them.” — Mark Ruffalo
  6. “I rescind my early statement, ‘I could never fall in love with a girl who regularly poops her pants.’ I hadn’t met my daughter yet.” — Dax Shephard
  7. “Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.” – Jon Stewart
  8. “Remember: What dad really wants is a nap. Really.” – Dave Barry
  9. “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” – Steve Martin
  10. “Being a dad is the greatest pain in the ass in the world you could possibly be involved in. That is the ultimate dad-ness, full dad-ness.” – Jerry Seinfeld
  11. “To be a successful father, there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.” – Ernest Hemingway
  12. “Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.” – Margaret Mead
  13. “Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.” – Martin Mull
  14. “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” – Frank A. Clark
  15. “Men should always change diapers. It’s a very rewarding experience. It’s mentally cleansing. It’s like washing dishes, but imagine if the dishes were your kids, so you really love the dishes.” — Chris Martin

Sweet Quotes About New Father

Nothing is sweeter than a father-child relationship. As a new dad, you will surely love reading these quotes.

  1. “Fatherhood is the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens. It’s like telling somebody what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it.” – Michael Buble
  2. “Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.” – Bill Cosby
  3. “Dads teach us lots of things, but the real lesson is always love.” — Keely Chace
  4. “Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end.” – George Strait
  5. “The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.” – Dan Pearce
  6. “Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.” – Lydia Maria Child
  7. “The best thing about being a dad? Well, I think it’s just the thing that every man wants – to have a son and heir.” ― George Best
  8. “The best fathers have the softest, sweetest hearts. In other words, great dads are real marshmallows.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich
  9. “I’m a father; that’s what matters most. Nothing matters more.” — Gordon Brown
  10. “The finest compliment a man can receive from a woman, is to be told he’s a wonderful father.” – Ron Baratono
  11. “A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you.” – Dimitri the Stoneheart
  12. “A father is God’s gift to every child, children need the very basics to grow into fine youth just give them all the Love you can.” – Malika E Nura
  13. “The best fathers not only give us life – they teach us how to live.” – Marianette Carbito
  14. “Fathers just have a way of putting everything together.” — Erika Cosby
  15. “A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” – Unknow

Cute Quotes for New Dad

Here are some super cute becoming a father quotes that every new dad will relate to.

  1. “Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” – Ken Norton
  2. “I’ve gotten to jump out of helicopters and do daring stunts and play baseball in a professional stadium, but none of them mean anything compared to being somebody’s daddy.” – Chris Pratt
  3. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Antoine Francois Prevost
  4. “Being a father is a huge responsibility, but a satisfying one.” – Pierce Brosnan
  5. “Dad – a son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.” ― John Walter Bratton

Heartwarming Quotes for First Time Father

If you are a brand new dad who is overjoyed about embracing fatherhood, these quotes are for you!

  1. “The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.” – John Green
  2. “Being a father is about adaptation and about making the most of the opportunities that are given to you.” – Colin Adams
  3. “New dads aren’t aware that infants are both blessings and black holes that drain sleep, time, and passion.” – Brick Scorn
  4. “He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important—a protector.” – Thomas Wolfe
  5. “This is not to say that becoming a father automatically makes you a good father. Fatherhood, like marriage, is a constant struggle against your limitations and self-interests. But the urge to be a perfect father is there because your child is a perfect gift.” – Kent Nerburn
  6. “It’s the most profound gift and the most daunting challenge.” – Matt Bomer
  7. “I think [parenthood] brings out the child in all of us. That’s what’s so beautiful. It reminds you of the fascination you had with things, and how you can spend hours just being with someone. It’s amazing.” – Chris Hemsworth
  8. “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
  9. “A dad stands tallest when he kneels to pray with his children.” ― Rick Warren
  10. “In my career, there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family.” – David Beckham
  11. “Every father is the architect of his home life.” – Reed Markham
  12. “Fatherhood is a marathon, not a sprint.” – Paul L. Lewis
  13. “Being a father means you have to think fast on your feet. You must be judicious, wise, brave, tender, and willing to put on a frilly hat and sit down to a pretend tea party.” —Matthew Buckley
  14. “A girl’s first true love is her father.” — Marisol Santiago
  15. “No man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” — Hedy Lamarr


1. How Do You Feel When You Became Father?

The feeling of becoming a father is something that cannot be expressed using words. It is an achievement that brings with it excitement as well as challenges. But the journey of fatherhood is worth the wait.

2. What Is the Role Of a New Father?

As a new father, you need to support your wife in taking care of the child and also take care of the new mother as well. A new baby brings enormous life changes and adjustments, and the new father should adapt to those changes and raise the baby with the mother.

Use these warm and beautiful quotes and sayings to wish a new dad. These quotes are good to inspire any man to become a great father.

Also Read:

How to Be a Good Father
Useful Tips for New Dads
Importance & Role of Father in Child Development

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