15 Quotes That Sum Up Dads

by Melanie Santiago   |  Jun 17, 2017
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  1. Dads are the most ordinary of men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers and singers of song.

From dads who hustle the am to pm work shift, to OFWs and those who risk their lives in service, dads are definitely the everyday hero in our lives who help provide for us.

  1. Fatherhood requires love not DNA


Whether you have a stepdad or a father figure in your life, it all comes down to the love and support a person gives that goes beyond blood relations. It makes it all the more special, because you are loved by choice.

  1. Thanks Dad for killing all those spiders

We must not overlook this special role that our dads have! Because of them we have the security to sleep spider-free at night!

  1. If at first you don't succeed, call Dad

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Dad's advice on anything and everything from school, friends, everyday household to-dos and yes, even boys that we need help with, what would we do without him?

  1. When my father didn't have my hand, he had my back

When you were little, his hands were always ready to catch you and make sure you didn’t fall, even now that you've grown up; he's here to support you with life decisions. He's got your back!

  1. Everything I am, you helped me to be


His love and guidance has shaped you to be the wonderful, caring and strong-willed Candy Girl you are today.

  1. Every daughter need sa dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men

A dad lets you know what a boyfriend, suitor, or male friend should be, even if you might not totally agree, remember your dad has your heart at best interest.

  1. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me

He believed in you even if you didn’t. He’ll always be the number one fan in your life.

  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

One can never be too old for some daddy-daughter shopping sprees, take your dad to the nearest sale and have fun!

  1. The older I get, the smarter my dad gets


You realize all the lessons he was teaching and the rules he made when you were young makes a lot more sense now that you’re older.

  1. 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

He believes in you and knows you're big enough to make your own decisions.

  1. A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be

It might not be said but his children are his no. 1 priority.

  1. You stepped in

Shout out to all the stepfathers who stepped in and stepped up to be the dad in your life. It takes a lot of love to fill in a parent’s shoes.

  1. I smile because you are my father, I laugh because there's nothing you can do about it


The best part about being his daughter is that you have crazy antics and life goals that he’ll support and be around for. It’s going to be a fun ride.

  1. When I count my blessings, I count you twice

At the end of the day, there's no one else like your dad, stepdad or the father figure in your life. He'll continue to help, support and love you in his own way, and that’s just everything you need.

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Melanie Santiago
Intern, Contributing Writer
Frustrated painter and writer, Melanie also takes time to drop by candymag.com and share the stories she comes across.
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