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The 40 Best Quotes For New Dads

The 40 Best Quotes For New Dads 

The father’s role in a child’s life is paramount. The journey of fatherhood starts the moment he starts expecting his bundle of joy. It goes from preparing to be a dad to being a dad, a lifetime journey.

We carefully researched these quotes for new dads, so if you are looking for quotes to motivate you as a new dad or if you want to inspire a new dad and you are looking for a quote, we have the 40 best quotes for new dads. These quotes will motivate, teach and strengthen new dads in this journey.  

Best Quotes for New dads for Inspiration

  1. “Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.” —Matthew McConaughey.
  2. 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
  3. It’s true that you feel like dancing like a mad person on becoming a father for the first time. Now I am witnessing the same joy.”—Unknown
  4. “Nothing in life will make you as happy, sad, exhausted, or incredibly proud as fatherhood.”
  5. “Daddy, a son’s first hero and daughter’s first love.”
  6. I’m a father; that’s what matters most. Nothing matters more. —Gordon Brown
  7. The most significant storms in a child’s heart are calmed by the loving waves in the sea of a father’s love.
  8. Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, Dad has always been the best. —Ken Norton
  9. Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare. —Ed Asner
  10. “Father is the noblest title a man can be given. It is more than a biological role. It signifies a patriarch, a leader, an exemplar, a confidant, a teacher, a hero, a friend.”

Best Quotes for New Dads to Learn 

  1. “What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child, it’s the courage to raise one.” —Barak Obama
  2. “I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it’s a journey I’m glad to be taking.” —Christopher Meloni
  3. “Men should always change diapers. It’s mentally cleansing. It’s like washing dishes, but imagine if the dishes were your kids, so you love the dishes.” —Chris Martin
  4. “Now I am a father of a kid, so I quit all the fun I used to have. It’s time to become serious about life and family.” —Unknown
  5. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving/back and taught me how to be a better person.” —Naveen Jain
  6.  “Our society has taught us that moms are supposed to do this type of stuff, but dads are responsible for taking part in everything their kids do. I’m a hands-on dad. My kids are older now, but they can come to me no matter what.” -Danny Trejo
  7. “The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspiration he sets not only for himself but for his family.” —Reed Markham
  8. “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
  9. “A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.” — Gregory E. Lang
  10.  “Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” — Wayne Rooney
  11. “Not every successful man is a good father. But every good father is a successful man.”
  12. The joy of fatherhood also comes with moments of chaos, crying, tears, trips to doctors, etc. It is essential to breathe. Take a deep breath in these moments of chaos. More than anything, cherish each moment.”
  13. “Number one thing as a parent: Continuity and consistency. I try to get all the work done when I don’t have the baby…”
  14. “When I hear people talk about juggling or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they’re crazy, because ‘sacrifice’ infers that there was something better to do than being with your children. Being with my kids is the best, most fun thing. It’s a privilege. It’s not something I call a sacrifice.” -Chris Rock

Best Quotes to Help New Dads 

  1. “It’s an ongoing joy being a dad.” — Liam Neeson
  2. “The only way I can describe fatherhood is at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; it’s just full all the time.” —Matt Damon
  3. “Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” —Frank Pittman
  4. “Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re 12, but every single day.” — Mike Myers
  5. “Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.”
  6. “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”
  7. “I will never forget the day I became a dad and stood there holding my child in my arms for the first time. It was like I found my reason to live.”
  8. “Becoming a dad is like receiving a gift of love and happiness that lasts a lifetime.”
  9. “The most magical day of my life was when I became a father.”
  10. “Life doesn’t come with an instruction book – that’s why we have fathers.”
  11. “Children will not remember you for the material things you gave them but for the feeling that you cherished them.”
  12. “I think [fatherhood] changes your relationship with time. I just don’t have time to waste. You gotta be deliberate with how you choose to spend your day because those are the moments you’re away from your child.” -Mahershala Ali
  13.  “I’ve been a parent for three weeks: What do I know? I don’t know anything, but it’s kind of part of the beauty of it, honestly. There are a lot of instincts, a lot of things that kind of kick in and switch on. It’s a beautiful experience.” -Adam Levine
  14. “It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” -Pope John XXIII
  15. “When I first held my son in my hands, I felt like I am Superman. One day when he’s grown up, he will realize his father is just a regular guy who wears a cap, but a real-life Superman for him.” – Unknown
  16.  Nothing ever fits the palm so perfectly, feels so right, or inspires so much protective instinct as a child’s hand. – Gregory David Roberts


Becoming a father for the first time is an exciting job. The first time you hold your newborn baby is one of the best feelings in the world. These 40 best quotes for new dads will help, strengthen, inspire and be a source of learning for new dads. 

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