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75+ New Dad Quotes For Becoming A Father For The First Time

Fatherhood is an amazing time in a man’s life. You are responsible for another person, for shaping the person they become, to ensure that they become a contributing member of society and that they know that they are loved.

For many men, it can be an extremely overwhelming time and this is why you need as much help as you can possibly get from those fathers that are a few steps ahead of you.

It is at this time that you may be looking to quotes from other dads offering that pearl of wisdom or just general encouragement that you are in fact doing fantastic. Check out some of our favorite quotes below.

Best New Dad Quotes

  1. “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.”
  2. “To her, the name of father was another name for love.”
  3. “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.”
  4. “Every dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad.”
  5. “Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.”
  6. “Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.”
  7. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”
  8. “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.”
  9. “The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he set not only for himself but for his family.”
  10. “He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: A protector.”
  11. “Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.”
  12. “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”
  13. “Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.”
  14. “Being a new daddy means being the child’s protector while unleashing the little kid trapped inside you. Have fun with your kid and don’t forget how fast time flies by. Spending time with your kid now will help strengthen your relationship with them as they grow older.”
  15. “Fatherhood is a great challenge but the most profound gift to every husband.”
  16. “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.”
  17. “Nothing in life will make you as happy, as sad, as exhausted, or as incredibly proud as fatherhood.”
  18. “Nothing ever fits the palm so perfectly, or feels so right, or inspires so much protective instinct as the hand of a child.”
  19. “Everyone has to experience their first time about everything. I experience my first job, first time to travel abroad, first love, and all the firsts. I get to be a first time dad and it excites me so much.”
  20. “Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.”
  21. “Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re 12, but every day.”
  22. “As a dad, I can’t promise to fix all my child’s problems, but I can promise that they will never have to face them alone.”
  23. “I was full of uncertainty whether I will be a good father or not, but the moment I saw you for the first time, all I could think of is that I will love my child for the rest of my life.”
  24. “Life will be full of ups and downs. It will be one tough ride. But your love for your child will be the anchor that will see you through it all.”
  25. “I must have done something so right in the past to deserve the title of being a dad.”
  26. “Being a first-time dad is an incredible experience.”
  27. “I’m proud of many things in life, but nothing beats being a father.”
  28. “I will never forget the day I became a dad and stood there holding my child in my arms for the very first time. It was like I found my reason to live.”
  29. “Having a child just puts your whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.”
  30. “Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.”
  31. “Becoming a dad is like receiving a gift of love and happiness that lasts a lifetime.”
  32. “Success and even life itself, wouldn’t be worth anything if I didn’t have my children by my side. They mean everything to me.”
  33. “The most magical day of my life was the day I became a father.”
  34. “From the moment I became a father, my purpose has been to love and protect my children with everything I have.”
  35. “Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.”
  36. “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.”
  37. “Be a loving father to your child and give them a life full of happiness and success.”
  38. “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.”
  39. “It feels like all the roads that I took in my life, every road led me to being a father.”
  40. “Everything feels so new to me, but the kind of feeling that makes my heart giddy that I will become a father.”
  41. “A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you.”
  42. “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.”
  43. “It’s an ongoing joy being a dad.”
  44. “What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child, it’s the courage to raise one.”
  45. “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers of song.”
  46. “Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back, and taught me how to be a better person.”
  47. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.”
  48. “Not every successful man is a good father. But every good father is a successful man.”
  49. “The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than you tell them. They don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”
  50. “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 little scraps of wisdom.”
  51. “Throughout the years, throughout the ups and downs, I’ve realized that the most important thing that I could do with my daughter is lead a life with love. Not success, not fame, not anything else but I’m always here for you.”
  52. “What I learned from my father wasn’t anything he said; it was just the way he behaved.”
  53. “The idea really triggered something inside of me about protection and parenting. And I just thought maybe I could make it a metaphor for parenthood: The fact that no matter what, there will come a time when you don’t have control over what your kids do, what they say, what they think. And you just hope that the preparation was enough to get them through and they survive.”
  54. “I have a stepson, five biological children, grandchildren, and a couple of great-grandchildren. And the treasure of all this: I still get a little jump every time I hear ‘Dad’.”
  55. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
  56. “The joy of fatherhood also comes with moments of chaos, crying, tears, trips to doctors, etc. It is important to breathe. Take a deep breath in these moments of chaos. More than anything, cherish each moment.”
  57. “Words have an awesome impact. The impression made by a father’s voice can set in motion an entire trend of life.”
  58. “For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.”
  59. “I think fatherhood changes your relationship with time. I just don’t have time to waste. You gotta be really deliberate with how you choose to spend your day because those are the moments you’re away from your child.”
  60. “Love isn’t enough despite what every sappy love song says; commitment to parenting was the missing piece. Commitment takes love on its back and carries it the whole way. When I’m committed to you, I learn to tell you no – not to hurt you but to help you grow and learn.”
  61. “you know everything you need to know about parenting in your tummy. When your alarm goes off, listen to it. Your instinct. You can double-think yourself, but your instinct is always right. Being a parent, without a doubt, is the most difficult job on the face of the planet. Period.”
  62. “kids put life into perspective. Life happens and you get bad news sometimes, or things don’t go your way at work – for me that might mean I lose a game or not play well – but that doesn’t affect my mood from day to day. I love going home and seeing the smiles on my daughters’ faces being happy to see me, and that makes everything all right.”
  63. “My dad taught me about the true value of hard work. He taught me about the importance of honoring commitments and pursuing your passions with a sense of tenacity. I’ve worked really hard to make these values a part of my daily life not just for me, but for my kids. Because I really believe it’s less about what you do and more so how you do it that defines your character.”
  64. “All you can do is hope, at the end of the road, that you’ve given your kids enough life lessons so when it’s time for them to live their life, they can flourish on their own because they’re going to have to make their own path as well. Even though we’ve set them up in the best way possible.”
  65. “Number one thing as a parent: Continuity and consistency. I try to get all the work stuff done when I don’t have the baby because when I have the baby, everyone else can f*** off.”
  66. “I think that my strong determination for justice comes from the very strong, dynamic personality of my father…I have rarely ever met a person more dearly and courageous…If I had a problem I could always call Daddy.”
  67. “The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time. Not to admonish them, but to be seen never doing that of which you would admonish them.”
  68. “The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard.”
  69. “Children will not remember you for the material things you gave them but for the feeling that you cherished them.”
  70. “Children learn to smile from their parents.”
  71. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”
  72. “My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do: be there.”
  73. “I have found the very best way to advise your children is to find out what they want to do and advise them to do it.”
  74. “Daddies don’t love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end.”
  75. “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.”
  76. “If the past cannot teach the present, and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.”
  77. “Life doesn’t come with an instruction book – that’s why we have fathers.”
  78. “I feel like the success of parenthood is feeling like I failed all day today, but I get to wake up tomorrow and do it again. And hopefully, they turn out to be good human being.”
  79. “The strongest, toughest men all have compassion. They’re not heartless and cold. You have to be man enough to have compassion – to care about people and about your children.”
  80. “One of the great lessons I remember my dad constantly emphasizing in our family while I was growing up was “Use your R&I.” That is, use your resourcefulness and initiative. He taught us that we were not victims of the circumstances surrounding us, but rather masters of our own destiny.”
  81. “Daddy, a son’s first hero, and daughter’s first love.”
  82. “A dad is someone you should look up to no matter how tall you grow.”
  83. “A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.”
  84. “I would rather be the daddy of a romping, roguish crew, of a bright-eyed chubby laddie and a little girl or two, than the monarch of a nation, in his high and lofty seat, taking empty adoration from the subjects at his feet.”
  85. “But there’s no substitute for a full-time dad. Dads who are fully engaged with their kids overwhelming tend to produce children who believe in themselves and live full lives.”
  86. “As fathers, we look to the dads a few stages ahead of us as we equip ourselves to be the parents our children need on any given day.”

The Final Thought

Becoming a new father is both an exciting and terrifying time in any man’s life. But it is also a time for discovery and a chance to enjoy the new chapter in your life.

Enjoy every single moment even those that are not enjoyable because all too soon they will have passed you by.