Father's Day is coming up quickly, but you still have time to craft a perfect card for the dads in your life to cherish (er, stash in a drawer somewhere...) forever. If words aren’t your strong suit, never fear: here are some of the best quotes about fatherhood that are sure to make even the most stoic of fathers crack a smile or shed a tear. Print them, pin them, frame them, or stash notes around the house -- whatever you choose, just make sure to let dad know how much you care.

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  • "Having a staring contest with a newborn is one of the weirdest things you will ever do. And it is highly recommended." -Ross McCammon

  • "Above all, children need our unconditional love, whether they succeed or make mistakes; when life is easy and when life is tough." -President Obama

  • "Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!" -Lydia M. Child

  • "You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You're her oracle. You're her hero." -Stanley T. Banks, Father of the Bride

  • "Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That's hard enough." -Robert Downey Jr.

  • "A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company." - Bill Cosby

  • "I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I really just want to hang out with my daughter." Jay-Z

  • "The reward of child rearing is spending the rest of your life proudly knowing this person you helped guide. Let him be himself." -Mike Sager

  • "I want my son to wear a helmet 24 hours a day." -Will Arnett

  • "This is my most important role. If I fail at this, I fail at everything." -Mark Wahlberg

  • "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

  • "It is much easier to become a father than to be one." -Kent Nerburn, Letters to My Son: Reflections on Becoming a Man

  • "Lately all my friends are worried that they're turning into their fathers. I'm worried that I'm not." -Dan Zevin

  • "By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." -Charles Wadsworth

  • "Few sons are like their fathers - many are worse, few better." -Homer, The Odyssey

  • "It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived. "-Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • "Father! - To God himself we cannot give a holier name." -William Wordsworth