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Quotes About Dad to Engrave on Memorial Keepsakes


Honoring the life of your dad or other father figure can take many forms. One heartfelt way to remember the love he gave is to make a custom memorial Keepsake engraved with a quote that reminds you of him.


Inscriptions on Jewelry or other heirloom pieces—like Pocket Knives, Keychains, etc.—add unsurpassed meaning to the memorial you create. Quotes have the power to transform a simple memento into a one-of-a-kind treasure that provides ongoing comfort and connection.


10 Quotes that Memorialize Dads

There’s so much that can be said about dads. If you’re looking for inspiration for a quote to have engraved on your father’s memorial, start with our list of favorites:


"A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow." - Unknown


“My stepdad may not have given me life, but he sure has made my life better." - Gerardo Campbell


“He asked for so little, but gave so very much.” - Anonymous


“To her, the name of father was another name for love.” - Fanny Fern


"To the world you are a dad. To our family you are the world." - Unknown


“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” - William Shakespeare


“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.” - Unknown


"My father didn't tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it." - Clarence Budington Kelland


"Some people don't believe in heroes, but they haven't met my dad." - Unknown


“A loving father, tender and kind, what a beautiful memory you left behind.” - Anonymous


Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Quote for Dad’s Memorial

As you’re choosing what to have engraved on your dad’s memorial, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Choose a quote that was meaningful to your dad. One of the best ways to find a quote for your dad’s memorial is to search through books, movies, or songs for a line he loved. When you choose an inscription based on art he admired, the memorial will have even more meaning than a generic quote.
  • Make sure the quote will fit on the memorial. Memorial Keepsakes come in all kinds of different shapes and sizes. As you’re choosing a quote, think about if it will fit on the Keepsake you want. For example, a Fingerprint Ring will require a shorter quote than a Fingerprint Bookmark.
  • Remember you can always write your own inscription. Sometimes the most meaningful thing to engrave on a memorial is what you write yourself. Whether “I love you”, “miss you”, or even a nickname he called you, remember that you can always come up with an original inscription for your Keepsake that honors your father figure.


If you have recently lost your dad, please accept our truest sympathies. May you continue to feel close to him, now and always.