A great dad is a very special thing, and if you love yours more than anything in the world, you shouldn’t be ashamed to show it.

Dads may be the origin of many a terrible joke, but at the end of the day, that only makes us adore them more—and what better way to flaunt your adoration for them than through a sweet Instagram post? If you’re struggling to find the perfect caption, one of these cute quotes is sure to do the trick.

For the pic with the dad who’s supported you through everything:

“Only the best dads let their children fly. Only the most loved children will soar.”


For a #TBT pic of you and your dad:

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”

-Sigmund Freud


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For when your dad has always been your rock:

“A dad is the anchor upon which his children stand.”


For your dad who taught you to dream the biggest dreams:

“A father is the man who teaches trembling hands to reach up in search of everything impossible.”

-Craig D. Lounsbrough

Little Girl on Dad's Shoulders

(via Unsplash)


For a photo thanking your dad for letting you live your own life:

“My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.”

Clarence Budington Kelland


For a side-by-side photo of you and your dad showing just how much you’ve grown:

“A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”


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For a pic of you and your dad locked in a deep conversation:

“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 the little scraps of wisdom.”

Umberto Eco


For a photo of you and your dad on your graduation day:

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.”

Jim Valvano

Cady Herron and Her Dad

(Mean Girls via Paramount Pictures)


For a photo congratulating your dad on his recent promotion:

The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.”

Reed Markham


For a pic of your dad treating you to a nice dinner:

“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.”


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For a photo of you and your dad smiling happily at the camera:

“When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.”

-Dave Attell


For the dad you’ll always want by your side, no matter how much you grow up:

“A dad is someone you never outgrow your need for.”


For a photo when you really just need to throw in a dad joke:

“You’ll always be dad to the bone.”

Riley Hugging Cory From Girl Meets World

(Girl Meets World via Disney Channel)


For the daddest dad around:

“Only a dad can be a dad.”

-Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.


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For a photo acknowledging your dad’s superior smarts:

“The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.”

-Tim Russert


For the dad who helped you grow up strong:

“Father has a strengthening character like the sun.”

-Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words


Shutterstock: Girl holding up phone and showing her dad smiling

(via Shutterstock)


For the pic that shows just how similar you are to your father:

“I’ll always be my dad’s daughter if nothing else.”

-Angie Thomas, On the Come Up


For the man who rose to the occasion to become your dad:

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventures, storytellers and singers of songs.”

-Pam Brown


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For the dad who’s been with you through thick and thin:

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”

-“Anne Geddes


Your dad may be great, but the rest of your family deserves some acknowledgment, too. Click HERE for sweet quotes that make perfect Instagram captions for pics with the whole family.