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The 130 Best Father’s Day Quotes and Messages for Dad’s Special Day

When the time comes to show how much you appreciate your day by sharing a great photo, we have gathered all the best Father’s Day quotes and messages for your next post. And if you’re looking for Father’s Day quotes for Instagram, we also have you covered.

Now go ahead and browse through to find your favorite.

Perfect Father’s Day Quotes

“The reward of child rearing is spending the rest of your life proudly knowing this person you helped guide.” —Mike Sager

“When you need real understanding, when you need someone to care, when you need someone to guide you … A father’s always there.” —Thomas J. Langley

“She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.” —Harper Lee

“My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do—be there.” —Max Lucado

“My father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.” —Spike Milligan

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

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” —Charles Wadworth

“The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.” —Dan Pearce

“[My father] has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.” —Chelsea Clinton

“A man’s worth is measured by how he parents his children. What he gives them, what he keeps away from them, the lessons he teaches and the lessons he allows them to learn on their own.” —Lisa Rogers

“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” —Linda Poindexter

“The name of father was another name for love.” —Fanny Fern

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“You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.” —Jerry Seinfeld

“You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular.” —Robert Frost

“A good father is one whose only reason for putting down a laughing baby is to pick up a crying one.” —Linda Poindexter

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

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

“Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.” —Al Unser

“No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.” —Michael Ratnadeepak

“Great fathers don’t find fault. Great fathers find solutions.” —Reed Markham

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

“No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word―father.” —Lydia Maria Child

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

“A father is a banker provided by nature.” —French proverb

“A girl’s first true love is her father.” —Marisol Santiago

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“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” —Anne Sexton

“The greatest thing a father can do for his children is love their mother.” —Anjaneth Garcia Untalan

“The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.” —Justin Ricklefs

“A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.” —Knights of Pythagoras

“Fathers just have a way of putting everything together.” —Erika Cosby

“I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.” —Mario Cuomo

“A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.” —Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“No man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” —Hedy Lamarr

“A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” —Frank A. Clark

“A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely.” —Émile Gaboriau

“Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.” —Frank Abagnale

“My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.” —Liza Minnelli

“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

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” —George Herbert

“The thrill of being a great father is not seeing your children go on to become successful adults. The thrill of a great father is the journey, experiencing your child’s successes along the pathway to their greatness.” —Reed Markham

“There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father.” —Alison Lohman

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“Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds.” —Terri Guillemets

“There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years, it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.” —John Gregory Brown

“A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.” —Paul Lewis

“A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day.” —Susan Gale

“Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.” —John Mayer

“Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” —Reed Markham

“Dads are like chocolate chip cookies; they may have chips or be totally nutty, but they are sweet and make the world a better place, especially for their children.” —Hillary Lytle

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“What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity.” —Jean Paul

“A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you.” —Dimitri the Stoneheart

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Father’s Day Captions, Father’s Day Messages for Husband, Father’s Day Letter Board Sayings, Father and Daughter Captions, Family Captions, June Captions, Lazy Captions and Summer Solstice Quotes.

Father’s Day Messages

Today’s your day, Dad. Enjoy it and know how loved you are!

The man, the myth, the legend. Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Thanks for always having my back, Dad. I love you.

I know it’s hard no longer being the funniest person in the family. Happy Father’s Day!

Everyone always says they have the best dad in the world, but that can’t be right… because that man is right here with me. Cheers to you, Dad.

To my dad, the man who moves fire and earth for his family.

Today’s about you, Dad! I hope you savor every moment of it. Because tomorrow, it’s back to being all about us—your kids.

I’m grateful for you, Dad, and I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to pay you back for all that you’ve done for me. Happy Father’s Day!

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You may not know everything, but you sure had me fooled for quite a few years! Happy Father’s Day to the smartest guy I know!

Happy Father’s Day! You did great—I turned out perfect!

Happy Father’s Day to the coolest dad on the planet! Thanks for being you.

Only a dad like you gives his all to make way for his children.

You’re the best dad ever. I mean, just look at how I turned out!

For what it’s worth, you make a really good steak. Happy Father’s Day!

Thank you for the example you set and for your leadership in our family. We love you, Dad!

Thanks for giving me life!

Don’t know where I would be without your guidance. You’re the best.

Sending you heartfelt appreciation on Father’s Day. It’s the least I can do considering all the gray hairs I’ve caused you!

I’m so proud to be your kid. I have the best dad and I love you so much!

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Pops, you’re the man who’s made me who I am today. Thanks for always being there.

When it comes to dads, I don’t think it could get any better than this. Celebrating you today reminds me just how much you touch those around you!

Happy Father’s Day to one sweet pop!

You’re my best friend, even if you don’t want to be! Happy Father’s Day!

I’m so proud to be your kid. Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

I love you, Dad—even if I never accept your friend request

Happy Father’s Day—here are a bunch of pictures of you with me.

Dad, even when you aren’t there, I feel you in the world all around me.

It turns out you were right about everything, Dad. Happy Father’s Day!

Dad—you’ve made my life so much better. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

I know raising me took patience… to say the least. Thank you for all of yours!

Happy Father’s Day from your favorite pain in the butt.

Thank you for being there every day, offering just the love and guidance I’ve needed to find my way through life.

I follow by your example—which is probably why I’m so sassy. Thanks dad!

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Happy Father’s Day to the man who wore my extra tiara at my tea parties and still treats me like a princess.

The most important life lesson I’ve learned: When all else fails, call Dad.

Let’s be honest—you wouldn’t have this special day if it wasn’t for me! Happy Father’s Day!

You make even the impossible seem reachable. Thank you for always motivating me.

I love talking to you, hanging out with you, and hearing your advice. Thankful for you every day, but especially today!

Happy Father’s Day to my hero and role model. Thank you for everything you have done for our family. We love you with all our hearts.

That’s my dad!

Dad, I love how we don’t even have to say out loud that I’m your favorite.

Dad: A man with infinite patience.

If it wasn’t for you—there wouldn’t be a me! So, thanks for that, dad!

Who knew that I would now be the one saying “I’m proud.”

A dad is someone you look up to every day, no matter how tall you grow.

You are the reason why we have the life we have today. Thank you.

Thank you for all the many wonderful things you do… that I fail to notice!

Listen—words can’t describe what you mean to me, so I won’t even try. I’ll just keep it at ‘I love you’!

I’ll say it now, and I’ll say it a million times over—I love you. Happy Father’s Day.

Happy Father’s Day to the person who puts up with a mini version of him.

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I wouldn’t be who I am today without you.

I’m sorry if I’ve driven you a little crazy over the years. Okay, a lot crazy. It’s just because I love you.

Today is all about you, Dad! Enjoy, because tomorrow it’s back to the rest of us!

Thank you for all the ways you go above and beyond every day.

You know what they say: Real heroes don’t wear capes—they make bad dad puns. Thank you for being a real hero, Dad. Love you!

The sweetest, most caring person I know. Happy Father’s Day.

To the best man I know: Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy every moment of this special day.

You know I’m not good at my words… so don’t expect anything sappy. Happy Father’s Day!

Thank you for always making something out of nothing. Happy Father’s Day!

I know I’m reeeallllly annoying, but you put up with me anyway. Happy Father’s Day!

What a gift you are in my life. You are one of a kind! Happy Father’s Day.

Thank you for giving me so many of my favorite memories.

Thank you for giving fatherhood your all. You’ve made me the person I am today.

Not everyone can say that they have the hippest dad of ’em all!

Happy Father’s Day! There’s no one in the world like you. Big hug and kiss!

All of the lessons you’ve taught me over the years have added up to the wonderful life I’m living today.

Not everyone can say that they have you as a dad, and for that I’m grateful.

Nothing makes me happier than the time we spend together. Love you, dad.

Happy Great-Excuse-to-Go-Golfing Day!

Dad, you’ve given me so much. Here’s to you.

One day just isn’t enough to tell you how much you mean to me.

Dad, everything you’ve done for me has not gone unnoticed. Thank you today, and every other day.

I know every kid says this, but you’re the best dad in the world. I mean it. Happy Father’s Day.

It’s that time of year again when everyone tries to tell themselves that they had the best dad in the world. I really did have the best dad in the world, so they can’t be right.

Thank you for making growing up fun. I love you!

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No matter how old I get, Dad, I’ll always be that same little girl who loves you with all her heart. Happy Father’s Day!

Popping open a cool one in your honor on Father’s Day, Pops. Cheers!

Thank you for bringing love, acceptance, and joy into my life all these years. Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Where would I be without you as my dad? I’m so grateful for you. Happy Father’s Day.

Dad, you’re my hero. Thanks for everything.

Happy Father’s Day to my biggest inspiration. Couldn’t have done life without you by my side

I’m so lucky to have you in my life. Happy Father’s Day!

Consider this your yearly reminder that I love you.

So that is it for our list of Father’s Day Quotes and Messages. We hope you found the perfect one!

Now go share your photo!

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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