300 Mother Daughter Quotes Expressing Unconditional Love

Always her baby girl, forever the woman you’ll always adore. Daughter quotes to warm your heart!

These mother-daughter quotes are perfect for anyone looking for a reminder of just how precious the relationship between a mother and a daughter is.

Take a few moments out of your day to cherish the special relationship between mother and daughter with these inspiring words as a beautiful reminder.

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What are the benefits of reading these mother-daughter quotes?

If you’re a daughter, your mother is one person on this earth who will always be able to understand you.

These mother-daughter quotes will help you:

  • Understand more about the bond between mothers and their daughters
  • Find the perfect words for a Mother’s Day card or social media post
  • Show your appreciation for your mom

Even as an adult, you’ll always choose to confide in your mother above anybody else.

Mothers have the opportunity to teach their daughters how to grow up in this world.

They are there to be their daughter’s guide, confidant, and friend for life.

What do I say to my daughter?

The mother-daughter bond is special in every way.

In that regard, here are some beautiful quotes to celebrate the unique and wonderful relationship between a mother and daughter.

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Mother Daughter Quotes Expressing Unconditional Love

1. “The woman who is my best friend, my teacher, my everything: Mom.”- Sandra Vischer

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2. “Mothers of daughters are daughters of mothers and have remained so, in circles joined to circles, since time began.” – Signe Hammer

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3. “Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter’s mouth.” – Victoria Secunda

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4. “A mother’s treasure is her daughter.” – Catherine Pulsifer

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5. “Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter.” – Caitlin Houston

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6. “The best place to cry is in a mother’s arms.” – Jodi Picoult

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7. “A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem.” – Naomi Wolf

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8. “Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” – Cheryl Lacey Donovan

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9. “My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent,” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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10. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou

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11. “I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” – Lance Conrad

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12. “You were my home, Mother. I had no home but you.” – Janet Fitch

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13. “When we weren’t scratching each other’s eyes out, we were making each other laugh harder than anyone else could.” – Lucie Arnaz

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14. “A mother’s and daughter’s love is never separated.” – Viola Shipman

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15. “The older I get, the more I see The power of that young woman, my mother.” – Sharon Olds

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16. “Mother and daughter are like spoons in a drawer.” — Maggie Stiefvater

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17. “I like it when my mother smiles. And I especially like it when I make her smile.” – Adriana Trigiani

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18. “From a little girl so very small, how and when did you get so tall?” ― Karen Mortensen

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19. “Maybe Mom is my alter ego and the woman I’m able to be when I’m working.”- Mary Tyler Moore

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20. “No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.” – Sarah Josepha Hale

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21. “A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” – Emily Dickinson

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22. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

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23. “The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex.” – Wynonna Judd

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24. “No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.” – Cardinal Mermillod

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25. “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm

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26. “Mother and daughter from the start. Best friends forever from the heart.”

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27. “Happiness is mother and daughter time.”

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28. “A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.”

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29. “Angels are often disguised as daughters.”

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30. “A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.”

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31. “I love my mother as trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” – Terry Guillemets

32. “A mother teaches her daughter how to feel about herself, about handling pressure, about relishing life’s joys and conquering fears.” – Melissa Harrison

33. “When I had my children and I felt that type of love, which I know you understand and every mom out there understands…That there is an unconditional love.” —Jennifer Lopez

34. “To my daughter. Never forget that I love you. Life is filled with hard times and good times. Learn from everything you can. Be the woman I know you can be. Mom”

35. “A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of herself. And mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships.” – Victoria Secunda

36. “My mother was like sand. The kind that warms you on a beach when you come shivering out of the cold water. The kind that clings to your body, leaving its impression on your skin to remind you where you’ve been and where you’ve come from.” – Clare Vanderpool

37. “My mother was my first country, the first place I ever lived.” —Nayyirah Waheed

38. “No matter how old you are, you always want your mother’s love and acceptance. I guess I’m hoping one day I’ll get it back.” – Hilary Grossman

39. “Maybe I stepped into the skin my mother left behind and became the girl my mother had been, the one she still wanted to be.” -. Laura Kasischke
40. “My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors.” – Carrie Latet

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41. “Daughters can sometimes be too serious, teach them to laugh and not take life too seriously.” — Catherine Pulsifer

42. “My Mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” – Jodi Picoult

43. “As is the mother, so is her daughter.” – Bible

44. “Good daughters make good mothers.” — Abigail G. Whittlesey

45. “Mothers and daughters together are a powerful force to be reckoned with.” – Melia Keeton-Digby

46. “No mother and daughter ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.” — Christie Watson

47. “I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.”

48. “The bond between mother and daughter was so strong that it was difficult for anyone else to find a way into their sacred circle.” — Ellen Frazer-Jameson

49. “I am not a perfect mother and I will never be. You are not a perfect daughter and you will never be. But put us together and we will be the best mother and daughter we would ever be.” – Zoraida Pesante

50. “A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.”

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51. “A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” ~ Dorothy C Fisher

52. “I told my mom she was invading my personal space and she said I came out of her personal space.” – Unknown

53. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren

54. “Being a mother is learning about the strengths you didn’t know you had… and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” ~ Linda Wooten

55. “When someone asks you where you came from, the answer is your mother. It’s so much more than love. Even when there’s no love, it’s so much more than anything else in your life.” -Anna Quindlen

56. “One of the most important relationships we’ll have is the relationship we have with our mothers.” – Iyanla Vanzant

57. “Being a mother and grandmother is the best of the best in my life. My grandchildren multiply the joy my daughters bring me.” – Alexandra Stoddard

58. “Every day I become a little more like my mother… and I couldn’t be prouder!” – Unknown

59. “One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever gotten is my daughter”

60. “My daughter, while we have had adversity, we also have had more sweet memories that allow us to overcome the challenges we faced.” – Ann Butler

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61. “For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you.” – Unknown

62. “My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along.” – Denise Van Outen

63. “Mother and daughter never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart.”

64. “One birthed, a mother/daughter relationship is perhaps immortal.” — Jack Canfield

65. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” – Winnie the Pooh

66. “The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life the stronger the daughter.” – Anita Diamant

67. “We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters’ lengthening flight.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin
68. On the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am and I straighten my crown.

69. “My highest hope for her is just that she has the fearlessness to always be her authentic self, no matter what she thinks men want her to be.” – Channing Tatum

70. “My mom taught me a woman’s mind should be the most beautiful part of her.” – Sonya Teclai

71. “Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes and the objects of our most watchful love.” — Margaret E. Sangster

72. “As they get older, our daughters become more and more like us too.” – Amy Newmark

73. “What’s important for my daughter to know is that… if you are fortunate to have opportunity, it is your duty to make sure other people have those opportunities as well.” — Kamala Harris

74. “Thank you for being the answer to the prayer I hadn’t realized I asked for.” – Marisa Donnelly

75. “You’re a very special lady, who showered me with love I am thankful for you as I’ve told God above.” – Charly Lester

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76. “I can encourage my daughter to love her body, but what really matters are the observations she makes about my relationship with my own body.” — Brené Brown

77. “In times of need, and in times of tears, in times of joy and in times of fears… there is mom. The one person who is always there.” – Heather Stillufsen

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78. “My mother wanted me to be her wings, to fly as she never quite had the courage to do. I love her for that. I love the fact that she wanted to give birth to her own wings.” – Erica Jong

79. “Mother-daughter disagreements were, in hindsight, basically mother stating the truth and daughter taking her own sweet time coming around.” – Barbara Delinsky

80. “She is my heart, my soul, my “best thing that ever happened to me”, the source of many laughs and a few tears. She is my daughter and she is my world.” – Unknown

81. “As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.” – Kristin Hannah

82. “My daughters are the bouquet of my life.” – Barbara W Bansley

83. “A mom is a daughter’s “first” friend. And, through life, becomes her best friend.” – Vicki Reece

84. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

85. “The older I grow, the more I realize that my mother is the best “best friend” that I ever had.” – Unknown

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86. “A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.” – Unknown
87. “Children and mothers never truly part, bound in the beating of each other’s heart.” – Charlotte Gray

88. “My daughter is a beautiful gift, that brings warmth to my heart, and brightness to each day.” – Unknown

89. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things, and crushes down remorselessly all that stand in its path.” – Agatha Christie

90. “There’s a reason some people think they can achieve anything. They listened to their mother.” – Unknown

91. “Life is tough my darling, but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

92. “I look back on my childhood and thank the stars above. For everything you gave me, but mostly for your love.” – Wayne F. Winters
93. “Dear Daughter, don’t concern yourself with fitting into glass slippers. Think instead of shattering glass ceilings.” – Unknown

94. “If I didn’t have you as a mom, I’d choose you as a friend.” – Unknown

95. “A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, “Where mother is.” – Keith L. Brooks

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96. “A daughter is God’s way of saying, “thought you could use a lifelong friend.” – Unknown

97. “My mother was a force. She had little tolerance for fools, she kept her hair short and wore practical non-fussy clothes. Everything about her radiated confidence and calm.”― Michelle Obama

98. “A mother holds her daughter’s hand for a ittle while but, holds her heart forever.” – Unknown

99. “I am in a long-distance relationship. It’s been six months since I met my mom.”― Leena Duwadi

100. “Mother-daughter love: The definition of forever.” – Unknown

101. “She’s my best friend—she’s everything to me. It’s always just been me and her against the world.”― Jacquelyn Middleton

102. “How far beyond your mother do you hope to get? You are not going to be a different woman entirely, so just be a slightly altered version of her, and relax.”― Sheila Heti

103. “My mom is a black-no-sugar woman, but I basically believe in turning my coffee into cheesecake.”― Jordan Weisman

104. “It’s quite possible my daughter will disagree with this version altogether. She might say that I’ve put words into her mouth. Show me a mother who hasn’t.”― Kimberly King Parsons

105. “My mother taught me that reading is a kind of work, and that every paragraph merits exertion, and in this way, I learned how to absorb difficult books.”― Hope Jahren

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106. “My daughter makes me laugh with her incredibly humorous take on the world. Everything makes her laugh, and I aspire to take in the world the same shoes she does.” – Unknown

107. “Parents exist in children,’ Grandmother said to bolster my confidence. ‘Your mother will always exist in you. She will give you strength wherever you go.”― Lisa See

108. “Mama looked into me and saw something worth believing in, long before i believed in myself.” – Unknown

109. “A mother-daughter bond is the perfect blessing, so that makes me one blessed mom, because I have YOU.”― Stephanie Lahart

110. “Her secrets are safe with her mother.” – Unknown

111. “Mothers show their daughters how to become strong, fathers make them.”― Rafia Shujaat
112. “Our mother was different, but that’s what we liked about her. While other children had strict routines and consequences, we had freedom and frivolity— and we didn’t want the party to end.”― Amra Pajalic

113. “We are our mothers’ daughters, are we not?”― Corey Ann Haydu

114. “My mother’s right. Home for us doesn’t have to be a fixed place. I find it in slots of time, in slants of light. I feel it closest at dawn when night and day meld and mingle awhile before they drift apart.”― Karen Runge

115. “Mom was the midwife who delivered stories to me.”― Rachael Hanel

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116. “A mother and a daughter have one soul for two, which can’t be broken by time, obstacles, distance and insults.” – Unknown

117. “The relationship between parents and children, but especially between mothers and daughters, is tremendously powerful, scarcely to be comprehended in any rational way.” – Joyce Carol Oates

118. “All mother’s characteristics are absorbed by daughter’s personality so that it’s not clear where the mother ends and the daughter begins. It’s pure magic.” – Unknown

119. The mother is only really the mistress of her daughter upon the condition of continually representing herself to her as a model of wisdom and type of perfection. – Alexandre Dumas Pere

120. “The only love between a mother and a daughter can’t be changed and only this love has no limits. It grows with every single day and never fades.” – Unknown

121. “A loving and careful mother both recognizes and even protects her daughter’s autonomy and also helps her dance out confidently on to a wider stage.” – Rachel Billington

122. “He that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin.” – English Proverb

123. “Many people may be replaced in daughter’s life, but nobody can take the mother’s place.” – Unknown

124. “The greatest gift every mother can have is a daughter. Someone who sings with her, who helps in cleaning the house and someone, she can be with her most of the time.” – Unknown

125. “What the daughter does, the mother did.” – Jewish Proverb

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126. “Mothering is a mysterious task. First you create an intimate, all-consuming attachment with your daughter, then you spend the rest of your life learning to let her go.” – Judy Ford

127. “When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”— Charley Benetto

128. “And she loved a little girl very, very much – even more than she loved herself. ” – Unknown

129. “A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.”— Kristin Hannah

130. “I’m blessed and I couldn’t be more grateful. Do you want to know why? Because I’m a mother, but that’s only half it. I’m blessed because, when I need to, I can still just be a daughter. I get the feeling that there is nothing more precious than to have both of these roles simultaneously.”— Adrianna Stepiano

131. “I tell my daughter every morning, ‘Now, what are the two most important parts of you?’ And she says, ‘My head and my heart.'” —Viola Davis

132. “The living mother-daughter relationship, you learn over and over again, is a constant choice between adaption and acceptance.”— Kelly Corrigan

133. “God couldn’t be everywhere, so that is why he invented mothers.” —Diane Keaton

134. “There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.”— Taylor Swift

135. “A mother gives her daughter the gift of wings so she can soar.” – Unknown

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136. “Her mother would tell her she was beautiful and that everything was all right.” – Sarah Addison Allen

137. “Yes, it’s quite amazing how I continue to shock my mother even after all these years together” – Eloisa James

138. “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” – Matthew L. Jacobson

139. “My mother and my mother’s mother were as silly and stumbling as I am when they were girls… Still, the love from my heart is overflowing, as bright and crimson as the heated metal in a blacksmith’s forge.” – Kim Dong Hwa

140. “Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.” – Unknown

141. “In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.” – N.K. Jemisin

142. “When life gets hard and you feel all alone, remember you mean the world to somebody, and that somebody calls you mom.” – Unknown

143. “When you have a daughter, you realized right then what it means to love.” – Unknown

144. “My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.” – R.J. Palacio

145. “There’s nothing as powerful as a mother’s love and theirs nothing more healing than a child’s soul.” – Unknown

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146. “Mothers and daughters have always had interesting relationships.” — Sherry Conway Appel

147. “Motherhood is difficult and rewarding.” – Gloria Estefan

148. “Always love your mother because you will never get another.”- Unknown

149. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

150. “The first lesson every child of Athena learned: Mom was the best at everything, and you should never, ever suggest otherwise.”- Rick Riordan

151. “Each day I give thanks for you and appreciate all that you do.” – Catherine Pulsifer

152. “The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms your children.” – Cardinal Mermillod
153. “What sunshine is to flowers, and tides are to the sea, is nowhere as important you’re being in my life is to me.” – C. Stellar

154. “The biggest surprise about motherhood was how completely and totally it changed how I look at myself, and what I believe I deserve, for the better.” – Unknown

155. “You are the woman who came into my life unexpectedly, whose presence kissed my soul.” – Marisa Donnelly

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156. “As for my girls, I’ll raise them to think they breathe fire.” – Unknown

157. “Daughters offer their mothers an opportunity to become whole, just as mothers offer the same to their daughters.” — Jack Canfield

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158. “All mothers are working mothers.” – Unknown

159. “Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.” – Beverly Jones

160. “Just when I think my daughter is nothing like me she proudly shows her attitude and I’m like ‘There I am’.” – Unknown

161. “I love it when my daughter says I am a supermom.” – Unknown

162. “Motherhood is a choice you make every day to put someone else’s happiness and well being ahead of your own.” – Unknown

163. “Mom: Take these broken wings and learn to fly. Daughter: Take these sunken eyes and learn to see. Mom: You are my sunshine. Daughter: My only sunshine.” – Unknown

164. “Build yourself to be a woman that when your daughter sees you. She would know you as a woman who work for her goals. Set an example.” – Unknown

165. “My mother is a poem I’ll never be able to write, though everything I write is a poem to my mother.” – Sharon Doubiago

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166. “Daughters are like flowers, they fill the world with beauty, and sometimes attract pests.” – Unknown

167. “I grew up in a makeup chair. And to see the women around me getting ready was so aspirational. It’s about mothers and daughters, a girl watching her mom at a vanity table.” – Drew Barrymore

168. “A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” – Unknown

169. “I miss thee, my Mother! Thy image is still, the deepest impressed on my heart.” – Eliza Cook

170. “The best day of my life was becoming your mom. You fill my heart with so much happiness and joy.” – Unknown

171. “Because a mother’s love is forever, and so is a daughter’s. Tattooing is a great way of showing your affection, besides feeling your mom or daughter close to you forever.” – Unknown

172. “Mother and daughter got on very well indeed, with a deep affection founded on almost complete misunderstanding.” – Mary Stewart

173. “But I guessed she would never stop wanting more for me, more from me. Maybe that’s what mothers did.” – Kiera Cass

174. “I can be not the best daughter for you because I know how many troubles you’ve experienced with me. But I want to tell you that for me, you are the best mom ever.” – Unknown

175. “I cannot forget my mother. She is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely.” – Renita Weems

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176. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” – Ricki Lake

177. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”— Rudyard Kipling

178. “Mother was comfort. Mother was home.” – Ruta Sepetys

179. “A child’s first teacher is its mother.”– Peng Liyuan

180. “My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.” – Lisa Leslie

181. “Mothers who work full time – they’re the real heroes.”— Kate Winslet

182. “I am unapologetically and unabashedly deeply biased toward my mother.” – Unknown

183. “My daughter is not the child that I expected. She is so much more.” – Brenda Kosciuk

184. “Mother and daughter loved, supported and encouraged each other.” — Ellen Frazer-Jameson

185. “A daughter will follow in her mother’s footsteps. Make sure to set a good example.” – Elizabeth George

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186. “I want my daughter to believe deep in her heart that she is capable of achieving anything she puts her mind to.” – Unknown

187. “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”– Barbara Kingsolver

188. “Be the woman you want your daughter to be.” – Unknown

189. “Only mothers can think of the future – because they give birth to it in their children.”– Maxim Gorky

190. “Mothers and daughter become the closest, when daughters become mothers.” – Unknown

191. “My daughter is my greatest inspiration.” – Whitney Houston

192. “My mother is my root. my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” – Unknown

193. “I want my daughters to grow up to be beautiful on the inside, rich in compassion and perfectly imperfect.” – Brenda Kosciuk

194. “Her judgmental younger self has no idea that she will have a daughter too one day, and that the thought of her little girl ever leaving home will make her feel like weeping.” – Eve Chase

195. “A daughter is a rainbow, a curve of light through scattered mist that lifts the spirit with her prismatic presence. Is a shadow, a reminder of something brilliant ducking out of sight, too easily drawn away.” – Ellen Hopkins

196. “I love our daughters more than anything in the world, more than life itself. So for me, being Mom-in-Chief is, and will always be, job number one.” – Michelle Obama

197. “Even as a small child, I understood that women had secrets, and that some of these were only to be told to daughters. In this way we were bound together for eternity.” – Alice Hoffman

198. Even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be OK.” – JoJo Moyes

199. “It is so nice to come home and have solitude with me and my daughter.” – Mindy Kaling

200. “My mom is a strong-willed lady. She taught me to believe in myself no matter what anybody else said.” – Tracey Edmonds

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201. “Someday when the pages of my life end, I know that you will be one of the most beautiful chapters.” – Unknown

202. “Maybe motherhood means honoring one’s mother.” – Sheila Heti

203. “Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” – J.K. Rowling

204. “Mothers were the only ones you could depend on to tell the whole, unvarnished truth.” – Margaret Dilloway

205. “A mother and a daughter always share a special bond, which is engraved on their hearts.” – Unknown

206. “They both began to giggle and then…fell into a side-splitting round of laughter, the cleansing, complete sort of laughter only a mother and daughter can share.” – Karen Kingsbury

207. “My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis. Every morning when I wake her up, the endgame is Can I get her to smile? And that puts me in a good mood.” – Drew Barrymore

208. “I enjoy my life with my daughter. She is one of my favorite people on this planet.” – Colleen O’Grady

209. “My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace.” – Serena Williams

210. “6 pounds and 9 ounces, looking up at me like I have all the answers. I hope I have the ones you need.” – Reba Mcentire

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211. “Of course mothers and daughters with strong personalities might see the world from very different points of view.” – Katherine Howe

212. “Some women pray for their daughters to marry good husbands. I pray that my girls will find girlfriends half as loyal and true as the Ya-Yas.” – Rebecca Wells

231. “You are my daughter, not of my blood, but of my heart.” – Elizabeth Lim

214. “I know grace and mercy was raised by the same single mother.” – Jasmine Mans

215. “You never saw such a wild thing as my mother.” – Angela Carter

216. “Now the girl was a mother, and she had her very own daughter; a clever, sweet creature who filled her life with color and beauty.” – Nicole Lesperance

217. “Her mother had said the words she longed to hear. Her mother could not get along without her. She felt warm, and safe and comforted.” – Beverly Cleary

218. “Was that what it meant to be a daughter? To have hair that smelled of your mother? To use the same soap? Or was it a shared passion, a shared frustration?” – Pip Williams

219. “A daughter is a poem. A daughter is a kind of psalm.” – Kaitlyn Greenidge

220. “A relationship between a mother and a daughter shouldn’t be built on the shoulders of a man.”  – Emily A. Myers

Mother and daughter quotes from proverbs and anonymous people

221. “No one in this world can love a girl more than her mother.” — Anonymous

222. “A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.” — Irish Proverb

223. “I am a princess not because I have a prince, but because a queen raised me.” — Anonymous

224. “To my daughter, I will say, ‘See your beauty without a compliment or a mirror.’” — Anonymous

225. “I smile because I’m your daughter. I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.” — Anonymous

226. “If I turn into my mother, or even half the woman she is, I’ll consider my life a successful one.” — Anonymous

227. “What’s it like to have the greatest daughter in the world? I don’t know, ask your grandmother.” — Anonymous

228. “If you ever feel like giving up, just remember there is a little girl watching who wants to be just like you.” — Anonymous

229. “A mother is the only person in the world who can turn a daughter’s worries and fears into happiness.” — Anonymous

230. “Her smile makes me smile. Her laugh is infectious. Her heart is pure and true. Above all, I love that she is my daughter.” — Anonymous

Heartwarming Mother Daughter Quotes 

231. “My daughter introduced me to myself. The connection I had with her when I was giving birth was something I’ve never felt before.” ― Beyoncé

232. “Mothers, look after your daughters, keep them near you, keep their confidence that they may be true and faithful.” ― Elmina Shepard Taylor

233. “In my daughter’s eyes, I am a hero. I am strong and wise, and I know no fear. But the truth is plain to see, she was sent to rescue me.” ― Martina McBride

234. “Mama, you taught me to do the right things. So now, you have to let your baby fly. You’ve given me everything that I will need to make it through this crazy thing called life.” ― Carrie Underwood

235. “A mother’s love is like an everlasting bed of roses that continues to blossom. A mother’s love bears strength, comfort, healing, and warmth. Her beauty is compared to a sunny day that shines upon each rose petal and inspires hope.” ― Ellen J. Barrier

236. “Mothers and daughters are part of each other’s consciousness, in different degrees and in a different way, but still with the mutual sense of something which has always been there.” ― Edith Wharton

237. “It was easy for me to not feel beautiful in a world of prom queens, yet my mother was always reminding me of how worthy I was. I was a lucky daughter.” ― Brittainy C. Cherry

238. “By the time you realize your mother was right, you have a daughter who thinks that you’re wrong.” ― Sudha Malhotra

239. “My mother shed her protective love down around me, and without knowing why, people sensed that I had value.” ― Maya Angelou

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240. “Virtue and Happiness are Mother and Daughter.” ― Benjamin Franklin

Unbreakable mother daughter bond quotes

241. “I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.” – Ian McEwan

242. “All I know is that I carried you for nine months. I fed you, I clothed you, I paid for your college education. Friending me on Facebook seems like a small thing to ask in return.” – Jodi Picoult

243. “Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.” – Bethany Hamilton

244. “The bond between mothers and daughters nearly always remains intact through thick and thin, despite differences and disagreements, distance, and time.” — Colleen Sell

245. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle

246. “A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.” – Laurel Atherton

247. “Having a little girl has been like following an old treasure map with the important paths torn away.” – Heather Gudenkauf

248. “A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous…full of beauty and forever beautiful…loving and caring and truly amazing.” – Deanna Beisser

249. “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” – Jane Sellman

250. “Thank you for caring. You don’t have to, but I sure am glad you do.” – Kasey Chatburn

Mother Daughter Quotes To Become Friends

251. “I think there’s a tremendous amount of guilt that goes on between mothers and daughters, no matter how good or bad their relationships are.” ― Ellen Page

252. “Either a mother and daughter know each other very well or they are strangers.” ― Shin Kyung-sook

253. “The mother is the early caregiver and primary source of identification for all children…. A daughter continues to identify with the mother.” ― Nancy Chodorow

254. “It can be the best of relationships and the worst of relationships – often at the same time. The bond between a mother and daughter is one of the strongest, but it’s also among the most complicated.” ― Deborah Tannen

255. “My mother had handed down respect for the possibilities…and the will to grasp them.” ― ―

256. “Mothers and daughters have that rivalry thing.” ― Gretchen Wilson

257. “Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.” ― Jim Bishop

258. “Mothers and daughters can stay very connected during teenage years. In the middle of your life, you can become very alone. Even though you’re connected deeply to other family members, lovers, husbands, friends.” ― Holly Hunter

259. “Every mother and daughter should make time for a trip together. It’s good for the soul.” ― Anne Robinson

260. “It’s the kind of clothes that mothers and daughters can wear, in terms of concept… It’s not about age. It’s about taste, and it’s about lifestyle. I believe women of all ages can wear anything.” ― Ralph Lauren

Mother Daughter Quotes for Raising a Powerful Girl

261. “When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.” — Nancy Friday

262. “I would infinitely prefer a daughter.” — Maurice Sendak

263. “I may be boring, but it would be to wake up by my dog and then my daughter.” — Izabella Scorupco

264. “Caution is the daughter of circumspection, but she tends to outgrow her mother.” — Franz Grillparzer

265. “As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.” — Oscar Wilde

266. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” — Honore de Balzac

267. “I always had the sense that nothing was never good enough – striving for perfection. My mother and I had a sort of typical mother-daughter relationship.” — Dorothy Hamill

268. “No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.” — Florida Scott-Maxwell

269. “Women hand sight down through the generations. Mother to daughter.” — Jewell Parker Rhodes

270. “The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways.” — Johnnetta B. Cole

Mother Daughter Quotes To Cherish the Relationship

271. “You are my angel, you remind me of the goodness in this world and inspire me to be the greatest version of myself.” ― Steve Maraboli

272. “Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angelshine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes there is always enough left to lasso your heart.” ― Alan Beck

273. “I got it from my mama.” ― Will.I.Am

274. “You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.” ― E.E. Cummings

275. “The dearest things I know are what you are.” ― Oscar Hammerstein II

276. “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” ― William Shakespeare

277.  “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ― Albert Schweitzer

278. “I could never love anyone the way I love you, I used to tell my wife. And then the second I looked in that baby’s eyes, in that exact moment, that if we were ever under attack, I would use my wife as a human shield to protect that baby.” ― Ryan Reynolds

279. “My mom is the greatest mom in the whole wide world. She’s done everything for me to make my dreams come true.” ― Josh Hutcherson

280. “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Mother-Daughter Quotes About Finding a Confidant

281. “The uniqueness of the mother-daughter tie derives from the fact that the daughter participates not only in the anaclitic(emotionally dependent) relationship of the child with its mother, but also from the fact that both mother and daughter are of the same sex.” — Ruth Wodak

282. “An intense relationship between the girl and her father depends upon the girl’s having established an intensive relationship with her mother.” — Ruth Wodak

283. “Our connection to the theme of mothers and daughters is boundless, for if we are not mothers of daughters, we are the daughters and granddaughters.” — Pat Ross

284. “Every grown-up daughter must come to terms with the fact that she is still her mother’s daughter. Don’t be afraid of this thought! Being your mother’s daughter doesn’t ultimately define you.” — Linda Mintle

285. “Birth is a metaphor depicting the bond between mother and daughter. It’s a relationship that can be painful–and can also bring immense joy.” — Linda Mintle

286. “As the daughter grows, her craving for autonomy increases, but the need for connection with Mom remains.” — Linda Mintle

287. “Mothers must give up their possessive attitudes towards daughters and sons; they must cease thinking that they must cease thinking that they know best.” — Dr. Joseph Murphy

288. “Mothers must not expect their daughters to sacrifice their homes and children in order to stay with them, and feel sorry for them.” — Dr. Joseph Murphy

289. “She was happy, because her daughter was happy, she wired her congratulatory message, and prayed sincerely for her peace, security, and integrity.” — Dr. Joseph Murphy

290. “Mothers need their daughter as much as daughters need their mothers.” — Dr. Brenda Hunter

Mother-Daughter Quotes for a Beautiful Family

291. “Nothing brings a mother and daughter closer than shopping.” — John Altschuler

292. “I know something happened. We’re not just mother and daughter, we’re best friends. You can tell me everything. You should tell me everything.” — David Guarascio

293. “Mother and daughter. Family. Every tree here is connected to each other. I wonder what it must feel like to have such certainty in life. What it feels like to truly belong.” — Moira Walley-Beckett

294. “If she were smarter / She’d turn the car around / She won’t admit it, but when the tough gets harder / She’s her mother’s daughter.” — Ashley Monroe

295. “Mothers and daughters / Daughters and mothers / For a few years they’re / Like oil and water / Then one day they discover / That they need each other.” — Troy Verges

296. “For many women, our relationships with our mothers and with our daughters are the core of our emotional lives.” — SuEllen Hamkins

297. “Little girls, from the earliest age, want to talk like Mom, dress like Mom and be like Mom. Even girls who have been abused want to stay with Mom, always hoping for a better life.” — Carole Lewis

298. “Girls love their moms–just because. Moms wield a greater influence on their daughter’s lives than any other person.” — Carole Lewis

299. “Sometimes daughters want to change things about themselves that they didn’t like in their moms, only to find that when they are grown, they are very much like their moms in many ways.” — Carole Lewis

300. “Girls define their emerging womanhood by identifying and bonding with their moms.” — Susan Forward

301. “Talk between mothers and grown daughters can be both: a remark coming from your daughter or your mother is more healing or more hurtful than the same remark coming from someone else.” — Deborah Tannen

302. “No other childhood experience is as compelling as a young girl’s relationship with her mother.” — Christiane Northrup

303. “As a teen I never had the stereotypical mother/daughter angst many of my friends experienced. Instead, I enjoyed seeing my mother after school.” — Lisa Tiffin

304. “A daughter’s need for her mother is biologic, and it continues throughout her life.” — Christiane Northrup

305. “Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did.” — Martin Andersen-Nexo

306. “There is no one right way to have a relationship – there are as many ways as there are mothers and daughters. Each relationship is unique.” — Judy Ford

307. “I knew from the moment my mother first laid eyes on my inconsolable newborn daughter Alice that there was magic between them.” — Elizabeth Laban

308. “The mother-daughter relationship is a very unique one and if properly managed can be very rewarding not just to the two people but to the multiple people they are related to and connected to.” — Pastor Mrs. Busola Matthews

309. “Sisters, mothers, and daughters share a special bond that lasts a lifetime.” — Catherine Pulsifer

310. “There is real love between most mothers and daughters.” — Nancy Friday

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The mother-daughter bond is one of the strongest.

There’s no relationship in the world like that of a mother and her daughter.

The mother-daughter connection is special because there’s a deep understanding that is unique to moms and daughters.

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  1. Mother's Love for her child

    June 26, 2020 at 2:30 PM

    If you try your best to be the best parent you can be, you will have done all that a human being can do and all that God expects you to do.
    Mother’s Love for her child

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