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145 Mother Daughter Quotes Expressing Unconditional Love

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

Norbert Juma
Published on July 27, 2020 6:20 AM EST
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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.

If you’re a daughter, your mother is one person on this earth who will always be able to understand you. Even as an adult, you’ll always choose to confide in your mother above anybody else.

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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.

We also have a selection of thoughtful quotes about adoption as well as these inspirational pregnancy quotes for all mothers to be. So check it out too.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10. “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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11. “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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12. “On the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am and I straighten my crown.”

13. “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

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

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

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

17. “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”

18. “A mother’s and daughters love is never separated.” – Viola Shipman

19. “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

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

Also check out our list of inspirational motherhood quotes to remind you of what mothers mean to us.

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21. “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

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

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

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

25. “Angels are often disguised as daughters.”

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

27. “Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”

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

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

30. “As is the mother, so is her daughter.”- Bible

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

32. “No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.” – CARDINAL MERMILLOD

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

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

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35. “You’ll be her first role model, her first friend, her first love. You are her mom and she is your whole world. She is your little girl.”

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

37. “A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous.”

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. “I loved my mother too,’ I said. ‘I still do. That’s the thing it never goes away, even if the person does.”- Anna Carey

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. “Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all.”

44. “She stands firmly on her own two feet and I just behind her; should she ever need me.”-  J. IRON WORD

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

46. “No matter how old my daughter gets, she’ll always be my baby girl.”

47. “Happiness is mother and daughter time.”

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

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

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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. “If at first you don’t succeed, try doing it the way mom told you in the beginning.” – Unknown

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

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

64. “I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine. She helps me prosper and reach great heights.” – Terri Guillemets

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

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. “First my mother, forever my friend.” – Unknown

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

73. “Every day I become a little bit more like my mother… and I couldn’t be prouder.” ― Anonymous

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 look at my mom and think, what would I do without this woman?” – Unknown

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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

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

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

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. “…you are my rainbow to keep. My eyes will always be watching you; never will I lose sight of you.”― Vesna Bailey

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

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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. “Mother was comfort. Mother was home. A girl who lost her mother was suddenly a tiny boat on an angry ocean. Some boats eventually floated ashore. And some boats, like me, seemed to float farther and farther from land.”― Ruta Sepetys

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

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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. “When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother…When your mother’s gone, you’ve lost your past.” —Anna Quindlen

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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

Which of these mother daughter quotes was your favorite?

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. Hopefully, these quotes have inspired you to celebrate the unconditional love between mother and daughter.

Which of these mother daughter quotes resonated with you best. Do you have any other favorite quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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    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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