Mothers and daughters have a unique relationship that no one from outside can even begin to comprehend. They love and understand each other with an intensity that makes others jealous. Their relationship is not without challenges though.
These quotes describe the best and most demanding aspects of a mother-daughter relationship. Check them out and you will gain you a new appreciation for your mum or daughter.
Top Mother Daughter Quotes
A daughter is God’s way of saying “thought you could use a lifelong friend.”
The love between a mother and daughter is forever.
One of the most important relationships we have is the relationship we have with our mothers.
If I could give my daughter 3 things, it would be the confidence to always know her self-worth, the strength to chase her dreams and the ability to know how truly, deeply loved she is.
I don’t want my children to follow in my footsteps. I want them to take the path next to me and go further than I could have ever dreamt possible.
As for my girls, I’ll raise them to think they breathe fire.
A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.
A mother is she who can take the place of others, but whose place no one else can take.
On the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am and I straighten my crown.
Angels are often disguised as daughters.
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field since the payment is pure love.
A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.
No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.
Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers.
By the time a woman realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she’s wrong.
I didn’t give you the gift of life, life gave me the gift of you.
And she loved a little girl very, very much – even more than she loved herself.
A son is a son till he takes him a wife. A daughter is a daughter all of her life.
No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.
Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all.
The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life, the stronger the daughter.
I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.
To my daughter I will say, ‘ See your beauty without a compliment or a mirror’.
I constantly go between wanting you to be my baby forever, and being excited about all the amazing things you’ll do in this life.
Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.
A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.
A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem.
A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.
The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.
First my mother, forever my friend.
I never want her to think that the whole world revolves around her. But I want her to know, without doubt, that my whole world does.
To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.
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.
A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.
Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were an hour, I would die for you. This is the miracle of life.
A mother’s treasure is her daughter.
She stands firmly on her own two feet and I just behind her; should she ever need me.
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
If I turn into my mother, or even half the woman she is, I’ll consider my life a successful one.
Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, dirty ovens, and happy kids.
I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.
A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.
A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
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 stands in its path.
Her smile makes me smile, her laugh is infectious, her heart is pure and true. Above all, I love that she is my daughter.
Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.
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.
No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.
My identity rests solely and firmly on this: I am my mother’s daughter.
Here’s to good women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.
Popular Mother Daughter Quotes
A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem. – Naomi Wolf
Mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships. – Victoria Secunda
Mothers of daughters are daughters of mothers and have remained so, in circles joined to circles, since time began. – Signe Hammer
A mother’s treasure is her daughter. – Catherine Pulsifer
A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life. – Irish Saying
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
What the daughter does, the mother did. – Jewish Proverb
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
As the mother of two daughters, I have great respect for women. And I don’t ever want to lose that. – Vera Wang
A mother teaches her daughter how to feel about herself, about handling pressure, about relishing life’s joys and conquering fears. – Melissa Harrison
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
Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother. – Unknown
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
Mothers and daughters are individuals. The bond between them is sacred and indestructible, but they are still individuals, each responsible for their own actions and fate. – Charney Herst
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
While we have had our differences I wouldn’t trade my daughter for anything or anyone else in the world. She has made a tremendous positive difference in my life. – Kate Summers
I never thought I would say this but raising a daughter is different than raising a son. But the one thing that is not different is my love for each of them. – Catherine Pulsifer
The mother-daughter relationship is one of the most complex of all types because the levels of expectations for love and understanding are so high. – Dr. Trevicia Williams
I enjoy my life with my daughter. She is one of my favorite people on this planet. – Colleen O’Grady
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
Maybe it’s just a daughter’s job to piss off her mother. – Chuck Palahniuk
A mother influences her daughter’s development through many stages of her life and ideally, represents a suitable role model for her daughter to learn from. – Wendy Fry
The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways. – Johnnetta Betsch Cole
A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend. – Unknown
So, after much observation, I realized that our daughters needed the same things we lacked in our younger years…wisdom. Without wisdom we continue to blunder through life repeating the same mistakes. – Laura Alexander
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
What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, wherever that might be, and if there was space for me as well, I would, indeed, have reaped what I had tried to sow. – Helen Claes
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
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
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
No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them. – Christie Watson