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140 Mother-Daughter Quotes Celebrating This Special Bond

140 Mother-Daughter Quotes Celebrating This Special Bond

Mothers and daughters, a pair bonded by love, understanding, and the occasional friendly disagreement. Delve into the world of mother-daughter quotes to capture the essence of this unique connection. 

10 Best Mother-Daughter Quotes

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

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2. “A mother’s treasure is her daughter.” — Catherine Pulsifer

3. “My daughter introduced me to myself… the connection I had with her when I was giving birth was something that I’ve never felt before.” — Beyoncé

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

5. “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

6. “A mother’s and daughter’s love is never separated.” — Viola Shipman

7. “I think the hardest thing for a mother is to make it possible for a child to be independent and at the same time let the child know how much you love her, how much you want to take care of her, and yet how truly essential it is for her to fly on her own.” — Madeleine Albright

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

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

10. “A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.” — Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Inspiring Quotes About Daughters And Mothers

1. “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

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2. “One is a mother to shield when lightning streaks the night, when thunder shakes the earth, when mud bogs one down. One is a mother in order to love without beginning or end.” — Mariama Bâ

3. “My mother never gave me any idea that I couldn’t do whatever I wanted to do or be whomever I wanted to be. … I don’t know if she ever realized that the person I most wanted to be was her.” — Rory, The Gilmore Girls

4. “When I’m weak and unpretty, I know I’m beautiful and strong, because I see myself like my mother does.” — Lauren Alaina, Like My Mother Does

5. “Mother and daughter never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart.” — Unknown

6. “A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.” — Unknown

7. “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, Eleanor & Grey

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

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

10. “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.” — Agatha Christie

11. “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

12. “I will not be a mystery to my daughter. She will know me and I will share my stories with her — the stories of failure, shame, and accomplishment. She will know she’s not alone in that wilderness.” — Viola Davis

13. “You don’t know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don’t have a child, you don’t know what that is. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever.” — Regina King

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

15. “In my daughter’s eyes, I am a hero. I am strong and wise, and I know no fear.” — Martina McBride, In My Daughter’s Eyes

16. “It’s a different kind of love. It’s very pure, it’s unconditional, but they haven’t earned it yet. They didn’t do anything, they just exist and you love them completely, but it’s not built on anything other than their existence.” — John Legend

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

18. “The day you came into this world was the day that my life was forever changed. I never thought it was possible to feel so many different emotions all at the same time. One look at your beautiful face and I felt overjoyed, incredulous, blessed, relieved, exhausted, and utterly terrified.” — Unknown

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

20. “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” — Mitch Albom

See also: 120 Heartwarming Proud Daughter Quotes To Inspire You

Sweet Daughter And Mom Quotes

1. “A mother is the only person in the world, who can turn daughter’s worries and fears into happiness.” — Unknown

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

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

4. “Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be okay. Some deep-rooted part of you would know you were loved. That you deserved to be loved.” — Jojo Moyes

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

6. “Since I’ve heard your first scream and saw your wonderful eyes, my heart has been stolen. And it was the prettiest thief I’ve ever seen.” — Unknown

7. “There is nothing as powerful as mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul.” — Unknown

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

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

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

11. “The fact is that nothing is a sacrifice for me when it comes to (my daughter). … I want to teach her how to tie her shoes, how to read, where babies come from, and about God. Just like my mom taught me.” — Serena Williams

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

13. “From the moment they placed you in my arms, you snuggled right into my heart.” — Unknown

14. “Mothers, I believe, intoxicate us. We idolize them and take them for granted. We hate them and blame them and exalt them more thoroughly than anyone else in our lives. We sift through the evidence of their love, reassure ourselves of their affection and its biological genesis. We can steal and lie and leave and they will love us.” — Megan Mayhew Bergman

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

16. “God couldn’t be everywhere so that is why he invented mothers.” — Daphne Wilder, Because I Said So

17. “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” — William Makepeace Thackeray

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

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

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

Short Mother-Daughter Quotes

1. “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” — George Eliot

2. “Happiness is mother and daughter time.” — Unknown

3. “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a Mother.” — Unknown

4. “We are born of love; love is our mother.” — Rumi

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

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

7. “Mom — a title just above the queen.” — Unknown

8. “What the daughter does, the mother did.” — Jewish Proverb

9. “In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess.” — N.K. Jemisin

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

11. “The love between a mother and daughter is forever.” — Patricia Wayant

12. “Everything good in me, I got it from my mama.” — Honey County, Got It From My Mama

13. “I did not give you the gift of life, life gave me the gift of you.” — Unknown

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

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

16. “Always love your mother because you will never get another.” — Unknown

17. “Mother was comfort. Mother was home.” — Ruta Sepetys

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

19. “A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer.” — Unknown

20. “I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.” — Unknown

Emotional Mother To Daughter Quotes

1. “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

2. “No matter how old you get, you’ll always be my baby girl.” — Unknown

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

4. “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

5. “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.” — Unknown

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

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

8. “Angels are often disguised as daughters.” — Unknown

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

10. “We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters’ lengthening flight.” — Letty Cottin Pogrebin

11. “Find it within you to love exactly who you are and to know you’re capable, you’re loved and you’re beautiful. The world is a better place, because of you. You are unique because there is only ONE of you.” — Shantel VanSanten

12. “A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.” — Unknown

13. “Daughters are far more precious than jewels.” — Unknown

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

15. “I hope you believe in yourself as much as I believe in you.” — Unknown

16. “To my beautiful daughter, always remember: you are brave, you are capable, you are pretty, and you can accomplish ANYTHING your heart desires! I know this because I am your mother.” — Unknown

17. “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

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

19. “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

20. “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.” — Unknown

See also: 130 Inspiring Proud Momma Quotes That Will Impress You

Thoughtful Daughter To Mother Quotes

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

2. “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

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

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

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

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

7. “Her love’s ‘til the end, she’s my best friend. Ain’t nobody got a mom like mine.” — Meghan Trainor, Mom

8. “We’d walk on grass that’s greener and our cares would all be freer, if the world had a mother like mine.” — The Band Perry, Mother Like Mine

9. “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

10. “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

11. “Did you ever know that you’re my hero, and everything I would like to be?” — Bette Middler, Wind Beneath My Wings

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

13. “Over my heart, in the days that are flown, No love like mother-love ever has shone; No other worship abides and endures, — Faithful, unselfish, and patient like yours: None like a mother can charm away pain from the sick soul and the world-weary brain.” — Elizabeth Akers Allen, Rock Me to Sleep

14. “I am a princess not because I have a prince, but because my mother is a queen.” — Unknown

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

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16. “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

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

18. “No one in your life will ever love you as your mother does. There is no love as pure, unconditional and strong as a mother’s love. And I will never be loved that way again.” — Hope Edelman

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

20. “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

Beautiful Quotes On Mother-Daughter Bond

1. “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

2. “Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers.” — Unknown

3. “There were times when…I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.” — Taylor Swift

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

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

6. “The bond between a mother and her child is the only real and purest bond in the world, the only true love we can ever find in our lifetime.” — Ama H. Vanniarachchy

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

8. “My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors.” — Carrie Latet

9. “A mother knows what her child’s gone through, even if she didn’t see it herself.” — Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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

11.  “The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex.” — Wynonna Judd

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

13. “A mother is a daughter’s best friend.” — Unknown

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

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

16. “My mother is so full of joy and life. I am her child. And that is better than being the child of anyone else in the world.” — Maya Angelou

17. “What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?” — Rose Kennedy

18. “Mother and daughter from the start, best friends forever from the heart.” — Unknown

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

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

See also: 140 Bond Between Mother And Child Quotes To Warm Your Heart

Funny Mother-Daughter Quotes

1. “By the time you realize your mother was right, you have a daughter who thinks that you’re wrong.” — Sada Malhotra

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

3. “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

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

5. “Sometimes when I open my mouth, my mother comes out.” — Unknown

6. “Maybe it’s just a daughter’s job to piss off her mother.” Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

7. “Thank you to the woman who carried me for 9 months and for 29 years financially.” — Unknown

8. “A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.” — Ben Sirach

9. “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ It is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” — Erma Bombeck

10. “Having a mini-me is all fun and games until she starts acting just like you.” — Unknown

Wrapping It Up

Through the wisdom found in these mother-daughter quotes, we’ve celebrated the extraordinary connection shared between these two generations. 

I hope they have reminded you of the joys, challenges, and, most importantly, the love that weaves this special relationship together. 

Here’s to moms, daughters, and the timeless bond that keeps their hearts forever entwined!

140 Mother-Daughter Quotes Celebrating This Special Bond