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181 Best Mother Daughter Quotes and Sayings

The connection between a mother and daughter is unlike any other that no one from outside can even begin to comprehend. Mothers and daughters love and respect one another, share the most intimate thoughts, the most difficult situations, and dilemmas. We’ve gathered the best 181 mother daughter quotes. In this collection, you will find Inspirational Mother Daughter Quotes, and Funny Mother Daughter Quotes. Cherish that special bond with these words.


“What sunshine is to flowers, and tides are to the sea, is nowhere as important you’re in my life is to me.” – C. Stellar


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


“It’s a special bond that spans the years. Through laughter, worry, smiles, and tears. A sense of trust that can’t be broken, a depth of love sometimes unspoken, a life long friendship built on sharing, hugs and kisses, warmth and caring, mother and daughter their hearts as one. a link that can never be undone.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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


“To the world, you are a mother, but to your family, you are the world.”


“Motherhood is difficult and rewarding.” – Gloria Estefan


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


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


“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” – Oprah Winfrey


“Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” – Susan Gale


“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher


“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”


“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field since the payment is pure love.” – Mildred Vermont


“Thank you to the woman who carried me for nine months and 29 years financially.”


“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


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


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


“Happiness is a mother and daughter time.”


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


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


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


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


“By the time a woman realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she’s wrong.”


“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


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


“The love between a mother and daughter is FOREVER.”


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


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


“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.”


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


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


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


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


“I got it from my mama.” – Will.I.Am.


“Call your mother. Tell her you to love her. Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside.”


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


“And though she is but little, she is fierce.” – William Shakespeare


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


“A son is a son till he takes him a wife. A daughter is a daughter all of her life.”


“The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.”


“Chin up Princess or the crown slips.”


“My mother did not want to go to America: this much I knew. I knew it by the way she became distracted and impatient with my sister. By the way, she stopped tucking us into bed at night. I knew it from watching her feet, which began to shuffle after my father announced the move, as though they threw down invisible roots that needed to be pulled out with each step.” – Catherine Chung


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


“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


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


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


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


“Angels are often disguised as daughters.”


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


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


“It’s not ’empty nest syndrome’ until all of their crap is out of your basement.”


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


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


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


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


“Dear mom, I get it now.”


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


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


“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


“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


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


“I didn’t give you the gift of life; life gave me the gift of you.”


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


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


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


“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.”


“Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers.”


“You are such a beautiful girl, and I’m so proud of the incredible way that you are growing up. Even at such a young age, you are full of wisdom, kindness, compassion, and courage.”


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


“You’re always with me, like a handprint on my heart.”


“I have never dreamt of having a better daughter than you. You made my life complete.”


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


“A daughter is a girl who eventually grows up to be her mom’s best friend.”


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


“Mother. One person who does the work of twenty. For free.”


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


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


“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


“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


“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


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


“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


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


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


“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.”


“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.”


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


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


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


“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 exist, and you love them completely, but it’s not built on anything other than their existence.” – John Legend


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


“I can see my daughter, a successful woman, a fighter, and a perfect person. I always believe in her. I love how she becomes exactly like me. I only hope she will be a better mom more than me.”


“She stands firmly on her own two feet, and me just behind her; should she ever need me.” – J. Iron Word


“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


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


“Mom – a title just above the queen.”


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


“At times, our 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


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


“A mother is she who can take the place of others, but whose place no one else can take.”


“You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete.”


“In my life, you are the sun that never fades and the moon that never wanes.”


“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.”


“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


“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.”


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


“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.”


“I hope you believe in yourself as much as I believe in you.”


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


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


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


“Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, dirty ovens, and happy kids.”


“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.”


“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


“My identity rests solely and firmly on this: I am my mother’s daughter.”


“Life doesn’t come with a manual; it comes with a Mother.”


“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


“My mom is a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives and organ donors.” – Carrie Latest


“If I could give my daughter three things, it would be the confidence always to 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.”


“The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.” – Cardinal Mermillod


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


“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” – Robert A. Heinlein


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


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


“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.”


“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 thrilled, incredulous, blessed, relieved, exhausted, and utterly terrified.”


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


“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


“I never want her to think that the whole world revolves around her. But I want her to know, without a doubt, that my whole world does.”


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“Here’s to good women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”


“A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend.”


“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.”


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


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


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


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


“My greatest blessings call me mom.”


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


“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


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


“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


“Only a mother can understand a daughter who’s in her teenage. Treats her same and most especially loves her the same.”


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


“I realized when you look at your mother, and you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”


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


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


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


“Daughters are far more precious than jewels.”


“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


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


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


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


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


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


“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


“A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.”


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


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


“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


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


“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-Nexö


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


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


“I love you so much I could squish you.”

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