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Mother Daughter Quotes, Sayings, Reflections

These mother-daughter quotes truly reflect this special bond. This relationship is unlike any other. It is loving, unique, selfless, strong, and complex. This relationship is the most significant.

A mom can be a guide, a role model, and a friend. In turn, her offspring can be a supporter, an inspiration, and a friend.

These quotes are endearing, funny, and inspirational. They work well for Mother’s Day, Birthday Cards, social media posts, and more.

Best Mother and Daughter Quotes

1.) There is nothing as powerful as a mother’s love and nothing as healing as a child’s soul.

2.) A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.

3.) One of the most important relationships we’ll have is the relationship we have with our mothers.
Iyanla Vanzant

4.) A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.

5.) 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

6.) No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.

Inspirational mother-daughter quotes.

Good My Daughter Quotes

7.) Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter.
Caitlin Houston

8.) 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

9.) He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother for you leaves its own mark.
J.K. Rowling

10.) Since I heard your first scream and saw your wonderful eyes, my heart has been stolen. And it was the prettiest thief I’ve ever seen.
Cardinal Mermillod

11.) Even though we fight and drive each other crazy, we now have this little reminder that our love for one another is greater than anything in this world.

12.) A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.
Diana, Princess of Wales

13.) I love my mom; no matter what we go through, no matter how much we argue, I know in the end, she’ll always be there for me.

14.) The best place to cry is in a mother’s arms.
Jodi Picoult

15.) 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.

16.) Moms are people who know us the best and love us the most.

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Daughters are My World Sayings

17.) Dear daughters, If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes.

18.) The special bond shared between a mother and daughter is the one place in all the world where hearts can be sure of each other. Like branches on a tree, we may grow in different directions, but our roots remain one.

19.) 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.

20.) When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.
Charley Benetto

21.) My mom taught me a woman’s mind should be the most beautiful part of her.
Sonya Teclai

22.) A mother is a daughter’s first best friend.

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Snuggled right into my heart.

I Love My Daughter Messages

23.) Mothers and daughters will always share a special bond, though near or far apart; the words that would describe it are written on the heart.

24.) The size of my love for you knows no bounds. You’re the only person in the world who knows what my heart sounds like from inside me.

25.) No matter what we go through. No matter how much we argue. In the end, you are there for me always, and I love you for that.

26.) There is nothing like the love I have for my daughter. We share every emotion with each other, our hopes and dreams … We can talk for hours!
Reese Witherspoon

27.) A mother’s and daughter’s love is never separated.
Viola Shipman

28.) There is no feeling like that first little smile, your first Mother’s Day, which was so beautiful and sweet to me. The entire day my eyes were on the verge of tears because I was so happy.
Chrissy Teigen

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Motherly Love Quotations

29.) 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

30.) 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

31.) If I could give my daughter three things, it would be the confidence to always know her self-worth, the strength to chase her dreams, and the ability to understand how truly, deeply loved she is.

32.) Of all the gifts that life offersing mother is the greatest of them all.

33.) From the moment they placed you in my arms, you snuggled right into my heart.

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Funny Sayings about Moms and Daughters

34.) Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.

35.) My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives and organ donors.
Carrie Latet

36.) As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
Oscar Wilde

37.) The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.
Jane Sellman

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

39.) If, at first, you don’t succeed, try doing it the way Mom told you in the beginning.

Mother-Daughter Quotes Funny

40.) It’s not easy being a mom. If it were, Dad would do it.

41.) A mother’s sacrifice isn’t giving birth; it’s nine months without wine.

42.) Daughters are another version of yourself, only better.

43.) MOM – a title just above the QUEEN.

Funny Daughter Quotes

44.) I do what I want when I want, where I want… if my mom says it’s ok.

45.) I just want you to know, if you ever need anything, don’t be shy, ok? There are no rules in the house. I’m not like a regular mom; I’m a cool mom.
Mean Girls

46.) Mother-daughter disagreements were, in hindsight; basically, the mother stating the truth and the daughter taking her own sweet time coming around.
Barbara Delinsky

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

Love is never separated.

Inspirational Messages

48.) 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. Signed, Mom.

49.) Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.

50.) All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Abraham Lincoln

51.) I believe that a mother creates a daughter. Thank you for showing me this wonderful world of mutual love, fulfilled dreams, and unconditional happiness. Your love made me the person I am now. I am infinitely grateful to you.

Inspiring Mother-Daughter Quotes

52.) We mothers have a wonderfully precious and truly powerful role to play in the future self-images of our daughters.

The truth is, the most effective way to inculcate in our daughters a fighting chance at lifelong self-love and empowerment is not in the books we read to them, or the workshops we send them to, or the media we do or do not expose them to, or even the things we tell them, rather it is in the reflection of self-love and empowerment they see in us, their mothers.

The model of our own empowerment gives our daughters permission to be powerful.
Melia Keeton-Digby

53.) Mothers and daughters together are a powerful force to be reckoned with.
Melia Keeton-Digby

54.) You were my home, Mother. I had no home, but you
Janet Fitch

55.) If I’ve learned anything as a mom with a daughter who’s three, I’ve learned that you cannot judge the way another person is raising their kid. Everybody is just doing the best they can. It’s hard to be a mom.
Maggie Gyllenhaal

56.) No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.
Sarah Josepha Hale

Mom Love Quotations

57.) A mother’s treasure is her daughter.

58.) 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

59.) I would say that my mother is the single biggest role model in my life, but that term doesn’t seem to encompass enough when I use it about her. She was the love of my life.
Mindy Kaling

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

Mother Sayings

61.) You know every story, every wound, every memory. Their whole life’s happiness is wrapped up in you… every single second.
Stepmom (the movie)

62.) I tell my daughter every morning, ‘Now, what are the two most important parts of you?’ And she says, ‘My head and my heart.’ Because that’s what I’ve learned in the foxhole: What gets you through life is a strength of character and strength of spirit and love.
Viola Davis

63.) I don’t want my daughter to follow in my footsteps. I want her to walk the path beside me and go even further than I could have ever dreamed.

64.) I can’t cherish you to death. We have to raise our children to be the adults that we want them to be, and that starts young. You can’t be so afraid that life will break them that you don’t prepare them for life.
Michelle Obama

Cute Short Quotes

65.) What the daughter does, the mother did.
Jewish Proverb

66.) And I wonder if I can ever be like you. A daughter always tries to fit in her mother’s shoes.

67.) My mother is my best critic and yet my strongest supporter.

68.) A mother’s words of encouragement can be the foundation on which greatness is built.

69.) A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem.
Naomi Wolf

70.) Of course, mothers and daughters with strong personalities might see the world from very different points of view.
Katherine Howe

Daughter Love Sayings

71.) 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

72.) The thing about mothers, I want to say, is that once the containment ends and one becomes two, you don’t always fit together so nicely. The living mother-daughter relationship, you learn over and over again, is a constant choice between adaptation and acceptance.
Kelly Corrigan

73.) Daughter, I want you to forgive easily, laugh loudly and never allow yourself to become the invisible, silent woman that your mother was. Daughter, this is how we soften our hearts and become better human beings.
Diriye Osman

74.) Mothers and daughters together are a powerful force to be reckoned with.
Melia Keeton-Digby

75.) Suddenly, through birthing a daughter, a woman finds herself face to face not only with an infant, a little girl, a woman-to-be but also with her own unresolved conflicts from the past and her hopes and dreams for the future. As though experiencing an earthquake, mothers of daughters may find their lives shifted, their deep feelings unearthed, and the balance struck in all relationships once again off-kilter.
Elizabeth Debold and Idelisse Malave

76.) As for my girls, I’ll raise them to think they breathe fire.
Jessica Kirkland

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Relationship Quotes — Mom and Daughter

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

78.) 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, and the arbiter of all their relationships.
Victoria Secunda

79.) She stands firmly on her own two feet, and I just behind her, should she ever need me.
J. Iron Word

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

81.) As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bone 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.) There is no way to be a perfect mother but a million ways to be a good one.

83.) My mother spoke highly of me and to me. But more importantly, she was there with me. She had my back and supported me. This is the role of the mother, and in that visit, I really saw clearly, and for the first time, why a mother is really important. Not just because she feeds and also loves and cuddles and even mollycoddles a child, but because in an interesting and maybe an eerie and unworldly way, she stands in the gap. She stands between the unknown and the known.
Maya Angelou

84.) 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

Beautiful Mother-Daughter Quotes

85.) A daughter is God’s way of saying, thought you could use a lifelong friend.

86.) The woman who is my best friend, my teacher, my everything: Mom.
Sandra Vischer

87.) Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, and guts. That’s what little girls are made of.
Bethany Hamilton

88.) 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

89.) What sunshine is to flowers and tides are to the sea is nowhere as important as you being in my life is to me.
C. Stellar

90.) I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine. She helps me prosper and reach great heights.
Terri Guillemets

91.) A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
Emily Dickinson

92.) My mother shed her protective love down around me and without knowing why people sensed that I had value.
Maya Angelou

Touching Mother-Daughter Quotes

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

94.) A mother-daughter bond is the perfect blessing, so that makes me one blessed mom because I have you.
Stephanie Lahar

95.) 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

96.) The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life, the stronger the daughter.
Anita Diamant

97.) There were times when I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.
Taylor Swift

98.) 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, The Dovekeepers

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

Lighthearted Mother-Daughter Quotes

100.) 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

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

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

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

104.) 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

105.) Mother and daughter got on very well indeed, with a deep affection founded on almost complete misunderstanding.
Mary Stewart

106.) My mother was my first country, the first place I ever lived.
Nayyirah Waheed

107.) I like it when my mother smiles. And I especially like it when I make her smile.
Adriana Trigiani

Mother-Daughter Reflections on Love

108.) 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

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

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

111.) Dear Daughter, don’t concern yourself with fitting into glass slippers. Think instead of shattering glass ceilings.

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

113.) A mother teaches her daughter how to feel about herself, about handling pressure, about relishing life’s joy, and conquering fears.
Melissa Harrison

114.) Even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be OK.
Jojo Moyes

115.) A loving and careful mother both recognizes and even protects her. daughter’s autonomy and also helps her dance out confidently onto a wider stage.
Rachel Billington

116.) Many people may be replaced in the daughter’s life, but nobody can take the mother’s place.

117.) A mother and daughter’s love is never separated.
Viola Shipman

118.) 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

119.) A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.
Princess Diana

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120.) A daughter is just a girl who grew up to be your best friend.

121.) A mother is a daughter’s best friend.

122.) A daughter is someone you can laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.

123.) Happiness is mother and daughter time.

124.) Like mother, like daughter.

125.) Home is where my baby is.

126.) Not always eye to eye, but always heart to heart.

127.) A mother and daughter’s love is never separated.

128.) I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.

129.) A mother’s hug lasts long after she’s gone.

130.) Mothers and Daughters: Links that can never be undone.

131.) My teacher, my Mom, and my Everything.

132.) Mother and daughter never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart.

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133.) Her smile makes me smile.

134.) The love between a mother and a daughter knows no distance.

135.) Mothers and daughters are the closest when daughters become mothers.

136.) First, my mother, forever my friend.

137.) A mother gives her daughter the gift of wings so that she can soar.

By MJ O’Halloran

MJ is the mother of four strong women.


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