Daughter Quotes

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Want to celebrate your relationship with your daughter? Here are the best daughter quotes to help you do it.

Whether you’re a father who loves his little girl, or a mother with a unique bond, having a daughter can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life.

Many new parents even keep their fingers crossed for daughters as their first or second babies! So enjoy these quotes that celebrate daughters and all they are to their parents.

Quotes about Daughters

A daughter is one of the best gifts this world has to give.

Laurel Atherton

Every moment I have had with my daughter is precious.

Cathy Shaffer,
Conversations With My Daughter
Abilgail Whittelsey quote "Good daughters make good mothers"
“Good daughters make good mothers.” – Abigail G. Whittelsey

The best music I have ever heard is the sound of my daughter’s giggling.

Deasish Mridha

I hope that my daughter grows up empowered and doesn’t define herself by the way she looks but by qualities that make her an intelligent, strong and responsible woman.

Isaiah Mustafa

A daughter is a bundle of firsts that excite and delight, giggles that come from deep inside and are always contagious, everything wonderful and precious and your love for her knows no bounds.

Barbara Cage

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

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 daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous… full of beauty and forever beautiful, loving and caring and truly amazing.

Deanna Beisser

Who can describe the transports of a beam truly parental on beholding a daughter shoot up like some fair and modest flower, and acquire, day after day, fresh beauty and growing sweetness, so as to fill every eye with pleasure and every heart with admiration?

George Fordyce

There will always be a little girl searching for love, pushing against the outstretched hand of someone who can only love her so much.

Piper Payne

I will let my daughter do whatever her heart wants. I will support her and guide her and give her all the knowledge that I have because I want her to succeed in whatever she loves.

The Miz
Ben Sira daughter quote "A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness"
“A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.” – Ben Sira

What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?

Rose Kennedy

We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s.

Kifah Shah

My daughter is my greatest inspiration.

Whitney Houston

I can encourage my daughter to love her body, but what really matters are the observations she makes about my relationship with my own body.

Brené Brown

I was raised by a strong woman, and that DNA is in my daughter and wife.

Dwayne Johnson

The happiest moment of my life was probably when my daughter was born.

David Duchovny

It’s quite difficult for a parent to know that their daughter is in great danger.

Malala Yousafzai

A daughter is chiseled to chisel the world.

Karishma Gajipara

There’s no better feeling than making your little girls laugh.

Jerry O’Connell

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

When you have a daughter, you want to protect her from the things that I’ve seen out there, you know, the things that’s out there that ain’t good for her.

Jefferson quote "He who has daughters is always a shepherd"
“He who has daughters is always a shepherd.” – Thomas Jefferson

My son is my son till he have got him a wife, But my daughter’s my daughter all the days of her life.

Thomas Fuller

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

It’s the sweetest thing to be a parent of a daughter. When they hit their twenties, they become these lovebugs that come back. It’s just so sweet.

Garth Brooks

Do not forget to tell your daughters God made them beautiful.

Habeeb Akande

Daughters are angels sent from above to fill our heart with unending love.

J. Lee

Because my mother couldn’t change my present, I decided to change my daughter’s future.

Manal al-Sharif

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


One of the greatest things about daughters is how they adored you when they were little; how they rushed into your arms with electric delight and demanded that you watch everything they do and listen to everything they say.

Michael Josephson

And the moon said to me — my darling daughter, you do not have to be whole in order to shine.

Nichole McElhaney

Mothers and Daughters

Jewish Proverb "What the daughter does, the mother did"
“What the daughter does, the mother did.” – Jewish Proverb

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

Signe Hammer

No mother and daughter ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.

Christie Watson

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

Anita Diamant

I like it when my mother smiles. And I especially like it when I make her smile.

Adriana Trigiani

Of course mothers and daughters with strong personalities might see the world from very different points of view.

Katherine Howe

A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.

Dorothy C. Fisher

A mother’s treasure is her daughter.

Catherine Pulsifer
"Mother and daughter are like spoons in a drawer"
“Mother and daughter are like spoons in a drawer.” – Maggie Stiefvater

A daughter will follow in her mom’s footsteps so make sure to set a good example.

Elizabeth George

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

Caitlin Houston

Daughters always revel in their mothers’ admiration. And daughters always bask in their fathers’ love.

Hendrith Vanlon Smith, Jr.

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

By the time you realize your mother was right, you have a daughter who thinks that you’re wrong.

Sada Malhotra

Her mother would tell her she was beautiful and that everything was all right.

Sarah Addison Allen

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

Barbara Delinsky

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

Mary Stewart
Viola Shipman quote "A mother’s and daughter's love is never separated"
“A mother’s and daughter’s love is never separated.” – Viola Shipman

Mothers and daughters together are a powerful force to be reckoned with.

Melia Keeton-Digby

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

Naomi Wolf

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

Signe Hammer

The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex.

Wynonna Judd

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

Mothers, look after your daughters, keep them near you, keep their confidence that they may be true and faithful.

Elmina S. Taylor

Fathers and Daughters

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.


When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.

Hugh Jackman

Having a daughter makes you see things in a different way.

Tracy Morgan
Dawn French daughter quote "It was my father who taught me to value myself"
“It was my father who taught me to value myself.” – Dawn French

It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.

John Sinor

A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.

Mat Johnson

Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.

Marinela Reka

A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life.

Dr. James Dobson

Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.

John Mayor, Daughters

When my daughter says ‘Daddy I need you!’ I wonder if she has any idea that I need her billion times more.

Stanley Behrman

You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you’re in a constant state of panic.

Stanley T. Banks

There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.

John Gregory Brown

Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters, there is something which there are no words to express.

Joseph Addison
Fanny Fern quote "To her, the name of father was another name for love"
“To her, the name of father was another name for love.” – Fanny Fern

Moms should know that even the manliest guys will become softies when they have daughters. Dads immediately fall in love with their little girls and will let them get away with everything. So moms are going to have to be the disciplinarians when it comes to daughters.

Jimmy Fallon

Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million-dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.

Jim Bishop

Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.

Russian Proverb

Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half — especially if he has a teenage daughter.

Guy Lombardo

Your daughter wants your guidance and support; she wants and needs a strong bond with you. And, as all successful fathers know, you need a strong bond with her.

Meg Meeker

When a daughter is born, the ordinary life of a man turns into the extraordinary life of a father.


When daughters have engaged dads, they benefit from that relationship for a lifetime.

Kevin Leman

She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.

Harper Lee,
Go Set a Watchman

A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.

Gregory E. Lang

Quotes for Daughters

Stehanie Henry quote for daughters "Life is tough my darling but so are you"
“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennet Henry

Fly free, my daughter. Be what I could never be and leave the cage forever.

Nalini Singh

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

Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.

Clementine Paddleford

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be – enthusiasm.

Bruce Barton

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

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.

Channign Tatum

Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.

Bethany Hamilton

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

From a little girl so very small, how and when did you get so tall?

Karen Mortensen
Shakespeare quote for daughters "And though she be but little she is fierce"
“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” – William Shakespeare

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

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

Proverbs 31:25, ESV

You are the woman who came into my life unexpectedly, whose presence kissed my soul.

Marisa Donnelly

Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee.

Margaret Courtney

Whether you have a daughter, or are one yourself, we hope these daughter quotes leave you celebrating either! Let us know your favorite in the comments or feel free to add any we forgot to include.

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Natalie Seale

Natalie Seale is a writer and researcher with an MA, MSc, and PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh. Natalie is an avid reader, a keen traveller, and enjoys cooking and walking with her English Spaniel. Her posts focus on inspiring ideas and tips that help people learn, gro, and inspire others.