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130+ Daughter Quotes

parentingUpdated July 12, 2022

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When I found out I was pregnant with a daughter, I was thrilled and terrified all at the same time. I knew how hard it would be to raise a daughter; I was not the easiest daughter to raise! But I also felt so blessed to have a little girl who would hopefully become a lifelong friend, like my mom and I. These daughter quotes are a well-rounded collection of sentiments about having and raising a little girl.

Whether you’re looking for something sweet, funny, inspirational, or song lyrics, we’ve got some of the best daughter quotes right here. Check them out:

130+ Daughter Quotes

Sweet Daughter Quotes

1. A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart. – Unknown

2. Raising a daughter is like growing a flower. You give it your best. If you’ve done your job well, she blooms. – Unknown

3. Sometimes, when I need a miracle, I look into my daughter’s eyes and realize I have already created one. – Unknown

4. Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes, and the objects of our most watchful love. – Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

5. She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful for the way she thought. She was beautiful for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

7. The most precious jewels you’ll have around your neck are the arms of your daughter. — Altaf ul Qadri

8. A daughter is God’s way of saying, I thought you could use a lifelong friend. – Unknown

9. 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

10. A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer. – Unknown

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

12. A daughter is the most precious gift of life who lets our hearts dance with joy. – Apollo M

13. Daughters are angels sent from above to fill our hearts with unending love. – J. Lee

14. I loved you from the moment I laid eyes on you. – Louisa May Alcott

15. A daughter is a rainbow — a curve of light through scattered mist that lifts the spirit with her prismatic presence. A daughter is a promise, kept. – Ellen Hopkins

16. My daughter is my greatest inspiration. – Whitney Houston

17. Lucky is the woman whose first child is a daughter. – Prophet Mohammed

18. Daughters always revel in their mother’s admiration. And daughters always bask in their father’s love. ― Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, The Wealth Reference Guide: An American Classic

19. Every daughter is her own kind of flower. ― Mary Calvi, Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington’s First Love

20. She’s my best friend—she’s everything to me. It’s always just been me and her against the world. ― Jacquelyn Middleton, Until the Last Star Fades

21. No matter how old my daughter gets, she’ll always be my baby girl. – Unknown

22. 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 know how truly, deeply loved she is. –Unknown

23. My daughter didn’t ruin my life . . . she gave me a new one. – Unknown

24. She’s magic, that one. – Unknown

25. 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

Funny Daughter Quotes

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

2. I want my daughter to grow up to be a strong woman. I just need to be able to live with her in the meantime. – Unknown

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

4. A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness. — Ben Sirach

5. Maybe it’s just a daughter’s job to piss off her mother. — Chuck Palahniuk

6. 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

7. I once asked my mom what it was like to have the most wonderful daughter in the world. She told me she had no idea but that I should ask Grandma. – Unknown

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

9. I let my kids follow their dreams unless I already paid the registration fee on their last dream, then they follow that one for 6-8 more weeks. – Petite Bello

10. 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

11. Nobody tests your inner gangster more than your daughter’s smart mouth. – Unknown

12. I smile because you’re my daughter. I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it. –Unknown

13. Praying my child’s sass helps her lead a company one day and not a gang in prison. – Unknown

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

15. It’s funny how you can sometimes see yourself in your daughter, like when she gives that same sass to your husband that you do. – Unknown

16. I love when my daughter gets an attitude with me. I’m like, girl, I gave you that attitude, and I have way more practice with it. – Unknown

17. I always wondered what would happen if my mom had to count past three. Now that I am a mom, I know that she was praying it wouldn’t go that far cause we really don’t have a plan when we start counting. – Unknown

18. Daughters are like flowers. They fill the world with beauty and sometimes attract pests. –Unknown

19. Sure, sometimes I question my parenting. But to be honest, sometimes I question my child’s childing. – Just Surviving Motherhood

20. As a mom, I constantly worry about the safety of my children. Like especially the one who has been rolling her eyes and talking back to me. – @relaxingmommy

21. Having a daughter is like having a little broke best friend who thinks you’re rich. – Unknown

22. I want my daughter to be kind, but I also want her to know that she can throat punch someone if she needs to. – Unknown

23. May your coffee be stronger than your daughter’s attitude. – Unknown

24. I secretly enjoy when my daughter is defiant because I love to see her fighting spirit. Then I put her in her place because there’s only room for one sheriff in this town. – Unknown

Inspiring Daughter Quotes

1. Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be. – Clementine Paddleford

2. Go in peace, my daughter, and remember that in a world of ordinary mortals, you are a wonder woman. – Unknown

3. We must teach our girls that if they speak their minds, they can create the world they want to see. – Robyn Silverman.

4. Teach your daughters to worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings. – Unknown

5. I want my daughters to grow up to be beautiful on the inside, rich in compassion, and perfectly imperfect. – Brenda Kosciuk

6. I hope our daughters are born with so much fire in their souls, they could put volcanoes and stars to shame. ― Nikita Gill

7. Beautiful girl, you can do hard things. – Unknown

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

9. Daughters can sometimes be too serious. Teach them to laugh and not take life too seriously. — Catherine Pulsifer

10. We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s. — Kifah Shah

11. 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

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

13. Teach your daughters their battle cries are needed far more than their silence, and hear them deafen the world with their fearlessness.― Nikita Gill

14. Daughters. They were sometimes as familiar and intimate as honeysuckles in bloom, but mostly daughters were mysteries. They lived in rooms you had long since abandoned and could not, did not ever want to reenter. ― Benjamin Alire Saenz, Names on a Map

15. My Daughter . . . She’s like an Excellent Cut Diamond that shines brilliantly from the inside out. She’s admired by many, including me! She exudes joy, love, peace, and excellence. She is phenomenally made! – Stephanie Lahart

16. My dear girls, I am ambitious for you, but not to have you make a dash in the world—marry rich men merely because they are rich, or have splendid houses, which are not homes because love is wanting. Money is a needful and precious thing—and, when well used, a noble thing—but I never want you to think it is the first or only prize to strive for. I’d rather see you poor men’s wives if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens on thrones, without self-respect and peace. ― Louisa May Alcott

17. Our daughters grow up with the same possibilities as our sons. ― Betty Friedan

18. A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. – Unknown

19. 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

20. It’s your job as a parent to help your daughter identify her purpose, develop her talents, and learn how to get along with people. It’s not a high-paying or cushy job, but it is extremely rewarding and, in our opinion, one of the most important jobs you’ll ever do. — Mary Anne Richey

21. The golden rule of parenting is to always show your children the kind of person you want them to be. Remember that children are impressionable. If you wish to have a well-mannered, kind and honest daughter, do your best to show these characteristics to her. — Elizabeth Roxas

22. 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

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

24. I never want her to think that the world revolves around her, but I want her to know that my whole world does. – Unknown

25. There is a magic in daughters’ existence. It can lighten even the darkest nights and heal even the most miserable hearts. To the parents, their daughter makes them feel more love for life and expectation for the future. And a world of more love is the world of more light and warmth. – Unknown

Quotes About Mothers and Daughters

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

2. As is the mother, so is her daughter. – Ezekiel 16:44

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

4. Don’t ever worry that you have pushed me away. Whenever you’re ready to come back to your mama, I’ll be here waiting. – Brenda Kosciuk

5. My daughter introduced me to myself. The connection that I had with her when I was giving birth was something I’ve never felt before. – Beyonce

6. 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 remorsefully all that stands in its path. – Agatha Christie

7. Good daughters make good mothers. — Abigail G. Whittlesey

8. Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers. — Unknown

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

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

11. A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary. — Dorothy Canfield Fisher

12. A mother and a daughter have one soul for two, which can’t be broken by time, obstacles, distance, and insults. — Anonymous

13. Mother-daughter disagreements were, in hindsight, basically mother stating the truth and daughter taking her own sweet time coming around. — Barbara Delinsky, Sweet Salt Air

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 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

16. A mother is the only person in the world who can turn her daughter’s worries and fears into happiness. — Anonymous

17. I told my mom she was invading my personal space, and she said I came out of her personal space. — Anonymous

18. My mother was my first country, the first place I ever lived. — Nayyirah Waheed, “Lands”

19. 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

20. They both began to giggle, and then . . . fell into a side-splitting round of laughter, the cleansing, complete sort of laughter only a mother and daughter can share. – Karen Kingsbury

21. If we don’t always see eye to eye, daughter, that means I’ve done my job and raised you to have your own mind. – Brenda Kosciuk

22. Nothing is more powerful than a mother’s love, and nothing is more healing than a child’s soul. – Unknown

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

24. When I’m weak and unpretty, I know I’m beautiful and strong because I see myself like my mother does. – Lauren Alaina

Quotes About Fathers and Daughters

1. Every day is Father’s Day to me when I’m with her: when I’ll be able to hold my daughter and see her grow and see her smile. That’s Father’s Day to me every day. – Saquon Barkley

2. To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter. – Euripides

3. My son is my son till he has got him a wife, but my daughter’s my daughter all the days of her life. – Thomas Fuller

4. He who has daughters is always a shepherd. – Proverb

5. To her, the name of father was another name for love. — Fanny Fern

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

7. No one in this world can love a girl more than her father. — Michael Ratnadeepak

8. A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life. — Dr. James Dobson

9. I do see the world as being different for girls – especially now, having daughters. – Dierks Bentley

10. A little girl giggles when she is denied an ice cream by her mother. She knows daddy will get her some later. – Unknown

11. Dad, you’ve always been the coolest – like all those times you said ‘yes’ when Mom said ‘no.’ – Unknown

12. Fathers, be your daughter’s first love, and she’ll never settle for anything less. – Unknown

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

14. In the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved, and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am, and I straighten my crown. – Unknown

15. It was my father who taught me to value myself. – Dawn French

16. 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

17. When my daughter says, ‘Daddy, I need you!’ I wonder if she has any idea that I need her a billion times more. – Stanley Behrman

18. Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts. – Paul Walker

19. A father’s job is not to teach his daughter how to be a lady. It’s to teach her how a lady should be treated. – Unknown

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

21. The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother. – Elaine S. Dalton

22. Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. – Gloria Naylor

23. No one is able to make the female a queen except her father… — Arab Proverb

24. Every father decides what man his daughter marries: not ordering, but showing an example. – Unknown

25. Fathers and daughters have a special bond. She is always daddy’s little girl. – Richard L. Ratliff

26. Not only is a father an example for a daughter, but a daughter is a great inspiration for a father. – Unknown

Song Lyrics and Movie Quotes About Daughters

1. In my daughter’s eyes, I am a hero/ I am strong and wise, and I know no fear/ But the truth is plain to see/ She was sent to rescue me/ I see who I want to be/ In my daughter’s eyes – Martina McBride

2. I loved Susan from the moment she was born, and I love her now and every minute in between. And what I dream of is a man who will discover her, and that she will discover a man who will love her, who is worthy of her, who is of this world, this time, and has the grace, compassion, and fortitude to walk beside her as she makes her way through this beautiful thing called life. –Anthony Hopkins, Meet Joe Black

3. I know a girl. She puts the color inside of my world. – John Mayer

4. I’m your father. Trying to comprehend how much I love you would be like trying to visualize the size of the universe. – Kevin Costner, Molly’s Game

5. Isn’t she lovely/Isn’t she wonderful/Isn’t she precious/ Less than one minute old/ I never thought through love we’d be/ Making one as lovely as she – Stevie Wonder

6. Anything happens to my daughter, I got a .45 and a shovel. I doubt anybody would miss you. –Dan Hedaya, Clueless

7. You don’t ever have to feel lonely/ You will never lose any tears/ You don’t have to feel any sadness/ When you look back on the years/ How can I look you in the eyes/ And tell you such big lies/ The best I can do is try to show you/ How to love with no fear – Jack Johnson

8. You know fathers don’t like to admit it when their daughters are capable of running their own lives. It means we’ve become spectators. – Larry Miller, 10 Things I Hate About You

9. Fathers, be good to your daughters/ Daughters will love like you do/ Girls become lovers who turn into mothers/ So mothers be good to your daughters too — John Mayer

10. You’re beautiful baby, from the outside in/ Chase your dreams but always know/ The road that will lead you home again/ Go on, take on this old world but to me/ You know you’ll always be my little girl – Tim McGraw

These daughter quotes can be used for things like birthday cards, graduation cards, or just a sweet note in your daughter’s lunchbox. Which of these daughter quotes best describes your relationship with your parents? Did you find a daughter quote illustrating your relationship with your little girl? Some of these made me laugh aloud, while others made me tear up. Our daughters are so very special, and these daughter quotes capture the preciousness wonderfully!

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