31 Quotes About Mothers and Daughters


Being a mother is no easy job. These quotes about mothers and daughters highlight the special nature of their relationship and bond they share.

“A busy mother makes slothful daughters.”

“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 arbiter of all their relationships.”

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

“A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don’t like her daughter to resemble her in.”

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

“A mother’s treasure is her daughter.”

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

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

“Because mothers and daughters can affirm and enjoy their commonalities more readily, they are more likely to see how they might ad vance their individual interests in tandem, without one having to be sacrificed for the other.”

“Good daughters make good mothers.”

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

“He that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin.”

“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.”

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

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

“Life is tough my darling, but so are you.”

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

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

“Mothers show their daughters how to become strong, fathers make them.”

“Mothers sound so stupid when they praise their daughters to the skies.”

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“What do girls do who haven’t any mothers to help them through their troubles”

“What the daughter does, the mother did.”

“Your unconscious wants to express the pain you feel about your own lost innocence. But your ego wants to keep it repressed. To the compromise is anxiety.”

From conflicts to love, mother and daughter relationships can account for one of the most powerful relationships and bonds you will ever have in your life.

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