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Mother Daughter Quotes to Show Your Love

By Elisha Baba


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Mother-daughter quotes are sayings that a mom can say to her daughter, or vice versa to show she cares. The quotes can also be posted on social media or used as an email signature for holidays like Mother’s Day, or for a daughter’s birthday.

Mother Daughter Quotes to Show Your Love

Benefits of Mother-Daughter Quotes

  • You will never be at a loss for what to say to your mother or daughter to tell her you love her.
  • Mother-daughter quotes can be designed into posters and cards for special occasions.
  • With some mother-daughter quotes on hand, you will be able to post about your mother or daughter on social media without struggling with what to say.
  • Mother-daughter quotes can help your mother or daughter feel appreciated no matter what.
  • Mother-daughter quotes can change up your email signature and make it more interesting.

85 Mother-Daughter Quotes for Any Occasion

Quotes About the Mother-Daughter Relationship

  1. “There were times when…I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.” – Taylor Swift
  2. “Mother and daughter never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart.” – Unknown
  3. “Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter.” – Caitlin Houston
  4. “A mother is the only person in the world, who can turn daughter’s worries and fears into happiness.” – Unknown
  5. “Mother and daughter from the start, best friends forever from the heart.” – Unknown
  6. “What sunshine is to flowers, and tides are to the sea, is nowhere as important you’re being in my life is to me.” – C. Stellar
  7. “Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” – Susan Gale
  8. “Mother and daughter got on very well indeed, with a deep affection founded on an almost complete misunderstanding.”—Mary Stewart
  9. “The living mother-daughter relationship, you learn over and over again, is a constant choice between adaptation and acceptance.”—Kelly Corrigan
  10. “I’m blessed and I couldn’t be more grateful. Do you want to know why? Because I’m a mother, but that’s only half of it. I’m blessed because, when I need to, I can still just be a daughter. I get the feeling that there is nothing more precious than to have both of these roles, simultaneously.” ― Adrianna Stepiano
  11. “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.” ― Victoria Secunda

Quotes from Mother to Daughter

  1. “A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.” – Unknown
  2. “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
  3. “Someday when the pages of my life end, I know that you will be one of the most beautiful chapters.” – Unknown
  4. “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
  5. “A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.” – Unknown
  6. “We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters’ lengthening flight.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin
  7. “Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.” – Bethany Hamilton
  8. “Life is tough my darling, but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennet Henry
  9. “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
  10. “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
  11. “From a little girl so very small, how and when did you get so tall?” ― Karen Mortensen

From Daughter to Mother Quotes

  1. “A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” – Dorothy C. Fisher
  2. “…you are my rainbow to keep. My eyes will always be watching you; never will I lose sight of you.” ― Vesna Bailey
  3. “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
  4. “I smile because I’m your daughter, I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.” – Unknown
  5. “By the time a woman realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she’s wrong.” – Unknown
  6. “Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” – Robert A. Heinlein
  7. “Dear mom, I get it now.” – Unknown
  8. “I cannot forget my mother. She is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadies herself long enough for me to run across safely.”—Renita Weems
  9. “Each day I give thanks for you and appreciate all that you do.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  10. “No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.” – Cardinal Mermillod
  11. “My mom is the greatest mom in the whole wide world. She’s done everything for me to make my dreams come true.” – Josh Hutcherson
  12. “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
  13. “I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine. She helps me prosper and reach great heights.” – Terri Guillemets
  14. “Thank you for caring. You don’t have to, but I sure am glad you do.” – Kasey Chatburn

Funny Mother-Daughter Quotes

  1. “A daughter is God’s way of saying, ‘thought you could use a lifelong friend.’” – Unknown
  2. “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” – Oprah Winfrey
  3. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle
  4. “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a Mother.” – Unknown
  5. “Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field since the payment is pure love.” – Mildred Vermont
  6. “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
  7. “Daughters are like flowers, they fill the world with beauty, and sometimes attract pests.” – Anonymous
  8. “Once you’re a mom, you’re always a mom. It’s like riding a bike, you never forget.”—Taraji P. Henson
  9. “Some women pray for their daughters to marry good husbands. I pray that my girls will find girlfriends half as loyal and true as the Ya-Yas.” ― Rebecca Wells
  10. “Having a little girl has been like following an old treasure map with the important paths torn away.” – Heather Gudenkauf
  11. “My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors.” – Carrie Latet
  12. “What’s it like to have the greatest daughter in the world? I don’t know ask your grandmother.” – Unknown
  13. “It’s not ’empty nest syndrome’ until all of their crap is out of your basement.” – Unknown
  14. “Mother. One person who does the work of twenty. For free.” – Unknown
  15. “Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angelshine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes there is always enough left to lasso your heart.” – Alan Beck
  16. “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ It is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.”—Erma Bombeck

Inspiring Mother-Daughter Quotes

  1. “The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life the stronger the daughter.” – Anita Diamant
  2. “A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.” – Unknown
  3. “If you ever feel like giving up, just remember there is a little girl watching who wants to be just like you.” – Unknown
  4. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
  5. “Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” – Cardinal Mermillod
  6. “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
  7. “A mom is a daughter’s ‘first’ friend. And, through life, becomes her best friend.”—Vicki Reece
  8. “Of course, mothers and daughters with strong personalities might see the world from very different points of view.”—Katherine Howe
  9. “The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life […] the stronger the daughter.”
    ― Anita Diamant
  10. “I’ve got her spirit /
    She’s always got my back /
    When I look at her /
    I think, I want to be just like that.”—Lauren Alaina
  11. “My mother is so full of joy and life. I am her child. And that is better than being the child of anyone else in the world.”—Maya Angelou
  12. “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”—Oliver Wendell Holmes

Short Mother-Daughter Quotes

  1. “My mom taught me a woman’s mind should be the most beautiful part of her.” – Sonya Teclai
  2. “The older I get, the more I see the power of that young woman, my mother.” – Sharon Olds
  3. “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” – Jane Sellman
  4. “A mother’s treasure is her daughter.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  5. “Motherhood is difficult and rewarding.” – Gloria Estefan
  6. “The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” – Jodi Picoult
  7. “You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.” – E.E. Cummings
  8. “As they get older, our daughters become more and more like us too.” – Amy Newmark
  9. “A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.” – Laurel Atherton
  10. “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” – William Shakespeare
  11. “A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.” – Unknown

Sentimental Mother-Daughter Quotes

  1. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” – Winnie the Pooh
  2. “You are the woman who came into my life unexpectedly, whose presence kissed my soul.” – Marisa Donnelly
  3. “You’re a very special lady, who showered me with love I am thankful for you as I’ve told God above.” – Charly Lester
  4. “Thank you for being the answer to the prayer I hadn’t realized I asked for.” – Marisa Donnelly
  5. “The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms your children.” – Cardinal Mermillod
  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 remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie
  7. “Mother was comfort. Mother was home. A girl who lost her mother was suddenly a tiny boat on an angry ocean. Some boats eventually floated ashore. And some boats, like me, seemed to float farther and farther from land” ― Ruta Sepetys
  8. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”—Honore de Balzac
  9. “What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?”—Rose Kennedy
  10. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.”—Jessica Lange

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