The 61 Best Mother Daughter Quotes

Mothers and daughters create a special relationship that no one can understand better than the two of them. Though there are moments when they do not see eye to eye and may argue, a mother-daughter relationship is mostly filled with unconditional love, admiration, and respect. To appreciate this one-of-a-kind relationship, here is a compilation of the best mother daughter quotes.

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Whether you are a mom or a daughter, these perfect mother daughter quotes will make you realize how blessed you are to have such a wonderful relationship. Don’t forget to try one of these mom quotes out on your next Mother’s Day card!

61 Mother Daughter Quotes that Warms the Heart

  1. “There were times when… I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.” –Taylor Swift
  2. “My mother shed her protective love down around me and without knowing why people sensed that I had value.” –Maya Angelou
  3. “The woman who is my best friend, my teacher, my everything: Mom.” –Sandra Vischer
  4. “My mom taught me a woman’s mind should be the most beautiful part of her.” –Sonya Teclai
  5. “Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter.” –Caitlin Houston
  6. “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
  7. “When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother. It’s so much more than love. Even when there’s no love, it’s so much more than anything else in your life.” –Anna Quindlen, One True Thing
  8. “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
  9. “Maybe motherhood means honoring one’s mother.” –Sheila Heti
  10. “Mothers of daughters are daughters of mothers and have remained so, in circles joined to circles, since time began.” –Signe Hammer
  11. “A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.” –Irish Proverb
  12. “The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” –Jodi Picoult
  13. “No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.” –Christie Watson
  14. “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
  15. “A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” –Dorothy C. Fisher
  16. “God couldn’t be everywhere so that is why He invented mothers.” –Daphne Wilder, Because I Said So
  17. “Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter’s mouth.” –Victoria Secunda
  18. “When I’m weak and unpretty, I know I’m beautiful and strong. Because I see myself like my mother does.” –Lauren Alaina, Like My Mother Does
  19. “My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent.” –Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  20. “A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem.” –Naomi Wolf
  21. “She’s my best friend – she’s everything to me. It’s always just been me and her against the world.” –Jacquelyn Middleton
  22. “The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life, the stronger the daughter.” –Anita Diamant
  23. “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.” –Kristin Hannah
  24. “Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” –Cheryl Lacey Donovan
  25. “A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.” –Unknown
  26. “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
  27. “Having a little girl has been like following an old treasure map with the important paths torn away.” –Heather Gudenkauf
  28. “My mother wanted me to be her wings, to fly as she never quite had courage to do. I love her for that. I love the fact that she wanted to give birth to her own wings.” –Erica Jong
  29. “My mom taught me a woman’s mind should be the most beautiful part of her.” –Sonya Teclai
  30. “The older I get, the more I see the power of that young woman, my mother.” –Sharon Olds
  31. “Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” –J.K. Rowling
  32. “On the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am and I straighten my crown.” –Unknown
  33. “As they get older, our daughters become more and more like us too.” –Amy Newmark
  34. “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
  35. “Mother and daughter got on very well indeed, with a deep affection founded on almost complete misunderstanding.” –Mary Stewart
  36. “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
  37. “Mothers and daughters, together, are a powerful force to be reckoned with.” –Melia Keeton-Digby
  38. “We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters’ lengthening flight.” –Letty Cottin Pogrebin
  39. “It is not the job of the child to protect her mother. It’s the mother’s job to protect the child. By allowing your mother to protect you, you gave her a gift.” –Kristin Cashore.
  40. “When we weren’t scratching each other’s eyes out, we were making each other laugh harder than anyone else could.” –Lucie Arnaz
  41. “A mother’s and daughter’s love is never separated.” –Viola Shipman
  42. “What the daughter does, the mother did.” –Jewish Proverb
  43. “A mother’s treasure is her daughter.” –Catherine Pulsifer
  44. “If you ever feel like giving up, just remember there is a little girl watching who wants to be just like you.” –Unknown
  45. “A mother and a daughter always share a special bond, which is engraved on their hearts.” –Unknown
  46. “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
  47. “I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.” –Unknown
  48. “My daughter introduced me to myself. The connection I had with her when I was giving birth was something that I’ve never felt before.” –Beyoncé Knowles
  49. “My mother was my first country, the first place I ever lived.” –Nayyirah Waheed
  50. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” –Milton Berle
  51. “My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives and organ donors.” –Carrie Latet
  52. “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
  53. “My mother was like sand. The kind that warms you on a beach when you come shivering out of the cold water. The kind that clings to your body, leaving its impression on your skin to remind you where you’ve been and where you’ve come from.” –Clare Vanderpool
  54. “The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex.” –Wynonna Judd
  55. “It was easy for me to not feel the beautiful in a world of prom queens, yet my mother was always reminding me of how worthy I was. I was a lucky daughter.” –Brittainy C. Cherry, Eleanor & Grey
  56. “The first lesson every child of Athena learned: Mom was the best at everything, and you should never, ever suggest otherwise.” –Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena
  57. “A mom is a daughter’s ‘first’ friend. And, through life, becomes her best friend.” –Vicki Reece
  58. “No matter your age, you will always need your mom.” –Unknown
  59. “My daughter is a beautiful gift that brings warmth to my heart and brightness to each day.” –Unknown
  60. “A mother and a daughter have one soul for two, which can’t be broken by time, obstacles, distance and insults.” –Unknown
  61. “I think the hardest thing for a mother is to make it possible for a child to be independent and at the same time let the child know how much you love her, how much you want to take care of her, and yet how truly essential it is for her to fly on her own.” –Madeleine Albright

Mother Daughter Quotes and More

These mother daughter relationship quotes highlight the genuine and strong bond between these women. Keep your relationship with your moms and daughters close to your heart because mothers always know best, and daughters remain as daughters all through their mothers life.

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