50 Quotes About Raising Daughters That Will Warm Your Heart

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

by Nancy Reynolds

This post: 50 Quotes About Raising Daughters That Will Warm Your Heart

Co-Written by: Ali Flynn & Nancy Reynolds

Raising a daughter is one of the most precious and beautiful gifts this world has to give.

From the moment she wraps her tiny hand around our fingers to the time she grows into a beautiful, strong, capable young woman, she fills our days with sunshine and our hearts with joy – she is our world. 

For every mama who loves her daughter beyond measure and wants to enlighten and empower her to truly believe in her self-worth, strength, intelligence and ability to change our world for the better, these quotes about raising daughters are for you. 

We hope you find a few that tug at your heartstrings…

50 Quotes About Raising Daughters That Will Warm Your Heart

1. “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.” ~ Madeline Albright


2. “Let her not follow me but take the path next to me and go further than I would have ever dreamed.” ~ Unknown


3. “Raise a daughter that people are a bit scared of. Teach her to be fierce and independent. Teach her not to care what other people think. Raise her to be a little warrior who is  going to change the world and make a difference.” ~ The Barefoot Truther



4. “She’s stubborn, messy, moody and downright sassy, at times. But when I look in her eyes, I see a beautiful, perfect girl, who just needs a little time to grow up.” ~ Raising Teens Today


5. “I keep seeing myself in my daughter, and I see my mother in me and in her.” ~ Julie Walters


6.  “I tell my daughter every morning, ‘Now, what are the two most important parts of you?’ And she says, ‘My head and my heart.’ ~ Viola Davis

7. “A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful memories of the present and the hope and promise of the future.” ~ Unknown


8. “By the time a woman realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she’s wrong.” ~ Unknown


9.  “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 deeply loved she is.” ~ Unknown

10. “Girls should never be afraid to be smart.” ~ Emma Watson


11. “Raising an independent daughter feeds my soul with hope.” ~ Ali Flynn / Hang in There Mama

12. “Compliments of my daughter’s appearance are nice, but when someone compliments her as a person – her heart, her compassion, that she’s a good friend, a good listener or someone others can lean on when life gets hard, that’s when I know I must have done something right. ~ Raising Teens Today


13. “I want every girl to know that her voice can change the world.” ~ Malala Yousafzai


14. “The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life… the stronger the daughter.” ~ Anita Diamant



15. “If you ever feel like giving up, just remember a little girl is watching who wants to be just like you.” ~ Unknown


16. “Never extinguish the fire of feistiness in your daughter’s heart. It may drive you crazy now, but one day they will be the tools she uses to stand up for herself.” ~ Unknown


17.  “Dear Daughter, Promise me this… you will always remain true to yourself regardless of the pressure you may receive from the outside world.” ~ Ali Flynn – Hang in There Mama


18. “If all girls were taught how to love each other fiercely instead of how to compete with each other and hate their own bodies, what a different and beautiful world we would live in.” ~ Nikita Gill


19.  “As for my girls, I’ll raise them to think they breathe fire.” ~ Jessica Kirkland


20. “She might look like you. She might act like you. She might even remind you of your younger self, yet she is unique. She is wiser than you were. She is stronger than you were. She is all the best parts of you and so much more. She is herself. She is beautiful. She is your baby all grown up. She is an amazing young woman and she is a gift.” ~ M.M. Coder


21.  “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” ~ Coco Chanel


22.  “Mothers and daughters together are a powerful force to be reckoned with.” ~ Melia Keeton-Digby

23.  “Make your daughter so capable that you don’t have to worry who will marry her. Instead of saving money for her wedding day, spend it well on her education & most importantly, instead of preparing her for marriage, prepare her for herself. Teach her self-love and confidence.” ~ Komal Sahid


24. “The mother-daughter connection is the most complicated of all. You argue, you make up, you laugh, you cry. But through it all, you forget. You forgive. You love unconditionally. In spite of what you’ve been through and perhaps because of the storms you’ve weathered together, your love grows stronger and steadfast. It is a bond that can never be broken.” ~ Raising Teens Today


25.  “Let’s teach our daughters it’s not about being beautiful. Teach them to be bold. Be silly. Be strong. Be confident. Be independent and intelligent. Be brave and fierce. Be real, in a world full of fake. Let’s redefine beauty. ~ Unknown


26.  “My mom taught me a woman’s mind should be the most beautiful part of her.” ~ Unknown


27.  “My daughter, if I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes. Only then would you see how truly special you are. ~Unknown


28.  “The older you get the more realize that your mom is truly your best friend.” ~ Raising Teens Today


29.  “A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.” ~ Unknown


30.  “We have to raise our daughters to be the women they want to be – not the women we think they should be.” ~ Jada Pinkett Smith

31. “There were times when I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.” ~ Taylor Swift


32. “Until you become a mother, no one can ever tell you what it feels like to love someone so deeply and profoundly that you will rejoice when they rejoice, ache when they ache, feel what they feel, without ever speaking a word.” ~ Jennifer Quinn


33.  “Angels are often disguised as daughters…” ~ Unknown

34. “Little girls with dreams become women with vision.” ~ Unknown


35. “I am not the perfect mother and I will never be. You are not the perfect daughter and will never be. But put us together and we will be the best mother and daughter we would ever be.” ~ Zoraida Pesante


36. “I’m raising a strong girl. Because strong girls grow up to be strong, confident women. Because strong women hold a hand out to other women and support them on their climb. Because one day she’ll have to stand on her own two feet, fight for herself and face this world without me. Because she needs to be able to take care of herself and not rely on a man to do it for her. Because life is filled with ups and downs and she needs to learn how to weather the storms with resilience and grit.Because there are glass ceilings to be shattered. Because I know she holds the power within.” ~ Unknown


37. “To my daughter…Never forget that I love you. Life is filled with hard times and good times. Learn from everything you can. Be the woman I know you can be.”  ~ Unknown


38.  “My daughter, No matter how old you get, you will always be my baby girl.” ~ Unknown


39. “Teach your daughter to worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings.” ~ Unknown


40.  “Find it within you to love exactly who you are and to know you’re capable, you’re loved and you’re beautiful, inside and out. The world is a better place because of you. You are unique because there is only one of YOU.” ~ Shantel VanSanten


41. “Words are not enough to describe the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter.” ~ Caitlin Houston

42. “The best music I have ever heard is the sound of my daughter giggling.” ~ Deasish Mridha


43.  “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 one of the most important jobs you’ll ever do.” ~ Mary Anne Richey

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


45. “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.” ~ Brene’ Brown


46.  “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

47. “A mother and daughter become closest when the daughter becomes a mother.” ~ Unknown


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


49. “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

50.  “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



Ali Flynn is excited to share with you the joys and hardships of motherhood with an open heart, laughter, and some tears. Ali is a monthly guest contributor for Westchester County Moms and has been seen on Filter Free Parents, Grown and Flown, Today Parents, The Mighty, Her View From Home, and His View From Home, where she shares inspirational stories about motherhood while keeping it real. You can also find her on Facebook or Instagram.


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