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Having a daughter is undoubtedly a blessing. However, raising a girl with high self-esteem in a world saturated with digitally altered images of perfect women can be a challenge. Luckily, some of these daughter quotes will help to provide a starting point, with words of encouragement, and simple reminders that whatever accomplishments you may have to date, raising a daughter is probably your biggest one.

The responsibility of building a daughter’s self-confidence falls first on the parents’ shoulders. Of course, there are many things to take into consideration. But we can start by complimenting them more on who they are and what they are great at. This way, we’ll make sure our daughters understand their true value without looking for validation in a fashion magazine.

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If your daughter is young, she will grow up and start rolling her eyes. But that’s OK. She’s a teenager trying to find her true identity and her inner voice. The great news is that the values you’ve instilled in her will help her make better decisions, even under peer influence.

With a little help, she’ll finally turn into a fine young lady that knows how to take care of herself. That’s your reward. And don’t worry. No matter how strong, independent, and mature she may be, a daughter still needs her parents. You’re never too old for love quotes.

Heartwarming Quotes About Daughters

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“Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.”

Clementine Paddleford

“When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.”

Hugh Jackman

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


“A daughter is a bundle of firsts that excite and delight, giggles that come from deep inside and are always contagious, everything wonderful and precious and your love for her knows no bounds.”

Barbara Cage

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

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“Who can describe the transports of a beam truly parental on beholding a daughter shoot up like some fair and modest flower, and acquire, day after day, fresh beauty and growing sweetness, so as to fill every eye with pleasure and every heart with admiration?”

George Fordyce

“My daughter makes me laugh with her incredibly humorous take on the world. Everything makes her laugh, and I aspire to take in the world the same shoes she does.”


“To my beautiful daughter. If I could only give you one thing in this life, I would give you the ability to see yourself how I see you every single day. Your beauty, your kindness, how happy you make me and how proud I am of you. Perhaps then you would be able to understand just how special you are to me.”

Dave Hedges

“Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak.”

Victor Hugo

Empowering Quotes About Daughters

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“Absolutely, I don’t believe in rules. As I tell my daughter when she is mischievous, ‘Well-behaved women rarely make history’.”

Nia Vardalos

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

Isaiah Mustafa

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

The Miz

“We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s.” – Kifah Shah

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“What’s important for my daughter to know is that… if you are fortunate to have opportunity, it is your duty to make sure other people have those opportunities as well.”

Kamala Harris

“Women are in a position now to voice their opinion… women are getting empowered. The more power they get, the more voice they get to shift certain things around. Now I have a daughter, I understand. When I didn’t have a daughter, I didn’t understand.”

Snoop Dogg

Father-Daughter Quotes That Reveal Their Special Bond

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“Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad.”


“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

“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

“To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – Euripides

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“Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian and simply being there every time I need a hug.”

Agatha Stephanie Lin

“Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters, there is something which there are no words to express.”

Joseph Addison

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

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“They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails. She makes him feel like Christmas. In exchange, he makes a secret promise not to see the awkwardness of her teenage years, the mistakes she makes or the secrets she keeps.”


“Having a daughter makes you see things in a different way. This is my only girl. So I don’t care what it takes to protect her. You can call it what you want to call it. As long as you treat her the same way I treat her, like my princess, I don’t mind.”

Tracy Morgan

Moving Quotes About the Mother-Daughter Relationship

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“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

“A mother’s treasure is her daughter.”

Catherine Pulsifer

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

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“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

“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

“Having a daughter is God’s way of saying, ‘Here, thought you could use a lifelong friend’.”


“The thing I’m the most proud of in my personal life is that my daughter actually thinks that I’m fabulous.”

Brooke Shields

“Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes and the objects of our most watchful love.”    

Margaret E. Sangster

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

Anita Diamant

Quotes for Parents Raising Teenage Daughters

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“A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.”

Ben Sirach

“Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half — especially if he has a teenage daughter.”

Guy Lombardo

“My daughter is the biggest gift; I’ve said it so many times and it sounds like a cliche, but the thing about being a parent is when you think you’ve cracked it, and you’re on top of your game, they change again and you have to catch up and adjust. I feel such a responsibility to instill good values in her, to be polite, to have discipline.”

Geri Halliwell

“I’ve come to understand that art is awesome and beautiful because it’s a reflection of life – but it’s just a reflection, and the real thing is my daughter.”

Chance the Rapper

“Patience, my daughter, learn patience, and life will be easier.” – Catherine Pulsifer

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“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

“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

“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.”