Encouragement Quotes and Sayings for Mothers and Daughters

A Mothers Love Is

"Every woman is someone's daughter."
"Every woman is someone's daughter."

Mother and Daughter

Quotations of Encouragement

Celebrate that special bond with your Mom, whether it is her birthday or just a day you want to remind her how wonderful she is. And for moms here you will find encouraging words to let your daughters know what they mean to you. This is for all mothers and daughters everyday of the year, and of course when looking for words to express what's in your heart on Mother's Day. While we don’t need special words to remember all the precious moments we keep in our hearts, it is nice to reflect on the experience and thoughts of others.

Inspiration for All Mothers and Daughters

Here you will find inspiring heartfelt words for mothers and daughters. Some that are powerful and funny, others inspiring and insightful. Encouragement and wisdom from accomplished writers and personalities from today and throughout history. May these words help you navigate through the most complicated and important female relationship. This is my very special collection to share together in love forever.

Life Is Too Short

"No one comes to the earth like grass, we come like trees, we all have roots." ~ Yiddish Proverb ~
"No one comes to the earth like grass, we come like trees, we all have roots." ~ Yiddish Proverb ~

Special Proverbs to Share

"No one comes to the earth like grass, we come like trees, we all have roots."
~ Yiddish Proverb ~

"A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life."
~Irish Saying~

"One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade."
~ Chinese Proverb ~

Quotations of Encouragement

Who can know but ourselves what is deep within our hearts. We are the ones who know where our journey needs to lead. And though we may leave to find what is waiting out there for us always remember that. . ..

"Deep Inside us there is a voice crying out...It is a voice that can change our life...It is the voice of our true self."
~ Jinger Heath ~ Entrepreneur, Writer

Pretty dresses, little Curls, oh thank heaven for little girls!
Pretty dresses, little Curls, oh thank heaven for little girls!

Inspirational Sayings

"We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives
teaching them to walk and talk
and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up."
~ Phyllis Diller ~

"Mid pleasures and palaces
though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble,
There's no place like home."
~ John Howard Payne ~

You are the link between what your mother was to what your daughter will become.
You are the link between what your mother was to what your daughter will become.

Motherly Love

"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.... As though experiencing an earthquake, mothers of daughters may find their lives shifted, their deep feelings unearthed, the balance struck in all relationships once again off kilter. Sharing these inspirational words together make the good times better and the bad times more tolerable."
~ Elizabeth Debold ~

The Great Umbilical

"Motherly love is not much use if it expresses itself only as a warm gush of emotion, delicately tinged with pink. It must also be strong, guiding and unselfish. The sweetly sung lullaby; the cool hand on the feverd brow, the Mother's Day smiles and flowers are only a small part of the picture. True mothers have to be made of steel to withstand the difficulties that are sure to beset their children."
~ Rachel Billington ~

A mother's treasure is her daughter.
A mother's treasure is her daughter.
What the daughter does, the mother did.
What the daughter does, the mother did.

Mother Daughter

Encouraging Words

"A mother laughs our laughter,

Sheds our tears,

Returns our love,

Fears our fears.

She lives our joys,

Cares our cares,

And all our hopes and

Dreams she shares."

- Julia Summers ~

Mother Daughter Proverb

"What the daughter does,
. . . the mother did."
~ Jewish Proverb ~

"A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap."
~ Danish Proverb ~

Quotes and Sayings

Forever Love

"The popular idea that
A child forgets easily
Is not an accurate one.
Many people
go right through
Life in the grip of an idea
Which has been
Impressed on them
In very tender years."
~ Agatha Christie ~

a daughter is a daughter
a daughter is a daughter

Proverbs and Sayings

"A hundred men may
Make an encampment,
But it takes a woman
To make a home."
- Chinese Proverb ~

"A son is a son
Till he takes him a wife,
A daughter is a daughter
All of her life."
~ Irish Saying ~

"Ingratitude is the mother of every vice."
~ French Proverb ~

A Woman's Secret

"Because after a time
having a secret and nobody
knowing you have
a secret us no fun.
And although you
don't want others to
know what the secret is,
you want them to at least
know you have one."
~ E.L. Konigsburg ~

"Youth fades; love droops;
the leaves of friendship fall;
A mother's secret hope outlives them all."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

Quotes and Sayings

"Children and mothers
Never truly part
Bound in the beating of
Each other's heart."
- Charlotte Gray ~

"The soul is healed by being with children"
~ Fyodor Dostoyevski~

Wisdom for mother and daughters.
Wisdom for mother and daughters.

Something About Moms

Daughters Should Know

The willingness to listen
The patience to understand
The strength to support
The heart to care and just be there . . .
That is the beauty of a mom

Mothers Wisdom

From a mother and a teacher who became the fourth Prime Minister of the State of Israel said of being a mom:

"At work, you think
of the children you
have left at home.
At home, you think of the
work you've left unfinished.
Such a struggle is
unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent."
~ Golda Meir ~

Moms Are Always Right Plaque

If at first you don't succeed, do it the way your mother told you to.
If at first you don't succeed, do it the way your mother told you to.

Love Her or Hate Her

She's Still Your Mom

"It can be the best of relationships and the worst of relationships—often at the same time. The bond between a mother and daughter is one of the strongest, but it's also among the most complicated."
~ Deborah Tannen ~

If at first you don't succeed
Do it the way
Mom told you to

"Generation after generation of women have pledged to raise their daughters differently, only to find that their daughters grow up and fervently pledge the same thing."
~ Elizabeth Debold ~

A Daughter Is . .

A link to the past

A bridge to the future

Inspiring Words About Mothers and Daughters

"And mothers are
their daughters' role model,
their biological and
emotional road map,
the arbiter of all their relationships."
~ Victoria Secunda ~

The Daughter

The Mother

"...The daughter is for the
mother at once her double
and another person."
~ Giuliana Giobbi ~


A Daughter

May outgrow you lap,
But she will
Never outgrow your heart.

"Every woman is someone's daughter"

Pretty dresses, little curls. Oh, thank heaven for little girls!

A Complex Relationship

The complexity of the relationship is intriguing. Here is a person we should know very well, and yet we recognize that each is her own person.

Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children. ~Maxim Gorky
Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children. ~Maxim Gorky

Mother to Daughter

Self-Awareness Quotes

Though you may not think much about it, Self awareness is essential for if you do not know yourself it will be easy for others to sway to do things that others think you should do. This will never help you in making wise decisions.

"Figuring out who you are is the whole point of the human experience."
~ Anna Quindlen ~

"Without self awareness we are as babies in the cradles."
~ Virginia Woolf ~

"A father may turn his back on his child,
Brothers and sisters may
Become inveterate enemies,
Husbands may
Desert their wives,
Wives their husbands.
But a mother's love
Endures through all."
~ Washington Irving ~

Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers.
Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers.

Mothers Advice

Quotations of Encouragement

"A child becomes an adult
When she realizes that
She has a right not only
To be right
But also to be wrong."
~ Thomas Szasz ~

"Good advice is
Always certain
To be ignored,
But that's no
Reason not to give it"
~ Agatha Christie ~

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Mother to Daughter

Words to Live By

Life doesn’t give
You the people you want,
It gives you
The people you need:

To love you,
To hate you,
To make you,
To break you,
And to make you
the person you
Were meant to be.

"Re examine all you have been told in school and in church Or in any book, dismiss what insults your own soul and your very flesh shall be a great poem."
~ Walt Whipman ~

"A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled."
~ Emily Dickinson ~


Good Fortune

"The love of husbands and
wives may waver;
Brothers and sisters may
become deep-rooted enemies;
But a mother's love is so
strong and unyielding
that it usually endures all circumstances:
Good fortune and misfortune,
prosperity and privation, honor and disgrace.
A mother's love perceives no impossibilities."
~ Paddock ~


"The mother-daughter relationship is
the most complex."
~ Wynonna Judd ~

Quotations of Encouragement

Believe in yourself.
Believe in yourself.

Encouraging Words for Daughters

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

Sayings Between Mothers and Daughters

"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there," L.P. Hartley in the opening lines of the romantic novel The Go-Between, published in London in 1953.
"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there," L.P. Hartley in the opening lines of the romantic novel The Go-Between, published in London in 1953.

Father Daughter Quotes

The best thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.

"A father is available to help his daughter balance both her love and her anger toward her mother, to moderate the inevitable emotional extremes in the intense mother-daughter equation.

With Daddy's steadying influence daughters can learn to be comfortable with healthy anger,

Rather than feeling that they must be eternal good girls who must at all costs conceal it."

~Victoria Secunda~

A Mothers Secret

"Youth fades; love droops;
the leaves of friendship fall;
A mother's secret hope outlives them all."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

Heartfelt Quotes

"The best conversations
with mothers always
take place in silence,
when only the heart speaks."
~ Carrie Latet ~

"A problem is
a chance for you
to do your best."
~ Duke Ellington ~

Meaningful Quotes

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant:
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
Prosperity would not be so welcome."
~ Anne Bradstreet ~

"You must do the things you
Think you cannot do."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~

Go Between

Words Of Encouragement

Peace It does not mean to be in a
place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of
those things and still be calm in your heart.

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
~ L.P. Hartley

Moms and Daughters

The Most Complex Relationship

Mothers and daughters find in each other the source of great comfort but also of great pain. We talk to each other in better and worse ways than we talk to anyone else.

"There’s one sad truth
In life I’ve found
While journeying east and west
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know
We please the fleeting guest
And deal full many
A thoughtless blow
To those who love us best."
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox ~

Motherhood

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

"When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself."
~ Nancy Friday ~

Cathy knows the look from moms is piercing!
Cathy knows the look from moms is piercing!

Mothers and Daughters Are Special

Laurel Atherton Quotes

"The love between a mother and daughter exists in a special place ...
where "always" always lasts and "forever" never goes away."

"A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give."


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susan54 4 years ago

wavegirl22,What a great hub! Vote up! I have tried to encourage all my kids but my girls a little me, Boy are rough and tuff, girl need a little more positive reinforcement. Thanks


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jimmythejock 4 years ago from Scotland

voted up and beautiful Wavegirl, beautiful quotes and beautiful pictures thanks for sharing.....jimmy


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IzzyM 4 years ago from UK

What a lovely, heart-warming hub! Well done, rated up :)


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wavegirl22 4 years ago from New York, NY Author

susan54 - so true. .and when girls get to be teenagers it is so tough. Boys are harder the first years as they are so physical and not as sensitive. Sometimes the right words with our daughters get so misconstrued, so turning to wise words of others can sometimes make the communication a bit smoother!


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wavegirl22 4 years ago from New York, NY Author

Jimmythejock- knowing what a great dad you are (especially to your gorgeous daughters) - I know you know a lot about this subject so I really appreciate your words! xoxox


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wavegirl22 4 years ago from New York, NY Author

IzzyM - as mothers and daughters you and I both know the power of words!


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irenemaria 4 years ago from Sweden

Really lovely hub!


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htodd 4 years ago from United States

Thanks for the great post..nice

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