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100+ Unconditional Mother-Daughter Love Quotes

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Last updated: Jan 23 2023

Looking for the perfect unconditional mother-daughter love quotes? We’ve got you covered. Read on to find the ideal words for this big love.

Unconditional Mother-Daughter Love Quotes

There are few things more delightful, enduring, and powerful than the love between a mama and daughter.











No matter how many people you meet, no matter where you go in the world, no matter how old you get — there’s nothing quite like it.

Finding the perfect unconditional mother-daughter love quotes can be the ideal way to express the unique, beautiful love that you feel for this one-of-a-kind person in your life.

Ready to dive in? We’ll start with the love a mama feels for her child.

In this article: 📝

  • Short and Sweet Mother-Daughter Love Quotes
  • How can I express my love to my daughter?
  • How do I tell my daughter she is special?
  • Sweet messages to mom from daughter
  • Funny unconditional mother-child love quotes
  • How do you describe the love between mother and daughter?

Short and Sweet Mother-Daughter Love Quotes

Some of the best unconditional love mother-daughter quotes have so much emotion in just a few words:

  1. “A mother’s treasure is her daughter.” — Catherine Pulsifer
  2. “Life is tough my darling, but so are you.” — Stephanie Bennet Henry
  3. “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” — William Shakespeare
  4. “A mother’s and daughter’s love is never separated.” — Viola Shipman
  5. “Mother and daughter are like spoons in a drawer.” — Maggie Stiefvater
  6. “Angels are often disguised as daughters.” — Unknown

How can I express my love to my daughter?

There are many ways to express your love for your daughter as a mother.

Words are just some of them. And if that’s what you’re looking for, we’re here to help. Check out our favorites:

  1. “Mothers of daughters are daughters of mothers and have remained so, in circles joined to circles, since time began.” — Signe Hammer
  2. “Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter.” — Caitlin Houston
  3. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” — Winnie the Pooh
  4. “A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.” — Laurel Atherton
  5. “Even as a small child, I understood that woman 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
  6. “The best place to cry is in a mother’s arms.” — Jodi Picoult
  7. “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
  8. “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.” — Brené Brown
  9. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” — Unknown
  10. “The bond between a mother and her child is the only real and purest bond in the world, the only true love we can ever find in our lifetime.” — Ama H. Vanniarachchy
  11. “No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.” — Christie Watson
  12. “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
  13. “What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, wherever that might be, and if there was space for me as well, I would, indeed, have reaped what I had tried to sow.” — Helen Claes
  14. “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

How do I tell my daughter she is special?

Whether it’s a special event or a random Tuesday, these quotes will help you show on the outside what you feel on the inside.

Here are some more of our favorite unconditional love mother and child quotes:

  1. “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
  2. “A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.” — Unknown
  3. “In my daughter’s eyes I am a hero. I am strong and wise and I know no fear. But the truth is plain to see, she was sent to rescue me.” — Martina McBride
  4. “Mother and daughter from the start. Best friends forever from the heart.” — Unknown
  5. “One is a mother to shield when lightning streaks the night, when thunder shakes the earth, when mud bogs one down. One is a mother in order to love without beginning or end.” — Mariama Bâ
  6. “We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s.” — Kifah Shah
  7. “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.” — Unknown
  8. “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
  9. “A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.” — Unknown
  10. “Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.” — Clementine Paddleford
  11. “Mother and daughter never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart.” — Unknown
  12. “Mothers and daughters are part of each other’s consciousness, in different degrees and in a different way, but still with the mutual sense of something which has always been there.” — Edith Wharton
  13. “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
  14. “Thank you for being the answer to the prayer I hadn’t realized I asked for.” – Marisa Donnelly
  15. “You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.” — E.E. Cummings
  16. “My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  17. “No one in this world can love a girl more than her mother.” — Unknown
  18. “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
  19. “The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms your children.” — Cardinal Mermillod
  20. “A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.” — Unknown
  21. “A mother and a daughter have one soul for two, which can’t be broken by time, obstacles, distance, and insults.” —Uknown
  22. “Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.” — Bethany Hamilton
  23. “Chin up princess, or the crown slips.” — Unknown
  24. “I don’t want my children to follow in my footsteps. I want them to take the path next to me and go further than I could have ever dreamt possible.” — Unknown

Sweet messages to mom from daughter

And now let’s look in the other direction. These lovely messages are from daughter to mama.

  1. “When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother.” — Anna Quindlen
  2. “A daughter is God’s way of saying, ‘thought you could use a lifelong friend.’” — Unknown
  3. “My mother was my first country, the first place I ever lived.” — Nayyirah Waheed
  4. “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” — George Eliot
  5. “A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” — Emily Dickinson
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “A mom is a daughter’s first friend and throughout life becomes her best friend.” – Vicki Reece
  9. “It was easy for me to not feel 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
  10. “There is nothing as powerful as mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul.” — Unknown
  11. “Mom – a title just above the queen.” — Unknown
  12. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” — Princess Diana
  13. “Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be okay. Some deep-rooted part of you would know you were loved. That you deserved to be loved.” — Jojo Moyes
  14. “A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.” — Letty Cottin Pogrebin
  15. “No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.” — Cardinal Mermillod
  16. “One of the most important relationships we have is the relationship we have with our mothers.” — Iyanla Vinzant
  17. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” — Honore de Balzac
  18. “A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” — Dorothy C. Fisher
  19. “Sometimes even grown women need their mother’s comfort so they can take a break from all that being strong.” ― Colleen Hoover
  20. “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” — William Makepeace Thakeray
  21. “I love my mother as trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” — Terri Guillemets
  22. “Every day I become a little bit more like my mother… and I couldn’t be prouder.” ― Unknown
  23. “One of the most important relationships we’ll have is the relationship we have with our mothers.” — Iyanla Vanzant
  24. “If I turn into my mother, or even half the woman she is, I’ll consider my life a successful one.” — Unknown
  25. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” — Abraham Lincoln
  26. “Maybe motherhood means honoring one’s mother.” — Sheila Heti
  27. “God couldn’t be everywhere, so that is why he invented mothers.” — Daphne Wilder
  28. “No one in your life will ever love you as your mother does. There is no love as pure, unconditional, and strong as a mother’s love. And I will never be loved that way again.” — Hope Edelman
  29. “I knew how much my mother loved me by her love and patience with my child.” ― Alice Walker
  30. “Mother was comfort. Mother was home.” — Ruta Sepetys
  31. “A child’s first teacher is its mother.” — Peng Liyuan
  32. “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
  33. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” — Cardinal Meymillod
  34. “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” — Barbara Kingsolver
  35. “The woman who is my best friend, my teacher, my everything: Mom.” — Sandra Vischer
  36. “There were times when… I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.” — Taylor Swift
  37. “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” — Unknown
  38. “Mothers and daughters together are a powerful force to be reckoned with.” — Melia Keeton-Digby
  39. “In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess.” — N. K. Jemisin
  40. “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” — Erich Fromm
  41. “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” — Mitch Albom
  42. “I like it when my mother smiles. And I especially like it when I make her smile.” — Adriana Trigiani
  43. “We are born of love; love is our mother.” — Rumi
  44. “When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” — Charley Benetto
  45. “The older I get, the more I see the power of that young woman, my mother.” — Sharon Olds
  46. “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
  47. “A mother’s love is like an everlasting bed of roses, that continues to blossom. A mother’s love bears strength, comfort, healing, and warmth. Her beauty is compared to a sunny day that shines upon each rose petal and inspires hope.” — Ellen J. Barrier
  48. “The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life the stronger the daughter.” — Anita Diamant
  49. “My mom taught me a woman’s mind should be the most beautiful part of her.” — Sonya Teclai
  50. “Mother and daughter got on very well indeed, with a deep affection founded on almost complete misunderstanding.” ― Mary Stewart
  51. “Mama, you taught me to do the right things. So now you have to let your baby fly. You’ve given me everything that I will need to make it through this crazy thing called life.” — Carrie Underwood

Funny unconditional mother-child love quotes

Because we all need a laugh sometimes!

  1. “Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter’s mouth.” — Victoria Secunda
  2. “From a little girl so very small, how and when did you get so tall?” ― Karen Mortensen
  3. “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
  4. “Daughters are like flowers, they fill the world with beauty, and sometimes attract pests.” — Unknown
  5. “Dear mom, I get it now.” — Unknown
  6. “Mother. One person who does the work of twenty. For free.” — Unknown
  7. “I smile because I’m your daughter, I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.” — Unknown
  8. “My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors.” — Carrie Latet
  9. “Mother-daughter disagreements were, in hindsight, basically mother stating the truth and daughter taking her own sweet time coming around.” — Barbara Delinksky
  10. “By the time you realize your mother was right, you have a daughter who thinks that you’re wrong.” — Sada Malhotra
  11. “I cannot do this alone. I need my mommy and I don’t care who knows it.” — Rory Gilmore, Girlmore Girls
  12. “The first lesson every child of Athena learned: Mom was the best at everything, and you should never, ever suggest otherwise.” — Rick Riordan

How do you describe the love between mother and daughter?

It’s pretty tough to describe the unique love between a mother and her daughter, but these quotes sum it up nicely:

  1. “A mother isn’t the person who births you; it’s the person who rears you and shows you love.” ― Raquel Cepeda
  2. “My mom is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words, but I always remember the tune.” — Graycie Harmon
  3. “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
  4. “A Mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually VACCINATES her daughter against low self-esteem.” ― Naomi Wolf
  5. “… you are my rainbow to keep. My eyes will always be watching you; never will I lose sight of you.” ― Vesna Bailey
  6. “Having a little girl has been like following an old treasure map with the important paths torn away.” – Heather Gudenkauf
  7. “You are the woman who came into my life unexpectedly, whose presence kissed my soul.” – Marisa Donnelly
  8. “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. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.” ― Kristin Hannah
  9. “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
  10. “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
  11. “A mother always wants what is best for her daughter, but she does not always know what that is.” – Lauren Tingley
  12. “The only good poem I’ve ever written is you. A daughter is a poem. A daughter is a kind of psalm. You, in the world, responding to me, is the song I made. I cannot make another.” ― Kaitlyn Greenidge
  13. “She was, as all mothers are, my first everything. First refuge, first rival.” ― Kelly Corrigan
  14. “Maybe motherhood means honoring one’s mother.” ― Sheila Heti
  15. “Slipping through my fingers all the time I try to capture every minute…” ‒ Donna, Mamma Mia
  16. “A mother-daughter bond is the perfect blessing, so that makes me one blessed mom, because I have YOU.” ― Stephanie Lahart
  17. “She’s my best friend—she’s everything to me. It’s always just been me and her against the world.” ― Jacquelyn Middleton

Which of our unconditional mother-daughter love quotes are your favorites?

Share them with the other moms and daughters of Peanut.

Or better yet, send them to your mom ‒ she’ll love it.

Enjoy your time together. 💞

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