Daughter Quotes


To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
~Euripides
A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
~Irish Saying
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
Daughter am I in my mother's house, but mistress in my own.
~Rudyard Kipling
How the mother is to be pitied who hath handsome daughters! Locks, bolts, bars, and lectures of morality are nothing to them: they break through them all. They have as much pleasure in cheating a father and mother, as in cheating at cards.
~John Gay
If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
~Thomas Fuller
Many an Irish property was increased by the lace of a daughter's petticoat.
~Irish Proverb
He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin.
~English Proverb
A lively and lasting sense of filial duty is more effectually impressed on the mind of a son or daughter by reading King Lear, than by all the dry volumes of ethics, and divinity, that ever were written.
~Thomas Jefferson
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
~Oscar Wilde
What the daughter does, the mother did.
~Jewish Proverb
Fame is rot; daughters are the thing.
~James Matthew Barrie
Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.
~Russian Proverb
And thou shalt in thy daughter see,
This picture, once, resembled thee.
~Ambrose Philips
A busy mother makes slothful daughters.
~Portuguese Proverb
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
~Solomon Ibn Gabirol