To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
A daughter is a gift of love.
A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
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.
Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.
A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.
Daughter am I in my mother's house, but mistress in my own.
A mother's treasure is her daughter.
~Catherine Pulsifer, Inspirational Words of Wisdom
A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend.
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.
Mothers and daughters are closest, when daughters become mothers.
If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer.
Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half - especially if he has a teenage daughter.
Many an Irish property was increased by the lace of a daughter's petticoat.
He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin.
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.
I have three daughters and I find as a result I played King Lear almost without rehearsal.
Any astronomer can predict with absolute accuracy just where every star in the universe will be at 11.30 tonight. He can make no such prediction about his teenage daughter.
~James T. Adams
A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self.
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex.
What the daughter does, the mother did.
Fame is rot; daughters are the thing.
~James Matthew Barrie
The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways.
~Johnnetta Betsch Cole
There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.
~John Gregory Brown
My eleven year old daughter mopes around the house all day waiting for her breasts to grow.
Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
~Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Ability is what will get you to the top if the boss has no daughter.
And thou shalt in thy daughter see,This picture, once, resembled thee.
Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth.
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
A busy mother makes slothful daughters.
Daughters are like flowers, they fill the world with beauty, and sometimes attract pests.
The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, "Daddy, I need to ask you something," he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.
And mothers are their daughters' role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships.
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.
We've begun to raise daughters more like sons, but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did.
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.
~Elizabeth Debold and Idelisse Malave
Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
A father... knows exactly what those boys at the mall have in their depraved little minds because he once owned such a depraved little mind himself. In fact, if he thinks enough about the plans that he used to have for young girls, the father not only will support his wife in keeping their daughter home but he might even run over to the mall and have a few of those boys arrested.