Daughters Proverbs

Sayings about Daughters

A busy mother makes slothful daughters. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

He that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin. ~ English Proverbs

Mothers raise their daughters and let their sons grow up. ~ African-American Proverb

One good daughter is worth seven sons. ~ Russian Proverbs

When you have three daughters, you sleep with the door open. ~ Korean Proverb

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

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

Many an Irish property was increased by the lace of a daughter’s petticoat. ~ Irish Proverb

Your son can be a prince, your daughter will be a mother. ~ Kurdish Proverb

Look at the mother, marry the daughter. ~ Hungarian Proverb

Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son. ~ Russian Proverb

A brilliant daughter makes a brittle wife. ~ Dutch Proverb

Quotations about Daughters

Good daughters make good mothers. ~ Abigail G. Whittlesey

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

I only have two rules for my newly born daughter: she will dress well and never have sex. ~ John Malkovich

Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half – especially if he has a teenage daughter. ~ Guy Lombardo

Oh, high is the price of parenthood, and daughters may cost you double. You dare not forget, as you thought you could, that youth is a plague and a trouble. ~ Phyllis McGinley

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. ~ Euripides

My eleven year old daughter mopes around the house all day waiting for her breasts to grow. ~Bill Cosby

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

Mothers and daughters are closest, when daughters become mothers. ~Author Unknown

We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons, but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters. ~Gloria Steinem

Ability is what will get you to the top if the boss has no daughter. ~ Author Unknown

I have three daughters and I find as a result I played King Lear almost without rehearsal. ~ Peter Ustinov

As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. ~Gloria Naylor

A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart. ~ Author Unknown

See, indeed, that your daughter is thoroughly grounded and experienced in household duties; but take care, through religion and poetry, to keep her heart open to heaven. ~ Johann Paul Richter

Fame is rot; daughters are the thing. ~ James Matthew Barrie

If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter. ~ Thomas Fuller

A mother’s treasure is her daughter. ~ Catherine Pulsifer

Daughters are like flowers, they fill the world with beauty, and sometimes attract pests. ~ Author Unknown

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. ~ Author Unknown

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

Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla. ~Jim Bishop

As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied. ~Oscar Wilde

You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company. ~ Samuel Johnson

Three daughters and a mother are four devils for a father. ~ Argentine Proverb

The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways. ~Johnnetta Betsch Cole

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. ~Martin Andersen-Nexö

Our sons and daughters must be trained in national service, taught to give as well as to receive. ~ Emmeline Pankburst

A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. ~ Author Unknown

A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend. ~ Author Unknown

A man is free to go up as high as he can reach up to; but I, with all my style and pep, can’t get a man my equal because a girl is always judged by her mother. ~ Anzia Yezierska

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

Daughter am I in my mother’s house, but mistress in my own. ~ Rudyard Kipling

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

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

Oh my son’s my son till he gets him a wife, but my daughter’s my daughter all her life. ~ Dinah Mulock Craik

A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer. ~ Author Unknown

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

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. ~ Bruce Barton

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. ~ Enid Bagnold

An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife. ~ Benjamin Franklin

A daughter is a gift of love. ~ Saying

Suggested readings:  Fathers and Daughters in Shakespeare and Shaw. ~ Preview book

Daughters Proverbs

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