Top 49 Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters

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Are you struggling to find the right words to capture what’s in your heart?

These 49 most powerful unconditional love quotes for mothers and daughters can help you express your unbreakable bond.

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Did you know research shows that children who receive love and affection from their parents are more likely to flourish through middle adulthood?

So if your heart is full of unwavering love, don’t hold back! Show them and tell them how you feel.

What is the unconditional love of a mother?

A mother’s love is often thought of as the most powerful love in the world. Many moms have infinite, unconditional love for their children and will do anything to support them.

When a mother loves unconditionally, she cares for, empathizes, and supports her child no matter what they do or how they act.

While said mother may not agree with her child’s choices, maintains boundaries, or tells them “no,” she loves her child no matter what.

"When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth."
-Mitch Albom
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Is there a special bond between mother and daughter?

The unconditional love between a mother and her daughter is not only a cherished connection, but is often described as an “unbreakable bond”.

The love between mothers and daughters may grow with age and maturity and can often blossom into a deep friendship.

If you’re lucky enough to have that special relationship, remember that life is short! Take time to tell your daughter how much you love them.

"No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them."
-Christie Watson, Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away
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How can I express my love for my daughter?

According to Dr. Laura Markham, Clinical Psychologist, and Peaceful Parenting expert, “The problem is that unconditional love isn’t just what we feel. It’s what the object of our love feels.

Unconditional love should translate into both words and actions.

If you struggle to find the right words for your love, you’re not alone! Quotes can help accurately capture and express what’s in your heart.

“I will be your biggest fan. I will be your protector. I will always defend you. I will be your teacher. I will be your friend. I will be your confidant. I will always be proud of you. I will love you unconditionally because forever and always I will be your mama.” 
-Author Unknown
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Our 49 Favorite Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters

Mothers and daughters are often the best of friends. They share a special bond that is hard to find with anyone else. Mothers and daughters are there for each other through thick and thin and through good times and bad.

Let’s dive into our favorite quotes for the special mother-daughter bond.

Best Mother-Daughter Love Quotes

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Best Mother-Daughter Love Quotes
“Hold her a little longer, rock her a little more, read her another story, you’ve only read her four.  Let her sleep on your shoulder, rejoice in her happy smile.  She is only a little girl for such a little while.”
-Author Unknown
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“Hold her a little longer, rock her a little more, read her another story, you’ve only read her four.  Let her sleep on your shoulder, rejoice in her happy smile.  She is only a little girl for such a little while.”

-Author Unknown
Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Best Mother-Daughter Love Quotes
"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
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“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

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Best Mother-Daughter Love Quotes
“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
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“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

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Best Mother-Daughter Love Quotes
“A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.”
-Author Unknown
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“A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.”

-Author Unknown

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Best Mother-Daughter Love Quotes
“A daughter is God’s way of saying, ‘thought you could use a lifelong friend.’”
-Author Unknown
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“A daughter is God’s way of saying, ‘thought you could use a lifelong friend.’”

-Author Unknown

Powerful Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters

Powerful Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters
“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”
-Sophia Loren
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“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”

-Sophia Loren

Powerful Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters
“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, I see who I want to be, in my daughter’s eyes.”
-Martina McBride, Lyrics from In My Daughter's Eyes
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“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, I see who I want to be, in my daughter’s eyes.”

-Martina McBride, Lyrics from In My Daughter’s Eyes

Powerful Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters
“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
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“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

Powerful Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters
“Mothers and daughters together are a powerful force to be reckoned with.”
-Melia Keeton-Digby, The Heroines Club: A Mother-Daughter Empowerment Circle
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“Mothers and daughters together are a powerful force to be reckoned with.”

-Melia Keeton-Digby, The Heroines Club: A Mother-Daughter Empowerment Circle

Powerful Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters
“A Mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem. ”
-Naomi Wolf
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“A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem. ”

-Naomi Wolf

Powerful Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters
“Mothers were the only ones you could depend on to tell the whole unvarnished truth.”
-Margaret Dilloway, How to Be an American Housewife
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“Mothers were the only ones you could depend on to tell the whole unvarnished truth.”

-Margaret Dilloway, How to Be an American Housewife

Powerful Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters
“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”
-Honore de Balzac
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“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”

-Honore de Balzac

Unconditional Love for Daughter Quotes

Powerful Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters
"She looks like you. She acts like you. She reminds you of your younger self yet she is so unique. She is smarter than you were. She is stronger than you were. She is all the best parts of you and so very much more. And still more. She is herself. She is beautiful. She is your baby all grown up. She is an amazing young woman, and she is a gift."
- M.M.Coder
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“She looks like you. She acts like you. She reminds you of your younger self yet she is so unique. She is smarter than you were. She is stronger than you were. She is all the best parts of you and so very much more. And still more. She is herself. She is beautiful. She is your baby all grown up. She is an amazing young woman, and she is a gift.”

-M.M.Coder

Unconditional Love for Daughter Quotes
"I think the hardest thing for a mother is to make it possible for a child to be independent and at the same time let the child know how much you love her, how much you want to take care of her, and yet how truly essential it is for her to fly on her own."
-Madeleine Albright
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“I think the hardest thing for a mother is to make it possible for a child to be independent and at the same time let the child know how much you love her, how much you want to take care of her, and yet how truly essential it is for her to fly on her own.”

-Madeleine Albright

Unconditional Love for Daughter Quotes
“I tell my daughter every morning, ‘Now, what are the two most important parts of you?’ And she says, ‘My head and my heart.’”
-Viola Davis
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“I tell my daughter every morning, ‘Now, what are the two most important parts of you?’ And she says, ‘My head and my heart.’”

-Viola Davis

Unconditional Love for Mother Quotes

Unconditional Love for Mother Quotes
“When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother...When your mother's gone, you've lost your past. It's so much more than love. Even when there's no love, it's so much more than anything else in your life. I did love my mother, but I didn't know how much until she was gone.”
-Anna Quindlen, One True Thing
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“When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother…When your mother’s gone, you’ve lost your past. It’s so much more than love. Even when there’s no love, it’s so much more than anything else in your life. I did love my mother, but I didn’t know how much until she was gone.”

-Anna Quindlen, One True Thing

Unconditional Love for Mother Quotes
"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
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“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

Unconditional Love for Mother Quotes
“She's my best friend—she's everything to me. It's always just been me and her against the world.”
- Jacquelyn Middleton, Until the Last Star Fades
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“She’s my best friend—she’s everything to me. It’s always just been me and her against the world.”

-Jacquelyn Middleton, Until the Last Star Fades

Unconditional Love for Mother Quotes
“Mom, thank you for being my anchor in this stormy sea of life.”
-Author Unknown
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“Mom, thank you for being my anchor in this stormy sea of life.”

-Author Unknown

Unconditional Love for Mother Quotes
“To the world, you are a mother, but to your daughter, you are her world.”
-Author Unknown
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“To the world, you are a mother, but to your daughter, you are her world.”

-Author Unknown

Short & Loving Mother-Daughter Quotes

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Short & Loving Mother-Daughter Quotes
“First my mother, forever my friend.”
-Author Unknown
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“First my mother, forever my friend.”

-Author Unknown

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Short & Loving Mother-Daughter Quotes
“A mother & daughter's love is never separated.”
-Viola Shipman, The Charm Bracelet
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“A mother & daughter’s love is never separated.”

-Viola Shipman, The Charm Bracelet

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Short & Loving Mother-Daughter Quotes
“The best place to cry is on a mother's arms.”
-Jodi Picoult, House Rules
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“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.”

-Jodi Picoult, House Rules

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Short & Loving Mother-Daughter Quotes
“One of the most important relationships we'll have is the relationship we have with our mothers.”
-Iyanla Vanzant
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“One of the most important relationships we’ll have is the relationship we have with our mothers.”

-Iyanla Vanzant

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Short & Loving Mother-Daughter Quotes
“No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.”
-Author Unknown
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“No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.”

-Author Unknown

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Short & Loving Mother-Daughter Quotes
“A mom loves you first. Then, forever.”
-Author Unknown
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“A mom loves you first. Then, forever.”

-Author Unknown

Cute Quotes About the Unbreakable Mother-Daughter Bond

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Cute Quotes About the Unbreakable Mother-Daughter Bond
“No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.”
-Christie Watson, Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away
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“No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.

-Christie Watson, Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Cute Quotes About the Unbreakable Mother-Daughter Bond
“How can I not love my mother when she carried me first in her body, then in her arms, and for a lifetime in her heart.”
-Author Unknown
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“How can I not love my mother when she carried me first in her body, then in her arms, and for a lifetime in her heart.”

-Author Unknown

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Cute Quotes About the Unbreakable Mother-Daughter Bond
“There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn't have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always."
-Taylor Swift
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“There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.”

-Taylor Swift

Favorite Proud Mom Quotes for Daughter

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Favorite Proud Mom Quotes for Daughter
“I will be your biggest fan. I will be your protector. I will always defend you. I will be your teacher. I will be your friend. I will be your confidant. I will always be proud of you. I will love you unconditionally because forever and always I will be your mama.” 
– Author Unknown
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“I will be your biggest fan. I will be your protector. I will always defend you. I will be your teacher. I will be your friend. I will be your confidant. I will always be proud of you. I will love you unconditionally because forever and always I will be your mama.” 

-Author Unknown

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Favorite Proud Mom Quotes for Daughter
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“I may not be perfect, but when I look at my daughter, I know I got something in my life perfectly right.”
-Author Unknown

“I may not be perfect, but when I look at my daughter, I know I got something in my life perfectly right.”

-Author Unknown

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Favorite Proud Mom Quotes for Daughter
“Make your daughter so capable that you don’t have to worry who will marry her! Instead of saving money for her wedding day, spend it well on her education & most importantly, instead of preparing her for her marriage, prepare her for herself! Teach her self-love & confidence.”
-Komal Sahid
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“Make your daughter so capable that you don’t have to worry who will marry her! Instead of saving money for her wedding day, spend it well on her education & most importantly, instead of preparing her for her marriage, prepare her for herself! Teach her self-love & confidence.”

-Komal Sahid

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Favorite Proud Mom Quotes for Daughter
“Raise the daughter people are a little scared of.
Teach her to be fierce, independent, and not give a crap about what people think.
Raise her to be a little firecracker who is going to change the world and make a difference.”
-Author Unknown
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“Raise the daughter people are a little scared of. Teach her to be fierce, independent, and not give a crap about what people think. Raise her to be a little firecracker who is going to change the world and make a difference.”

-Author Unknown

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Favorite Proud Mom Quotes for Daughter
"As for my girls, I'll raise them to think they breathe fire."
-Jessica Kirkland  Graphic from suchalittlewhile.com

“As for my girls, I’ll raise them to think they breathe fire.”

-Jessica Kirkland

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Favorite Proud Mom Quotes for Daughter
“Teach your daughters to worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings.”
-Author Unknown
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“Teach your daughters to worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings.”

-Author Unknown

Best Like Mother, Like Daughter Quotes

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Best Like Mother, Like Daughter Quotes
“I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.”
-Author Unknown
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“I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.”

-Author Unknown

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Best Like Mother, Like Daughter Quotes
“If I turn into my mother, or even half the woman she is, I’ll consider my life a successful one.”
-Author Unknown
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“If I turn into my mother, or even half the woman she is, I’ll consider my life a successful one.”

-Author Unknown

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Best Like Mother, Like Daughter Quotes
"As is the mother, so is her daughter"
Ezekiel 16:44
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“As is the mother, so is her daughter”

-Ezekiel 16:44

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Best Like Mother, Like Daughter Quotes
“As she guided me through these incredible eighteen years, I don't know if she ever realized that the person I most wanted to be was her.”
-Rory Gilmore
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“As she guided me through these incredible eighteen years, I don’t know if she ever realized that the person I most wanted to be was her.”

-Rory Gilmore

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Best Like Mother, Like Daughter Quotes
“When I feel weak and unpretty / I know I'm beautiful and strong / Because I see myself like my mother does.”
Lauren Alaina, Lyrics from “Like My Mother Does”
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“When I feel weak and unpretty / I know I’m beautiful and strong / Because I see myself like my mother does.”

-Lauren Alaina, Lyrics from “Like My Mother Does”

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Best Like Mother, Like Daughter Quotes
“Dear daughter / I was just like you / And just like me / You’re gonna make it through”
Halestorm, Lyrics from “Dear Daughter”
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“Dear daughter / I was just like you / And just like me / You’re gonna make it through”

Halestorm, Lyrics from “Dear Daughter”

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Best Like Mother, Like Daughter Quotes
“A daughter will follow in her mom’s footsteps so make sure to set a good example.”
-Elizabeth George
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“A daughter will follow in her mom’s footsteps so make sure to set a good example.”

-Elizabeth George

Most Touching Mother-Daughter Quotes

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Most Touching Mother-Daughter Quotes
"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's." 
–Princess Diana
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“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” 

-Princess Diana

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Most Touching Mother-Daughter Quotes
“My mother shed her protective love down around me and without knowing why people sensed that I had value.”
-Maya Angelou, in Mom & Me & Mom
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“My mother shed her protective love down around me and without knowing why people sensed that I had value.”

-Maya Angelou, Mom & Me & Mom

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Most Touching Mother-Daughter Quotes
“Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
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“Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Most Touching Mother-Daughter Quotes
“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.”
- Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words
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“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.”

-Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Most Touching Mother-Daughter Quotes
“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” 
-Oprah Winfrey
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 “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” 

-Oprah Winfrey

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Most Touching Mother-Daughter Quotes
“No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother's love.”
-Edwin H. Chapin
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“No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.”

-Edwin H. Chapin

Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters: Most Touching Mother-Daughter Quotes
“When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”
-Mitch Albom
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“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”

-Mitch Albom

The Last Thing You Need to Know About Unconditional Love Quotes for Mothers & Daughters

Unconditional love quotes are an excellent starting point to tell your daughter how deeply you care about them.

Never hesitate to say “I love you” and show them that they are special to you!

Furthermore, consider a positive approach to parenting and discipline as an effective way to express unconditional love through actions.

I invite you to learn more through Such a Little While’s free 30-day positive parenting challenge:

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