"BUT, my greatest accomplishment, and my greatest pride and joy are my children. They truly are my greatest success."
Catherine Pulsifer Forever Young
"Daughters understand as they grow older, they become good friends."
"Who can describe the transports of a beam truly parental on beholding a daughter shoot up like some fair and modest flower, and acquire, day after day, fresh beauty and growing sweetness, so as to fill every eye with pleasure and every heart with admiration?"
"Mothers, look after your daughters, keep them near you, keep their confidence - that they may be true and faithful."
Elmina S. Taylor
"A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self.
And mothers are their daughters' role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships."
"Good daughters make good mothers."
Abigail G. Whittlesey
"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."
"Patience, my daughter, learn patience, and life will be easier."
"He who has daughters is always a shepherd."
"Wisdom is the daughter of experience."
Leonardo da Vinci
"Oh my son's my son till he gets a wife, but my daughter's my daughter all her life."
Dinah Mulock Craik
"To our daughter:
As you grew, we encouraged you to live each day,
as you leave, take with you the thought that each day you are given is a 'present'! "
Catherine and Byron Pulsifer, from As You Grew