There is a garden in her eyes, where roses and white lilies flow.
Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort.
How long is a girl a child? She is a child, and then one morning you wake up she's a woman, and a dozen different people of whom you recognize none.
In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other.
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.
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.
The story of a mother's life: Trapped between a scream and a hug.
Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes and the objects of our most watchful love.
My mother wanted me to be her wings, to fly as she never quite had the courage to do. I love her for that. I love the fact that she wanted to give birth to her own wings.
A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot.
Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angelshine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes there is always enough left to lasso your heart.
God intended motherhood to be a relay race. Each generation would pass the baton on to the next.
A Daughter: The companion, the friend, and the confidant of her mother, and the object of a pleasure something like the love between the angels to her father.
My mom made me think I was gorgeous. When I was younger she was like, 'Look at you! You're an angel. You sparkle!' And I was like, 'I do!' You believe your parents.
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.
An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
Little girls, like butterflies, need no excuse.
Where shall we see a better daughter, or a kinder sister, or a truer friend?
The first lesson every child of Athena learned: Mom was the best at everything, and you should never, ever suggest otherwise.
Baby's fishing for a dream, fishing near and far. His line a silver moonbeam is, his bait a silver star.
Girls like to be played with and rumpled a little too sometimes.
Old photograph: amid the set poses of her family, a young girl smiles and raises her hand a little.
You can have fun with a son, But you got to be a father to a girl.
Be to her virtues very kind, Be to her faults a little blind.
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.
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