Oh my son's my son till he gets him a wife, but my daughter's my daughter all her life.
Author: Dinah Mulock Craik
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.
Author: John Gay (1688-1732)
Profession: British Playwright, Poet
You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company.
Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Profession: British Author
I only have two rules for my newly born daughter: she will dress well and never have sex.
Author: John Malkovich
The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife.
Author: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)
Profession: British Society Figure, Letter Writer
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)
Profession: British Author, Wit
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.
Author: Anzia Yezierska (1885-1970)
Profession: Polish Writer