Quotations About / On: DAUGHTER

  • 21.
    Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy—the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
    (Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French enlightenment thinker. A Treatise on Toleration, p. 117, Voltaire Selections, ed. Paul Edwards, Macmillan, New York (1989). Voltaire's biting comments about religion.)
  • 22.
    It isn't easy to see the formerly loving child who once curled up in our laps turn into a surly stranger who cannot spare us a kind word. One mother ... was taken aback when she called, as her daughter was going out the door, "Have a good time," and her daughter angrily replied, "Stop telling me what to do!"
    (Nancy Samalin (20th century), U.S. author and parent educator. Love and Anger: The Parental Dilemma, ch. 3 (1991).)
  • 23.
    Most parents of adolescent girls have the goal of keeping their daughters safe while they grow up and explore the world. The parents' job is to protect, the daughter's job is to explore.
    (Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 1 (1994).)
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  • 24.
    It's important for parents to watch for trouble and convey to their daughters that, if it comes, they are strong enough to deal with it. Parents who send their [adolescent] daughters the message that they'll be overwhelmed by problems aren't likely to hear what's really happening.
    (Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 15 (1994).)
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  • 25.
    My son and daughter tell me where they are in very different ways. I know where my son is because I hear him. I know where my daughter is because she tells me.
    (Anonymous Father. Raising a Daughter by Jeanne Elium and Don Elium, ch. 1 (1994).)
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  • 26.
    All studies have found that daughters of working mothers have a less sex-stereotyped self concept, and both sons and daughters have a less traditional concept of sex roles in general.
    (Ruth E. Zambrana, U.S. researcher, M. Hurst, and R.L. Hite. "The Working Mother in Contemporary Perspectives: A Review of Literature," Pediatrics (December 1979).)
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  • 27.
    Generation after generation of women have pledged to raise their daughters differently, only to find that their daughters grow up and fervently pledge the same thing.
    (Elizabeth Debold (20th century), U.S. consultant, mother, Marie Wilson (20th century), U.S. businesswoman, mother, and Idelisse Malave (20th century), U.S. lawyer, mother. Mother Daughter Revolution, ch. 1 (1993).)
    More quotations from: Elizabeth Debold, women
  • 28.
    Doesn't that show what an old man I am, when I can say to a mother "I love your daughter," and not get the reply "what are your intentions, and what is your income?"
    (Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. letter, Feb. 12, 1887, to Mrs. H.A. Feilden. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).)
  • 29.
    I thought about all of us women and how we spend half our lives rebelling against our mothers and the next half rebelling against our daughters.
    (Lois Wyse (20th century), U.S. author. Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother, "Diary of a Mad Grandmother," (1990).)
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  • 30.
    ... the physical and domestic education of daughters should occupy the principal attention of mothers, in childhood: and the stimulation of the intellect should be very much reduced.
    (Catherine E. Beecher (1800-1878), U.S. educator and author. Treatise on Domestic Economy for the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School, ch. 4 (1843).)
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