Good quotes for parents to say to a daughter include the quote by Euripides, "To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter," and the Irish saying, "A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life." Another brief quote is Catherine Pulsifer's "A mother's treasure is her daughter." Rock group KISS founder Ace Frehley said, "One of the greatest gifts I've ever gotten is my daughter."
Quotes can help parents express love and appreciation for a daughter through time-tested phrases. They can also help express the heartache involved in parenting, which is what Peter Ustinov describes when he compares raising three daughters to being in a production of the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear. When Hugh Jackman mentions how his troubles melt away with a hug from his daughter, he issues a quote with which many parents can relate.
Parents can also provide guidance for their daughters with quotes such as Clementine Paddleford's famous warning about not growing a wishbone where there should be a backbone. Humorous quotes, such as the James T. Adams saying about the unpredictability of teenage daughters or Guy Lombardo's joke about daughters and telephone use, can be used in greeting cards or funny gifts for daughters.