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.
John Gay (1685-1732) English poet and dramatist.
You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.