Mother Quotes

Mother quotes are here to uplift your spirits as a mother to your children. These mother quotations are also terrific as Mother's Day quotes.

Moms are a very special breed of people. Use these wonderful quotes to express your heartfelt loving thoughts about motherhood or to your own mother.

Use these quotes in your Mother's Day cards, in your scrapbooking, scrapbooking journaling and greeting cards.

As a mother to your kids, you know that somehow for the next few decades or for as long as you live, you'll be wearing your heart on your sleeve.

And as a daughter to your own mother, you also begin to appreciate the courage and challenges your mom has gone through for you. And your respect for her grows and grows.

How does my mom show her love for us? Not through words but through her cooking. Somehow the meals taste great because it's mom's cooking. Her secret ingredient? Love. And we feel blessed to have her cooked for us.

Enjoy these mother quotes!




A boy's best friend is his mother.
-- Joseph Stefano

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, "where mother is."
-- Keith L. Brooks

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.
-- Irish Proverb

A mother holds her children's hands for a while...their hearts forever.
-- Author Unknown

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
-- Tenneva Jordan

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
-- Washington Irving

A mother understands what a child does not say.
-- Jewish proverb

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
-- Victor Hugo

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.
-- Agatha Christie

A mother's love liberates.
-- Maya Angelou

A mother,
There to support you,
And hold you up whenever you need her.
-- Laurel Stephens

All mothers are working mothers.
-- Author Unknown

All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
-- Abraham Lincoln

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see -- or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
-- Alice Walker

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.
-- Lisa Alther

Because I feel that in the heavens above
The angels, whispering one to another,
Can find among their burning tears of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother,"
Therefore, by that dear name I have long called you,
You who are more than mother unto me.
-- Edgar Allan Poe

Before becoming a mother I had a hundred theories on how to bring up children. Now I have seven children and only one theory: Love them, especially when they least deserve to be loved.
-- Kate Samperi

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.
-- Mildred B. Vermont

Children and mothers never truly part -
Bound in the beating of each other's heart.
-- Charlotte Gray

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character.
-- Hosea Ballou

Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom with the dishes.
-- P.J. O'Rourke

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
-- Jewish Proverb

Grown don't mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What's that suppose to mean? In my heart it don't mean a thing.
-- Toni Morrison

I know how to do anything - I'm a mom.
-- Rosanne Barr

I miss thee, my Mother! Thy image is still The deepest impressed on my heart.
-- Eliza Cook

I never knew how much love my heart could hold until someone called me "mommy."
-- Author Unknown

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

I thought my mom's whole purpose was to be my mom. That's how she made me feel.
-- Natasha Gregson Wagner

I'd rather be a mother than anyone on earth
Bringing up a child or two of unpretentious birth...
I'd rather tuck a little child all safe and sound in bed
than twine a chain of diamonds about my [carefree] head.
I'd rather wash a smudgy face with round, bright, baby eyes
Than paint the pageantry of fame or walk among the wise.
-- Meredith Gray

If at first you don't succeed, do it the way your mother told you to.
-- Author Unknown

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
-- Erma Bombeck

It's so good to know that wherever you are, a Mom is with you in spirit and in love.
-- Author Unknown

It was when I had my first child that I understood how much my mother loved me.
-- From "For Mother - A Bouquet of Sentiments"

"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.
-- Howard Johnson

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends - but only one mother in the whole world.
-- Kate Douglas Wiggin

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
-- William Makepeace Thackeray

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.
-- Marion C. Garretty

Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.
-- T. DeWitt Talmage

Mother's love grows by giving.
-- Charles Lamb

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
-- Erich Fromm

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
-- Meryl Streep

Motherhood is not for the faint-hearted. Frogs, skinned knees, and the insults of teenage girls are not meant for the wimpy.
-- Danielle Steel

My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart - a heart so large that everybody's joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.
-- Mark Twain

My mother is a poem
I'll never be able to write,
though everything I write
is a poem to my mother.
-- Sharon Doubiago

My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.
-- Michael Jordan

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
-- Florida Scott-Maxwell

Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.
-- Beverly Jones

One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.
-- George Herbert

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along.
-- Margaret Culkin Banning

She was of the stuff of which great men's mothers are made. She was indispensable to high generation, hated at tea parties, feared in shops, and loved at crises.
-- Thomas Hardy

Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.
-- Pearl S. Buck

The greatest thing she'd learned over the years is that there's no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one.
-- Author Unknown

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
-- Honoré de Balzac

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
-- Rajneesh

The mother's heart is the child's school-room.
-- Henry Ward Beecher

The patience of a mother might be likened to a tube of toothpaste - it's never quite all gone.
-- Author Unknown

The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
-- Barbara Kingsolver

The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
-- William Goldsmith Brown

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
-- Chinese Proverb

What took me by surprise is the way I feel when her face lights up when I walk into a room because I am her world and she is mine. Being a mother is like taking your heart out of your chest and watching it walk around.
-- Author Unknown

When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
-- Pablo Picasso

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
-- Sophia Loren

Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My mother.
-- Ann Taylor

Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women's opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering.
-- Elaine Heffner

Women know The way to rear up children (to be just)
They know a simple, merry, tender knack
Of tying sashes, fitting baby shoes,
And stringing pretty words that make no sense,
And kissing full sense into empty words.
-- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Women who miscalculate are called mothers.
-- Abigail Van Buren

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be
I had a mother who read to me.
-- Strickland Gillilan

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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