Mother Quotes, 100 Sayings about Moms and Motherhood

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring motherhood and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March, April, or May. if you want to make Mother's Day truly memorable for your mom, show her your love with words that will melt her heart. Read the best collection of inspirational quotes on mothers coming straight from the hearts of some of the most creative writers and celebrated personalities of our times and make your pick:

  • A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. – By Irish Proverb
  • A man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done. – Anonymous
  • A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go. – Anonymous
  • A mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart a heart so large that everybody's grief and everybody's joy found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. – By Mark Twain
  • A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive. – By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • 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.- By Tenneva Jordan
  • A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.- By Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. – By Emily Dickinson
  • 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 troubles thicken 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. – By Washington Irving
  • A mother understands what a child does not say. – Jewish proverb


  • A mother's heart is a patchwork of love. – Anonymous
  • A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking. – By Helen Rice
  • A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man. – By George Eliot
  • A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. – By Peter De Vries
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  • All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother. – By Abraham Lincoln
  • All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. – By Abraham Lincoln
  • All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. – By Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895
  • An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. – Spanish Proverb
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  • And it came to me, and I knew what I had to have before my soul would rest. I wanted to belong to belong to my mother. And in return I wanted my mother to belong to me. – By Gloria Vanderbilt
  • Are we not like two volumes of one book? – By Marceline Desbordes- By Valmore
  • Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate. – By Charlotte Gray
  • Before a day was over, Home comes the rover, For mother's kiss sweeter this Than any other thing! – By William Allingham
  • Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories. – By John Wilmot
  • Being a full- By time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love. – By Mildred B. Vermont
  • Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. – By Oprah Winfrey
  • Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – By Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family
  • For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world. – By William Ross Wallace
  • God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. – By Jewish Proverb
  • Great mothers build bridges instead of walls. – By Reed Markham
  • Grown don't mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don't mean a thing. – By Toni Morrison
  • Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one mother the wide world over. – By George Cooper
  • I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich. – By Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford
  • I regard no man as poor who has a godly mother. – By Abraham Lincoln
  • I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. – By Abraham Lincoln
  • If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. – By Attributed to Claudia Ghandi
  • If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. – By Lawrence Housman
  • If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam. – By Lord Langdale (Henry Bickersteth)
  • If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. – By Robert Brault
  • In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. – By Albert Schweitzer
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  • It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't. – By Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
  • It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. – By Phyllis Diller
  • Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons. – By Nepoleon Bonaparte
  • Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – By Marcel Proust
  • Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, we are never far from home. – Anonymous
  • Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. – By Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 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, but only one mother in the whole world. – By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Mother – By that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. – By T. DeWitt Talmage
  • Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. – By William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. – By Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul
  • Mother that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. – By T. DeWitt Talmage
  • Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart. – Anonymous
  • Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion, and sorrow too. Nothing else ever will make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality especially while you struggle to keep your own. – By Marguerite Kelly and Elia Parsons
  • Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. – By Meryl Streep
  • Motherhood is priced. Of God, at price no man may dare. To lessen or misunderstand. – By Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. – By Aristotle
  • Mothers can look through a child's eyes and see tomorrow. – By Reed Markham
  • Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. Anonymous
  • Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.- By Erich Fromm, psychologist
  • My mother loved children- By she would have given anything if I had been one. – By Groucho Marx
  • My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. – By George Washington
  • Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. – By Red Buttons
  • No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to your life. – Anonymous
  • Nobody knows of the work it makes/to keep the home together. Nobody knows of the steps it takes/ nobody knows but mother. – Anonymous
  • Now that… my kids are grown, I understand how much work and love it takes to raise and to keep a family together. The example of your strength, devotion, and patience is now rippling through the generations. Thank you! – By Forest Houtenschil

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  • Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. – By Lin Yutang
  • Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. – By Dinah Craik
  • On Mother's Day I have written a poem for you. In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines: You're my mother, I would have no other! – By Forest Houtenschil
  • Only mothers can think of the future- By because they give birth to it in their children. – By Maxim Gorky
  • Other things may change us, but we start and end with family. – By Anthony Brandt
  • Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it. – By Haim Ginott
  • Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age. – By William Feather, The Business of Life, 1949
  • Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. – By Marilyn Penland


  • Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. – By Ambrose Bierce
  • That best academy, a mother's knee. – By James Russell Lowell
  • The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. – By William Ross Wallace
  • The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.- By Honore 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. – By Rajneesh
  • The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. – By Theodore Hesburgh
  • The mother is the one supreme asset of national life; she is more important by far than the successful statesman, or business man, or artist, or scientist. – By Theodore Roosevelt
  • The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best. – By Hamilton Wright Mabie
  • The mother- By child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent. – By Erich Fromm
  • The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom. – By Henry Ward Beecher
  • The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. – By John J. Plomp
  • The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. – By Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • The sweetest sounds to mortals given. Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven. – By William Goldsmith Brown
  • There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one. – By Jill Churchill
  • There is nothing like a mama- By hug. – By Adabella Radici
  • There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. – By Chinese Proverb
  • There was never a great man who had not a great mother, it is hardly an exaggeration. – By Olive Schreiner
  • There's a lot more to being a woman than being a mother, but there's a hell a lot more to being a mother than most people suspect. – By Roseanne Barr
  • This heart, my own dear mother, bends, With love's true instinct, back to thee! – By Thomas Moore
  • Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother. – By Jane Welsh Carlyle

Mother Quotes

  • Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not. – By James Joyce
  • 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. – By Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty
  • When you were small and just a touch away, I covered you with blankets against the cold night air. But now that you are tall and out of reach, I fold my hands and cover you with prayer. Dona Maddux Cooper
  • Where we love is home home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. – By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Who fed me from her gentle breast And hushed me in her arms to rest, And on my cheek sweet kisses prest? My Mother.- By Ann Taylor
  • Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My mother. – By Ann Taylor quotes
  • Woman in the home has not yet lost her dignity, in spite of Mother's Day, with its offensive implication that our love needs an annual nudging, like our enthusiasm for the battle of Bunker Hill. – By John Erskine
  • Woman knows what man has long forgotten, that the ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family. – By Clare Boothe Luce
  • Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that. – By Golda Meir
  • You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry- By go- By round will wave at his parents every time around and why his parents will always wave back. – By William D. Tammeus
  • Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion- By picture star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word collectible as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success. – By Fran Lebowitz
  • Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all. – By Oliver Wendell Holmes

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