Mother Quotes, 100 Sayings and Images 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. Make this Mother’s Day truly memorable for your mom; show her your love with sweet words that will melt her heart. Browse the best collection of inspirational quotes and images on mothers coming straight from the hearts of some of the most creative writers and celebrated personalities of our times and make your pick:Share this if you love your mom

An Amazing Collection of Quotes about Motherhood

  • A mother had a slender, small body but a large heart so large that everybody’s grief and 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
  • Any success, generosity, kindness, or character I have today directly results from having you as a Mom. Thanks.
  • 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 the sun to the sun, but a mother’s work is never done. – Anonymous
  • A mother sees there are only four pieces of pie for five people and promptly announces she never cared 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
  • I wish you the best Mother’s Day for every boo-boo you kissed and every nightmare you soothed!
  • A mother always understands what a child may not say.
  • All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother. – By Abraham Lincoln
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.

  • When I feel weak or ugly, I simply think of you, and I remember where I came from. Thanks, Mom.
  • A mother’s yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man. – By George Eliot
  • And it came to me, and I knew what I had to have before my soul would rest. I wanted to belong to my mother. And in return, I wanted my mother to belong to me. – By Gloria Vanderbilt
  • I owe all that I am or ever hope to be 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
  • Sometimes a sound, a smell, a glance will remind me of the safe haven you provided as I grew up. Thanks, Mom.
  • An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. – Spanish Proverb
  • A mother’s heart is a patchwork of love. – Anonymous
  • 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
Mothers can look through a child's eyes and see tomorrow.

Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow.

  • Before a day was over, the home comes the rover, For mother’s kiss sweeter this than anything else! – 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-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
  • God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. – By Jewish Proverb
  • Great mothers build bridges instead of walls. – By Reed Markham
  • Grown doesn’t mean anything to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger and older but thrive. In my heart, it doesn’t mean a thing. – By Toni Morrison
  • There’s no template for being a great Mom, but I just think, “What would Mom do?” Happy Mother’s Day.

Best Mom Ever

  • 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 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 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 on the other, the world as a whole 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, our inner fire goes out at some time. 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
  • Let us be grateful to the 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’s 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, 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. 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 a price, no man may dare. To lessen or misunderstanding. – By Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. – By Aristotle
  • 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 had ever seen. 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
  • No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to your life. – Anonymous
  • Nobody knows of the work it takes/to keep the home together. Nobody knows of the steps it takes/ nobody knows but the mother. – Anonymous
  • Now that… my kids are grown, I understand how much work and love it takes to raise and keep a family together. The example of your strength, devotion, and patience is now rippling through the generations. Thank you! – By Forest Houtenschil


Beautiful Thoughts for Motherhood

  • Of all women’s rights, 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. I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines in the interest of poetic economy and truth: You’re my mother; I would have no other! – By Forest Houtenschil
  • Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children. – By Maxim Gorky
  • 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
  • A mother’s heart 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 mother is the one supreme asset of national life; she is more important by far than the successful statesman, businessman, 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 become fully independent. – By Erich Fromm
  • The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom. – By Henry Ward Beecher
  • The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men, from mothers, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. – By Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • The sweetest sounds to mortals given. They 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 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 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
  • 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
  • I covered you with blankets against the cold night air when you were small and just a touch away. 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 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
  • Woman in the home has not yet lost her dignity, despite 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. By picture star, you need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion. 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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