100 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Quotes

Last Updated: Apr 3, 2017

Mother’s Day is the special time of year when you get to celebrate your first best friend and the person you always turn to when you need advice. Mother’s Day is also a great time to show your love for all the other wonderful women in your life. If you’re looking for a way to show your mother, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, and friends how special you think they are, these lovely quotes about mothers are just what you need.

We’ve collected 100 funny, caring and sweet quotes for Mother’s Day that are perfect for all the women who inspire you. Whether you want to make your mom laugh with a humorous Mother’s Day quote or show her how much you care with a sweet saying, there’s sure to be a quote here that is perfect for you. Make your message even more special by adding your quote to a personalized gift for mom like photo mugs, blankets or pillows.

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Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.

Lady Gaga

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.

Unknown

Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.

Unknown

I have so much of you in my heart.

John Keats

A mother understands what a child does not say.

Jewish proverb

It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother—that’s why the world calls her grandmother.

Unknown

Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.

Unknown

All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

Abraham Lincoln

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

Victor Hugo

A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.

Cardinal Mermillod

Mom: a title just above queen.

Unknown

The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.

James E. Faust

There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.

Elder M. Russell Ballard

The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the the heart of a mother.

St. Therese of Lisieux

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.

Robert Browning

Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.

Gail Tsukiyama

Moms are like buttons—they hold everything together.

Unknown

A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes.

Barbara Cage

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 Wiggins

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.

Ambrose Bierce

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 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’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.

Agatha Christie

When you are a mother you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always thinks twice, once for herself and once for her child.

Sophia Loren

There will be so many times you feel like you failed. But in the eyes, heart and mind of your child you are super mom.

Stephanie Precourt

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

Marion C. Garretty

Everything I am, you helped me to be.

Unknown

The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room.

Henry Ward Beecher

Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.

Cheryl Lacey Donovan

My mother is a walking miracle.

Leonardo DiCaprio

A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

Honore de Balzac

The world needs our mothers.

Liya Kebede

There is nothing as sincere as a mother’s kiss.

Saleem Sharma

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

Lisa Alther

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

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

An aunt is a safe haven for a child. Someone who will keep your secrets and is always on your side.

Sara Sheridan

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 art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.

Elaine Heffner

In the mother’s eyes, her smile, her stroking touch, the child reads the message: ‘You are there!’

Adrienne Rich

Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.

George Eliot

A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have.

Robert Brault

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.

Oprah Winfrey

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

Rudyard Kipling

If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.

Stevie Wonder

It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.

The Golden Girls

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

Reed Markham

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.

Barbara Kingsolver

A mother’s love is more beautiful than any fresh flower.

Debasish Mridha

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

Unknown

When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.

Charley Benetto

Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children.

Maxim Grosky

A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.

Unknown

Grandmothers are the people who take delight in hearing babies breathing into the telephone.

Unknown

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love.

Mildred B. Vermont

By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.

Edwin Elliot

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

William Makepeace Thackery

My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.

Lisa Leslie

Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.

Erich Fromm

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.

Lin Yutang

Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.

Linda Wooten

A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Children are the anchors of a mother’s life.

Sophocles

It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?

Mahatma Gandhi

When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.

Mitch Albom

I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then, I want to move in with them.

Phyllis Diller

A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.

Amy Tan

We are born of love; love is our mother.

Rumi

Mother—that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.

T. Dewitt Talmage

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

When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.

Erma Bombeck

I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.

Lance Conrad

Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne.

Mabel Hale

A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.

Unknown

A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.

Unknown

There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.

Sara Josepha Hale

Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.

Susan Gale

No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.

Edwin Chapin

Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb.

Leroy Brownlow

You are far more precious than jewels.

Proverbs

There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.

Archibald Thompson

Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.

Kahil Gibran

In the end, mothers are always right. No one else tells the truth.

Randy Susan Meyers

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Spanish Proverb

Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.

Emily Dickinson

A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children, and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.

Jamie McGuire

As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.

Kristin Hannah

A mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness.

Proverbs