Last Updated: 21st March, 2020

Mother's Day Quotes

Celebrate Mother's Day with these short but sweet quotes and sayings about moms and motherhood. Share these short, sweet poems and quotes with your mom this Mother's Day.


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A mother understand what a child does not say.
-Jenish Proverb

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
~Abraham Lincoln


Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
- George Eliot

Every child knows the value of a mother, if he/she does not know it then he/she is not a child at all
Tutu proverb

We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.
Henry Ward Beecher

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The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.
-St. Therese

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 heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness"
by Horore de Balzac.


Children are the anchors of a mother's life.

May each of us remember this truth;
'one cannot forget Mother
and remember God.
One cannot remember Mother and forget God.'
Because these two
Sacred Persons,
God and Mother ,
Partners in creation,
in sacrifice, in service,
are as One.

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No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.
-Sarah Josepha Hale

[A] Mother is one to whom you hurry when
you are troubled.
Emily Dickinson

Who ran to help me when I fell and
would some pretty story te'll or kiss
the place to make it well? My Mother
Ann Taylor

Mothers are endowed with
a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth.

Marjorie Pay Hinckley

If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.
Booker T. Washington

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

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

Mother's Day Quotes Cards

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

All women become like their mothers.
That is their tragedy.
No man does.
That's his.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.
William D. Tammeus

A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.
George Eliot

We are born of love; love is our mother.

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
Robert Browning

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A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
-Emily Dickinson

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.
~George Cooper

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Motherhood is near to divinity.
It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind.
-Howard Hunter

The Miracle of Life nurtured by a woman who gave us love and sacrifice....MOTHER
– Joel Barquez

"All that I am, or 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'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

I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.
- Antonio Villaraigosa

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.
~John Wilmot

Mother's Day Quotes

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

Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.
~Lionel Kauffman

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

Few misfortunes can befall a boy which brings worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
W. Somerset Maugham

This heart, my own dear mother, bends,
With love's true instinct, back to thee!
~Thomas Moore

Greetings and Sayings for Mother's Day

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

Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.
~Attributed to Claudia Ghandi

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

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.

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"A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary."
-Dorothy C. Fisher

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
~Elizabeth Stone

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

Mother's Day is in honor of the best Mother who ever lived - the Mother of your heart"
by Anna Jarvis.

As is the mother, so is her daughter.

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
Henry Ward Beecher, US Congressional clergyman

That best academy, a mother's knee.
James Russell Lowell, poet, critic and diplomat

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.
James Joyce

If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam.
Henry Bickersteth

"Sometimes the poorest woman leaves her children the richest inheritance"
by Ruth E. Renkel.

Your arms were always open when I needed a hug.
Your heart understood when I needed a friend.
Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson.
Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.- Sarah Malin

"If evolution really works,
how come Mothers only have two hands?"
-Milton Berle

Thank you Mom Quotes Card

Your arms were always open when I needed a hug.
Your heart understood when I needed a friend.
Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson.
Your strength and love has guided me.

-Sarah Malin
Thank You Mom

It is never easy being a mother.
If it were easy, fathers would do it."

Best Mother's Day Quotes cards

Being a mother is hard and it wasn't a subject I ever studied.
Ruby Wax

"I'd like to be the ideal mother,
but I'm too busy raising my kids."

"Children are natural mimics who act like their parents
despite every effort to teach them good manners."

"Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment
to show that sleep is not necessary to human life."

"My mother told me a million times not to exaggerate."

"Mothers of teens know why some animals eat their young."

Mother's Day Quotes Card for Loving Mom

Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.
Ricki Lake

"Mirror, mirror, on the wall, I am my mother after all!"

For the hand that rocks the cradle, is the hand that rules the world.
(William Ross Wallace)

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)

"Men are what their mothers made them"
by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Before a day was over,
Home comes the rover,
For mother's kiss - sweeter this
Than any other thing!
~William Allingham

Irish Proverb Mother's Day Quotes

A man loves his sweetheart the most
His wife the best
But his mother the longest.
-Irish Proverb

"One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters"
by George Herbert.

With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood.
-Isadora Duncan

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
~Abraham Lincoln

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
-Spanish Proverb

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

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

A mother is a mother still,
The holiest thing alive.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers"
Jewish proverb.

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

Are we not like two volumes of one book?
~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore