Last Updated: 8th May, 2021

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.


Mother's Day Quotes

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

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


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

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

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

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

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

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.
Washington Irving

She is my first, great love. She was a wonderful, rare woman–you do not know; as strong, and steadfast, and generous as the sun.”
D.H. Lawrence

My mother was the making of me. She was so true and so sure of me, I felt that I had someone to live for–someone I must not disappoint. The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Thomas A. Edison

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
Henry Ward Beecher


Children are the anchors of a mother's life.

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

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.

[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

Mother's Day Quotes

When life gets hard and you feel all alone.
Remember you mean the world to somebody and that somebody calls you Mom

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

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

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

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

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

Mother's Day Quotes

The best medicine in the world is a mother's Kiss.
- Anonymous

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

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 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

There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.g
Washington Irvin

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

If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.
Lawrence Housman

If I know what love is, it's because of you.
Hermann Hesse

Mother is a verb. It's something you do. Not just who you are.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

No man is poor who has a Godly mother.
Abraham Lincoln

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.
- Jewish proverb

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As is the mother, so is her daughter.

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

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

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

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

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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

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)

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

"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

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

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

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

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.

Irish Proverb Mother's Day Quotes

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

If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! I know whose love would follow me still Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine!
Rudyard Kipling

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

Inspirational Quotes for Mother's Day

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

All that I ever am and hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Abraham Lincoln

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
Robert Browning

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

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

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

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

Funny Mother's Day Quotes

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

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! (And while I have you, quick apologies for ages 13-21.)

A mother is the person you can always call to see how long chicken lasts in the fridge.

Silence is golden. Unless you have kids. Then silence is just suspicious.

Mom: I love you and your super long voicemails.

A worried mother does better research than the FBI.

Emotional Quotes on Mother's Day

Greetings and Sayings for Mother's Day

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

We are born of love; love is our mother.

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
Pablo Picasso

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

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
George Washington

Mother's Day Quotes in Hindi

दुनिया की सबसे बहेतरीन चीज
जान होती है,
पर मेरी जान जिसमें बसी है वो,
माँ होती है ।

माँ तो जन्नत है,
प्यार करना उसका उसूल है,
माँ की हर दुआ कबूल है,
माँ के कदमों में मिट्टी जन्नत की धूल है…

तुझसे ही तो जुड़ी हर धड़कन
तेरे ही आंचल में निकला बचपन
कहने को तो मां सब कहते पर
तेरी ममता के आगे फीका सा लगता है भगवान

भगवान्  सभी  जगह  नहीं  हो  सकते  इसलिए उसने माएं बनायीं.
Rudyard Kipling रुडयार्ड किपलिंग

मैं  जो  कुछ  भी  हूँ  या  होने  की  आशा  रखता  हूँ  उसका  श्रेय  मेरी  माँ  को  जाता  है.
Abraham Lincoln अब्राहम लिंकन

एक  माँ  का  हाथ  कोमलता  से  बना  होता  है  और  बच्चे  उसमे  गहरी  नीद  में  सोते  हैं.
Victor Hugo विक्टर  ह्यूगो

इंसान  वो  है  जो  उसे  उसकी  माँ  ने  बनाया  है.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

हमारे समाज में आदमी कमानेवाला होता है, महिला को एक  गृहिणी, पत्नी और माँ के रूप में बहुत कुछ करना होता है.
Dorothy Fields डोरोथी फील्ड्स