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400 Best Mother’s Love Quotes to Show Appreciation

Last Updated: September 30, 2022 by Team

Since we were little, our mothers have been our trusted confidants, best friends, and support systems no matter how far away we’ve landed. That said, a mother’s love is a beautiful thing that we can’t capture in just one word.

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate everything that our moms mean to us. While it’s not the only occasion we honor our mothers, it lets the most important woman in our lives know how much she is appreciated.

People have a lot to say about moms and motherhood in general. Some quotes are sweet, and some are touching, but the ones that hit home always have a ring of truth.

We’ve collected 400 funny, caring, and sweet quotes for Mother that are perfect for all the women who inspire you. We have mother-daughter and mother-son quotes that say it straight from the heart. Messages from celebrities like Princess Diana, Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou, and Oprah Winfrey can help you express how you feel.

400 Mother Quotes

Top 10 Mother Quotes

“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” – E. M. Forster

“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

“No one else can be what you have been to me… You will always be the girl in my life…” – Song for Mama by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds

“There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas, creation’s most unique and precious pearls.” – The Hand That Rocks the Cradle by Theodore Harris

“What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?” – Rose Kennedy

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo

“Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Tina Fey

“There are no goodbyes, wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” – J.K. Rowling

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

Short Mother Quotes

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“You have my whole heart for my whole life.”

“My fondest memory of childhood? My mother.”

“Moms are like buttons — they hold everything together.”

“My mother is as strong as an oak that will never be felled.”

“Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.”

“A mom’s hug lasts long after she let’s go.”

“A mother’s love endures through all.” – Washington Irving

“I’m a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.”

“Moms are the biggest blooms in the bouquet of life.”

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Sometimes I open my mouth and my mother comes out.”

“Wishes are granted in a mother’s heart.”

“Mothers don’t sleep. They just worry with their eyes closed.”

“Motherhood changes everything.” – Adriana Trigiani

“A mother’s love endures through all.” – Washington Irving

“Always my mother; forever my friend.”

“Happiness is seeing your mother smile.”

“If I know what love is, it’s because of you.” – Hermann Hesse

“We are born of love; love is our mother.” – Rumi

“Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.” – Sophocles

“So glad you’re my mom!”

“All I am I owe to my mother.” – George Washington

“Sooner or later, we all quote our mothers.”

“Every day is special when I get to spend it with my mom.”

“As is the mother, so is her daughter.”

“Home is where your mom is.”

“Men are what their mothers made them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A child’s first teacher is its mother.” – Peng Liyuan

“Moms are the most underappreciated overachievers.”

“Moms are the most beautiful beings in the world.”

A mother understands what a child does not say. Jewish Proverb

Strong Mother Quotes

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“No one works harder than a mother. No one loves harder than a mother. No one can replace my mother!”

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

“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

“No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.” – Godfrey Winn

“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“Nothing is lost until your mother can’t find it.”

“Nobody loves you like your mom. She’s your best friend, your most honest critic, and your biggest fan all rolled into one.” – Kelly Roper

“Show me the strongest person in the world and I’ll show you my mother. No one can compete!”

“Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in the everyday.” – Martha Stewart

“…The angels, whispering to one another, can find, among their burning terms of love, none so devotional as that of Mother…” – To My Mother by Edgar Allan Poe

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” – George Eliot

“God couldn’t be everywhere so that is why he invented mothers.” – Daphne Wilder

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

“You’d never know the burdens on my mom’s back, for she carries them all herself. She is fearless, independent, and strong. I hope to share her strength someday.”

“And she, the new mother of a daughter, felt a fierceness come over her that seized at her heart, that made her feel as if her bones were turned to steel, as if she could turn herself into a weapon to keep this daughter of hers from having to be hurt by the world outside the ring of her arms.” – Lauren Groff

“The woman who is my best friend, my teacher, my everything: Mom.” – Sandra Vischer

“Mothers are a special gift sent from God above. They bless us with their nurturing and fill us with their love.” – Mothers Are a Special Gift by Faye Diane Kilday

“Mothers have need of sharp eyes and discreet tongues when they have girls to manage.” – Louisa May Alcott

“I’m a better man because you were my mother.”

“Seeing the strength in my mom gives me hope for the future.”

“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” – Ricki Lake

“I can only hope to be 10% of the mom mine was to me.” – Charlize Theron

“Mom, you are the most courageous person I know. The perseverance you showed during [insert difficult memory here] showed me how deep your strength runs. I will never forget what you did.”

“It is not the job of the child to protect her mother. It’s the mother’s job to protect the child.” – Kristin Cashore

“Mothers were the only ones you could depend on to tell the whole, unvarnished truth.” – Margaret Dilloway

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

“A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it’s too late to let her know that he sees it.”

“I am nothing without my mother. She is the reason for everything I am and all that I will be.”

“Great moms like you inspire their children to do, see, and be more.”

“I wish I could buy you all you deserve, Mom, but I will always have plenty of love for you!”

“A mother’s tears can bring the world to its knees and her joy can cause celebration across the globe.”

“There is nothing as powerful as mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul.”

“A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.” – Amy Tan

“The highest compliment I could receive is that I’ve turned into my mother. I can only hope!”

“The love I have for my mom does not waver. It is bold and strong, just like her!”

“It takes a strong woman to be a mom and an even stronger one to be MY mom!”

“It doesn’t matter how old you get. Your mother’s fierce love is always going to be there to hold you up.”

“Moms do it all. They are counselors, teachers, bakers, managers, and cheerleaders, and they do it without breaking a sweat!”


I Love My Mother Quotes

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“From the moment I wake until the moment I dream is filled with my love for you, Mom.”

“My mom is a strong-willed lady. She taught me to believe in myself no matter what anybody else said.” – Tracey Edmonds

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou

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

“Mothers hold their children’s burdens along with their hands. They are strong enough to do both.”

“Mom, there is no throne high enough or crown big enough to show the world how much you mean to me.”

“Mom, I know I’ve given you plenty of headaches. But it didn’t matter whether it was my broken arm or my move across the country, I knew you’d always head my way if I needed you.”

“My mom is definitely my rock.” – Alicia Keys

“You’re nothing short of magical and beautiful to me / Oh, I’ll never hit the big time without you / So they can keep their treasure and their ties to the machine / ‘Cause I am the mother of Evangeline.” – Brandi Carlile

“Mother was comfort. Mother was home.” – Ruta Sepetys

“I couldn’t have picked a better Mom than you. I love you more than anything!”

“No one can take away the joy I feel, knowing that you’re my mother.”

“Mom, you are my best friend and my mentor. I’m so proud to call you my mom!”

“I may be your princess, but you are the greatest queen, Mom.”

“Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb.” – Leroy Brownlow

“One of the most important relationships we’ll have is the relationship we have with our mothers.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

“If you’re a mom, you’re a superhero. Period.” – Rosie Pope

“No matter how old I get or how many children I have, I will always be my mother’s child.” – Kelly Roper

“I don’t need a knight in shining armor when my mother has given me her strength.”

“The sound of my mom’s voice is the harmony to my melody.”

“It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you do in your life. You never stop needing your mom.” – Kate Winslet

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac

“I love you every day. And now, I will miss you every day.” – Mitch Albom

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle

“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Looking into my mother’s eyes is like looking into the depths of the universe. May her strength, her love, her devotion, her fears, and her spirit be reflected in mine.”

“Yes, Mother…I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.” – Alice Walker

“No matter where I go, my mother’s voice always brings me home.”

“If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” – Stevie Wonder

“I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” – Lance Conrad

“To become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is … I know for sure that few callings are more honorable.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“If at first you don’t succeed, try doing it the way mom told you to in the beginning.”

“Watching you has taught me more about being an independent woman than you’ll ever know. Thank you for being my inspiration, Mom!”

“I love my mother as trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” – Terry Guillemets

“Flowers in the field bow their blooms with awe in the presence of a mother. She is nature’s blessing to all.”

“Becoming a mother makes you realize you can do almost anything one-handed.”

“May your coffee be stronger than your toddler.”

“When I’m weak and unpretty / I know I’m beautiful and strong / Because I see myself like my mother does.” – Lauren Alaina

“There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.” – Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic

“There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.” – Billy Sunday

“My love for you, Mom, shines brighter than the sun.”

“Mother’s love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Eric Fromm

“Loving my mother is my highest calling.”

Becoming a mother means your baby is the one up all night drinking. And you get to be hungover the next day.

Loss Of Mother Quotes

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“Now I know why you always told me to be strong. You knew that one day I would need the strength to bear your loss.”

“The sand of time will never wash away the love that I have for you. Your sweet memory will remain forever in my heart.”

“I cried endlessly when you died but I promise, I won’t let the tears mar the smiles that you’ve given me when you were alive.”

“No daughter and mother should ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.” – Christie Watson

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk in my own garden forever.” – Alfred Jennyon

“In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill.”

“A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.”

“My mother is a never ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune.” – Graycie Harmon

“Mother, you left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, although we cannot see you, you’re always at our side.”

“Mother’s hold their children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever.”

“You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.” – Nigella Lawson

“The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of you, shall never pass away.”

“No matter what age … I’ll always need you mom.”

“Whenever I am missing you, I also remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life. I wouldn’t trade those moments for the world.”

“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” – Terri Guillemets

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, and held so dear.”

“I truly never learned what the words ‘I miss you’ were until I reached for my mom’s hand and it wasn’t there.”

“Grief is like the ocean, it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes is is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” – Vicki Harrison

“A mother’s love is always with her children. Losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring, and her wisdom live on-like a legacy of love that will always be with you. May that love surround you now and bring you peace.”

“I know you are listening from above. There’s nothing that I value more than your love. No matter where I am or what I’m doing, your memories will always keep me smiling.”

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” – Helen Keller

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson

“Mothers never really die, they just keep the house up in the sky, They polish the sun by day and light the stars that shine at night, keep the moonbeams silvery bright and in the heavenly home above they wait to welcome those they love.”

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. Itknows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. Agatha Christie

Being A Mother Quotes

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“Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” – Kate Winslet

“When I had my children and I felt that type of love, which I know you understand and every mom out there understands, it made me understand that there was a purity to love.” – Jennifer Lopez

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.” – Jessica Lange

“When I became a mother, it was then I knew what was in my mom’s heart.”

“Let me love you a little more before you’re not little anymore.”

“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.” – Sophia Loren

“My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis. Every morning when I wake her up, the endgame is, Can I get her to smile? And that puts me in a good mood.” – Drew Barrymore

“A sleeping baby is the new happy hour.”

“A mother who values her children have children who value her.”

“For when a child is born the mother also is born again.” – Gilbert Parker

“Maybe motherhood means honoring one’s mother.” – Sheila Heti

“Even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be okay.” – Jojo Moyes

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

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

How I Met Your Mother Quotes

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“I gave you life, but really, you gave me mine.”

“Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that suppose to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing.” – Toni Morrison

“From the moment I was born, you showed me the way through this wonderful world. You taught me to see beauty in everything. I see the beauty in you, Mom.”

“6 pounds and 9 ounces, looking up at me / Like I have all the answers / I hope I have the ones you need.” – Reba McEntire

“My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace.” – Serena Williams

“Taking care of yourself is part of taking care of your kids.”

“Little souls find their way to you whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s.” – Sheryl Crow

“I’m proud of many things in life but nothing beats being a mother.”

“I loved you before I knew you.”

“My heart is full knowing you are always cheering for me, Mom. I love that you’re my biggest fan!”

“The smell of my mom’s perfume; the sight of her garden’s flowers; the melody of her favorite song. All these things bring me closer to her even when we are far apart.”

“My mother was my first country, the first place I ever lived.” – Nayyirah Waheed

“My mother is my best friend and my first hero. She never fails to lift me up when I am down.”

“My daughter introduced me to myself… the connection I had with her when I was giving birth was something that I’ve never felt before.” – Beyoncé


Single Mother Quotes

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“I have a great career, and I have my daughter. So what I don’t have is not as important to me as what I do have.” – Padma Lakshmi

“Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress and twice the tears but also twice the hugs, twice the love and twice the pride.”

“What is free time? I’m a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.” – Roma Downey

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver

“It’s difficult, but far from impossible and we smile more than we cry.” – Regina King

“As a single mum you’ll discover inner strengths and capabilities you never knew you had.” – Emma-Louise Smith

“Being a single parent made me stronger than ever before.” – Anonymous

“The loves of my life are my children and my mother. I don’t feel as if I need a man.” – Diane Keaton

“Being a working mother and a working single parent instills in you a sense of determination.” – Felicity Jones

“I know it’s hard being a single parent, but I’d rather do it by myself than with someone who doesn’t want to.” – Anonymous

“I have time for everything I had time for before. I just have an added amazing thing in my life.” – January Jones

“You always have to carry on. And you can, because you have to.” – Kate Winslet

“I didn’t plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt the best way you can” – Tichina Arnold

“Just because I am a single mother doesn’t mean I cannot be a success.” – Yvonne Kaloki

“I was told I couldn’t have children, so every day I am kissing the sky with happiness about it.” – Padma Lakshmi

“Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women.” – Kenny Conley

“It’s the only way of life I’ve known. I was raised by a single mom.” – Padma Lakshmi

“Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it’s the most exquisite love of all.” – Maggie Gallagher

“I think moms, single or not, put a lot of pressure on ourselves trying to balance it all. It’s NEVER going to be perfectly balanced—the sooner you know this, the sooner you can relieve some of the pressure you put on yourself.” – Denise Richards

“I pride myself on finding balance. I love making music and I love raising my boys. I find time to make both a priority.” – Sheryl Crow

“I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life.” – J.K. Rowling

“As a single mom, I’m juggling a lot and working long hours. Yes, it costs them a little, but what my children get in return is a mother who is energized and content.” – Edie Falco

“Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.” – Garrison Keillor

“I want to show the example that you can be a single mother and work and handle a lot of other things at the same time.” – Christina Milian

“Being a single mother is twice the work, twice the stress, and twice the tears, but also twice the hugs, twice the love, and twice the pride.”

“Remember that a single mom is just like any other mom and that our number one priority is still our kids. Any parent does whatever it takes for their kids and a single mother is no different.” – Paula Miranda

“I’m not really single. I mean, I am, but I have a son. Being a single mother is different from being a single woman.” – Kate Hudson

“Because your child is your first priority, you’re more selective, so in order to let someone into that world, they have to be really special.” – Helena Christensen

“Being a single parent is not a life full of struggles, but a journey for the strong.” – Meg Lowrey

A mother's love is more beautiful than any fresh flower. Debasish Mridha

Mother Quotes From Daughter

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“They both began to giggle and then…fell into a side-splitting round of laughter, the cleansing, complete sort of laughter only a mother and daughter can share.” – Karen Kingsbury

“It is without a doubt that no one adores their mom more than I adore you!”

“I need you, I need you here, I need you now. I cannot do this alone. I need my Mommy, and dammit, I don’t care who knows it.” – Gilmore Girls

“It is so nice to come home and have solitude with me and my daughter.” – Mindy Kaling

“Mom, you are more precious to me than all the treasure in the world.”

“Mothers and daughters are closest, when daughters become mothers.”

“A daughter’s love for her mother is only outshone by her mother’s love for her.”

“My mom taught me a woman’s mind should be the most beautiful part of her.” – Sonya Teclai

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

“Mother, my greatest blessing is that you are mine. It is my honor to be called your daughter/son.”

“Call me crazy, but if someone said I would turn out just like you, I’d be thrilled. I love everything about you, Mom!”

“Mothers and daughters are part of each other’s consciousness, in different degrees and in a different way, but still with the mutual sense of something which has always been there.” – Edith Wharton

“My mom was the person that I most looked up to for her point of view, her humor.” – Ben Stiller

“No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.” – Christie Watson

“I love our daughters more than anything in the world, more than life itself.” – Michelle Obama

“We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters’ lengthening flight.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

“If every daughter had you as their mother, the world would be a better place. But I wouldn’t want to share you!”

“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.” – Kristin Hannah

“I’ve never had more appreciation for anyone in my entire life until I became a mom.” – Chrissy Teigen

“Honestly, I believe that the mother-daughter relationship is magical, complex, potentially dangerous, profoundly powerful, and deeply transformative. To put it simply, all of us have this relationship, and in a very real way, none of us comes out alive. We are all formed first as daughters and then tested as mothers. There’s nothing like motherhood to make us reassess how we were as daughters.” – Kristin Hannah

“The biggest regret I have is not hugging you more when I had the chance. Sending you hugs across the miles to make you smile!”

“Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.” – Louisa May Alcott

“The guidance you gave me in life has only served to make me the man I am today.”

“When you love what you have, you have everything you need.”

“The love between a mother and a daughter is forever.” – Patricia Wayant

“The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life … the stronger the daughter.” – Anita Diamant

“I am filled to the brim with love and it overflows every time I see you, Mom!”

“You celebrated all of my successes and wept with all of my heartbreak. Mom, thank you for being the best mother a daughter could want.”

“I could spend eternity with my mom and that is still not enough time to tell my mother how much I truly love her.”

“A mother and daughter know each other’s hearts like their own.”

“A mother’s love does not set with the sun. It blankets you all through the night.”

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.” – Golden Girls

“My mother never gave up on me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back.” – Denzel Washington

“A mother and daughter’s love is never separated.” – Viola Shipman

“The strongest lock in the world cannot keep love out of a mother’s heart.”

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” – Oscar Wilde

“A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” – Emily Dickinson

“A great woman calls me daughter. I am humbled to be by her side in life.”

“She’s my best friend—she’s everything to me. It’s always just been me and her against the world.” – Jacquelyn Middleton

“Even as a small child, I understood that woman had secrets, and that some of these were only to be told to daughters. In this way we were bound together for eternity.” – Alice Hoffman

“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

“My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“The most extraordinary bond is between a mother and daughter. The thread connecting them stretches over distance and time, never to break.”

“Mothers and daughters together are a powerful force to be reckoned with.” – Melia Keeton-Digby

“I tell my daughter every morning, ‘Now, what are the two most important parts of you?’ And she says, ‘My head and my heart.’” – Viola Davis

“When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother.” – Anna Quindlen

“In my daughter’s eyes I am a hero / I am strong and wise and I know no fear / but the truth is plain to see / she was sent to rescue me.” sings country music star in her song ” – Martina McBride

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

Mother Quotes From Son

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“Just when you think you know love, something little comes along and reminds you just how big it is.”

“Each time I hear your voice, I feel loved. You are the best!”

“No matter how much I say I love you, I always love you more than that.”

“Mom, you’ve been my rock. Thank you for showing me your steadfast strength.”

“I love you more than all the frosting on a cupcake, Mom!”

“She loved a boy very, very much—even more than she loved herself.” – Shel Silverstein

“Raising boys has made me a more generous woman than I really am.” – Mary Kay Blakely

“Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.” – Sophocles

“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

“Behind a happy, loving man is a warm, caring mother.”

“Mom, thank you for being the first woman in my life. You’ll always be the best one!”

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother” – Abraham Lincoln

“The road home is paved with a mother’s love. There is always a path back into her arms.”

“There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.” – Washington Irving

“No one has loved you like your mom and no one ever will. Her love is the purest of all.”

“A boy’s best friend is his mother.” – Joseph Stefano

“The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son.” – Sarah Shahi

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” – Stevie Wonder

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” – Jodi Picoult

“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

“To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to be kind.” – Shannon L. Adler

“He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” – J.K. Rowling

“The bond between a son and his mother is stronger than a hurricane.”

“Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.” – Louisa May Alcott

“My greatest blessing has been the birth of my son. My next greatest blessing has been my ability to turn people into children of mine.” – Maya Angelou

“Moms are as relentless as the tides. They don’t just drive us to practice, they drive us to greatness.” – Steve Rushin

“You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” – Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

“A son’s love for his mother is eternal.”

“A mother’s love doesn’t make her son more dependent and timid; it actually makes him stronger and more independent.” – Cheri Fuller

“Heaven on Earth is looking at my little boy.” – Jenny McCarthy

“Mothers are inscrutable beings to their sons, always.” – A.E. Coppard

“You’ve helped me up when I fell, you’ve helped me learn when I struggled. You loved me more than a son deserves. I love you more than you realize!”

“A mother knows her son will leave her house, but he will never leave her heart’s home.”

A mother is the only person on earth who can divide her love among 10 children and each child would still have all her love.

Mother Quotes Bible

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“We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” – Psalm 127:3

“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.” – Proverbs 1:8-9

“They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” – Proverbs 31:25

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” – Psalm 143:8

“Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.” – Proverbs 23:22-25

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” – John 15:12

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23

“Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” – 1 Timothy 5:8

“And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.” – Luke 2:51

“No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” – 1 John 4:12

“Do everything in love.”

“Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” – Proverbs 31:31

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” – Romans 12:9-10

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” – Psalm 139:13-14

“The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.” – Genesis 3:20

“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.’” – Proverbs 31:28–29

“As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.” – Isaiah 66:13

“You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.” – 1 Peter 3:4

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” – 3 John 1:4

“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” – Deuteronomy 4:9

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” – Psalm 133:1

“Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” – Ephesians 4:32

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” – Deuteronomy 6:6–7

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13

“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” – Proverbs 31:26

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13

“Bear with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgive each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” – Colossians 3:13

“Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne?” – Isaiah 49:15

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Life doesn't come with a manual. It comes with a mother.

Mother Nature Quotes

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“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” – Mitch Albom

“The most perfect love is that between a mother and child. It is unending.”

“One is a mother in order to love without beginning or end.”

“There’s no safer haven than a mother’s arms.” – Kelly Roper

“A mother’s love will push you to the edge of the ocean while holding you above it. Her fearless strength keeps the wind in your sails.”

“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

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

“As mothers, we just don’t want anything or anyone to hurt our babies.” – Michelle Obama

“No matter your age, you will always need your mom.”

“To the world you are a Mother, but to your family you are the World.”

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.” – Linda Wooten

“I see my mom’s strength reflected in all she does. If I only have half of her nerve and a hint of her wisdom, I will rejoice!”

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary — it’s an act of infinite optimism.” – Gilda Radner

“Motherhood: if you think my hands are full, you should see my heart.”

“My mother shed her protective love down around me and without knowing why people sensed that I had value.” – Maya Angelou

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

“The relationship between parents and children, but especially between mothers and daughters, is tremendously powerful, scarcely to be comprehended in any rational way.” – Joyce Carol Oates

“Everything I’ve learned that’s worth knowing, I learned from my mother.” – Kelly Roper

“I cherish every moment we spend together, Mom. They are the memories I hold dear to my heart.”

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

“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” – James E. Faust

“The power of a mother’s love is greater than any force on earth.”

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

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm

“My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.” – Lisa Leslie

“Being your daughter is the best thing that ever happened to me.”

“With my mother behind me, I can do anything. She gives me strength.”

“A mother’s love is as soft as a bunny but as strong as an ox.”

“No one is kinder or more caring than my mom.”

“For the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”

“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” – Cardinal Meymillod

“I think the hardest thing for a mother is to make it possible for a child to be independent and at the same time let the child know how much you love her, how much you want to take care of her, and yet how truly essential it is for her to fly on her own.” – Madeleine Albright

“Being wrapped in your mother’s arms is the greatest feeling in the world.”

“Knowing my mother walks beside me gives me the strength to weather any storm.”

“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah Winfrey

“A mother can hug you just with her smile.” – Kelly Roper

“Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” – Meryl Streep

“There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.” – Elder M. Russell Ballard

“No one could [insert favorite activity with Mom] as well as you, Mom. Thank you for taking the time to teach me how to [do/say/play/make/create activity].”

“All mothers are rich when they love their children. There are no poor mothers, no ugly ones, no old ones. Their love is always the most beautiful of joys” – Maurice Maeterlinck

“You don’t take a class; you’re thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.” – Jennie Finch

“It was your mom’s turn to carry you when you were young. It’s your turn to carry her when she grows old.” – Kelly Roper

“My mother taught me more through her loving patience than I ever learned in school.”

“The soft touch from my mother belies her strength. Mom is a mighty woman who stands on her own two feet.”


Happy Birthday Mother Quotes

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“Birthdays are nature’s way of telling you to eat more cake.” – Jo Brand

“I love my mother as trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” – Terri Guillemets

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn

“A beautiful woman is like a painting and remains beautiful no matter how old she is.” – Chloe Thurlow

“When someone asks if you’d like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?” – Lisa Loeb

“You can be gorgeous at 30, charming at 40, and irresistible for the rest of your life.” – Coco Chanel

“The heart of a good mother is as big as the ocean; accommodating all kinds of things and sweeping all unwanted things to its shores.” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“I decided if you’re lucky enough to be alive, you should use each birthday to celebrate what your life is about.” – Mary Steenburgen

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” – William Shakespeare

“My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis.” – Drew Barrymore

“It’s that heart of gold, & stardust soul that make you beautiful.” – R.M. Broderick

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

“A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.” – Minna Antrim

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey


Sister From Another Mother Quotes

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“Mom, you showed me how to be a mother myself. I can only hope my children have a childhood as amazing as mine. I’m so glad you’re their grandma!”

“At the end of the day my most important job is still mom-in-chief.” – Michelle Obama

“A sister is a forever friend.”

“The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.” – Cali Rae Turner

“Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” – Amy Li

“I smile because you’re my sister I laugh because you cant do anything about it.”

“In the cookies of life sisters are the chocolate chips.”

“I love my sisters. I am their sissy forever.”

“Without a sister life is incomplete.”

“A sister will always be there to catch you when you fall back.”

“A sister is a gift from God, sent from above to make life worthwhile.”

“How do people make it through life without a sister?” – Sara Corpening

“A sister by blood, A friend by choice.”

“Chance made us Sisters, hearts made us friends.”

“A sister is one who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.”

“Sister is the most powerful & the first hero I had in my life.”

“Sisters are the greatest invention of God.”

“Sisters have a Tom and Jerry relationship, always on each others trail but can never be complete without the other.”

“You should always say you love your sister because it might be to late to say it.”

“A sister is the best gift and you can’t let go or get rid of it.”

“A sister is at your side no matter what you did. A sister is not by blood but by God.”

“It was nice growing up with someone like you – someone to lean on, someone to count on… Someone to tell on!”

“Sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears.”

“When mom and dad don’t understand, a sister always will.”

“My sister is my superhero.”

“A sister is a friend who will love you no matter what.”

“Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends.”

“A sister in a friend will come and go but a friend in a sister will always remain.” – Leslie Ngak

“Your sister can be your best friend. She’s always there to help you out in your problem.:) I love my sister so much.”

“Sister is our first friend and second mother.”

“Sister is the one who sometimes makes you angry but later gives you long lasting laugh.”

“Sisters share childhood memories & grown up dreams.”

“A sister is God’s way of proving he doesn’t want us to walk alone.”

“Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.”

“A sister is someone that you can count on when you need her the most.”

“Sometimes sisters fight and argue and disagree but when it really counts sisters have each other’s back throughout the years shedding the tears I love you sister never ever forget that.”

“I love you, you were there for me, you protected me, and most of all, you loved me. We’d fight, scream, and argue, but, under it all, is a love. That only exists, in a brother, and a sister.”

“We may look old and wise to the outside world. But to each other, we are still in junior school.” – Charlotte Gray

“If I could pull down the rainbow, I would write your name on it & put it back in the sky, to let everyone know, how colorful my life is with a sister like you.”

“I never try to make anyone my best friend because I already have one and she is my sister.”

“A sis is like a guardian angel. She protects you from harm. She helps you. She gives advice. She’s always by your side. And she’s the only one in the world who can’t forget you.”

“A sister is always there for you no matter what you are going through. And if she yells at you or gets mad it’s because she cares about you and she is just trying to keep you on the right track. They are right behind you no matter where you are at to kick you in your butt to keep on going. My sissy has helped me through the hard times and was there for the good times. I love my sissy always and forever.”

“She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she’s the reason you wish you were an only child.”

“Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.”

“Husbands come and go; children come and eventually they go. Friends grow up and move away. But the one thing that’s never lost is your sister.”

“A sister is someone who is always gonna be there no matter what. You guys may fight but that’s okay, sisters are forever and never apart I love you so very much sister I’ll never stop loving you.”

A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's. Princess diana

Brother From Another Mother Quotes

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“Dear brother from another mother I have never talk to anyone like I talk to you, I have never been so attached with anyone like I am with you, and I promise no matter how much we are you, we fight, we discuss and I will never leave you. Promise.”

“Dear brother from another mother, you came into my life and expectedly and how I want you probably.”

“A person who is there when you need him, someone who pic you up when you fall, a person who stick up for you when no one as weill, a brother is always a friend.”

“dear brother, we don’t have a connection of blood, but I still feel lucky that we have a connection of emotions, love, care and concern.”

“everyone has a brother from another mother whom you love like your real brother and for me it’s you.”

There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. Jill Churchill

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