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Top 60 Mother Quotes

Mothers are vital in anyone's life. Dedicate these words to your mom and show her your love.

60 Mother Quotes

A mother plays a vital role in our lives. Mothers are the mirror in which we see ourselves; they are the custodians of our spirits. These quotes we have compiled help us realize the importance of the role our mother plays in our lives. On any occasion, such as mother’s day, you can dedicate these sweet, memorable and pleasant quotes to your loving mom.

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

Eric Fromm

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

Rudyard Kipling

3“The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.”

Karl Lagerfeld

4“No man is poor who has a Godly mother.”

Abraham Lincoln

5“My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.”

R.J. Palacio

6“The best place to cry is on a mother's arms.”

Jodi Picoult

7“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

8"Mothers give up so much, so that their children can have so much."

Catherine Pulsifer

9"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there."

Robert Browning

10"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."

Barbara Kingsolver

11“Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.”

Kate Winslet

12“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

13“There’s something really empowering about going, ‘Hell, I can do this! I can do this all!’ That’s the wonder thing about mothers, you can because you must, and you just DO.”

Kate Winslet

14“The time I’m not spending with my kids has to be worth it.”

Jessica Alba

15“[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

16“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

17"A child’s first teacher is its mother."

Peng Liyuan

18"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his."

Oscar Wilde

19"I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars."

E. M. Forster

20"A mother is a woman who shows you the light when you just see the dark."

Grimaldos Robin

21"My mother was the dearest, sweetest angel. She didn't talk; she sang. She was a tower of strength."

Jayne Meadows

22"Mothers never retire, no matter how old her children are she is always a Mom, always willing to encourage and help her children in any way she can!"

Catherine Pulsifer

23"One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters."

George Herbert

24"This mothering role will teach you more about yourself than you ever expected."

Tricia Goyer

25"Mother was by far the greatest personal influence in our lives."

Dwight Eisenhower

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

Oprah Winfrey

27“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.”

Harriet Beecher Stowe

28“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.”

Jane Sellman

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

Victor Hugo

30“My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.”

Sylvia Plath

31“Behind all your stories is always your mother's story. Because hers is where yours begin.”

Mitch Albom

32“Sometimes being a good mother gets in the way of being a good person.”

Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

33"My mother is the neatest person I know. I mean that in every sense of the word."

Rob Guinan

34"My mother's love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters."

Michelle Obama

35"Motherhood is more awesome than I ever thought it could be and harder than I ever would have imagined."

Sarah Williams

36"Not only am I a fighter, but I'm a survivor. I think being a mother really plays into that."

Willow Cross

37"A mother understands what a child does not say."

Jewish Proverb

38"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

39"Being a mother has been the most challenging and the most rewarding position I will ever hold."

Cathy Shaffer

40"I learned from my mother that there is a greatness in all of us, and that all of us are delivered to this world with a mission."

Les Brown

41"My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, And she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled."

Carly Fiorina

42"The truth is that no matter how old we are, as long as our mothers are alive, we want our mother. And it’s a very powerful relationship if it’s healthy."

Goldie Hawn

43"Mothers who work full time – they’re the real heroes."

Kate Winslet

44"In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe."

N.K. Jemisin

45“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

46“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

47“Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.”

Meryl Streep

48“She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great—but how to laugh through it.”

Liza Minnelli

49“Compassion is like mother giving love to her children. Mother’s ways are higher than others, even when everyone rejects, mother accepts with her arms open and wide.”

Amit Ray

50“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.”

Jessica Lange

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

Honore de Balzac

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

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

53“Mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”

Marion C. Garretty

54“Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart.”


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

Phyllis Diller

56“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”

Mitch Albom

57“Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.”

P.J. O’Rourke

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

George Eliot

59“I loved my mother too,' I said. 'I still do. That's the thing - it never goes away, even if the person does.”

Anna Carey

60“There is something about losing your mother that is permanent and inexpressable - a wound that will never quite heal.”

Susan Wiggs