Mother’s Day Quotes

Mother’s Day Quotes

Please enjoy this great list of Mother’s Day Quotes. There are women and men behind these Mother’s Day Quotes. Some were said by mothers. Others were said about mothers. The list was assembled by the team at for your reading pleasure.

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Ethnic Mother’s Day Quotes:
 A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.

Irish Proverb
God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.

Jewish Proverb
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.

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

Chinese Proverb 
Religious Mother’s Day Quotes:
If you have a Mom, there is unlikely anywhere you can go where a prayer hasn’t been.

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

William Makepeace Thackeray                                
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

Abraham Lincoln        
Anonymous Mother’s Day Quotes:
No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life.

Mommies are just big little girls.

Author Unknown
A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.

Author Unknown
Mother is a verb, not a noun.

And remember that behind every successful woman……is a basket of dirty laundry.

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

Author Unknown
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.

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

Nobody knows of the work it makes to keep the home together.
Nobody knows of the steps it takes. Nobody knows-but Mother.

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery. The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests.

Author Unknown

You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool mom.

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

Author Unknown

A mother understands what a child does not say.

Author Unknown
Mother’s Day Quotes – Women:
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.

Oprah Winfrey 
A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.

Diana, Princess of Wales 

If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 
There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.

Jill Churchill 
A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.

Helen Rice 

Never marry a man who hates his mother because he’ll end up hating you.

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

Phyllis Diller 

Don’t ever tell the mother of a newborn that her baby’s smile is just gas.

Jill Woodhull 

Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?

Nancy Thayer
She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.

Margaret Culkin-Banning 
The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother’s Day are the good ones.

Mignon McLaughlin
Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.

Jane Welsh Carlyle

Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.

Beverly Jones
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs..since the payment is pure love.
Mildred B. Vermont
When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.

Nancy Friday 

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

Dorothy Canfield Fisher
It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.

Barbara Kingsolver
Women’s Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.

Golda Meir
By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The phrase “working mother” is redundant.

Jane Sellman
Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.

Harriet Beecher Stowe
A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.

Emily Dickinson
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 
Motherhood is neither a duty nor a privilege, but simply the way that humanity can satisfy the desire for physical immortality and triumph over the fear of death.

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

Lisa Alther

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

Meryl Streep

My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors.

Carrie Latet
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
Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.

Pearl S. Buck
Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.

Linda Wooten
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
Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at de sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.

Zora Neale Hurston 
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
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.

Florida Scott-Maxwell

Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.

Marilyn Penland
Biological possibility and desire are not the same as biological need. Women have childbearing equipment. For them to choose not to use the equipment is no more blocking what is instinctive than it is for a man who, muscles or no, chooses not to be a weightlifter.

Betty Rollin 
All that remains to the mother in modern consumer society is the role of scapegoat; psychoanalysis uses huge amounts of money and time to persuade analysis and to foist their problems on to the absent mother, who has no opportunity to utter a word in her own defense. Hostility to the mother in our societies is an index of mental health.

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

Erma Bombeck

With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood.

Isadora Duncan

Mother’s Day Quotes – Men:
Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee calls back the lovely April of her prime.

William Shakespeare
No one in the world can take the place of your mother. Right or wrong, from her viewpoint you are always right. She may scold you for little things, but never for the big ones.

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

Ambrose Bierce
How beautifully everything is arranged by Nature; as soon as a child enters the world, it finds a mother ready to take care of it.

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

Lin Yutang
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That is his.

Oscar Wilde
Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.

James Joyce
The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.

 W.R. Wallace
If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

Ferrell Sims

Mothers are all slightly insane.

 J.D. Salinger
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

Honoré de Balzac
Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.

T. DeWitt Talmage
The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.

Henry Ward Beecher
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it..

Mark Twain
That best academy, a mother’s knee.

 James Russell Lowell
One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.

George Herbert

There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.
George Eliot
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.


Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
Erich Fromm
If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.

Lawrence Housman

Anyone who doesn’t miss the past never had a mother.

Gregory Nunn
He is a poor son whose sonship does not make him desire to serve all men’s mothers.

Harry Emerson Fosdick
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
No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin
In all my efforts to learn to read, my mother shared fully my ambition and sympathized with me and aided me in every way she could. If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.

Booker T. Washington

A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.

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

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?

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

Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better 

John Lancaster Spalding
The precursor of the mirror is the mother’s face.

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

George Washington
A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, “where mother is.”

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