Mothers Quotes

QUOTES MOTHERS  heart


Moms are a very special breed of people. Use these wonderful quotes to express your heartfelt loving thoughts about motherhood or to your own mother.


Use these quotes in your Mother's Day cards, in your scrapbooking, scrapbooking journaling and greeting cards.


As a mother to your kids, you know that somehow for the next few decades or for as long as you live, you'll be wearing your heart on your sleeve.


And as a daughter to your own mother, you also begin to appreciate the courage and challenges your mom has gone through for you. And your respect for her grows and grows.


How does my mom show her love for us? Not through words but through her cooking. Somehow the meals taste great because it's mom's cooking. Her secret ingredient?... Love.  And we feel blessed to have her cooked for us.


Enjoy these mother quotes!  heart
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A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. ~Author Unknown

 

Sweater, no  garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. ~Ambrose Bierce

 

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

 

He is a poor son whose sonship does not make him desire to serve all men's mothers. ~Harry Emerson osdick

 

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

 

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along. ~Margaret Culkin  Banning


A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. ~Peter De Vries


If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. ~Robert Brault


Happy birthday to my beautiful mom,an incredible,strong,courageous, loyal,hard working,selfless,witty, intelligent,faithful & honest woman!


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

 

Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort. ~John Lancaster Spalding

 

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


The sweetest sounds to mortals given…Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven. ~William Goldsmith Brown

 

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

 

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

 

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine - she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights. ~Terri Guillemets

 

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

 

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. ~Lisa Alther

 

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


That best academy, a mother's knee. ~James Russell Lowell

 

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

 

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 doesn’t mean a thing. ~Toni Morrison, Beloved, 1987


The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother's Day are the good ones. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child - and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own. ~Robert Brault

 

Mommies are just big little girls. ~Author Unknown


A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. ~Honoré de Balzac

 

A mother's heart is a patchwork of love. ~Author Unknown


A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don't even have. ~Robert Brault,


The precursor of the mirror is the mother's face. ~D.W. Winnicott, Playing and Reality, 1971

 

The mother of boys work son-up to son-down. ~Author Unknown

 

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

 

You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool mom. ~Author Unknown

 

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

 

One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. ~George Herbert


There's nothing like a mama-hug. ~Terri Guillemets

 
 Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. ~Erich Fromm


Mother's love grows by giving. ~Charles Lamb

 

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


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

 

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

 

It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~From the television show The Golden Girls

 

The mother's heart is the child's school-room. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart. ~Author Unknown


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

 

Women who miscalculate are called mothers. ~Abigail Van Buren

 

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


Mirror, mirror on the wall… I am my mother after all. ~Author Unknown

 

Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother. ~Moorish Proverb


All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. ~Abraham Lincoln

 

Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with fears you didn't know existed.

~Linda Wooten

 

A boy's best friend is his mother. -- Joseph Stefano

 

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, "where mother is." -- Keith L. Brooks


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

 

A mother holds her children's hands for a while...their hearts forever. -- Author Unknown

 

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

 


A mother understands what a child does not say. -- Jewish proverb


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


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 love liberates. -- Maya Angelou


A mother, There to support you, And hold you up whenever you need her. -- Laurel Stephens


All mothers are working mothers. -- Author Unknown


All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. -- Abraham Lincoln


The best conversations with mothers always take place in silence, when only the heart speaks. ~Carrie Latet

 

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~Oprah Winfrey


If at first you don't succeed, do it the way your mother told you to. -- Author Unknown


It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
-- Erma Bombeck

 

It's so good to know that wherever you are, a Mom is with you in spirit and in love. -- Author Unknown

 

It was when I had my first child that I understood how much my mother loved me.
-- From "For Mother - A Bouquet of Sentiments"

 

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. ~Jewish Proverb


Perhaps we are given a mom that we might take into death the memory of a lullaby. ~Robert Brault,


Before becoming a mother I had a hundred theories on how to bring up children. Now I have seven children and only one theory: Love them, especially when they least deserve to be loved. -- Kate Samperi

 

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. -- Mildred B. Vermont

 

Children and mothers never truly part - Bound in the beating of each other's heart. -- Charlotte Gray


Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character. -- Hosea Ballou


Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom with the dishes. -- P.J. O'Rourke


God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. -- Jewish Proverb


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


I know how to do anything - I'm a mom. -- Rosanne Barr


I miss thee, my Mother! Thy image is still The deepest impressed on my heart. -- Eliza Cook


I never knew how much love my heart could hold until someone called me "mommy." -- Author nknown


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

 

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

 

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


Mother's love grows by giving. -- Charles Lamb

 

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


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


Motherhood is not for the faint-hearted. Frogs, skinned knees, and the insults of teenage girls are not meant for the wimpy. -- Danielle Steel


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

 

The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated. ~Washington Irving


A mom reads you like a book, and wherever she goes, people read you like a glowing book review. ~Robert

Brault


I cannot forget my mother. [S]he is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely. ~Renita Weems


A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, "where mother is." ~Keith L. Brooks

 

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

 

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. -- Lisa Alther

 

All mothers are working mothers. ~Author Unknown


I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity. -- Eleanor Roosevelt


I thought my mom's whole purpose was to be my mom. That's how she made me feel. -- Natasha Gregson Wagner

 

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along. -- Margaret Culkin Banning


She was of the stuff of which great men's mothers are made. She was indispensable to high generation, hated at tea parties, feared in shops, and loved at crises. -- Thomas Hardy


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


The greatest thing she'd learned over the years is that there's no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one. -- Author Unknown

 

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

 

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. – Rajneesh


The mother's heart is the child's school-room. -- Henry Ward Beecher

 

The patience of a mother might be likened to a tube of toothpaste - it's never quite all gone.
-- Author Unknown

 

The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. -- Barbara Kingsolver

 

The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
-- William Goldsmith Brown

 

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

 

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 matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
-- Florida Scott-Maxwell

 

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

 

One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. -- George Herbert

 

What took me by surprise is the way I feel when her face lights up when I walk into a room because I am her world and she is mine. Being a mother is like taking your heart out of your chest and watching it walk around. -- Author Unknown

 

When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. -- Pablo Picasso

 

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

 

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. ~Washington Irving

 

Women who miscalculate are called mothers. -- Abigail Van Buren

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont

 

The phrase "working mother" is redundant. ~Jane Sellman

 

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. ~Rajneesh

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that. ~Golda Meir

 

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. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

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, Women and Beauty

 

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


A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. And mothers are their daughters' role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships. ~Victoria Secunda

 

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends - but only one mother in the whole world. ~Kate Douglas Wiggin

 

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see -- or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. -- Alice Walker

 

Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women's opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering.
-- Elaine Heffner

 

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


The desolation and terror of, for the first time, realizing that the mother can lose you, or you her, and your own abysmal loneliness and helplessness without her. ~Francis Thompson


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


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


One of the very few reasons I had any respect for my mother when I was thirteen was because she would reach into the sink with her bare hands - bare hands - and pick up that lethal gunk and drop it into the garbage. To top that, I saw her reach into the wet garbage bag and fish around in there looking for a lost teaspoon. Bare hands - a kind of mad courage. ~Robert Fulghum


Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends - but only one mother in the whole world. -- Kate Douglas Wiggin


Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My mother.
~Ann Taylor


My mother is a poem
I'll never be able to write,
though everything I write
is a poem to my mother.
-- Sharon Doubiago


"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.
-- Howard Johnson


Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
My Mother.
~Anne Taylor


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


My mother is a poem
I'll never be able to write,
though everything I write
is a poem to my mother.
~Sharon Doubiago

 

If I was damned of body and soul,
I know whose prayers would make me whole,
Mother o' mine, O mother o'mine.
~Rudyard Kipling

 

Life is the fruit she longs to hand you,
Ripe on a plate.
And while you live,
Relentlessly she understands you.

~Phyllis McGinley

 

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be
I had a mother who read to me.

-- Strickland Gillilan


Women know
The way to rear up children (to be just)
They know a simple, merry, tender knack
Of tying sashes, fitting baby shoes,
And stringing pretty words that make no sense,
And kissing full sense into empty words.

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

No painter's brush, nor poet's pen
In justice to her fame
Has ever reached half high enough
To write a mother's name.
~Author Unknown

 

Women know The way to rear up children (to be just)
They know a simple, merry, tender knack
Of tying sashes, fitting baby shoes,
And stringing pretty words that make no sense,
And kissing full sense into empty words.
-- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

One lamp - thy mother's love - amid the stars
Shall lift its pure flame changeless, and before
The throne of God, burn through eternity -
Holy - as it was lit and lent thee here.
~Nathaniel Parker Willis

 

Because I feel that in the heavens above
The angels, whispering one to another,
Can find among their burning tears of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother,"
Therefore, by that dear name I have long called you,
You who are more than mother unto me.
~Edgar Allan Poe

 

Because I feel that in the heavens above
The angels, whispering one to another,
Can find among their burning tears of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother,"
Therefore, by that dear name I have long called you,
You who are more than mother unto me.
-- Edgar Allan Poe

 

I'd rather be a mother than anyone on earth
Bringing up a child or two of unpretentious birth...
I'd rather tuck a little child all safe and sound in bed
than twine a chain of diamonds about my [carefree] head.
I'd rather wash a smudgy face with round, bright, baby eyes
Than paint the pageantry of fame or walk among the wise.
-- Meredith Gray

 

"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,

"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.
-- Howard Johnson


Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My mother.
-- Ann Taylor