40+ Happy Mothers Day Quotes

Looking for something original to put on your Mother’s Day card? What about a famous quote? There are plenty to choose from, but we picked the 40+ best ones from around the web. Enjoy!

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Happy Mother’s Day Quotes

  1. 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. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her. Kristin Hannah, Summer Island

  2. Sometimes, mothers say and do things that seem like they don’t want their kids … but when you look more closely, you realize that they’re doing those kids a favor. They’re just trying to give them a better life. Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

  3. Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving. Gail Tsukiyama, Dreaming Water

  4. My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her. Jodi Picoult

  5. Dan clung to her in speechless gratitude, feeling the blessedness of mother love, — that divine gift which comforts, purifies, and strengthens all who seek it. Louisa May Alcott, Jo’s Boys

  6. I wondered if my smile was as big as hers. Maybe as big. But not as beautiful. Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

  7. This is what we do, my mother’s life said. We find ourselves in the sacrifices we make. Cammie McGovern, Neighborhood Watch

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

  9. It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. ~Phyllis Diller

  10. Woman in the home has not yet lost her dignity, in spite of Mother’s Day, with its offensive implication that our love needs an annual nudging, like our enthusiasm for the battle of Bunker Hill. ~John Erskine

  11. Even as a small child, I understood that women 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, The Dovekeepers

  12. A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. Agatha Christie, “The Last Séance

  13. Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong. Donna Ball, At Home on Ladybug Farm

  14. 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

  15. Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont

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

  17. Mothers were the only ones you could depend on to tell the whole, unvarnished truth. Margaret Dilloway, How to Be an American Housewife

  18. When Jack Burns needed to hold his mother’s hand, his fingers could see in the dark. John Irving, Until I Find You

  19. I always wondered why God was supposed to be a father,’ she whispers. ‘Fathers always want you to measure up to something. Mothers are the ones who love you unconditionally, don’t you think? Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith

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

  21. 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)

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

  23. 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

  24. Mom had the kind of love for her that you could feel, like it was part of the atmosphere. Peter Abrahams, Down the Rabbit Hole

  25. 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

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

  27. A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  28. Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, we are never far from home. ~Author Unknown
  29. Children are a great comfort in your old age — and they help you reach it faster, too. ~Lionel Kauffman
  30. Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray
  31. 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

  32. Mama took me in her arms and held me tight. Her embrace was hot and she smelled like sweat, dust, and grease, but I wanted her. I wanted to crawl inside her mind to find that place that let her smile and sing through the worst dust storms. If I had to be crazy, I wanted my mama’s kind of crazy, because she was never afraid. Sarah Zettel, Dust Girl

  33. Mothers, I believe, intoxicate us. We idolize them and take them for granted. We hate them and blame them and exalt them more thoroughly than anyone else in our lives. We sift through the evidence of their love, reassure ourselves of their affection and its biological genesis. We can steal and lie and leave and they will love us. Megan Mayhew Bergman, Birds of a Lesser Paradise: Stories

  34. Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare To lessen or misunderstand. ~Helen Hunt Jackson

  35. A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go. ~Author Unknown

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

  37. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust
  38. If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Claudia Adrienne Grandi
  39. A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. ~Author Unknown
  40. It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

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

source: quotegarden.com

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