Mother Quotes

Mom Mother Quotes

Popular Quotes about Mothers and Being a Mother. Quotes about Moms and Mums.

Being A Mother Quotes. Omg my mother was right about everything.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
MOTHER BIRTHDAY CARDS
MOTHER-IN-LAW CARDS
MOTHER BIRTHDAY WISHES
MOMMY BIRTHDAY WISHES
MOTHER-IN-LAW BIRTHDAY WISHES
MOTHER POEMS


  • Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. – Eric Fromm
  • A  Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.
  • Mother: One person who does the work of twenty, for free.
  • Omg My Mother Was Right About Everything
  • You might think I never hear what you say, Mom, but the truth is, I live by your words every day.
  • My mother thinks I am the best. And I was raised to always believe what my mother tells me. – Diego Maradona
  • The Mother-in-law came round last week. It was absolutely pouring down. So I opened the door and I saw her there and I said, ‘Mother, don’t just stand there in the rain. Go home.’ – Les Dawson
  • I wanted to write something in a voice that was unique to who I was. And I wanted something that was accessible to the person who works at Dunkin Donuts or who drives a bus, someone who comes home with their feet hurting like my father, someone who’s busy and has too many children, like my mother. – Sandra Cisneros
  • Expectation is the mother of all frustration. – Antonio Banderas
  • My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass’; ‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We’re raising boys.’ – Harmon Killebrew
  • My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully. – Chris Brown
  • Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit. – George III
  • I’m 23 years old. I might just be my mother’s child, but in all reality, I’m everybody’s child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society. – Tupac Shakur
  • I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up. I wish my grandmother had done the same. I wanted my girls to know me. – Carol Burnett
  • Whether you’re a mother or father, or a husband or a son, or a niece or a nephew or uncle, breast cancer doesn’t discriminate. – Stephanie McMahon
  • I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long. – Marie Antoinette
  • To a billion people around the world surviving on just a dollar a day, the question of what to eat tonight is more about life and death than about recipes. The struggle of poor people around the globe weighs heavily on me, especially now that I am a mother, which is why I work with Oxfam. – Giada De Laurentiis
  • I am happier when I love than when I am loved. I adore my husband, my son, my grandchildren, my mother, my dog, and frankly, I don’t know if they even like me. But who cares? Loving them is my joy. – Isabel Allende
  • With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer. – Betsey Johnson
  • 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
  • I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion. It’s chicken and eggs. And I said, I gotta use that one. – Paul Simon
  • My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. – Mark Twain
  • When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she’d just make enough for 16 and only serve half. – Gracie Allen
  • One of my earliest memories is of seeing my mother in her beach chair, reading a book under an umbrella by the water’s edge while my sisters and I played beside her. Of all the life lessons she taught me, that is one of my favorites: to take time at a place I love, restore my spirit with books and the beach. – Luanne Rice
  • Mothers were the only ones you could depend on to tell the whole, unvarnished truth. – Margaret Dilloway, How to Be an American Housewife
  • ‘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
  • Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes. – P.J. O’Rourke
  • The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children. – Karl Lagerfeld
  • 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
  • But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin. – Mitch Albom
  • If you can’t go back to your mother’s womb, you’d better learn to be a good fighter. – Anchee Min
  • No man is poor who has a Godly mother. – Abraham Lincoln
  • I was always an unusual girl. My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean. – Lana Del Rey
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • But kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run. – Barbara Kingsolver
  • The truth is, every son raised by a single mom is pretty much born married. I don’t know, but until your mom dies it seems like all the other women in your life can never be more than just your mistress.- Chuck Palahniuk
  • Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation. – Robert A. Heinlein, Have Space Suit, Will Travel
  • We are born of love; Love is our mother. – Rumi
  • What’s your heart telling you to do? I don’t know.’Maybe, you’re trying too hard to hear it. – Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember
  • Children are knives, my mother once said. They don’t mean to, but they cut. And yet we cling to them, don’t we, we clasp them until the blood flows.- Joanne Harris
  • That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours. – Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane
  • Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. – Victor Hugo
  • A mother’s body remembers her babies-the folds of soft flesh, the softly furred scalp against her nose. Each child has its own entreaties to body and soul. – Barbara Kingsolver
  • I like it when my mother smiles. And I especially like it when I make her smile. – Adriana Trigiani, Viola in Reel Life
  • I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know. – Mitch Albom, For One More Day
  • 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
  • You are evidence of your mother’s strength, especially if you are a rebellious knucklehead and regardless she has always maintained her sanity. – Criss Jami, Killosophy
  • In the end… I am the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life.
  • Because it is the lot of mothers to remember what no one else cares to, Mrs. Dutta thinks. To tell them over and over until they are lodged, perforce, in family lore. We are the keepers of the heart’s dusty corners. – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother. – Maya Angelou
  • My children may not have everything they want in life, but they have a mom who loves them more than anything in the world.
  • 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
  • It’s not enough to love the children, it is necessary that they are aware that they are being loved.
  • No one worries about you like your mother, and when she is gone, the world seems unsafe, things that happen unwieldy. You cannot turn to her anymore, and it changes your life forever. There is no one on earth who knew you from the day you were born; who knew why you cried, or when you’d had enough food; who knew exactly what to say when you were hurting; and who encouraged you to grow a good heart. When that layer goes, whatever is left of your childhood goes with her. – Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
  • I’ve learned – that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.
  • There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. – Jill Churchill
  • A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s. – Princess Diana
  • To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.
  • Maybe it’s just a daughter’s job to piss off her mother. – Chuck Palahniuk
  • I ask you, what good is a big picture window and the lavish appointments and a priceless decor in a home if there is no mother there? – Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness
  • If writers write, then rangers range. And I’d like to wake up every morning and be a mother, so I could eat my own clothes. – Jarod Kintz
  • My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors. – Maya Angelou
  • But what Mom never told me is that along the way, you find sisters, and they find you. Girls are cool that way. – Adriana Trigiani
  • The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters… and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult. – Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. – J.K. Rowling
  • By day the banished sun circles the earth like a grieving mother with a lamp. – Cormac McCarthy
  • My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you. – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
  • 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
  • You realize that you habitually thought of Mom when something in your life was not going well, because when you thought of her it was as though something got back on track, and you felt re-energized. – Kyung-sook Shin, Please Look After Mom
  • I think God made a woman to be strong and not to be trampled under the feet of men. I’ve always felt this way because my mother was a very strong woman, without a husband. – Little Richard
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • I love you every day and now I will miss you every day. – Mitch Albom, For One More Day
  • Of course mothers and daughters with strong personalities might see the world from very different points of view. – Katherine Howe
  • The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between. – Mother Teresa
  • I’m convinced that most men don’t know what they believe, rather, they only know what they wish to believe. How many people blame God for man’s atrocities, but wouldn’t dream of imprisoning a mother for her son’s crime? – Criss Jami, Killosophy
  • When you feel neglected, think of the female salmon, who lays 3,000,000 eggs but no one remembers her on Mother’s Day – Sam Ewing
  • We all come to the point where it’s time to get yourself straight, as a businesswoman, a mother, whatever you are in life. It’s tough love but it’s also being real with yourself. It’s important to take those rose-coloured glasses off and see what’s going on. – Kelly Rowland
  • If you truly get in touch with a piece of carrot, you get in touch with the soil, the rain, the sunshine. You get in touch with Mother Earth and eating in such a way, you feel in touch with true life, your roots, and that is meditation. If we chew every morsel of our food in that way we become grateful and when you are grateful, you are happy. Thich Nhat Hanh
  • I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, Mother, what was war? – Eve Merriam
  • I have a sister, so I know-that relationship, it’s all about fairness: you want your sibling to have exactly what you have-the same amount of toys, the same number of meatballs on your spaghetti, the same share of love. But being a mother is completely different. You want your child to have more than you ever did. You want to build a fire underneath her and watch her soar. It’s bigger than words. – Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
  • Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be okay. Some deep-rooted part of you would know you were loved. That you deserved to be loved. – Jojo Moyes, One Plus One
  • Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did — that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest. – Debra Ginsberg
  • 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
  • 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
  • No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed. – Godfrey Winn
  • Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences. – Freeman Dyson
  • 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
  • MOM…Love is blind because “You started loving me before seeing my face”.
  • There is no one perfect way to be a mother. What matters is that a mother loves her children….deeply. – M. Russell Ballard
  • In the end I am the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • This is what we do, my mother’s life said. We find ourselves in the sacrifices we make. – Cammie McGovern, Neighborhood Watch
  • My mother’s wonderful. To me she’s perfection. – Michael Jackson
  • Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. – Sophocles
  • All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. – Abraham Lincoln
  • If it were possible to go back to when my children were young… For a day. For an hour. Even for five minutes. What I would give to be able to. Treasure every minute.
  • I don’t understand why women say, ‘I’m just a mom’. Remind me again which job on the planet is more important. – Susan Hallum
  • When I was a child I asked my mother what homosexuality was about and she said – and this was 100 years ago in Germany and she was very open-minded – ‘It’s like hair color. It’s nothing. Some people are blond and some people have dark hair. It’s not a subject.’ This was a very healthy attitude. – Karl Lagerfeld
  • My mother always told me that as you go through life, no matter what you do, or how you do it, you leave a little footprint, and that’s your legacy. – Jan Brewer
  • In 30 years from now it won’t make a difference how much money I had, what kind of car I drove, or what clothes I wear. What matters most is that I made a difference in the life of my child and that they remember a mother that raised them right and loved them unconditionally!
  • While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
  • Some day when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a mother, I will tell them: I loved you enough to ask about where you were going, with whom and what time you would get home. I loved you enough to insist that you buy a bike, that we could afford to give you, with your own money. I loved you enough to make you return a Milky-Way – with a bite out of it – to the drug store and to confess “I stole this.” I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room, a job that would have taken me 15 minutes. I loved you enough to let you see anger, disappointment, disgust and tears in my eyes. I loved you enough to admit I was wrong and ask for your forgiveness. I loved you enough to let you stumble, fall and hurt. But most of all, I loved you enough to say NO when you hated me for it. That was the hardest part of all. – Erma Bombeck
  • When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother. – Rodney Dangerfield
  • Being a mother and grandmother is the best of the best in my life. My grandchildren multiply the joy my daughters bring me. – Alexandra Stoddard
  • Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them. – Richard L. Evans
  • My mother wouldn’t allow me to speak slang when I was growing up. But when I got outside, around my friends, it was ‘Yo’ and ‘That’s the joint’ and ‘Yo, what’s up?’ So I had my game for my friends and my game for my mom. – Queen Latifah
  • I’ve always had the greatest respect for and listened to both my father and my mother. I’ve always tried to follow my parents’ advice because these are people who want the best for me. – Neymar
  • My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister… because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them. – Ronaldinho
  • I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her. – Ellen DeGeneres
  • I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you’re going. That’s family values. – Al Sharpton
  • A good mother remembers to serve fruit at breakfast, is always cheerful and never yells, manages not to project her own neuroses and inadequacies onto her children, is an active and beloved community volunteer. She remembers to make play dates, her children’s clothes fit, she does art projects with them and enjoys all their games. – Ayelet Waldman
  • Fear is the mother of foresight. – Thomas Hardy
  • Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference. – Marc Morial
  • I received so many hate letters when I breast-fed a starving baby in Africa. I was in Sierra Leone in 2009 and I was weaning my child at that time – she was not there with me. There was a hungry baby who was crying because his mother had no milk, and I thought, ‘Why throw away my milk if I can give it to a baby who needs it?’ – Salma Hayek
  • Diligence is the mother of good luck. – Benjamin Franklin
  • It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. – Erma Bombeck
  • The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent. – Erich Fromm
  • Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and it’s very atoms. – Khalil Gibran
  • The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection. – Arianna Huffington
  • Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another’s. – Desiderius Erasmus
  • I’m grateful to intelligent people. That doesn’t mean educated. That doesn’t mean intellectual. I mean really intelligent. What black old people used to call ‘mother wit’ means intelligence that you had in your mother’s womb. That’s what you rely on. You know what’s right to do. – Maya Angelou
  • I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me. – Antonio Villaraigosa
  • Necessity… the mother of invention. – Plato
  • My mother says I didn’t open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked. – Elizabeth Taylor
  • You know, I don’t think any mother aims to be a single mom. I didn’t wish for that, but it happened. – Charlize Theron
  • They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse. – Sitting Bull
  • I couldn’t have foreseen all the good things that have followed my mother’s death. The renewed energy, the surprising sweetness of grief. The tenderness I feel for strangers on walkers. The deeper love I have for my siblings and friends. The desire to play the mandolin. The gift of a visitation. – Mary Schmich
  • There’s a definition of narcissism that when a parent is narcissistic, instead of the child seeing himself reflected in the mother’s face and the mother’s joy, the child of the narcissistic parent feels like, ‘What can I do to make her okay, to make her happy?’ – Susan Sullivan
  • Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans. – Evo Morales
  • 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
  • My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother’s Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife’s Midwestern roots; the Campbell’s green-bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie. – Douglas Conant
  • My mother early on taught us to respect all animals, and I mean all animals – not just cats and dogs but rats and snakes and spiders and fish and wildlife, so I really grew up believing they are just like us and just as deserving of consideration. – Joanna Lumley
  • To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself. – James E. Faust
  • An oligarchy of race, where the Saxon rules the African, might be endured; but this oligarchy of sex which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters of every household… carries discord and rebellion into every home of the nation. – Susan B. Anthony
  • One baby is a patient baby, and waits indefinitely until its mother is ready to feed it. The other baby is an impatient baby and cries lustily, screams and kicks and makes everybody unpleasant until it is fed. Well, we know perfectly well which baby is attended to first. That is the whole history of politics. – Emmeline Pankhurst
  • The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. – Honore de Balzac
  • A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night. – Chanakya
  • Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. – George Eliot
  • 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
  • That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in. – Lauryn Hill
  • Mine is a story about a teenage single mother who struggled to keep her young family afloat. It’s a story about a young woman who was given a precious opportunity to work her way up in the world. It’s a story about resiliency, and sacrifice, and perseverance. And you’re damn right it’s a true story. – Wendy Davis
  • I am a marathon worker and marathon mother. I’ll spend three or four days completely swallowed up by work. And if I make it home in time to say good night, I may have one good hour with the girls, maybe a brief family dinner or a family walk with the dog, and then it is back on the computer to prepare for tomorrow’s shows. – Mika Brzezinski
  • Most of me was glad when my mother died. She was a handful, but not in a cute, festive way. More in a life-threatening way, that had caused me a long time ago to give up all hope of ever feeling good about having had her as a mother. – Anne Lamott
  • I don’t think that I could have survived in my family without a naughty sense of humor; yeah, absolutely. I think my brother and I both get our senses of humor from our parents. I mean, my mother was absolutely hilarious and foul. She had the most ridiculously off color sense of humor, so that was sort of what we grew up with. – Rachael MacFarlane
  • The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization. – Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. – Coco Chanel
  • I think my mother… made it clear that you have to live life by your own terms and you have to not worry about what other people think and you have to have the courage to do the unexpected. – Caroline Kennedy
  • I’m part of the tribe who have said goodbye to one parent and are feeling a sense of responsibility for the one who remains – in my case, my mother. How do I make her time smoother, happier? How do I try to ease her, a widow, away from the dark well of grief without dishonoring the necessity of that grief? – Patti Davis
  • Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth. – Voltaire
  • And it came to me and I knew what I had to have before my soul would rest. I wanted to belong – to belong to my mother and in return – I wanted my mother to belong to me. – Gloria Vanderbilt
  • The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. – Honore’ de Balzac
  • There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness. The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with and on that capital I have made my way. – Andrew Jackson
  • 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
  • Youth fades – love droops – the leaves of friendship fall – a mother’s secret hope outlives them all. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes them a mother, which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician. – Sidney J. Harris
  • Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children. – Maxim Gorky
  • The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. – W.R. Wallace
  • Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s grief and everybody’s joy found welcome in it and hospitable accommodation. – Mark Twain
  • 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 troubles thicken 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
  • Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. – Lin Yutang
  • A man loves his sweetheart the most – his wife the best, but his mother the longest. – Irish Proverb
  • A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. – Victor Hugo
  • A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home. – Chinese proverb
  • God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. – Jewish Proverb
  • A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to making leaning unnecessary. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • 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
  • 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
  • My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. – Mark Twain
  • Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. – Sophocles
  • To a child’s ear, ‘mother’ is magic in any language. – Arlene Benedict
  • She is my first, great love. She was a wonderful, rare woman – you do not know – as strong and steadfast and generous as the sun. She could be as swift as a white whiplash and as kind and gentle as warm rain and as steadfast as the irreducible earth beneath us. – D H Lawrence
  • Is my mother my friend? I would have to say, first of all she is my Mother, with a capital ‘M’- she’s something sacred to me. I love her dearly – yes, she is also a good friend, someone I can talk openly with if I want to. – Sophia Loren
  • A good mother is worth hundreds of schoolmasters. – George Herbert
  • Woman knows what man has long forgotten, that the ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family. – Clare Boothe Luce
  • 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
  • Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall – a mother’s secret hope outlives them all. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. – William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The father is always a Republican toward his son and his mother’s always a Democrat. – Robert Frost
  • No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love. – Edwin Chapin
  • Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs – since the payment is pure love. – Mildred B. Vermont
  • Mother – the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind. – Kahlil Gibran
  • Discovering that with every child, your heart grows bigger and stronger – that there is no limit to how much or how many people you can love, even though at times you feel as though you could burst – you don’t – you just love even more. – Yasmin Le Bon
  • I looked on child-rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring it. – Rose Kennedy
  • Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims – to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult. – Nadia Boulanger
  • There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours and yet is mysteriously a stranger. – Agatha Christie
  • The best advice from my mother was a reminder to tell my children every day – ‘Remember you are loved.’ – Evelyn McCormick
  • There is a point at which you aren’t as much mom and daughter as you are adults and friends. – Jamie Lee Curtis
  • A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking and it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking. – Helen Steiner Rice
  • Women as the guardians of children possess a great power. They are the molders of their children’s personalities and the arbiters of their development. – Ann Oakley
  • Being a mother has made my life complete. – Darcy Bussell
  • Dear Mom – I may not like you always. We may have arguments and. fights sometimes. But there’s. one thing that you should know. I love you always and forever.
  • If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby ‘it.’ – Jerome K Jerome
  • When you were small and just a touch away, I covered you with blankets against the cold night air. But now that you are tall and out of reach, I fold my hands and cover you with prayer. – Dona Maddux Cooper
  • The mother, more than any other, affects the moral and spiritual part of the children’s character. She is their constant companion and teacher in formative years. The child is ever imitating and assimilating the mother’s nature. It is only in after life that men gaze backward and behold how a mother’s hand and heart of love molded their young lives and shaped their destiny. – E.W. Caswell
  • The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth. – Goldie Hawn
  • What you teach your own children is what you really believe in. – Cathy Warner Weatherford
  • Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion and sorrow too. Nothing else ever will make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality especially while you struggle to keep your own. – Marguerite Kelly – Elia Parsons
  • Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. – Elizabeth Stone
  • 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
  • I saw pure love when my son looked at me and I knew that I had to make a good life for the two of us. – Suzanne Somers
  • Being a mother means – Never being number one in your list of priorities and not minding at all. – Jasmine Guinness
  • If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much. – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • No animal is so inexhaustible as an excited infant. – Amy Leslie
  • Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the Promised Land. She prepares a world she will not see. – Pope Paul VI
  • Her dignity consists of being unknown to the world – her glory is in the esteem of her husband – her pleasures in the happiness of her family. – Jean Rousseau
  • I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. – Abraham Lincoln
  • Motherly love is not much use if it expresses itself only as a warm gush of emotion, delicately tinged with pink. It must also be strong, guiding and unselfish. The sweetly sung lullaby – the cool hand on the fevered brow, the Mother’s Day smiles and flowers are only a small part of the picture. True mothers have to be made of steel to withstand the difficulties that are sure to beset their children. – Rachel Billington
  • Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. – Barbara Kingsolver
  • There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother. – Sarah Josepha Hale
  • Women do not have to sacrifice person-hood 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
  • The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • A woman is like a teabag. Only when in hot water do you realize how strong she is. – Nancy Reagan
  • The role of mother is probably the most important career a woman can have. – Janet Mary Riley
  • No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. – Florida Scott-Maxwell
  • Motherhood is a wonderful thing – what a pity to waste it on children. – Judith Pugh
  • I never thought that you should be rewarded for the greatest privilege of life. – Mary Roper Coker
  • The first home was made when a woman, cradling in her loving arms a baby, crooned a lullaby. The home is a tryst – the place where we retire and shut the world out. – Elbert Hubbard
  • Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrificing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountains of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. – David O. McKay
  • The best academy, a mother’s knee. – James Russell Lowell
  • Mother’s love grown by giving. – Charles Lamb
  • 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
  • Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate. – Charlotte Gray
  • Mother – the essence of loveliness, the Beauty of a rose, the sparkle of a dewdrop and sunset’s sweet repose. – Lydia M. Johnson
  • The bearing and the training of a child is woman’s wisdom. – Lord Tennyson
  • The real secret – motherhood love, the thing that money can’t buy. – Anna Crosby
  • Whenever I’m with my mother, I feel as though I have to spend the whole time avoiding land mines. – Amy Tan
  • My mother was the making of me. She was so true and so sure of me, I felt that I had someone to live for – someone I must not disappoint. The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me. – Thomas A Edison
  • 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, but only one mother in the whole world. – Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • It’s the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have. One pair that sees through closed doors. Another in the back of her head and, of course, the ones in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and reflect ‘I understand and I love you’ without so much as uttering a word. – Erma Bombeck
  • My mother wanted me to be her wings, to fly as she never quite had the courage to do. I love her for that. I love the fact that she wanted to give birth to her own wings. – Erica Jong
  • Children and mothers never truly part – Bound in the beating of each other’s heart. – Charlotte Gray
  • A woman’s love is mighty, but a mother’s heart is weak and by its weakness overcomes. – Lowell
  • It was my mother who gave me my voice. She did this, I know now, by clearing a space where my words could fall, grow, then find their way to others. – Paula Giddings
  • In the man whose childhood has known caresses, there is always a fiber of memory that can be touched to gentle issues. – George Eliot
  • So for the mother’s sake the child was dear and dearer was the mother for the child. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Womanliness means only motherhood – all love begins and ends there. – Robert Browning
  • Stories first heard at a mother’s knee are never wholly forgotten – a little spring that never quite dries up in our journey through scorching years. – Giovanni Ruffini
  • 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
  • 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
  • Then someone placed her in my arms. She looked up at me. The crying stopped. Her eyes melted through me, forging a connection in me with their soft heat. – Shirley Maclaine
  • We are together, my child and I. Mother and child, yes, but sisters really, against whatever denies us all that we are. – Alice Walker
  • People always talked about a mother’s uncanny ability to read her children, but that was nothing compared to how children could read their mothers. – Anne Tyler
  • I love being a mother – I am more aware. I feel things on a deeper level. I have a kind of understanding about my body, about being a woman. – Shelley Long
  • In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations as all other earthly causes combined. – John S C Abbott
  • The mother is the most precious possessions of the nation, so precious that society advances its highest well-being when it protects the functions of the mother. – Ellen Key
  • Men make a camp – a swarm of bees, a comb – Birds make a nest – and a woman makes a home. – Arthur Guiterman
  • The outside world doesn’t have a lot to offer. You have to make your own heaven in your own home. – Bette Midler
  • 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
  • Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. – Martin Wright Edelman
  • The country clubs, the cars, the boats – your assets may be ample, but the best inheritance you can leave your kids is to be a good example. – Barry Spilchuk
  • When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults and evasion simply muddles ’em. – Harper Lee
  • We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forgot that he is someone today. – Stacia Tauscher
  • A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by mother, who sees that the others get it. – Marcelene Cox
  • Babies don’t need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of. – Amy Heckerling
  • Holding your firstborn, your wife looks at you through different eyes, a traveler from another country. The mothering cues are clearly rooted very deep in the female psyche. – Charlton Heston
  • When I pick up one of my children and cuddle them, all the strain and stress of life temporarily disappears. There is nothing more wonderful than motherhood and no one will ever love you as much as a small child. – Nicola Horlick
  • Though motherhood is the most important of all the professions – requiring more knowledge than any other department in human affairs – there was no attention given to preparation for this office. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. – Sophocles
  • There are two lasting bequests we can give our children – One is roots – The other is wings. – Hodding Carter, Jr.
  • Only a mother knows a mother’s fondness. – Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
  • 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. – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
  • A daughter reminds you of all the things you had forgotten about being young. Good and bad. – Maeve O’Reilly
  • My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that ‘achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others and that’s nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.’ – Helen Hayes
  • My mother’s best advice to me was – ‘Whatever you decide to do in life, be sure that the joy of doing it does not depend upon the applause of others, because in the long run we are, all of us, alone.’ – Ali MacGraw
  • Motherhood cannot finally be delegated. Breast-feeding may succumb to the bottle – cuddling, fondling and pediatric visits may also be done by fathers, but when a child needs a mother to talk to, nobody else but a mother will do. – Erica Jong
  • The doctors told me that I would never walk, but my mother told me I would, so I believed my mother. – Wilma Rudolph
  • Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he’ll end up hating you. – Jill Bennett
  • Mother always said that honesty was the best policy and money isn’t everything. She was wrong about other things too. – Gerald Barzan
  • There is only one pretty child in the world and every mother has it.- Chinese Proverb
  • It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings. – Ann Landers
  • Children should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an indifference to money – not caution but courage and a contempt for danger – not a desire for success but a desire to be and to know. – Natalia Ginzburg
  • Many people have said to me ‘What a pity you had such a big family to raise. Think of the novels and the short stories and the poems you never had time to write because of that.’ And I looked at my children and I said, ‘These are my poems. These are my short stories.’ – Olga Masters
  • I stood in the hospital corridor the night after she was born. Through a window I could see all the small, crying newborn infants and somewhere among them slept the one who was mine. I stood there for hours filled with happiness until the night nurse sent me to bed. – Liv Ullman
  • When a child enters the world through you it alters everything on a psychic, psychological and purely practical level. – Jane Fonda
  • All the earth, though it were full of kind hearts, is but a desolation and a desert place to a mother when her only child is absent. – Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else. – Judy Garland, to her daughter, Liza Minelli
  • The story of a mother’s life – Trapped between a scream and a hug. – Cathy Guisewite
  • The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old. – Jean Kerr
  • In the evening, after she has gone to sleep, I kneel beside the crib and touch her face, where it is pressed against the slats, with mine. – Joan Didion
  • My mother taught me to walk proud and tall ‘as if the world was mine’. – Sophia Loren
  • As a parent you try to maintain a certain amount of control and so you have this tug-of-war.You have to learn when to let go. And that’s not easy. – Aretha Franklin
  • A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy – the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered and the smile that lights on the first born babe and assures it of a mother’s love. – Thomas C Haliburton
  • Bitter are the tears of a child – Sweeten them. Deep are the thoughts of a child – Quiet them. Sharp is the grief of a child – Take it from him. Soft is the heart of a child – Do not harden it. – Pamela Glenconner
  • Love your children with all your hearts, love them enough to discipline them before it is too late. Praise them for important things, even if you have to stretch them a bit. Praise them a lot. They live on it like bread and butter and they need it more than bread and butter. – Lavina Christensen Fugal
  • What feeling is so nice as a child’s hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp. – Marjorie Holmes
  • There came a moment quite suddenly a mother realized that a child was no longer hers, without bothering to ask or even give notice, her daughter had just grown up. – Alice Hoffma
  • Mother is the heartbeat in the home – and without her, there seems to be no heart throb. – Leroy Brownlow
  • Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of love. – Maureen Hawkins

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
MOTHER BIRTHDAY CARDS
MOTHER-IN-LAW CARDS
MOTHER BIRTHDAY WISHES
MOMMY BIRTHDAY WISHES
MOTHER-IN-LAW BIRTHDAY WISHES
MOTHER POEMS

HOME

Hope you enjoy these Quotes about Being a Mother. Famous Quotes about Mothers Moms and Mums.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save