100+ Adorable & Heartfelt Mom Quotes

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It was Jill Churchill who said “There is no way to be a perfect mother… but a million ways to be a good one”. Moms are superheroes that can never be celebrated enough.  

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We can never tell our moms exactly how much they mean to us because words would fail us. The word “mother” cannot be defined by a single phrase, this word represents all the love a human being could possibly offer. 

One thing I love about mom quotes is that they are relatable and they help you pen down your own personalized mom quotes. Anyone who has experienced the love and sacrifice of a mother will surely appreciate mom quotes. 

These mom quotes can be used as special heartwarming messages to your mom when you want to appreciate her or put a smile on her face. 

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How to Use Mom Quotes

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You can make good use of these mom quotes by:

  • Sending it as a text message to your mom
  • Writing it as a note and including it with a gift for her.
  • Read it out loud to her 
  • Use these quotes to make a photo book for your mom
  • Add these quotes to wall art, custom mug, pillows, blankets, or any custom gift made specially for your mom
  • If you are expecting your baby, use these quotes to announce your thrilling new role. 
  • On Mother’s day, you can make a Mother’s day card using any of these quotes. 
  • You can use these quotes as an inspiration to craft a very special message of your own, in your own words. 

Lovely Mom Quotes

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“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 is 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 

”The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children” – Karl Lagerfeld 

“Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched.”

“No man is born poor who has a goodly mother” – Abraham Lincoln 

“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 ways. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe”. – N.K Jemisin 

“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 

“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation”. – Robert A. Heinlein 

“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 

“My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me”. –R.J. Palacio 

“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 

“Perhaps, it takes courage to raise children”. John Steinbeck 

“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 are down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours”. – Kristen Hannah 

“I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make – pancakes, meatloaf, tuna salad – but it carries a certain taste of memory.” ― Mitch Albom

“Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The best love in the world is the love of a man. The love of a man who came from your womb, the love of your son! I don’t have a daughter, but maybe the love of a daughter is the best, too. I am first and foremost me, but right after that, I am a mother. The best thing that I can ever be, is me. But the best gift that I will ever have, is being a mother.” ― C. JoyBell C.

“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.” ― Mitch Albom, 

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

“No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you’ve got, say “Oh, my gosh,” and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this is the one you should not drop. It’s not a question of choice.” ― Marisa de Los Santos

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” ― Jodi Picoult

“I like it when my mother smiles. And I especially like it when I make her smile.” ― Adriana Trigiani, 

“By day the banished sun circles the earth like a grieving mother with a lamp.” ― Cormac McCarthy

“My mother is pure radiance. She is the sun I can touch and kiss and hold without getting burnt.” ― Sanober Khan

“My dad had limitations. That’s what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.” ― Gillian Flynn

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Eric Fromm

Strong Mom’s Quotes

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“The strongest person in the world is a grieving mother that wakes up and keeps going every morning.” -Tara Watkins Anderson

“A real mom: Emotional, yet the rock. Tired, but keeps going. Worried, but full of hope. Impatient, yet patient. Overwhelmed, but never quits. Amazing, even though doubted. Wonderful, even in the chaos. Life changer, every single day.” 

“I was raised by a strong mother and I never felt like I had to be a role, you know, I was just me, who I am. – Rickie Lee Jones

“Mothers are strong and vicious especially when it comes to protecting their children, more especially when it’s their daughter, that’s like protecting their clone!”

“Be a strong woman. So your daughter will have a role model and your son will know what to look for in a woman when he’s a man”

“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

“You are amazing and strong and brave and wonderful. Remember that today”

“Mother your love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking. It never fails or falters, even though your heart is breaking.”

“A mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same.”

“No matter what, a mother always loves her children.”

“For the mother is and must be whether she knows it or not. The greatest, strongest and most lasting teacher her children have.”

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

“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 continues to labor long after the baby is born.”

“Our mothers remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met” –Marguerite Duras 

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

“She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.” –Margaret Culkin Banning 

“As a general thing, when a woman wears pants in a family, she has a good right to them.” –Josh Billings 

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

“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” –Cheryl Lacey Donovan 

“An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.” –Spanish proverb

“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” –Jane Sellman 

“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.” –James Joyce 

“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” –Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“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 

“There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson 

“Men are what their mothers made them.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” –W.R Wallace 

“Women’s natural role is to be a pillar of the family.” –Grace Kelly 

“A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.” -Kristin Hannah

“Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.” -Henri Frederic Amiel

“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

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. –Barbara Kingsolver

Single Mom’s Quotes

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“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 

“My mom was a strong single mom, and I am who I am today because of her strength and dedication.”

“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”

“No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love” –Edwin Hubbel Chapin 

“Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours, it wanders wherever your children go” –George Bernard Shaw 

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take” –Gaspard Mermillod 

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother” –Theodore Hesburgh 

“It doesn’t matter how old you are, or what you do in your life, you never stop needing your mom” –Kate Winslet 

“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, sisters, aunts, and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world” –Kate Doughlas Wiggin 

“Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the Promised Land. She prepares a world she will not see. –Pope Paul VI

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” –Maya Angelou 

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? –Milton Berie 

“Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall. A mother’s secret hope outlives them all” –Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. 

“To be a mother is a woman’s greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation’s citizens” –Spencer W. Kimball 

“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” —Laura Stavoe Harm

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.” —The Golden Girls

Mother’s Day Quotes

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Mother’s day is that special time of the year we celebrate mothers. This is an important time to show your mom love and appreciation and all other women in your life like your sisters, grandmothers, aunts, and wife. 

You can use these quotes to add color to your gifts or spoken words. 

“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” —Unknown

“When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Charley Benetto

“Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heartthrob.” —Leroy Brownlow

“Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” —Susan Gale

“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

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

“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” —James E. Faust

“It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” —Mahatma Gandhi

“There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.” —Elder M. Russell Ballard

“Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.” —Unknown

“Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children.” —Maxim Grosky

“My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.” —Lisa Leslie

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” —Gilda Radner

“A debt so large and special like there is no other. This debt and so much more we owe it to our Mother!”

Short Mom Quotes

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There are times you need essays to explain how much you love and appreciate your mom. However, there are other times you just need a short quote to convey your emotions. 

These amazing and sweet short mom quotes will give you what you need. 

“My mother is a walking miracle.” —Leonardo DiCaprio

“A mother understands what a child does not say.” —Jewish proverb

“The world needs our mothers.” —Liya Kebede

“A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” —Unknown

“There is nothing as sincere as a mother’s kiss.” —Saleem Sharma

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” —George Eliot

“A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” —Unknown

“We are born of love; love is our mother.” —Rumi

“Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.” —Kahil Gibran

“There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.” —Sara Josepha Hale

“A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.” —Amy Tan

“Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” —Emily Dickinson

“A mother’s love is more beautiful than any fresh flower.” —Debasish Mridha

“If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” —Stevie Wonder

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

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” —Erich Fromm

Funny Mom Quotes

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Do you want to split your mom’s face with laughter? Then here are funny quotes she will love. 

“I don’t want to sleep like a baby. I want to sleep like my husband.”

“When I tell my kids I’ll do something in a minute, what I’m really saying is, “Please forget it.””

“When my kids act up in public, I like to yell ‘Wait till I tell your mom!’ and pretend they’re not mine”

“The biggest surprise about motherhood is that humans can actually survive on one hour of sleep a night”

“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 

“If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” -Ferrell Sims

“Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease” –Lisa Aither 

“Mom, I love you, even though I’ll never accept your friend request.” —Unknown

I Love My Mom Quotes

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I love my mother. She’s my first love. She has been through a lot and is a sole survivor. – Missy Elliot

“I love my mom because she gave me everything: she gave me love, she gave me her soul and she gave me her time.”

“The more I grow, the more I realize that my mom is the best best friend that I ever had. Ps, I love my mom.”

“I believe in love at first sight because I loved my mom since I opened my eyes…”

“Mother’s love is unlimited and never fades. I love my mother.”

“You are my friend, my spirit, my influence towards success. There is no replacement for you. You are the best and will be best forever. I love you my dearest mom.”

“I love my mother, not as a prisoner of atherosclerosis, but as a person; and I must love her enough to accept her as she is, now, for as long as this dwindling may take.”

“I love my mother so much because I see the whole of her. -Alexandra Fuller”

“I love this special person, more than any other. She is my favorite person and the very best mother.”

Thank You Mom Quotes

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“Once upon a memory someone wiped away a tear, held me close, and loved me. Thank you mother dear.”

“Mom, growing up I know I didn’t always tell you how much I care about you. Now that I’m older, I can see how much you sacrificed for me and I want to say that I’m so grateful for all you did. You have been so selfless and giving. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

“Because of you, I have the vision to reach for my dreams and the grit to push through the challenges that are in my way. Thank you for making me strong. You are the best mom a guy/girl could ever have!”

“Mom, you’re my lifeline, my shoulder to cry on, my mentor. Thank you for always being there for me to talk to and letting me know that things will be okay.”

“Some moms deserve to be celebrated. You deserve an entire parade! Thank you so much, mom, for working so hard to hold down a job and raise me at the same time. I know it was exhausting, and I truly appreciate how much you have always done for me.”

“Thank you, mom, for never giving up on me, and pushing me to be my very best. I couldn’t have become who I am without your guidance and support. Thank you for raising me to be me.”

“I know we argue, but please know that you are the most essential, the most critical, and the most important person in my life. I couldn’t be who I am without your support and devotion. Thank you for forgiving me when I mess up, and loving me as if nothing had ever happened. You are amazing.”

“My beloved mother, I will love you forever and always. I couldn’t have asked for a more loving, caring and warm-hearted parent. You truly are the greatest. I love you!”

“You have inspired me to become whatever I set my mind to. I hope to become half of the person you are! You are simply extraordinary. Thank you immensely, mom, from the bottom of my heart.”

“To my selfless and loving mom: You’ve given us so much, and never wavered in your belief that we could do anything. Thank you for all that you do.”

“Mom, from the day I was born, you’ve always believed in me and given me the very best. Thank you for being such a gift in my life.”

“Mom, I couldn’t have accomplished everything I have without you. Thank you!”

“I love you so much, mom, and am grateful to always have you there in my corner. Thank you for all that you do.”

“Thank you for all the sleepless nights and selfless love. I know I can never repay you for all you’ve done for me, but I hope I am the daughter you always wanted to have.”

“Yes, I may not have everything I want in life, but I have the coolest mom! I am so proud to be your child. You rock, mom! Have a great day!”

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Wrap Up

We hope these amazing mom quotes will help you express your appreciation to your mom in diverse ways, and help to add color and emotions to your gifts for her.

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