30+ Best Mother’s Day Quotes

30+ Best Mother's Day Quotes

30+ Best Mother’s Day Quotes

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No one deserves a phoned-in card—least of all a doting mother. We know it’s hard to express how much you love your mom, so we’ve compiled some eloquent quotes to help you out. From writers to actors to politicians, these masters of words express the meaning of motherhood much better than any of us could. So, take some inspiration from the professionals and scroll down for quotes to inspire your own heartfelt Mother’s Day message.

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

– George Eliot

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“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

– Abraham Lincoln

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

– Rumi

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

-William Makepeace Thackeray

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“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”

– Mitch Albom

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

– Cardinal Meymillod

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“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”

– Unknown

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

– Jodi Picoult

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“He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.”

– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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“If at first you don’t succeed, try doing it the way mom told you to in the beginning.”

– Unknown

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“There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.”

– Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic

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

– Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.”

– Maya Angelou

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“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

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“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”

– Robert Browning

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

– Erich Fromm

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

– Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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

– Oliver Wendell Holmes

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“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”

– Rudyard Kipling

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“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”

– Barbara Kingsolver

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“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.”

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

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“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”

– Princess Diana

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“I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then, I want to move in with them.”

– Phyllis Diller

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“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.”

– Jessica Lange

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“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

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“Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.”

– Tina Fey

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“Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.”

– Louisa May Alcott

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“If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.”

– Booker T. Washington

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

– Susan Gale

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“Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in the everyday.”

– Martha Stewart

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