Mother's Day Inspiration Quote

# If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.

~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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

~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher

# Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you.

~ Jill Bennet

# Work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent.

~ Golda Meir

# Hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

~ Unknown

As is the mother, so is her daughter.

~ Ezekiel 16:4

# Mothers are instinctive philosophers.

~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

# Never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

~ Honore de Balzac, author

# Mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.

~ Henry Ward Beecher, US Congressional clergyman

# Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?

~ Nancy Thayer, author

# By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.

~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.

~ Lin Yutang, Chinese writer

# 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, folklorist and writer

# Best academy, a mother's knee.

~ James Russell Lowell, poet, critic and diplomat

# A 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

# Anyone who doesn't miss the past never had a mother.

~ Gregory Nunn

# 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

# Few misfortunes can befall a boy which brings worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

# The lullaby is the spell whereby the mother attempts to transform herself back from an ogre to a saint.

~ James Fenton

# No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.

~ Florida Scott-Maxwell

# Biological possibility and desire are not the same as biological need. Women have childbearing equipment. For them to choose not to use the equipment is no more blocking what is instinctive than it is for a man who, muscles or no, chooses not to be a weightlifter.

~ Betty Rollin

# 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

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

~ James Joyce

# All that remains to the mother in modern consumer society is the role of scapegoat; psychoanalysis uses huge amounts of money and time to persuade analysis and to foist their problems on to the absent mother, who has no opportunity to utter a word in her own defense. Hostility to the mother in our societies is an index of mental health.

~ Germaine Greer

# 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

# All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

~ Oscar Wilde

# 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

# Most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

~ Author Unknown

# Suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.

~ Peter De Vries

# Mothers are working mothers.

~ Author Unknown

# 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

# Motherhood is priced; Of God, at price no man may dare/To lessen or misunderstand.

~ Helen Hunt Jackson

# It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.

~ Barbara Kingsolver

# God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.

~ Jewish proverb

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

~ Abraham Lincoln

# A full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.

~ Mildred B. Vermont

# Knows of the work it makes

To keep the home together.

Nobody knows of the steps it takes,

Nobody knows-but Mother.

~ Anonymous

# If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam.

~ Henry Bickersteth

# Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.

~T. DeWitt Talmage

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

~ Chinese Proverb

# 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

No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you - life

~ Anonymous quotes

# An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

~ Spanish Proverb

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

~ Aristotle

# If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.

~ Lawrence Housman

# Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.

~ Sam Levenson

# Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.

~ William Feather, The Business of Life, 1949

# And remember that behind every successful a basket of dirty laundry.

~ Unknown

A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive.

~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

# This heart, my own dear mother, bends,

With love's true instinct, back to thee!

~ Thomas Moore

# A mother understands what a child does not say.

~ Jewish Proverb

# Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.

~ Sarah Malin

# Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, physician and poet

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

~ Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President

# 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

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

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

# 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

# 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 endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.

~ Washington Irving (1783-1859)

# Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

~ Marion C. Garretty

# What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?

~ Louisa May Alcott

# A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.

~ Unknown

# All I am or can be I owe to my angel Mother.

~ Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President

# 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, U.S. President

# 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, U.S. President

# 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, actress

# To the world you might just be one person,

but to one person you might just be the world.

~ Author Unknown

# There is no velvet so soft as a mother's lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.

~ Archibald Thompson

# The Miracle of Life nurtured by a woman who gave us love and sacrifice...MOTHER.

~ Joel Barquez

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