130+ Best Mother’s Day Quotes – Heartfelt Mom Sayings and Poems for Mothers Day

Happy Mother’s Day Wishes, Quotes, Messages to Send to Your Mom

These brilliant Happy Mother’s Day quotes celebrate all the special things about being a mom, from the sweetness of motherhood to the craziness of day-to-day life. From short and sweet quotes to humorous and funny quotes, show your Mom how much you care with a quote that’s perfect for her.

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Best Mother’s Day Quotes | Short & Sweet

Short Mother’s Day quotes about Moms and motherhood that express just how wonderful moms are and how important they are in our life, from the comfort and love they provide to the wisdom and guidance they offer us as we grow up.

Everything I am, you helped me to be.

Author Unknown

To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.

Author Unknown

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Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.

Author Unknown

Mothers are like buttons. They hold everything together.

Author Unknown

There’s a reason some people think they can achieve anything. They listened to their mother.

Author Unknown

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Spanish Proverb

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.

Jewish Proverb
Happy Mothers Day Quotes
Happy Mothers Day Quotes

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

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.

Author Unknown

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

George Eliot

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.

Elaine Heffner

Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.

Kahil Gibran
Lovely Mothers Day Cards & Quotes
Lovely Mothers Day Cards & Quotes

To a child’s ear, “mother” is magic in any language.

Arlene Benedict

Mother’s Day Quotes | Mother Daughter Quotes

A collection of beautiful Mother’s Day quotes for mothers from daughters. These Mother’s Day quotes acknowledge how special the relationship is between moms and their daughters, and how that friendship can blossom over a lifetime.

The older I grow, the more I realize that my mother is the best “best friend” that I ever had.

Author Unknown

We laugh, we cry, we make time fly…
We are best friends, my mom and I.

Author Unknown
Mothers Day Wishes From Daughter
Mothers Day Wishes From Daughter

As is the mother, so is her daughter.

A mother is a daughter’s first best friend.

Author Unknown

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

Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition.

Martha Stewart

My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, “Happiness is your own responsibility.”

Jennifer Garner

By the time a woman realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she’s wrong.

Author Unknown

A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.

Author Unknown

When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.

Erma Bombeck

Teach your daughter to worry less about fitting into the glass slippers and more about shattering the glass ceilings.

Author Unknown

She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great – but how to laugh through it.

Liza Minnelli

Lucky is the Woman whose first child is a daughter.

Prophet Mohammed
Happy Mother's Day Wishes, Quotes & Messages For Daughter's
Happy Mother’s Day Wishes, Quotes & Messages For Daughter’s

As my mom always said, “You’d rather have smile lines than frown lines.”

Cindy Crawford

Mother’s Day Quotes | Mother and Son Quotes

A selection of inspirational and funny Mother’s Day quotes for moms from their sons, all about the beautiful and precious relationship between mothers and sons.

Moms are as relentless as the tides. They don’t just drive us to practice, they drive us to greatness.

Steve Rushin

Men are what their mothers made them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.

Michael Jordan

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

Irish Proverb

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.

Mark Twain
Mother's Day Wishes For Mom By Son
Mother’s Day Wishes For Mom By Son

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

T. Dewitt Talmage

There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.

Washington Irving

Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.

Sophocles
Mother's Day Wishes, Messages From Son
Mother’s Day Wishes, Messages From Son

A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it’s too late to let her know that he sees it.

W. D. Howells

There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between a mother and a son.

Author Unknown

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

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

My mother told me a million times not to exaggerate.

Author Unknown

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 Philosopher’s Stone

Mother’s Day Quotes | Mom Love Quotes

A mother’s love is powerful and awe inspiring. These famous Mother’s Day quotes and sayings capture the essence of the strong, loving relationship between mother and her child, and some could be used in a message to say “I love you Mom”!

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

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

Marion C. Garretty
Strong Mother's Day Messages, Status, Images
Strong Mother’s Day Messages, Status, Images

A Mother’s heart, a Mother’s faith, and a Mother’s steadfast love were fashioned by the Angels and sent from God above.

Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.

Lady Gaga

If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.

Robert Brault

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

Abraham Lincoln

Mother’s love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. If it is there, it is like a blessing; if it is not there, it is as if all the beauty had gone out of life.

Erich Fromm

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

Author Unknown

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

Susan Gale
Heartfelt Mothers Day Wishes, Quotes & Images
Heartfelt Mothers Day Wishes, Quotes & Images

The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.

James Faust

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.

Robert Browning

When you are a mother you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always thinks twice, once for herself and once for her child.

Sophia Loren

I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.

Antonio Villaraigosa

The days are long, but the years are short.

Gretchen Rubin

There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.

Elder M. Russell Ballard

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

Princess Diana

There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.

Jill Churchill

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still she will 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

No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.

Edwin Chapin

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

I am closest to my mother, as she is my rock, my pillar of strength, and my world. Not only has she stood by me through all times – happy, sad, and otherwise – but there have even been moments when I had completely lost hope, and her immense belief in me had lifted me up.

Amruta Khanvilkar

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

I am closest to my mother, as she is my rock, my pillar of strength, and my world. Not only has she stood by me through all times – happy, sad, and otherwise – but there have even been moments when I had completely lost hope, and her immense belief in me had lifted me up.

Amruta Khanvilkar

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

Mother’s Day Quotes | Strong Mother Quotes

A collection of strong mother quotes that acknowledge some of the sacrifices mothers make for their children, and highlight just how strong mothers truly are. You can use them as Mother’s Day quotes to thank your mom for raising you and inspiring you in life.

Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.

Author Unknown

That’s the wonderful thing about mothers: you can because you must, and you just do.

Kate Winslet
Mother's Day Best Quotes, Messages & Greetings
Mother’s Day Best Quotes, Messages & Greetings

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

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.

Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who never give up, despite their struggles.

Sharon Jaynes

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

Linda Wooten

I know how to do anything – I’m a mom.

Roseanne Barr

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 Bell

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.

E. M. Forster

You know you’re a mom when you understand why mama bear’s porridge was cold.

Author Unknown
Best Mother's Day Messages & Images For Mom
Best Mother’s Day Messages & Images For Mom

Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.

Author Unknown

It takes someone really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child, and someone special to love someone more than herself.

Author Unknown

The phrase “working mother” is redundant.

Jane Sellman

There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas
Creation’s most unique and precious pearls
And heaven help us always to remember
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

“The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” by Ted Harris

I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, “This is impossible – oh, this is impossible.” And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.

Tina Fey

She made me strong, but she wanted me to be strong. That’s more important.

Mother’s Day Quotes for Grandmother

Beautiful Mother’s Day quotes for grandmothers, reflecting on just how precious and special the relationship between a grandchild and their grandmother is.

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.

Alex Haley

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.

Marcy DeMaree

I look back on my childhood and thank the stars above. For everything you gave me, but mostly for your love.

Wayne F. Winters

A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.

Author Unknown
Great Grandma Mother's Day Quotes
Great Grandma Mother’s Day Quotes

Grandmother and grandchild never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart.

Author Unknown

Grandmother – grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love.

Author Unknown

There is no place like home – except Grandma’s.

Author Unknown

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

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.

Ogden Nash

Grandma, thank you for being my anchor in this stormy sea of life.

Author Unknown
Happy Mother's Day Grandma Card
Happy Mother’s Day Grandma Card

Funny Mother’s Day Quotes

Funny Mother’s Day quotes and sayings about being a mom, about the sacrifices mothers make, and how motherhood changes you! They’d work well as a text message to your mom with an added note to say thanks for being an awesome mom!

You know you’re a mom when you go to the store for yourself and come out with a bag of things for your kids.

Author Unknown

When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.

Erma Bombeck

I love to play hide and seek with my kid, but some days my goal is to find a hiding place where he can’t find me until after high school.

Author Unknown

If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says “keep away from children”.

Susan Savannah

Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster, too.

Lionel

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

Phyllis Diller

I’d like to be the ideal mother, but I’m too busy raising my kids.

Author Unknown

A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.

Peter De Vries

Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life.

Author Unknown

Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.

Author Unknown

Silence is golden. Unless you have kids, then silence is just suspicious.

Author Unknown

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children!

Sam Levenson

Motherhood: Feeding them as a baby and then through most of their twenties.

Author Unknown

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?

Milton Berle

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

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.

Ambrose Bierce

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.

Author Unknown

My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

Buddy Hackett

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

William Feather

Mothers of teens know why some animals eat their young.

Author Unknown

Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.

P.J. O’Rourke

Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has instilled within each of us a powerful biological instinct to reproduce; this is her way of assuring that the human race, come what may, will never have any disposable income.

Dave Barry

The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.

John J. Plomp

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, I am my mother after all!

Author Unknown

Ma-ma does everything for the baby, who responds by saying Da-da first.

Mignon McLaughlin

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.

Calvin Trillin

It is never easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.

Author Unknown

Parenthood is the passing of a baton, followed by a lifelong disagreement as to who dropped it.

Robert Brault

It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.

Roald Dahl

Raising kids is a walk in the park. Jurassic Park.

Author Unknown

When is Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and many other countries .

In the United Kingdom “Mothering Sunday” is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent.

What do you say on Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to thank your Mom for all that she has done for you over the years!

In general, it’s always nice to thank your Mom for being there for you, acknowledge some of the the sacrifices she has made raising you, and to wish her all the best for her special day.

On this page you’ll find a collection of Mother’s Day quotes that you can use as part of a message to your Mom or a friend who is a mom. You can see our collection of Mother’s Day wishes and greeting card messages here.

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