Happy Mothers Day Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old happy mothers day quotes, happy mothers day sayings, and happy mothers day proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Mothers care in volumes of tears and earnestness of prayers and a depth of emotion others cannot fathom.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

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

Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.     

Robert A. Heinlein

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.     


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


There will be so many times you feel like you failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child you are super mom.     

Stephanie Precourt

Mothers were meant to love us unconditionally, to understand our moments of stupidity, to reprimand us for lame excuses while yet acknowledging our point of view, to weep over our pain and failures as well as cry at our joy and successes, and to cheer us on despite countless start-overs. Heaven knows, no one else will.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

A mother's love! O holy, boundless thing! Fountain whose waters never cease to spring!     

Marguerite Gardiner

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.     

Meryl Streep

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 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

A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.     

Amy Tan

Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled, they are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.     

Sharon Jaynes

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

Jill Churchill

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

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

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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 and Elia Parsons

[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

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

Marion C. Garretty

My mother has always been my emotional barometer and my guidance. I was lucky enough to get to have one woman who truly helped me through everything.     

Emma Stone

[Motherhood is] ‘heart-exploding, blissful hysteria.     

Olivia Wilde

Only mothers can think of the future – because they give birth to it in their children.      

Maxim Gorky

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

Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne.     

Mabel Hale

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

T. DeWitt Talmage

Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it's the most exquisite love of all.      

Maggie Gallagher

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

Honoré de Balzac

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

Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.     

Maxim Gorky

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.      

Erich Fromm

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

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, comrades and friends—but only one mother in the whole world.     

Kate Douglas Wiggin

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.      

Robert Browning

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

Lin Yutang

[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.     

Emily Dickinson

Mothers were the only ones you could depend on to tell the whole, unvarnished truth.     

Margaret Dilloway

My mom is a neverending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune.     

Graycie Harmon

A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.     

Amy Tan

My mother is a walking miracle.     

Leonardo DiCaprio

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.     

Oprah Winfrey

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 good mother... when you CRY, she CARRIES you; when you are HUNGRY, she will HURRY to feed you; when you are about to SLEEP, she SINGS for you! Long live good mothers! Thank you mama!     

Israelmore Ayivor

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

Cardinal Mermillod

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart.      


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

There is only one mother in this world who is the best one; the one that every kid has got.     


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

Good mothers make all kinds of choices. Making a decision that might sound selfish does not make a woman a bad mother.     

Jada Pinkett Smith

Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.     

Ricki Lake