Mama Sayings and Quotes

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

Even bad men love their mamas.     

Russell Crowe

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

My mama taught me that anything worth doing in life should be a little scary.     

Terry McMillan

Mama was crying, and the rain made it seem as if the whole world was crying.     

Lois Lowry

A mother's love liberates.     

Maya Angelou

All mothers are working mothers.     

Phyllis Diller

Mother's love outlives everything.     

David Duke

A Mother is the heart of the home.     

Mother Teresa

A mother is God's deputy on earth.     

Rahel Varnhagen

We have nothing to fear but our mothers.     

Anne Taintor

Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Being a mother makes everything more urgent.     

Marianne Williamson

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.     

Henry Ward Beecher

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.     

Rudyard Kipling

A mother who is really a mother is never free.     

Honoré de Balzac

Mothers reflect God's loving presence on earth.     

William R. Webb

One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.     

George Herbert Palmer

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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.     


All mothers have intuition. The great ones have radar.     

Cathy Guisewite

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

Robert A. Heinlein

A mother is a child's first looking glass into the world.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

Being a mother is magical.     

Ellen Pompeo

Mother's love grows by giving.     

Charles Lamb

A good mother is irreplaceable.     

Adriana Trigiani

A mother is the truest friend we have.     

Washington Irving

Only a mother knows a mother's fondness.     

Mary Wortley Montagu

Mothers can get weaned as well as babies.     

Thomas Chandler Haliburton

The mother's kiss is the sweetest thing ever.     

William Allingham

Mothers got a hard road to travel, believe me.     

John Kennedy Toole