Matriarch Sayings and Quotes

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


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

Meryl Streep

Strong women, when respected, make the whole society stronger. One must be careful with such rapid changes, though, and make an effort to preserve, at the same time, the positive traditions of Indian culture.     

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The most-honored ancestors of your matriarch besmirched the season of the orange blossom.     

Nick Bakay

What is called matriarchy is simply moral anarchy, in which the mother alone remains fixed because all the fathers are fugitive and irresponsible.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Matriarchy is a time-honored staple for any writer looking to invent an exotic society.     

Marie Brennan

Our matriarchs had an interesting advantage over today's western women. Matriarchs didn't begin their marriage with love. Instead, they were taught how to love. They entered marriage with an earnest determination to grow a love that would sustain their marriage for a life time.     

Michael Ben Zehabe

The grandmother is the matriarch, and by the end she helps reunite the estranged family.     

Steve Schirripa

A strong woman is the lifeline of her family. She carries within her the power to endure pain and the courage to sacrifice. She has the power to create and nurture life. She is indeed the epitome of love and sacrifice.     

Aarti Khurana

A grandmother is a remarkable woman. She's a wonderful combination of warmth and kindness, laughter and love. She overlooks our faults, encourages our dreams, and praises our every success.     

Anonymous