Mom Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Robert A. Heinlein

Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.     

P. J. O'Rourke

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

Milton Berle

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

Meryl Streep

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.     

Rudyard Kipling

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

Robert Brault

My mom is a lifelong smile in my heart, her voice a comfort to my soul, her hugs my ladder to the stars.     

Terri Guillemets

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

Victor Hugo

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Working moms, stay at home moms, they're both extremely hard jobs.     

Hilary Rosen

Motherhood - no matter if you're a working mom or stay at home mom - is really tough sometimes. It can really leave us each day with a sense of wondering if we're doing it right. You know, it's a long term investment. You don't see big returns in the short term. Raising a child can easily pull you into being hyper-focused on the tough everyday moments of life.     

Lysa Terkeurst

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.     

Pearl S. Buck

I think in a lot of ways unconditional love is a myth. My mom's the only reason I know it's a real thing.     

Conor Oberst

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

Honoré de Balzac

All mothers are powered by love, fueled by caffeine, and sustained by wine. Take away any one of this is and it's a whole different ballgame. You may want to steer clear of the mom in question.     


A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go.     

Author Unknown

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.     

Robert Frost

You're always going to wonder if you're doing things wrong, but that's what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be as perfect as possible.     

Naya Rivera

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.     

Erma Bombeck

Mom — the person most likely to write an autobiography and never mention herself.      

Robert Brault

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

Rudyard Kipling

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.     


Feeling fat lasts nine months but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever.     

Nikki Dalton

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

I appreciate the chance to visit my mom on Mother's Day -- it's like taking a refresher course in guilt.     

Woody Allen

The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.     

Honoré de Balzac

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see.     

Pope Paul VI

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

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