Mother's Day Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Edwin H. Chapin

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

Amy Tan

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.     


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

Marion C. Garretty

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.     

Chinese Proverb

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled     

Emily Dickinson

Before a day was over, Home comes the rover, For mother's kiss — sweeter this Than any other thing!     

William Allingham

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

Princess Diana

Who fed me from her gentle breast And hushed me in her arms to rest, And on my cheek sweet kisses prest? My Mother.     

Ann Taylor

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

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

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Maxim Gorky

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

A good mother is irreplaceable.     

Adriana Trigiani

My mother is my friend who shares with me her bread. She cures all my hopelessness! Her company makes me feel secure!     

Israelmore Ayivor

Blessed is a mother that would give up part of her soul for her children's happiness.     

Shannon L. Alder

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

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.     

Mildred B. Vermont

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

Richelle E. Goodrich

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.     


I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.     

Maya Angelou

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

Robert A. Heinlein

The sweetest sounds to mortals given are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.     

William Goldsmith Brown

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

Honoré de Balzac

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

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

Irish Proverb

Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind.     

Howard W. Hunter

Mother is the name for god on the lips and hearts of all children     

Brandon Lee