Mum Sayings and Quotes

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


My mum taught me to have a soul.     

Stella Mccartney

A mother's love liberates.     

Maya Angelou

Mum always taught us that compassion and kindness were the most important things in life, that it was better to be kind than right.     

Rebecca Gibney

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

A mother is God’s deputy on earth.     

Rahel Varnhagen

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

Motherhood is always an act of courage.     

Stacy Schiff

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 hundreds of schoolmasters.     

George Herbert

For when a child is born the mother also is born again.     

Gilbert Parker

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Good mothers are underrated, just like good defense.     

Andy Van Slyke

All mothers have intuition. The great ones have radar.     

Cathy Guisewite

There's no way to repay a mother's love, or lack of it.     

Mignon McLaughlin

Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.     

Khalil Gibran

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

Richelle E. Goodrich

A mother always thinks twice: for herself and for the child     

Sophia Loren

Being mum is a number one job. That takes priority.     

Jasmine Guinness

Mum was the matriarch and the patriarch of the family.     

Tony Scott

My mum taught me always to see the funny side of things.     

Michelle Dockery

Being a mum is the best thing that has ever been given to me in my life.     

Emilia Fox

Being a mother is magical.     

Ellen Pompeo

Mother's love grows by giving.     

Charles Lamb

All mothers are working mothers.     

Phyllis Diller

A mother is the heart of the home.     

Mother Teresa

A baby's mother also needs a mother.     

Erica Jong

Mothers are the necessity of invention.     

Bill Watterson

A mother is the truest friend we have.     

Washington Irving

Only a mother knows a mother's fondness.     

Mary Wortley Montagu