25 Inspirational Mother’s Day Quotes

Need some sayings to honor your mom this Mother’s Day? You’re sure to find something in the 25 inspirational Mother’s Day quotes below:

1. A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary. –Dorothy Canfield Fisher

2. Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. –Unknown

3. Men are what their mothers made them. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. –Honore de Balzac

5. Making a decision to have a child–it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. –Elizabeth Stone

6. A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. –Tenneva Jordan

7. All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. –Oscar Wilde

8. All mothers are working mothers. –Unknown

9. It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t. –Barbara Kingsolver

10. Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love. –Mildred B. Vermont

11. 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

12. I regard no man as poor who has a godly mother. –Abraham Lincoln

13. …the hand that rocks the cradle – Is the hand that rules the world. –William Ross Wallace

14. An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest. –Spanish Proverb

15. A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. — Peter de Vries

16. A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. — Irish Proverb

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not. — James Joyce

17. To a child’s ear, ‘mother’ is magic in any language. –Arlene Benedict

18. To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. –Maya Angelou

19. No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. — Florida Scott-Maxwell

20. Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. –Ambrose Bierce

21. A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done. –Author Unknown

22. You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back. –William D. Tammeus

23. Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster, too. –Lionel Kauffman

24. It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes
to make a fool of him. –Helen Rowland

25. The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. –Calvin Trillin

Written by Drea Knufken

Drea Knufken

Currently, I create and execute content- and PR strategies for clients, including thought leadership and messaging. I also ghostwrite and produce press releases, white papers, case studies and other collateral.