Mom Happy Mothers Day Quotes

Mom Happy Mothers Day Quotes

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate everything that our moms mean to us. While it’s not the only occasion we honor our mothers, it is one that lets the most important woman in our lives know just how greatly she is appreciated. Whether you’re planning on taking your mom out to a delicious Mother’s Day brunch or enjoying a low-key night in with a Mother’s Day-inspired movie, you will need a Mother’s Day card to go with that Mother’s Day gift you handpicked for her.

Since we were little, our mothers have been our trusted confidants, best friends and support systems no matter how far away we’ve landed. That said, a mother’s love is a beautiful thing that can’t be captured in just one word. If you’re in need of heartfelt messages to share with your mom, we’ve rounded up iconic Mother’s Day quotes from actors, singers and poets, among other geniuses who’ve perfectly described a mother-child relationship. These sayings can be put into a memorable morning text, email or paired with flowers. While crafting your Mother’s Day message, you might want to customize it even more with a poem and quotes for mother-daughters, mother-sons or new moms.

1Ezekiel 16:44

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As is the mother, so is her daughter.

2Cheryl Lacey Donovan

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Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.

3Annie Lennox

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Motherhood was the great equalizer for me; I started to identify with everybody.

4Maya Angelou

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A mother’s love liberates.

5Honore de Balzac
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The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

6Agatha Christie

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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.

7Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Motherhood brings you to your knees in a way that doesn’t leave room for you to judge others. It makes you see that there’s no ideal — a constant struggle, constantly compromising, but ultimate love.

8Marion C. Garretty

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

9Maria Shriver

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Having kids — the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings — is the biggest job anyone can embark on.

10Meryl Streep

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

11Abraham Lincoln

Mother's Day Quotes Abraham Lincoln
LAURA FORMISANO

All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

12Leroy Brownlow

Mother's Day Quotes Leroy Brownlow
LAURA FORMISANO

Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb.

13Elder M. Russell Ballard

Mother's Day Quotes Elder M. Russell Ballard
LAURA FORMISANO

There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.

14Erich Fromm

Mother's Day Quotes Erich Fromm
LAURA FORMISANO

Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.

15J.K. Rowling

Mother's Day Quotes J.K. Rowling
LAURA FORMISANO

He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.

16Stevie Wonder

Mother's Day Quotes Stevie Wonder
BETSY FARRELL

If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.

17Irish Proverb

Mother's Day Quotes Irish Proverb 
BETSY FARRELL

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

18Barbara Kingsolver

Mother's Day Quotes Barbara Kingsolver
BETSY FARRELL

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.

19Lisa Leslie

Mother's Day Quotes Lisa Leslie
BETSY FARRELL

My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.

20George Eliot

Mother's Day Quotes George Eliot
BETSY FARRELL

Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.

21Cardinal Mermillod

Mother's Day Quotes Cardinal Mermillod
BETSY FARRELL

A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.

22Rumi

Mother's Day Quotes Rumi
BETSY FARRELL

We are born of love; Love is our mother.

23Lance Conrad

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BETSY FARRELL

I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.

24Gilda Radner

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BETSY FARRELL

Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary — it’s an act of infinite optimism.

25Unknown

Mother's Day Quotes Nothing Is Really Lost Until Your Mom Can't Find It
BETSY FARRELL

Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.

26Jessica Lange

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BETSY FARRELL

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.

27Alicia Keys

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My mom is definitely my rock.

28Washington Irving

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A mother’s love endures through all.

29Unknown

Mother's Day Quotes Life Doesn't Come With A Manual
BETSY FARRELL

Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.

30Amy Tan

Mother's Day Quotes Amy Tan
BETSY FARRELL

A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.

31George Washington

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BETSY FARRELL

All I am I owe to my mother.

32Robert Browning

Mother's Day Quotes Irish Proverb Man Loves His Mother The Longest
BETSY FARRELL

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.

33Harriet Beecher Stowe​​

Mother's Day Quotes Harriet Beecher Stowe
BETSY FARRELL

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.

34Mitch Albom​​

Mother's Day Quotes Mitch Albom
BETSY FARRELL

When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find.

35Rudyard Kipling

Mother's Day Rudyard Kipling
BETSY FARRELL

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

36James E. Faust

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BETSY FARRELL

The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.

37Unknown

Mother's Day Quotes We All Quote Our Mothers
BETSY FARRELL

Sooner or later, we all quote our mothers.

38Unknown

Mother's Day Quotes Unknown Mother Best Friend
BETSY FARRELL

A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.

39Unknown

Mother's Day Quotes Mothers Don't Sleep, Just Worry With Eyes Closed
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Mothers don’t sleep. They just worry with their eyes closed.

40Jewish Proverb

Mother's Day Quotes Mother Understands What Child Does Not Say
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A mother understands what a child does not say.

41Unknown

Mother's Day Quotes Mother's Hug Lasts
BETSY FARRELL

A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.

42Unknown

Mother's Day Quotes Moms Are Like Buttons
BETSY FARRELL

Moms are like buttons — they hold everything together.

43Charlize Theron

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BETSY FARRELL

I can only hope to be 10% of the mom mine was to me.

44Princess Diana

Mother's Day Princess Diana
BETSY FARRELL

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

45Jill Churchill

Mother's Day Quotes Jill Churchill
BETSY FARRELL

There’s no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.

Mother’s Day Quotes That Almost Express How Much You Love Your Mom

Nobody deserves a card where the effort has been phoned-in—least of all a doting and devoted mother. But sometimes, it can be difficult to appropriately express oneself, especially when the person you’re writing for illicits such tender feelings. Multiply this by a factor of ten when it’s your mother who is the recipient. In the interest of summing up your emotions perfectly, we have compiled quotes that are equal parts eloquent and heartfelt to give you a helping hand.

From some of the world’s most famous writers and actors, to politicians and notable global figures, behold the most succinct and heartfelt means of expressing what motherhood really means and what your mom means to you. Take a leaf out of the pro’s books and scroll down to inspire your own Mother’s Day message for the annual holiday in the UK (Sunday, March 27) and in the US (Sunday, May 8).

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“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.”

– George Eliot

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“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

– Abraham Lincoln

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“We are born of love; Love is our mother.”

– Rumi

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“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”

– Mitch Albom

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“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”

– Cardinal Meymillod

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“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”

– Unknown

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“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.”

– Jodi Picoult

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“If at first you don’t succeed, try doing it the way mom told you to in the beginning.”

– Unknown

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“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.”

– Honore de Balzac

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“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”

– Robert Browning

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“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.”

– Erich Fromm

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“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”

– Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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

– Rudyard Kipling

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“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”

– Barbara Kingsolver

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“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.”

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

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“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.”

—Victor Hugo

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“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”

– Princess Diana

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“I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then, I want to move in with them.”

– Phyllis Diller

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“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.”

– Jessica Lange

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“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”

– Agatha Christie

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“Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.”

– Tina Fey

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“Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.”

– Louisa May Alcott

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“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.”

—Gail Tsukiyama

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“If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.”

– Booker T. Washington

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“Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.”

– Susan Gale

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“Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in the everyday.”

– Martha Stewart

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“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

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“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.”

— Maya Angelou

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“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”

– George Washington

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

— Honore de Balzac

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“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.”

— E. M. Forster

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“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.”

— James E. Faust

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“A child’s first teacher is its mother.” — Peng Liyuan

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“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”

— Unknown

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“There is no role in life that is more essential than than of motherhood.”

— Elder M. Russell Ballard

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“There’s no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.”

— Jill Churchill

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

— Irish Proverb

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“My mother was my role model before I even knew what the word was.”

— Lisa Leslie

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“Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.”

— Unknown

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“Sooner or later, we all quote our mothers.”

— Unknown

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