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Heart-Touching Mother’s Day Quotes for Mom

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Explore heart-touching Mother’s Day quotes for Mom!

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to shower our incredible moms with all the love and appreciation they deserve. What better way to express our gratitude than with some heartfelt quotes that perfectly capture motherhood? 

Whether you’re looking for the perfect words to write in a Mother’s Day card or need a quote to use on a personalized gift, I’ve got you covered. Join me as we explore a collection of touching Mother’s Day quotes that will make mom feel all warm and fuzzy on her special day.

Heart-Touching Quotes for Mother’s Day

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

–Princess Diana

“If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden.” –Claudia Adrienne Grandi

“My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.” –Lisa Leslie

“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

“Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all.” –Unknown

“Strong moms teach their children to stand up for what is right, even in the face of adversity.” –Michelle Obama

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” ―Washington Irving

“A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.” –Amy Tan

“Motherhood is tough. If you just want a wonderful little creature to love, you can get a puppy.”  –Barbara Walters

“Mothers are smiles and hugs and caring, but most of all, they’re love.” –Unknown

“When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” Charley Benetto

“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

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

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

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

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

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” –Michael Jordan

“The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.” —Billy Graham 

“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

“A mother’s love liberates.” —Maya Angelou

“A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things, a mother’s love is more than enough.” —Deniece Williams

The Best Mother’s Day Quotes

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

–Victor Hugo

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

“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” –Marion C. Garretty

“Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” —Barbara Kingsolver

“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

“When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary.” —Connie Schultz

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

“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

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

“A mother is a mother from the moment her baby is first placed in her arms until eternity.”  —Sarah Strohmeyer

“A warrior believes in an end she can’t see and fights for it. A warrior never gives up. A warrior fights for those weaker than herself. It sounds like motherhood to me.” — Kristin Hannah, “The Nightingale”

“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” —Cheryl Lacey Donovan

“It’s the curse of motherhood. You’re required to love us even when we vex you.” —Julia Quinn, “The Duke and I”

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

“It’s one of those things where you think you’ve done it all, you think you’ve felt it all. But I just didn’t know that this kind of love existed.” —Hoda Kotb 

“Some mothers 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

Short Mother’s Day Quotes

“Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow.”

—Reed B. Markham

“Men are what their mothers made them.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Mothers are the necessity of invention.” —Bill Watterson

“A mother’s love liberates.” —Maya Angelou

“Only mothers can think of the future – because they give birth to it in their children.” —Maxim Gorky

“He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” —J.K. Rowling

“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.” —Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” —Amit Kalantri, “Wealth of Words”

“When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother.” —Anna Quindlen 

“Thus far the mighty mystery of motherhood is this: How is it that doing it all feels like nothing is ever getting done.” ―Rebecca Woolf

“Sooner or later we all quote our mothers.” ―Bernard Williams

“Motherhood: all love begins and ends there.” ―Robert Browning

“There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.” —Sara Josepha Hale

“Only mothers can think of the future ― because they give birth to it in their children.” ―Maxim Gorky

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

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

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

“There is nothing as sincere as a mother’s kiss.”  ―Saleem Sharma

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” ―William Makepeace Thackeray, “Vanity Fair”

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

“A mother is a mother from the moment her baby is first placed in her arms until eternity.” ―Sarah Strohmeyer, “Kindred Spirits”

“Such a mysterious business, motherhood. How brave a woman must be to embark on it.” ―M.L. Stedman, “The Light Between Oceans”

“You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” ―E.E. Cummings

“A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.” ―Helen Steiner Rice, “A Mother’s Love”

“There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” ―Sue Atkins

“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.” ―Barbara Johnson

Best Mother’s Day Quotes for New Moms

“Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child.”

—Tina Brown

​”We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” –Laura Stavoe Harm

“If you’re a mom, you’re a superhero. Period.” —Rosie Pope

“A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” —Unknown

 “When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” —Jessica Lange

“Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is… and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” —Donna Ball.

“Feeling fat lasts nine months, but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever.” —Nikki Dalton 

“A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die.” –Mary Mason

“A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” —Amy Tan

“You will never have this day with your children again tomorrow. They will be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift just breathe and notice, smell and touch them, study their faces and little feet, pay attention, relish the charm of the present. Enjoy today.” —Unknown

“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” —Oprah Winfrey

“Be patient with yourself. You and your baby are both learning new things each day.” —Unknown

 “There is nothing like a newborn baby to renew your spirit and to buttress your resolve to make the world a better place.” —Virginia Kelley

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

“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

“Hold on to the tiny moments and cherish the little snuggles. They grow up so fast.” —Unknown

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

“A mother continues to labor long after the baby is born.” –Lisa Jo Baker

 “The life of a mother is the life of a child: you are two blossoms on a single branch.” —Karen Maezen Miller 

“There are hard days in motherhood. But looking at your sleeping baby reminds you why it’s all worth it.” —Unknown

“There are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” —Anne Lamott

“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.” –Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Funny Mother’s Day Messages

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


“There are no rules in this house; I’m not like a regular mom, I’m a cool mom.” —Mrs. George, Mean Girls

“To be honest, I’m just winging it. Life, motherhood, my eyeliner. Everything.” —Unknown

“If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says, ‘Keep away from children.’” —Susan Savannah

“It’s a funny thing about mothers… Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” —Roald Dahl

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

“In the end, mothers are always right. No one else tells the truth.” —Randy Susan Meyers

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

“A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” —Jerry Seinfeld

“You know how once you have kids you never ever pee by yourself again? At least one of them is always in there with you at all times.” —Jennifer Garner

“My housekeeping style is best described as, ‘There appears to have been a struggle.'” —Unknown

Final Thoughts on Heart-Touching Mother’s Day Quotes

I hope you enjoyed these Mother’s Day quotes that you can use to show your amazing mom how much you love her! Whether you are posting a quote on social media, via text message or in a greeting card, there is the perfect quote for every mom.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Mother’s Day!

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