These 100 positive mother quotes are all words of love and wisdom to inspire and uplift mothers. The quotes and sayings are taken from several pages on this site. They are also available to download and print as small quote cards on Etsy. (picture)
100 Positive Mother Quotes: A
When you are loving your children and expecting good things for them, you are tapped into the energy of your Source and you’re flooding that all over them.
Christina Aguilera 1980
So mother, I thank you for all that you’ve done and still do. You got me, I got you. Together we always pull through.
Mitch Albom 1958
Behind all your stories is always your mother’s story,
because hers is where yours begins.
When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.
Emma & Tyler
The only drug that works every time, costs nothing and has no side effects.
100 Positive Mother Quotes: B
Honore de Balzac 1799- 1850
A mothers happiness is like a beacon; lighting up the future, but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
Margaret Culkin Banning 1891 - 1982
She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.
James Matthew Barrie 1860 - 1937
The God to whom little boys say their prayers has a face very like their mothers.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813-1987
Children are the hands by which we take hold of Heaven.
God pardons like a mother who kisses the offence into everlasting forgetfulness.
The mother’s heart is a child’s schoolroom.
To a child’s ear, ‘Mother’ is magic in any language.
The gain is not the having of children, it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.
Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations. Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit.
If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.
In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy too.
What is a mom?
But the sunshine of our days and the North star of our nights.
Pam Brown 1948
However time or circumstances may come between mother and her child, their lives are interwoven forever.
Mothers are the pivot on which the family spins.
Mothers are the pivot on which the world spins.
Robert Browning 1812-1889
all love begins and ends there.
100 Positive Mother Quotes: C
Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881
Who is it that loves me and will love me forever, with affection that no chance, no misery, no crime of mine can do away? It is you, my mother.
Nancie J. Carmody
I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because I have a home. I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby.
Edwin H. Chapin 1814-1880
No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.
Agatha Christie 1890 - 1976
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.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834
A mother is…
A mother, still the holiest thing alive.
100 Positive Mother Quotes: D
If your life inspires just one child...
Your life has been a success.
Princess Diana 1961 - 1997
A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.
Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children and the one most important of all the things we can give them is unconditional love. Not love that depends on anything at all, except that they are our children.
Wayne Dyer 1940 - 2015
Your children are Spiritual Beings who come through you, not for you.
Julie, Mark & Sophie with newborn Amy (2010)
100 Positive Mother Quotes: E
Thomas Edison 1847-1931
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Euripides 480BC - 406BC
Oh, what a power is motherhood, possessing a potent spell.
100 Positive Mother Quotes: F
A mother’s love is something we keep locked deep in our hearts, always knowing it will be there to comfort us.
Erich Fromm 1900-1980
Mother’s love is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
100 Positive Mother Quotes: G
Mothers are like glue..
Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.
Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason, and those of us who are mothers know it’s the most exquisite love of all.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 - 1931
The most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.
Haim Ginott 1922 - 1973
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
Richelle E. Goodrich
A mother is a child’s first looking glass into the world.
Emma & Seth
Trina Graves 1961
Now the years have passed and you are grown
But my memory of pure Bliss can still bring a tear
When you were first placed in my arms
That moment I treasure most dear
100 Positive Mother Quotes: H
Mariska Hargitay 1964
You make sacrifices to become a mother. But you really find yourself and your Soul when you are one.
My mom is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness and being. I may sometimes forget the words, but I always remember the tune
The best thing to spend on your children is time.
Katherine Butler Hathaway 1890 - 1942
Mother is the one we count on for all the things that matter most of all.
Jim Henson 1936 - 1990
The attitude that you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from, more than what you tell them. They don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809-1894
Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mothers secret hope outlives them all.
The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.
Victor Hugo 1802-1885
A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
Howard W. Hunter 1907 - 1995
Motherhood is near to Divinity.
It is the highest service to be assumed by mankind.
100 Positive Mother Quotes: K
Rose Kennedy 1890 - 1995
Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month, or a year, but for all eternity. A very challenging and exciting thought for a mother.
Barbara Kingsolver 1955
Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
100 Positive Mother Quotes: L
Dalai Lama 1935
Give the ones you love.. Wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.
It is vital that when educating children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts.
Anne Lamott 1954
There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.
Penelope Leach 1937
Loving a child is a circular business..
The more you give, the more you get,
the more you get, the more you give.
All children who are held and loved will know how to love others.
Spread these virtues in the world..
Nothing more need be done.
100 Positive Mother Quotes: M
Maurice Maeterlinck 1862 - 1949
All mothers are rich when they love their children. There are no poor mothers, no ugly ones, no old ones. Their love is always the most beautiful of joys.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
There is no greater love on this Earth than that of a mother for her child. The necessary science of love for this planet must therefore start with a right understanding of a mother’s love, the deepest, truest and most cosmic love.
100 Positive Mother Quotes: N
Children are a gift from the Heavens.
100 Positive Mother Quotes: P
A mother’s love perceives no impossibilities.
William & Evelyn (approx 1938)
Elia Parsons 1937 - 2011
Nothing will ever make you as happy or sad, as proud or as tired as motherhood.
Plato 429BC - 347BC
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849
In the Heavens above
The angels, whispering to one another
Can find amid their burning terms of love
None so devotional as that of ‘Mother’
We are like lighthouses to our children.. Beacons showing them the way. And when our light goes out, theirs will be at its brightest.. Ready to take over for us.
100 Positive Mother Quotes: R
Amit Ray 1960
There is no teacher equal to mother.
100 Positive Mother Quotes: S
Before becoming a mother I had a hundred theories on how to bring up children. Now I have seven children and only one theory..
Love them, especially when they least deserve to be loved.
If I were asked to define motherhood, I would have defined it as love in its purest from.. Unconditional love.
While we try to teach our children all about life..
Our children teach us what life is all about.
Julie, Kevin & Emma (1983)
Sophocles 496BC - 406BC
Children are the anchors that hold the mother to life.
Pregnant Emma with Lucy (2004)
100 Positive Mother Quotes: T
Amy Tan 1952
A mother is always the beginning.
She is how things begin.
Adriana Trigiani 1970
A good mother is irreplaceable.
100 Positive Mother Quotes: V
Ama H. Vanniarachchy
She is the creature of life, the giver of life, and the giver of abundant love, care and protection. Such are the great qualities of a mother.
The bond between a mother and her child is the only real and purest bond in the world, the only true love we can ever find in our lifetime.
100 Positive Mother Quotes: W
Mark Wahlberg 1971
There’s no job more important on the planet than being a mom.
William Ross Wallace 1819-1881
The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rocks the world.
John Wesley 1703 - 1791
My mother was the source from which I derived the guiding principles of my life.
Kate Winslet 1975
Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else disappears.
No one can take the place of a perfect mother who gives you the world as you know it, and makes you believe that it is yours to take.
100 Positive Mother Quotes:
A mother holds her children’s hands for a while..
Their hearts forever.
A mother is like a pavement in the middle of the fast lane.
A mother is like an island in life’s ocean, a peaceful quiet shelter from the restless tide.
Doreen with David & Trina (approx 1965)
A mother is like the stars.. Even when you don’t see her, you know she’s there.
A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take.
A mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself, and loves you just the same.
A mother laughs our laughter, sheds our tears, returns our love, and fears our fears.
Julie & Sophie
A mother’s heart is a garden of love that is always in bloom.
A mother’s heart is always with her children.
A mother’s love is forever..
Time, distance and hardship, all fall before the strength of her love.
A mother’s love is like a circle..
It has no beginning and no ending.
Evelyn and William (approx 1939)
Children and mothers never truly part, they are bound in the beating of each other’s heart.
God couldn’t be everywhere, so He created mothers.
He who takes the child by the hand..
Takes the mother by the heart.
It’s the little memories that will last a lifetime.
Little feet leave the biggest footprints in our hearts.
Lucy, Seth, Joey & Tyler
Mother is the heartbeat of the home.
Mums are like buttons.. They hold everything together.
The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are..
The arms of your children.
Julie & Amy (2012)
There is no love like that of the mother for her child.
There is no way to be a perfect mother, but there are thousands of ways to be a great one.
When you need real understanding
When you need someone to care
When you need someone to listen
A mother is always there
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