Quotes About Mothers
To Live By:  G - M

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... - Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByTrina & Julie (1979)

These quotes about mothers are all positive, inspirational words of wisdom and love from sources and authors surnames G through to M. The other pages are A to F and N to Z.  The ones from unknown sources are on the Sayings About Mothers page.

Quotes about mothers listed alphabetically by surname/source

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 Quotes About Mothers:  G   



Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga  1986
Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion: these are the things my mom taught me.


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Susan Gale
Mothers are like glue.. even when you can't see them, they're still holding the family together.


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Maggie Gallagher
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.


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Marion C. Garretty  1917
Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.


Geronimo

Geronimo  1829 - 1909
When a child my mother taught me the legends of our people; taught me of the sun and sky, the moon and stars, the clouds and storms. She also taught me to kneel and pray to Usen for strength, health, wisdom and protection.


Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
He who loses his mother loses a pure Soul who blesses and guards him constantly.


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

Kahlil Gibran quote: Mother.. The most beautiful word on the lips of mankind. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Joey & Emma

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
Show me your mother’s face; I will tell you who you are.


When I meditated upon Jesus I always saw him either as an infant in the manger seeing his mother Mary’s face for the first time, or, staring from the crucifix at his mother Mary’s face for the last time.


Strickland Gillian

Strickland Gillian  1869 - 1954
You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be, I had a mother who read to me.


Richelle E. Goodrich

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

Richelle E. Goodrich quote: A mother is a child's first looking glass into the world. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Emma & Seth

Amy Grant

Amy Grant  1960
I love being with my children. They’re fascinating people.


Trina Graves

Trina Graves  1961



MOTHER'S HAND
As a little girl I held your hand tightly
For the world was a scary place
As the years went by our clasp loosened
As I became eager to explore
Then the day came that we both let go
And I was able to walk alone

Whatever I have faced in my life
I've known your hand is always there
For me to hold, if I need
The warmth of your love
And the guidance of your hand
Has steered me through the crowd of life
To bring me through

Now as the years pass
I hold my hand out to you
For I will always be there 
If you ever need me
Take my hand and together
We can walk the rest of the path


THOSE MOMENTS I TREASURE
With each new day as I awoke
Like a spark I’d remember you were here
A smile would warm my face and heart
Those moments I treasure, so clear

I counted the weeks as they passed by
Your presence I felt growing strong
My joy and excitement thinking of you
Those moments I treasure my life long

You wriggled and kicked more powerfully each month
My body stretching as it nurtured your growth
Blossoming too was my complete devotion to you
Those moments I treasure, unconditional love my oath

Then the moment arrived for us to meet face-to-face
Time stood still with a tangible sense of awe
The miracle of pregnancy and birth is a blessing in life
Those moments I treasure forever more

Now the years have passed and you are grown
But my memory of pure Bliss can still bring a tear
When you were first place in my arms
That moment I treasure most dear

You are: my Joy, my Precious, my Beloved, my Life
I’ve loved you unconditionally right from the start
Though life separates us, our love continues and unites
Our moments I treasure - Eternally you are part of my heart

Those moments I treasure (pregnancy poem) by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Tyler (2014)

Spalding Gray

Spalding Gray  1941 - 2004
I understood once I held a baby in my arms, why some people have the need to keep having them.


Ellen Greene

Ellen Greene  1951
Suddenly she was here. And I was no longer pregnant. I was a mother. I never believed in miracles before.


Jasmine Guinness

Jasmine Guinness  1976
Motherhood is never being number one in your list of priorities.. And not minding at all.


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Brooke Hampton

Brooke Hampton
As mamas, papas, grandparents, teachers and caregivers we have a responsibility to protect these little Earth warriors. It’s our job to protect and nurture their love, their innocence, their spirits, their imagination, their gifts, their health, and wellbeing, their spirituality, their confidence, their character, their freedom of thought, their instincts, their wildness, and their magic! There is nothing we can do in this lifetime that will compare to the importance of this work. These little ones are our future. Guard them well!


Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay  1964
I feel a total kindred spirit with anyone who has lost her mother, especially at a young age. When something like that happens it leaves a hole in your heart that can never be filled. I know I'm not over it. I'll hear women talk about their mothers and how close they are and it's so painful. I had a lovely stepmother but it's not the same as having your own mom. But I do know that the hole in my heart pushed me to want to become the best mother I could be.


You make sacrifices to become a mother. But you really find yourself and your Soul when you are one.


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Gracie Harmon
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.


Terri Hatcher

Terri Hatcher  1964
I’m really clear about my priority in life.. It’s being a mom.


Katherine Butler Hathaway

Katherine Butler Hathaway  1890 - 1942
Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability.. Somehow even her clothes feel different to her children’s hands from anybody else’s clothes. Only to touch her skirt or her sleeve makes a troubled child feel better.


Mother is the one we count on for all the things that matter most of all.


Robert Havighurst

Robert Havighurst  1900 - 1991
The successful mother sets her children free and becomes more free herself in the process.


Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn  1945
The truth is that no matter how old we are, as long as our mothers are alive, we want our mothers.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes  1809 - 1894
Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all.

Oliver Wendell Holmes quote: Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Nicola Horlick

Nicola Horlick  1960
When I pick up one of my children and cuddle them, all the strain and stress of life temporarily disappears. There is nothing more wonderful than motherhood and no one will ever love you as much as a small child.


Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo  1802 - 1885
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.


Howard W. Hunter

Howard W. Hunter  1907 - 1995
Motherhood is near to divinity.  It is the highest service to be assumed by mankind.


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Washington Irving

Washington Irving  1783 - 1859
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us she will endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.


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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson  1743 - 1826
Motherhood is the keystone of the arch of matrimonial happiness.


N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin  1972
In a child's eyes, a mother is a Goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the Universe.


Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie  1975
I see myself as mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy.


Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan  1963
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 quote: My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

C. Joybell C.

C. Joybell C.
I am first and foremost me, but right after that I am a mother. The best thing that I can ever be is me. But the best gift that I will ever have is being a mother.


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Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling  1979
I would say that my mother is the single biggest role model in my life, but that term doesn't seem to encompass enough when I use it about her. She was the love of my life.


Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant  1724 - 1804
I shall never forget my mother, for it was she who planted and nurtured the first seeds of good within me. She opened my heart to the lasting impressions of nature. She awakened my understanding and extended my horizon and her perceptions exerted an everlasting influence upon the course of my life.


Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton  1946
Motherhood is the most completely humbling experience I've ever had. It puts you in your place, because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in.


Rose Kennedy

Rose Kennedy  1890 - 1995
I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession, that was fully interesting and challenging as any honourable profession in the world, and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.


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.


Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr  1983
There are no words that could ever describe the happiness and the joy that you feel when you see your son smile in the morning. I just feel so lucky.


Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver  1955
Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.


Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella
Mothers are multi-taskers.


There's nothing like your mother's sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.


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Adrienne LaFrance
Just by staring at her baby, the reward centres of a mother’s brain will light up, scientists have found in several studies.


Motherhood really is like a secret space in a woman’s brain, waiting to be discovered.


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Gopichand Lagadapati
The common language shared by everyone in the world is the cry, which all mothers understand.


Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb  1775 - 1834
Mothers love grows by giving.


Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott  1954
There really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child.

Anne Lamott quote: There really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Amy & Julie (2012)

Vicki Lansky

Vicki Lansky  1942
You will always be your child's favourite toy.

Vicki Lansky quote: You will always be your child's favourite toy. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Seth & Emma

Kelly Lebrock

Kelly Lebrock  1960
Success for me is... to raise happy, healthy human beings.


C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis  1898 - 1963
The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only and that is to support the ultimate career.


Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln  1809 - 1865
I remember my mother's prayers and they have followed me, they have clung to me all of my life.


No man is poor who has a Godly mother.


Shelley Long

Shelley Long  1949
I love being a mother.. I am more aware. I feel things on a deeper level. I have a kind of understanding about my body, about being a woman.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  1807 - 1882
Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mother’s face.


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Jennifer Lopez  1969
Motherhood is such a fulfilling place to be. I kind of wish it would have happened to me earlier in my life.


Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren  1934
Is my mother my friend? I would have to say, first of all she is my mother, with a capital M; she’s something sacred to me. I love her dearly.. Yes, she is also a good friend, someone I can talk openly with if I want to.


My mother taught me to walk proud and tall.. As if the world were mine.


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.


Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato  1992
My mother is everything to me. She's my anchor, she's the person I go to when I need to talk to someone. She is an amazing woman.


James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell  1819 - 1891
The best academy...  a mother's knee.


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Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine  1934
Then someone placed her in my arms. She looked up at me. The crying stopped. Her eyes melted through me, forging a connection in me with their soft heat.


Maurice Maeterlinck

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.

Maurice Maeterlinck quote: All mothers are rich when they love their children. There are no poor mothers, no ugly ones, no old ones.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Steve Maraboli

Steve Maraboli
Appreciate your mom. She is wiser than you think and stronger than you know. Be thankful.


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Reed Markham
Great mothers build bridges instead of walls.


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Olga Masters
Many people have said to me, "What a pity you had such a big family to raise, think of the novels and the short stories and the poems you never had time to write because of that." And I looked at my children and I said, "These are my poems, these are my stories."


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Meg Matthew
I feel whole at last.


Neal A. Maxwell

Neal A. Maxwell  1926 - 2004
Some mothers in today's world feel cumbered by home duties and are thus attracted by other more romantic challenges. Such women could make the same error of perspective that Martha made. The woman, for instance, who deserts the cradle in order to help defend civilization against the barbarians, may well later meet, among the barbarians, her own neglected child.


You rock a sobbing child without wondering if today's world is passing you by, because you know you hold tomorrow tightly in your arms.


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Mary McBride
What a difference it makes to come home to a child.


Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw  1967
My mom is my hero. She inspired me to dream when I was a kid, so anytime anyone inspires you to dream, that’s gotta be your hero.


Debra Messing

Debra Messing  1968
It's the job that I take most seriously in my life and I think it's the hardest job.


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Emma Michaels
If you remember yourself, you will remember me. I am always a part of you. I am your mother.


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Rebecca Miller
That’s one thing I find about having children - it does unlock a door that separates you from other women who’ve had children.


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Ana Monnar
Think of your mother and smile for all of the good, precious moments.


Demi Moore

Demi Moore  1962
I said I would get better with each baby.. And I have.


Thomas S. Monson

Thomas S. Monson  1927
Raising children, be aware that the piles and piles of laundry will disappear all too soon and that you will, to your surprise, miss them profoundly.


Christopher Morley

Christopher Morley  1890 - 1957
It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.


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Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone
He didn’t realise that love as powerful as your mother’s for you, leaves its own mark.


I Don’t Know How She Does It
I love being the mother of a two year old. It’s like being a movie star with no critics.


Robert Muller

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.

Robert Muller quote: There is no greater love on this Earth than that of a mother for her child.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Robert Muller

Robert Muller  1923 - 2010
The same way as the Hopis sing to their corn to make it grow, so should we sing to our whole being, to our body, to our eyes, to our heart, to our mind, to all our helpers of life, the trillions of little cells who work together to make us life. A mother sings to her child. She has a very good reason for doing that. A couple sings and dances when falling in love. The whole world must become a Paradise and learn to sing and dance together. World cooperation must take the form of a festival, of a joyous love event.


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