Quotes About Mothers
To Live By:  N to Z

Nancy Thayer quote: Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me? - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByEmma & Tyler (2014)

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


Quotes about mothers listed alphabetically by surname/source

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Christiane Northrup

Christiane Northrup  1949
The bond between mother and child is the most intimate one in human experience. Love, welcome, and receptivity at the beginning of life greatly enhance a child’s health and happiness throughout her lifetime.

Christiane Northrup quote: The bond between mother and child is the most intimate one in human experience. Love, welcome, and receptivity at the beginning of life.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Emma & Joey

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama  1961
My mother was the one constant in my life.


Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst  1980
I think in a lot of ways uncondtional love is a myth. My mom's the only reason I know it's a real thing.


Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O'Brien  1966
My mother, a high school teacher, never paid much attention to what anybody else thought about her. So today I feel comfortable making decisions, even if people don't agree.


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Cornelia Paddock
A mothers love perceives no impossibilities.

Cornelia Paddock quote: Mothers Love perceives no impossibilities. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - William & Evelyn (1939)

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R. J. Palacio
My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.


Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker  1965
As a working mother high heels don’t really fit into my life anymore, but in a totally wonderful way.


Elia Parsons

Elia Parsons  1937 - 2011
Nothing will ever make you as happy or sad, as proud or as tired as motherhood.


Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps  1844 - 1911
I can remember no time when I did not understand that my mother must write books because people would have and read them; but, I cannot remember one hour in which her children needed her and did not find her.


Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso  1881 - 1973
My mother said to me... "If you are a soldier, you will become a General. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter and I became Picasso.


Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult  1966
My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.


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

Jodi Picoult quote: The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJulie with newborn Amy & Sophie (2011)

Pink

Pink  1979
You hear people say it all the time, how life changes drastically, but you can't possibly grasp how beautiful that is, until you have your child.


Edgar Allan Poe

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'


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Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick  1973
Mom could make small things seem miraculous. That was her talent.


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Jennifer Quinn
Until one becomes a mother, no one can ever tell you what it will feel like to love someone else so deeply and profoundly that you will rejoice when they rejoice, ache when they ache, feel what they feel - even without speaking a word.


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Isidor Isaac Rabi

Isidor Isaac Rabi  1898 - 1988
My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to. Every Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school: “So, Did you learn anything today?” But not my mother. “Izzy,” she would say, “Did you ask a good question today?”


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Adabella Radici
I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper and reach great heights.


Osho Rajneesh

Osho Rajneesh  1931 - 1990
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.

Osho Rajneesh quote: The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before - the woman existed, but the mother, never.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJulie with Amy (2011)

Amit Ray

Amit Ray  1960
There is no teacher equal to mother.


Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts  1967
I try to call my mother, Betty, with more regularity because I think, what if Hazel didn’t call me for two weeks? I’m able to see her mothering now from a different vantage point.


Fred Rogers

Fred Rogers  1928 - 2003
When I was a boy I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers, you will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers, so many caring people in the world.


Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt  1884 - 1962
I think at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.


Giovanni Ruffini

Giovanni Ruffini  1807 - 1881
Stories first heard at mothers knee are never wholly forgotten.


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Kate Samperi
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.


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Revathi Sankaran
If I was asked to define motherhood, I would have defined it as love in its purest form.. Unconditional love.


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Barbara Schapiro
Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes though, it's just pure, unthinking delight.


Olive Schreiner

Olive Schreiner  1855 - 1920
There was never a great man who had not a great mother.


Victoria Secunda

Victoria Secunda
Mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological road map, the arbiter of all their relationships.


Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter’s mouth.


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Saleem Sharma  1964
There is nothing as sincere as a mother’s kiss.


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Lisa T. Shepherd
In raising my kids, I have lost my mind, but found my Soul.


Samuel Smiles

Samuel Smiles  1812 - 1904
I owe her much. I feel deeply that I am the son of woman. Every instant, in my ideas and words (not to mention features and gestures) I find again my mother in myself.



Britney Spears

Britney Spears  1981
Motherhood is mind-blowing.


Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart  1941
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.


Alexandra Stoddard

Alexandra Stoddard  1941
Being a mother and grandmother is the best of the best in my life. My grandchildren multiply the joy my daughters bring me.


Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe  1811 - 1896
Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.


Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep  1949
Motherhood has a very humanising effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.


Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift  1989
My mom and I have always been really close. She’s always been the friend that was always there.


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Thomas De Witt Talmage

Thomas De Witt Talmage  1832 - 1902
Mother.. That was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.


Amy Tan

Amy Tan  1952
A mother enables you to realize that there are different levels of beauty and therein lie the sources of pleasure, some of which are popular and ordinary, and thus of brief value, and others of which are difficult and rare, and hence worth pursuing.


A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.


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Ann Van Tassells
Children are like sponges; they absorb all your strength and leave you limp.. But give them a squeeze and you get it all back.


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Ann Taylor
Who ran to help me when I fell, and would some pretty story tell, or kiss the place to make it well? My mother.


Nancy Thayer

Nancy Thayer
Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?


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Archibald Thompson
There is no velvet so soft as a mother's lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.

Archibald Thompson quote: There is no velvet so soft as a mother's lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Amy, Julie & Sophie (2010)

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman  1970
Before I had a child I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It’s extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.


Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy  1828 - 1910
Beautiful as seemed mama's face, it became more lovely when she smiled and seemed to enliven everything about her.


Adriana Trigiani

Adriana Trigiani  1970
A good mother is irreplaceable.


I like it when my mother smiles, and I especially like it when I make her smile.


Mark Twain

Mark Twain  1835 - 1910
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me.. But I think she enjoyed it.


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Ama H. Vanniarachchy

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.


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

Mildred B. Vermont quote: Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... The payment is pure love. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Premature Tyler finally arrives home (2014)

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Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg  1971
There’s no job more important on the planet than being a mom.

Mark Wahlberg quote: There’s no job more important on the planet than being a mom. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Lucy & Emma (2004)

Alice Walker

Alice Walker  1944
Our mothers and grandmothers..  Moving to music not yet written.


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Sarah Walker
Becoming a mother is like discovering the existence of a strange new room in the house where you already live.


William Ross Wallace

William Ross Wallace  1819 - 1881



They say that man is mighty
He governs land and sea
He wields a mighty scepter
O'er lesser powers that be

But a mightier power and stronger
Man from his throne has hurled
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world

William Ross Wallace quote: The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington  1856 - 1915
If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.


Denzil Washington

Denzil Washington  1954
My mother never gave up on me.


George Washington

George Washington  1732 - 1799
My mother was the most beautiful woman. All I am, I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.


Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch  1940
I was not a classic mother.. I didn’t bake cookies. You can buy cookies, but you can’t buy love.


Emmeline B. Wells

Emmeline B. Wells  1828 - 1921
None but mothers know each other’s feeling when we give up our daughters, whom we love and cherish so tenderly, to the mercies of a man and perhaps a stranger.


John Wesley

John Wesley  1703 - 1791
My mother was the source from which I derived the guiding principles of my life.

John Wesley quote: My mother was the source from which I derived the guiding principles of my life. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Mae West

Mae West  1893 - 1980
After my mother.. I never needed anyone else.


She tried in every way to understand me, and she succeeded. It was this deep, loving understanding as long as she lived that more than anything else helped and sustained me on my way to success.


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Bern Williams
Sooner or later, we all quote our mothers.


Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey  1954
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.


Mothers always know.


Rachel Wolchin

Rachel Wolchin
Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside.


Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder  1950
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.


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Tristan Wood
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.


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Lin Yutang

Lin Yutang  1895 - 1976
Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.


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