Quotes About Mothers
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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) - Full verse below

These verse and quotes about mothers are all positive, inspirational words of wisdom and love from known authors. The ones from unknown sources are on the Sayings About Mothers page.

I was just turned eighteen when I became a mother, but not once have I ever regretted having children at a young age. Being a mother is definitely the greatest experience and joy of my life.

My daughter Julie was such a delightful happy baby, we soon had another, Kevin came along the following year and Emma three years later. I would have liked to have had more children, but it was not to be. However, time moves on fast and at the age of thirty-six I became a grandmother, since then there have been nine more bundles of joy added to my family, so now my life is blessed with so many to cherish and love.

Quotes about mothers listed alphabetically by surname/source

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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.

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams  1767 - 1848
All that I am, my mother made me.


Adele  1988
I felt so mega having given birth; the confidence from that, I felt unstoppable.

I have never been insecure, ever, about how I look, about what I want to do with myself. My mum told me to only ever do things for myself, not for others.

My main thing is Mum, then it’s me, then it’s work.

Christina Aguilera

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.

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Astrid Alauda
There comes a time when a woman needs to stop focusing on her looks and focus her energies on raising her children. This time comes at the moment of conception. A child needs a role model, not a super model.

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom  1958
But 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.

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott  1832 - 1888
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.

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Hassaan Ali
Mother's hug... the drug that works every time, costs nothing and has no side effects.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou  1928 - 2014
Listen carefully to what country people call mother wit. In those homely sayings are couched the collective wisdom of generations.

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Joyce Armor
Think of stretch marks as pregnancy service stripes.

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Honore de Balzac

Honore de Balzac 1799 - 1850
A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

Margaret Culkin  Banning

Margaret Culkin Banning  1891 - 1982
She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.

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Roseanne Barr  1952
I know how to do anything… I’m a mom.

There’s a lot more to being a woman than being a mother, but there’s a lot more to being a mother than most people suspect.

James Matthew Barrie

James Matthew Barrie  1860 - 1937
The God to whom little boys say their prayers has a face very like their mothers.

Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger  1953
Once you become a mother, your heart is no longer yours.. My daughter is the greatest thing I’ll ever do in my life.

Marianne O. Battani

Marianne O. Battani   1944
We really have no definition of mother in our law books. Mother was believed to have been so basic that no definition was deemed necessary.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham  1974
I really enjoy being a mum, I love them and I’d do anything for them.

Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher 1813 - 1887
God pardons like a mother who kisses the offence into everlasting forgetfulness.

The babe at first feeds upon the mother’s bosom, but is always on her heart.

The mother’s heart is a child’s schoolroom.

What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.

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Arlene Benedict
To a child's ear, 'Mother' is magic in any language.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry  1966
Career is important, but nothing really supersedes my role as a mother, that’s the most important thing I’m going to do in this life.

I am so ready to be a mommy. I can’t wait. I notice every little baby dress, every baby toy, every little baby thing.


Beyonce  1981
(My mom) is one of those people that you feel honoured to meet, and no matter who you are, you fall in love with her because she is spiritual, she’s inspiring, she’s strong, she’s funny, she’s creative, she’s talented.. She’s everything that I want to be.

Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik  1975
Don’t listen to anyone’s advice. Listen to your baby. There are so many books, doctors and well-meaning friends and family. We like to say, ‘You don’t need a book. Your baby is a book. Just pick it up and read it.’

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber  1994
My mom means a lot to me. My mom gave up everything. She moved with me and believed in me. She is awesome.

Rachel Billington

Rachel Billington  1942
The daughter never ever gives up on the mother, just as the mother never gives up on the daughter. There is a tie there so strong that nothing can break it.

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton  1897 - 1968
Mothers and dogs both had a kind of second sight that made them see into people’s minds and know when anything unusual was going on.

Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck  1927 - 1996
I love my mother for all the times she said absolutely nothing.

If I had my life to live over, instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

It is not until you become a mother that your judgement slowly turns to compassion and understanding.

Motherhood is the biggest on-the-job training scheme in the world.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte  1769 - 1821
Let France have good mothers and she will have good sons.

Robert Brault

Robert Brault
A mom reads you like a book, and wherever she goes, people read you like a glowing book review.

If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go, where a prayer has not already been.

Mom… the person most likely to write an autobiography and never mention herself.

There is an instinct in a woman to love her own child, and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own.

What is a mom? But the sunshine of our days and the North star of our nights.

Keith L. Brooks

Keith L. Brooks
A little girl, asked where her home was, replies, ‘where mother is.’

Pam Brown

Pam Brown  1948
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother, the next you are all wise and prehistoric.

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.

You never realize how much your mother loves you till you explore the attic.. And find every letter you ever sent her.

Robert Browning

Robert Browning 1812 - 1889
Motherhood...  all love begins and ends there.

Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce  1925 - 1966
The whole motivation for any performer is… Look at me Ma!

Darcy Bussell

Darcy Bussell  1969
Being a mother has made my life complete.

Lorna Byrne

Lorna Byrne  1953
Although a newborn baby is pure love, it is unable to radiate this love out; it hasn’t learnt this yet, just as it hasn’t learnt to walk. The love is inside it, but it doesn’t know how to give it out. When a mother (or someone else) reaches for the baby with love, the force of love from the mother draws the baby’s love out.

The bonding with a new baby can help people to release love unconsciously.

We are all born pure love. As a baby in our mother’s womb, we all love unconditionally. Everyone of us, regardless of whether we are wanted, or whether our mums have an easy pregnancy or labour, glow with pure love when we are born.

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Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell  1936
There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas, creation’s most unique and precious pearl.

Anna Carey

Anna Carey
I loved my mother too, I said. I still do. That’s the thing, it never goes away, even if the person does.

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle 1795 - 1881
Who is it that loves me and will love me for ever with affection which no chance, no misery, no crime of mine can do away? It is you, my mother.

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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.

Edward Carpenter

Edward Carpenter 1844 - 1929
Motherhood is, after all, woman's great and incomparable work.

Edwin H. Chapin

Edwin H. Chapin 1814 - 1880
No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother's love.

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin  1889 - 1977
It seems to me that my mother was the most splendid woman I ever knew. I have met a lot of people knocking around the world since, but I have never met a more thoroughly refined woman than my mother. If I have amounted to anything, it will be due to her.

Agatha Christie

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.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill 1874 - 1965
My mother made a brilliant impression upon my childhood life. She shone for me like the evening star.

Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros  1954
I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 - 1834
A mother is a mother, still the holiest thing alive.

Lance Conrad

Lance Conrad
I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.

Noel Coward

Noel Coward  1899 - 1973
Fifty four years of love and tenderness and crossness and devotion and unswerving loyalty. Without her I could have achieved a quarter of what I have achieved, not only in terms of success and career, but in terms of personal happiness.

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Alexander Crane
She made me a security blanket when I was born. That faded green blanket lasted long enough for me to realise that the security part came from her.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis  1958
There is a point when you aren’t so much mom and daughter as you are adults and friends.

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl   1916 - 1990
It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.

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Barry  Deutsch
My mother once told me: when you have to make a decision, imaging the person you want to be someday, ask yourself, what would that person do?

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Anita Diamant  1951
The more a daughter knows the details of her mother's life, the stronger the daughter.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana  1961 - 1997
A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.

Don’t call me an icon.. I’m just a mother trying to help.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio  1974
My mother is a walking miracle.

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson  1830 - 1886
A mother is one to whom you turn when you are troubled.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff  1987
Mom always tells me to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness. I like the way that sounds.

There’s something that just happens to you when you have a baby, and you look at their little eyes for the first time when you’re holding them.

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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison 1847 - 1931
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.

The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me - Thomas Edison - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJennie & Doreen (1980's)

Zac Efron

Zac Efron  1987
My mom is the number one person who has taught me to be courteous towards women, to always be respectful and polite to them, and to always lead with your heart.

George Eliot

George Eliot  1819 - 1880
Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 - 1882
Men are what their mothers made them.


Euripides 480BC - 406BC
Oh, what a power is motherhood, possessing a potent spell.

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Harmony Ferrario
A mother's love is something we keep locked deep in our hearts, always knowing it will be there to comfort us.

Tina Fey

Tina Fey  1970
Being a mom has made me so tired, and so happy.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Dorothy Canfield Fisher 1879 - 1958
A mother is not a person to lean on...  but a person to make leaning unnecessary.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda  1937
When a child enters the world through you, it alters everything on a psychic, psychological and purely practical level.

E. M. Forster

E. M. Forster  1879 - 1970
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.

Nancy Friday

Nancy Friday  1933
The older I get, the more of my mother I see in myself.

When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.

Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm 1900 - 1980
Mother's love is peace.  It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.

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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  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.

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.

Amy Grant

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

Trina Graves

Trina Graves 1961

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

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 ByTrina Graves (2015)

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.

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.

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 have a child.

Vicki Lansky

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

Mothers Love perceives no impossibilities - Cornelia Paddock - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByWilliam & 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.


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.

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.

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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.

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 - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByAmy, 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.

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Mark Wahlberg

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

There’s no job more important on the planet than being a mom - Mark Wahlberg - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByPregnant Emma & Lucy (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 rocks the world

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.

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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