Quotes About Mothers
To Live By

Erich Fromm quote: Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByEmma with Seth & Lucy

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

I was eighteen when I became a mother, but not once have I 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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 Quotes About Mothers:  A   



Abraham-Hicks

Abraham-Hicks
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.

Abraham-Hicks quote: When you are loving your children and expecting good things for them, you are tapped into the energy of your Source.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Julie & Lowen (2015)

John Quincy Adams

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

John Quincy Adams quote: All that I am, my mother made me. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - with my mum (1977)

Adele

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.

Mitch Albom quote: When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Emma & Tyler

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.

Hassaan Ali quote: Mother's hug... the drug that works every time, costs nothing and has no side effects. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Emma & Lucy (2008)

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.

Henry Ward Beecher quote: The mother’s heart is a child’s schoolroom. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Sophie, Julie & Amy

Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher  1813 - 1887
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.

Arlene Benedict quote: To a child's ear, 'Mother' is magic in any language. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Lucy & Emma

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

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.’

Mayim Bialik quote: Don’t listen to anyone’s advice. Listen to your baby. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Emma & Tyler (2014)

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.

Erma Bombeck quote: Motherhood is the biggest on-the-job training scheme in the world. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByEmma & Joey (2012)

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.

Robert Brault quote: If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go, where a prayer has not already been. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Robert Brault

Robert Brault
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.

Robert Brault quote: What is a mom? But the sunshine of our days and the North star of our nights. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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.

Robert Browning quote: Motherhood...  all love begins and ends there. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Emma & Lucy (2012)

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.

Thomas Carlyle quote: 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. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Trina & Doreen

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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.

Edwin H. Chapin quote: No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother's love. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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.

Agatha Christie quote: A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Emma, Lucy & Seth

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.

Princess Diana quote: A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Emma & Tyler

Princess Diana

Princess Diana  1961 - 1997
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.

Thomas Edison quote: The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Jennie & Doreen, my nan & mum (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.

George Eliot quote: Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJulie & Lowen (2015)

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: Men are what their mothers made them. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Mark & Doreen, my brother & mum (2018)

Euripides

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

Euripides quote: Oh, what a power is motherhood, possessing a potent spell. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Julie & Lowen (2015)

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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.

E. M. Forster quote: I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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.

Erich Fromm quote: Mother's love is peace.  It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byquotes about mothers - Emma & children (2014)

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