These verse and quotes about mothers are all positive, inspirational words of wisdom and love from known authors. The ones from unknown sources are now 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 definately 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. But time moves on fast and at the age of thirty-six I became a grandmother. With many more grandchildren to follow over the years. my life is now blessed with many children to cherish and love.
Quotes are listed alphabetically on authors surname
John Quincy Adams 1767 - 1848
All that I am, my mother made me.
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.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 - 1987
God pardons like a mother
who kisses the offence into everlasting forgetfulness.
What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.
To a child's ear, 'Mother' is magic in any language.
Robert Browning 1812 - 1889
Motherhood... all love begins and ends there.
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.
Edward Carpenter 1844 - 1929
Motherhood is, after all,
woman's great and incomparable work.
Edwin H. Chapin 1814 - 1880
No language can express the power and beauty
and heroism of a mother's love.
Winston Churchill 1874 - 1965
My mother made a brilliant impression upon my childhood life.
She shone for me like the evening star.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 - 1834
A mother is a mother, still the holiest thing alive.
Thomas Edison 1847 - 1931
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Euripides 480BC - 406BC
Oh, what a power is motherhood, possessing a potent spell.
A mother's love is something we keep locked deep in our hearts,
always knowing it will be there to comfort us.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher 1879 - 1958
A mother is not a person to lean on...
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
Erich Fromm 1900 - 1980
Mother's love is peace.
It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
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.
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.
I would love to shower you in gifts for your special day
To show how much I love you, but what can I say…
Instead of flowers...
I wish you to know the beauty of your soul.
Instead of gadgets...
I wish you good health for the rest of your days.
Instead of ‘toys'...
I wish you joy for the simple things in life.
Instead of books...
I wish you peace of mind, no matter what befalls.
And instead of precious stones...
I wish you love, the greatest gift of all.
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
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 - 1894
Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall;
a mother's secret hope outlives them all.
Victor Hugo 1802 - 1885
A mother's arms are made of tenderness
and children sleep soundly in them.
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.
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.
Charles Lamb 1775 - 1834
Mothers love grows by giving.
Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1865
I remember my mother's prayers and they have followed me,
they have clung to me all of my life.
James Russell Lowell 1819 - 1891
The best academy... a mother's knee.
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.
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."
A mothers love perceives no impossibilities.
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 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.
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.'
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.
Giovanni Ruffini 1807 - 1881
Stories first heard at mothers knee are never wholly forgotten.
Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes though, it's just pure, unthinking delight.
Sophocles 496BC - 406BC
Children are the anchors that hold the mother to life.
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.
Leo Tolstoy 1828 - 1910
Beautiful as seemed mama's face, it became more lovely when she smiled and seemed to enliven everything about her.
Mildred B. Vermont
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs...
The payment is pure love.
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.
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.
John Wesley 1703 - 1791
My mother was the source from which I derived
the guiding principles of my life.
Oprah Winfrey 1954
Mothers always know.
Lin Yutang 1895 - 1976
Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.