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 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 about mothers are listed
alphabetically by surnames.
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 1767 - 1848
All that I am, my mother made me.
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 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.
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 1958
But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins.
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.
Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014
Listen carefully to what country people call mother wit. In those homely sayings are couched the collective wisdom of generations.
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 1891 - 1982
She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.
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 1860 - 1937
The God to whom little boys say their prayers has a face very like their mothers.
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 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 1974
I really enjoy being a mum, I love them and I’d do anything for them.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 - 1987
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.
To a child's ear, 'Mother' is magic in any language.
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.
(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 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 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 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 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 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 1769 - 1821
Let France have good mothers and she will have good sons.
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
A little girl, asked where her home was, replies, ‘where mother is.’
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 1812 - 1889
Motherhood... all love begins and ends there.
Lenny Bruce 1925 - 1966
The whole motivation for any performer is… Look at me Ma!
Darcy Bussell 1969
Being a mother has made my life complete.
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.
Glen Campbell 1936
There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas, creation’s most unique and precious pearl.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 1874 - 1965
My mother made a brilliant impression upon my childhood life.
She shone for me like the evening star.
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 1772 - 1834
A mother is a mother, still the holiest thing alive.
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.
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 1958
There is a point when you aren’t so much mom and daughter as you are adults and friends.
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.
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.
Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886
A mother is one to whom you turn when you are troubled.
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.
Thomas Edison 1847 - 1931
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
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 1819 - 1880
Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.
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.
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.
Jane Fonda 1937
When a child enters the world through you, it alters everything on a psychic, psychological and purely practical level.
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 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.
Marion C. Garretty 1917
Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.
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 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.
Amy Grant 1960
I love being with my children. They’re fascinating people.
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
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 1951
Suddenly she was here. And I was no longer pregnant. I was a mother. I never believed in miracles before.
Jasmine Guinness 1976
Motherhood is never being number one in your list of priorities.. And not minding at all.
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 1964
I’m really clear about my priority in life.. It’s being a mom.
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 1900 - 1991
The successful mother sets her children free and becomes more free herself in the process.
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 1809 - 1894
Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall;
a mother's secret hope outlives them all.
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 1802 - 1885
A mother's arms are made of tenderness
and children sleep soundly in them.
Howard W. Hunter 1907 - 1995
Motherhood is near to divinity.
It is the highest service to be assumed by mankind.
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.
Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1826
Motherhood is the keystone of the arch of matrimonial happiness.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 1955
Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
Mothers are multi-taskers.
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.
Charles Lamb 1775 - 1834
Mothers love grows by giving.
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 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 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 1807 - 1882
Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mother’s face.
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 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.
James Russell Lowell 1819 - 1891
The best academy... a mother's knee.
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 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.
Appreciate your mom. She is wiser than you think and stronger than you know. Be thankful.
Great mothers build bridges instead of walls.
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."
I feel whole at last.
What a difference it makes to come home to a child.
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.
That’s one thing I find about having children - it does unlock a door that separates you from other women who’ve had children.
Demi Moore 1962
I said I would get better with each baby.. And I have.
Christopher Morley 1890 - 1957
It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.
Movie - Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone
He didn’t realise that love as powerful as your mother’s for you, leaves its own mark.
Movie - 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.
Barack Obama 1961
My mother was the one constant in my life.
A mothers love perceives no impossibilities.
R. J. Palacio
My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.
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 1937 - 2011
Nothing will ever make you as happy or sad, as proud or as tired as motherhood.
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 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.
The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.
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.'
An ounze of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother.
Matthew Quick 1973
Mom could make small things seem miraculous. That was her talent.
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?”
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.
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.
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 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.
Olive Schreiner 1855 - 1920
There was never a great man who had not a great mother.
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.
Saleem Sharma 1964
There is nothing as sincere as a mother’s kiss.
Lisa T. Shepherd
In raising my kids, I have lost my mind, but found my soul.
Sophocles 496BC - 406BC
Children are the anchors that hold the mother to life.
Britney Spears 1981
Motherhood is mind-blowing.
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 1811 - 1896
Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
Meryl Streep 1949
Motherhood has a very humanising effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
Taylor Swift 1989
My mom and I have always been really close. She’s always been the friend that was always there.
Thomas De Witt Talmage 1832 - 1902
Mother.. That was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.
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.
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.
Who ran to help me when I fell, and would some pretty story tell, or kiss the place to make it well? My mother.
Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?
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.
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 1828 - 1910
Beautiful as seemed mama's face, it became more lovely when she smiled and seemed to enliven everything about her.
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 1835 - 1910
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me.. But I think she enjoyed it.
Mildred B. Vermont
A mother is a woman with a twenty-five hour day who can still find time to play with her family.
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs...
The payment is pure love.
Mark Wahlberg 1971
There’s no job more important on the planet than being a mom.
Alice Walker 1944
Our mothers and grandmothers..
Moving to music not yet written.
Becoming a mother is like discovering the existence of a strange new room in the house where you already live.
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 1856 - 1915
If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.
Denzil Washington 1954
My mother never gave up on me.
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 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 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 1703 - 1791
My mother was the source from which I derived
the guiding principles of my life.
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.
Sooner or later, we all quote our mothers.
Oprah Winfrey 1954
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
Mothers always know.
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 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.
Lin Yutang 1895 - 1976
Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.