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100+ Happy Mother’s Day Quotes

We've got the perfect quotes to write in your Mother's Day card! Here are 100+ of the best Happy Mother's Day quotes!

Published May 2, 2022

Are you looking for Happy Mother’s Day quotes to celebrate Mom? Then, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of the best quotes about motherhood for Mother’s Day below. Write one of these perfect Happy Mother’s Day quotes in a card for Mom.

Best Happy Mother’s Day Quotes

1. “Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” – Susan Gale

2. “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.” – Jodi Picoult

3. “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

4. “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” – James E. Faust

5. “There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.” – Elder M. Russell Ballard

6. “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

7. “Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.” – Unknown

8. “Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children.” – Maxim Grosky

9. “My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.” – Lisa Leslie

10. “Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” – Gilda Radner

11. “I remember my mother’s prayers, and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” – Abraham Lincoln

12. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou

13. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown

14. “There is nothing as powerful as a mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul.” – Unknown

15. “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” – Mitch Albom

16. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honoré de Balzac

17. “A mother’s love is like an everlasting bed of roses that continues to blossom. A mother’s love bears strength, comfort, healing, and warmth. Her beauty is compared to a sunny day that shines upon each rose petal and inspires hope.” – Ellen J. Barrier

18. “When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” – Charley Benetto, For One More Day

19. “Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heartthrob.” – Leroy Brownlow

20. “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

21. “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver

22. “When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother.” – Anna Quindlen

23. “Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” – J.K. Rowling

24. “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.” – Ama H. Vanniarachchy

25. “God couldn’t be everywhere, so that is why he invented mothers.” – Daphne Wilder, Because I Said So

26. “Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

27. “For a mother is the only person on earth who can divide her love among ten children and each child still have all her love.” – Unknown

28. “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” – Mahatma Gandhi

Inspirational Mother’s Day Quotes

1. “The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room.” – Henry Ward Beecher

2. “To the world, you are a mother, but to your family, you are the world.” – Unknown

3. “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother. – St. Therese of Lisieux

4. “A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” – Marion C. Garretty

5. “Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” – Lady Gaga

6. “To a child’s ear, ‘mother’ is magic in any language.” – Arlene Benedict

7. “A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

8. “I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” – Lance Conrad

9. “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” – Lin Yutang

10. “Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow.” – Reed Markham

11. “Mother—that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” – T. Dewitt Talmage

12. “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.” – Michael Jordan

13. “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.” – Linda Wooten

14. “Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne.” – Mabel Hale

15. “No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.” – Edwin Chapin

Sweet Mother’s Day Quotes

1. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo

2. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” – Cardinal Mermillod

3. “A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.” – Honore de Balzac

4. “The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.” – Elaine Heffner

5. “In the mother’s eyes, her smile, her stroking touch, the child reads the message: ‘You are there!'” – Adrienne Rich

6. “If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” – Stevie Wonder

7. “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm

8. “Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love.” – Mildred B. Vermont

9. “There is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

10. “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

11. “A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.” – Jamie McGuire

12. “A mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.” – Proverbs

Funny Mother’s Day Quotes

1. “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” – Lisa Alther

2. “A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” – Tenneva Jordan

3. “An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.” – Spanish Proverb

4. “A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have.” – Robert Brault

5. “In the end, mothers are always right. No one else tells the truth.” – Randy Susan Meyers

6. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling

7. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm

8. “It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.” – The Golden Girls

9. “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” – Erma Bombeck

10. “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” – Jane Sellman

11. “I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then, I want to move in with them.” – Phyllis Diller

12. “If evolution really works, how come mothers have only two hands?” – Milton Berle

13. “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” – Chinese Proverb

14. “Mom, I love you, even though I’ll never accept your friend request.” – Unknown

Short Mother’s Day Quotes

1. “My mother is a walking miracle.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

2. “A mother understands what a child does not say.” – Jewish proverb

3. “The world needs our mothers.” – Liya Kebede

4. “A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” – Unknown

5. “There is nothing as sincere as a mother’s kiss.” – Saleem Sharma

6. “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” – George Eliot

7. “A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” – Unknown

8. “We are born of love; love is our mother.” – Rumi

9. “Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.” – Kahil Gibran

10. “There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.” – Sara Josepha Hale

11. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

12. “All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

13. “A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.” – Amy Tan

14. “Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” – Emily Dickinson

15. “A mother’s love is more beautiful than any fresh flower.” – Debasish Mridha

16. “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” – Unknown

17. “A mother’s love endures through all.” – Washington Irving

18. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

19. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” – Ricki Lake

20. “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” – Unknown

Mother’s Day Quotes for Grandma

1. “It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother—that’s why the world calls her grandmother.” – Unknown

2. “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a grandmother.” – Unknown

3. “As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine life without her.” —Kristin Hannah

4. “Everything I am, you helped me to be.” – Unknown

5. “Grandmothers are the people who take delight in hearing babies breathing into the telephone.” —Unknown

6. “Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love.” – Unknown

7. “A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” – Unknown

8. “Grandmothers always have time to talk and make you feel special.” – Catherine Pulsifer

9. “Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while…but our hearts forever.” – Unknown

10. “If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.” – Italian Proverb

11. “My grandmother is my angel on earth.” – Catherine Pulsifer

12. “Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.” – Marcy DeMaree

13. “I know what it is like to be brought up with unconditional love. In my life that came from my grandmother.” – Andre Leon Talley

14. “There’s no place like home except Grandma’s.” – Unknown

What’s your favorite Mother’s Day quote? Is your favorite quote about moms or grandmas for Mother’s Day on our list?

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Lauren Flake is a wife, mom to two girls, watercolor artist, seventh-generation Texan, and early-onset Alzheimer's daughter. She is the author and co-illustrator of two award-winning children's books for grieving… Read more

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