Mothers Day Quotes
Mother’s Day is the special time of year when you get to celebrate your first best friend and the person you always turn to when you need advice. Mother’s Day is also a great time to show your love for all the other wonderful women in your life. If you’re looking for a way to show your mother, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, and friends how special you think they are, these lovely quotes about mothers are just what you need.
We’ve collected 100 funny, caring and sweet quotes for Mother’s Day that are perfect for all the women who inspire you. Whether you want to make your mom laugh with a humorous Mother’s Day quote or show her how much you care with a sweet saying, there’s sure to be a quote here that is perfect for you. Make your message even more special by adding your quote to a personalized gift for mom like photo mugs, blankets or pillows.
1.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.
2.God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
3.When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she’d just make enough for 16 and only serve half.
4.I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
5.My mother is a walking miracle.
6.Children are the anchors of a mother’s life.
7.The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
8.If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
9.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.
10.Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.
11.A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.
12.Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
13.All mothers are working mothers.
14.A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.
15.As is the mother, so is her daughter.
16.Men are what their mothers made them.
17.Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
18.Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?
19.The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
20.Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
21.No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
22.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.
23.An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.
24.Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.
25.Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
26.All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
27.Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
28.Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.
29.The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.
30.The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.
31.A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.
32.My mother was a reader, and she read to us. She read us Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when I was six and my brother was eight; I never forgot it.
33.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.
34.It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.
35.You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.
36.Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.
37.Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.
38.As my mom always said, ‘You’d rather have smile lines than frown lines.’
39.[My mother] always said I was beautiful and I finally believed her at some point.
40.My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, ‘Happiness is your own responsibility.’
41.She drove me to ballet class…and she took me to every audition. She’d be proud of me if I was still sitting in that seat or if I was watching from home. 42.She believes in me and that’s why this [award] is for her. She’s a wonderful mother.
43.What’s beautiful about my mother is] her compassion, how much she gives, whether it be to her kids and grandkids or out in the world. She’s got a sparkle.
44.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.
45.If I’ve learned anything as a mom with a daughter who’s three, I’ve learned that you cannot judge the way another person is raising their kid. 46.Everybody is just doing the best they can. It’s hard to be a mom.
47.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.
48.My mother has always been my emotional barometer and my guidance. I was lucky enough to get to have one woman who truly helped me through everything.
49.Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.
50.When you’re dying laughing because your three-year-old made a fart joke, it doesn’t matter what else is going on. That’s real happiness.
51.Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition.
[Motherhood is] heart-exploding, blissful hysteria.
52.My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart—a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.
53.It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. My mom says some days are like that.
54.Judit Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
55.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.
56. She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great – but how to laugh through it.
57.The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.
58.Only mothers can think of the future – because they give birth to it in their children.
59.I was always at peace because of the way my mom treated me.
60.And remember that behind every successful woman is a basket of dirty laundry.
Mothers Day Quotes Sayings
Hooray for all the moms in our lives! Hooray for the mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, aunts, wives, partners, sisters, friends, fellow moms, mentors and women who love with a mother’s heart.
Chances are, you know at least a few moms who deserve a shout-out on Mother’s Day. If you’d like some creative ideas for what to write in their Mother’s Day cards you’ve come to the right place.
This Mother’s Day guide offers signing tips and message starting points from Hallmark writers. You can read the whole guide or jump straight to the specific ideas that suit your style and your unique mom recipient. Whichever way you go, we hope our ideas help you honor and celebrate the amazing mothers in your life!
For Your Mother
In life, there are times when you need your very own mom, and no one else will do. Similarly, there are certain special Mother’s Day messages you can only write to her.
From just you
“You’re my one and only mom, and I’ll always have a special place in my heart for you.”
“I’m so proud to be your kid.”
“Right from the start, you were the one who nurtured me, prayed over me, worried about me, guided me and supported me in every pursuit. Thank you for being there every day with just the love I needed.”
“Now that I’m grown, I realize I don’t just feel gratitude for you—but admiration. I’d want to pattern my life after yours even if you weren’t my mother.”
“Raising me took a lot of patience. Thanks for hanging in there with me.”
“To Mom, with love, from your favorite child.☺”
“Mom, I was lucky enough to inherit your eyes and your sense of humor. I keep hoping I’ll get your lie-detector capabilities, too!”
“With love from the luckiest [son] in the world.”
“Sorry if I drove you crazy sometimes. I only did it because I love you!”
“To my mom, my friend, my angel.”
“Happy Mother’s Day, Mama. Every day, I thank heaven you’re mine.”
From you and your sibling(s), spouse, partner or family
“For all you do and all you are, we love you…”
“As a mom, as a mother-in-law, as a grandma—you’re the best, and we feel so blessed to have you!”
“Thanks for putting up with us! We love you like crazy.”
“Thanks for making home the happiest place to be.”
“We’re thinking of you with lots of love today! Hope you can feel it.”
“Mom, you’re the glue that holds us together.”
For Your Grandmother
Whether she goes by grandma, nana, granny or another name, your grandmother is definitely someone to honor and celebrate on Mother’s Day!
From just you
“You’ll always have your own special place in my heart, Nana.”
“Thanks for spoiling me rotten!”
“Love is a family tradition for us…I’ve always known that, as long as I’ve been on this planet. You’re a big part of those loving memories and the reason I feel so lucky to be born into this family.”
“God knew what he was doing when he made you a grandma—He knew you’d be the best one ever.”
“I hope you know how much I admire the woman you are.”
“You’ve taught me so much without saying a word.”
“I could sure use a grandma hug right now.”
“Thanks for all the cookies and love. And cookies. Did I mention cookies?”
“Grandma, your love has shaped me in lasting ways.”
“So blessed by you, Gamma. You went above and beyond to help raise me, and it’s given us a special connection that I cherish.”
From you and your sibling(s), spouse, partner or family
“You are the heart and soul of our family. Love you, Grammy Pam!”
“For all you’ve gone through, all you are and all the love you share, we love you, Grandmother.”
“You are the cornerstone of our family.”
“You’re the best listener, the best cook, the best friend, the best grandma I could ever ask for.”
“On Mother’s Day, we hope you feel honored for all your years of caring for your children and grandchildren. And every day, we hope you feel how loved you are.”
“You don’t just give love, you are love. And we love you so much, too
For Someone Who is Like a Mother to You
If you’re very lucky, you have an aunt, godmother or other caring woman close to you who has been a unique mix of friend, family, mentor and/or second mother to you through the years. Here are some things you might say to her on Mother’s Day…
“Aunt Ginny, there’s simply no one else like you. I feel so blessed that we’re family…and that we’re friends.”
“You’ve been like a mom to me—someone I can tell anything and ask anything. Thank you for being such an important person in my life.”
“With love to an amazing lady…from someone who hopes to be one someday.”
“Just wanted to recognize you on Mother’s Day for being such a caring and positive influence in my life. I’m forever grateful, and I look up to you more than you know.”
“Happy Mother’s Day to an amazing woman I’ll always admire, appreciate and love!”
“We hope it doesn’t come as a surprise that we’re thinking of you today. After all, you’ve loved us just like a mom.”