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Happy Mother’s Day

  Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos or threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one Mother in the whole world.                                                        - Kate Douglas Wiggin

Inspirational Mother Quotes

Mothers looking for some inspirational mother quotes here will not go away not being inspired! We have even hand stamped some really great quotes on cards for you so that you can buy them and keep them close by. Pretty handy and totally useful…

I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth. I’ve never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.        – Beyonce, Grammy-winning singer who’s named the world’s most beautiful woman 2012 by People Magazine, on her first child, a girl, named Blue Ivy Carter

No influence is so powerful as that of the mother. – Sarah Josepha Hale

Everything I need to know I learned from my mom. Show up. Work hard. If you can’t find a party, make one. Be brave. Live well. Love much. – Barbara Paulding

I wear Fracas myself and I’ve been wearing it for years and years and years. I’ve tried other perfumes all the time but I always come back to it and I know the reason I always come back to it is because it reminds me of my mother. – Madonna, singer, songwriter and best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century

My oldest memory of my mother is her perfume. I carry it with me everywhere. She always smelled like gardenias and tuberose, an intoxicating mixture [that was] feminine  and mysterious. I wanted to re-create this scent, but with something fresh and new about it as well. Something honest and yet daring — hence the name Truth or Dare. – Madonna, on her new fragrance, Truth or Dare

John, I always want you to do what is right. But regardless of what you do, know that I still love you! – Laura Maxwell, John C. Maxwell’s mom and whose words were  taken from his book, Winning with People

Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb. – Leroy Brownlow (1914 – 2002) preacher, author, businessman

There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness. – Andrew Jackson

I always tell my daughters to work hard and be themselves. I tell them, ‘ Don’t try to be like the girl ahead of you in the line. Be yourself.’  – Kate Winslet, Academy Award – winning actress on teaching her kids to respect their individuality.

This man has the soul of a child, and he has the heart of a mother, and he has the strength of a man. – Celine Dion on Nelson Mandela, in her Through the Eyes of the World music video

 Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Lady Bird Johnson (1912 – 2007) First Lady, environmentalist

The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way. – Andrew Jackson (1767 – 1845) 7th President of the United States

There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good mother. - Jill Churchill, author

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. – Graycie Harmon

Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to jump at de sun. We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground. – Zora Neale Hurston

More Inspirational Mother Quotes…

I thought my mom’s whole purpose was to be my mom. That’s how she made me feel. – Natasha Gregson Wagner, American actress

What feeling is so nice as a child’s hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp. – Marjorie Holmes,  inspirational author

My mother taught me to walk proud and tall ‘ as if the world was mine.’ – Sophia Loren, Italian actress, recognized as Italy’s most awarded actress in 2009 Guinness Book of World Records

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Men are what their mothers made them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) American philosopher, lecturer, poet

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 became Picasso.- Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter

My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lack was the courage. – Clay Aiken, American Idol runner-up Season 2

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. – Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) First Lady, social activist, U.N. delegate

The patience of a mother might be likened to a tube of toothpaste – it’s never quite all gone. – Author unknown

Famous Mother Quotes

I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best I could bring to it. – Rose Kennedy (1890 – 1995) mother of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

Though motherhood is the most important of all the professions – requiring more knowledge than any other department in the human affairs – there was no attention given to preparation for this office. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton  (1815 – 1902)  politician, advocate of women’s rights

I am not a perfect mother and I will never be. But put us together and we will be the best mother and daughter we would ever be. – Zoraide Pesante

A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done. – Author Unknown

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. – Pearl S Buck, American writer whose novel, The Good Earth won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932

By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, a writer and an aviation pioneer, 1st licensed woman glider in the United States

Let France have good mothers and she will have good sons. – Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821) Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815

   The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.    Honore’ de Balzac (1799 – 1850) French novelist and playwright

Motherhood Quotes

Motherhood Quotes

These motherhood quotes are listed here as such but they are really some inspirational mother quotes and famous mother quotes as well. There are great pieces here that will tell you the joy, the fun and sometimes “terrifying” moments that mothers go through.

Motherhood is wonderful. You ask the question and I beam! It’s splendid… It’s inexplicable. The joy, the bliss, is wonderful. A smile from my daughter and that’s it. – Aishwarya Rai, actress, who is regarded by many to be the most beautiful woman in the world

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. – Meryl Streep, Academy Award-winning actress, received AFI Life Achievement Award in 2004

Discovering that with every child, your heart grows bigger and stronger – that there is no limit to how much or how many people you can love, even though at times you feel as though you could burst – you don’t  – you just love even more. - Yasmin Le Bon, a veteran British model and a mother to 3 daughters

It’s about how complicit we are in the chaos, how much responsibility we want to take on, how we resent the responsibility, how terrifying every day can be and how enormously fulfilling. – Sarah Jessica Parker about her role as Kate juggling marriage, two young children and a demanding job as an investment banker, in the movie I Don’t know How She Does It.

What feeling is so nice as a child’s hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp. – Marjorie Holmes,  inspirational author

Motherhood is priced of God, at price no man may dare to lessen or misunderstand. – Helen Hunt Jackson (1830 – 1885) writer

A praying mother mother is more precious and valuable than all the riches in the worlds. – Violet James

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children. – Billy Graham, Christian evangelist, American’s most famous preacher

Motherly love is not much use if it expresses itself only as a warm gush of emotion, delicately tinged with pink. It must also be strong, guiding and unselfish. The sweetly sung lullaby; the cool hand on the feverd brow, the Mother’s Day smiles and flowers are only a small part of the picture. True mothers have to be made of steel to withstand the difficulties that are sure to beset their children. – Rachel Billington in her book The Great Umbilical

Motherhood is…difficult…rewarding. –  Gloria Estefan, Grammy-Award winning singer, songwriter, actress

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, physician, author

To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons. – Marilyn French, her first and best -known novel The Women’s Room, released in 1977, translated into 20 languages, sold more than 20 million copies

You need not feel guilty about not being able to keep your life perfectly balanced. Juggling everything is too difficult. All you really need to do is catch it before it hits the floor! – Carol Bartz, CEO President and Chairman of the Board of Autodesk, Inc

Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate. – from Charlotte Gray, a 1999 novel by Sebastian Faulks

Children and mothers never truly part -Bound in the beating of each other’s heart. – from Charlotte Gray, a 1999 novel by Sebastian Faulks

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that’s nice too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success. – Helen Hayes (1900 – 1993) American Actress, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor in 1986, from President Ronald Reagan

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. – Elaine Heffner, author of Success Mothering

The best thing to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. – Francis Maitland Balfour (1851 – 1882) British Biologist

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. – Sophia Loren, Academy Award-winning Italian actress

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the centre of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. – Jessica Lange, Academy Award – winning actress, humanitarian

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 said, ‘ These are my poems. These are my short stories.’ – Olga Masters (1919 – 1986) Australian novelist, short story writer

More Motherhood Quotes…

Saying there are too many children is like saying there are too many flowers! -Favorite quote of Michelle Duggar, mother of 19 kids and counting

We don’t fuss at our family continually about keeping the house clean, but there are chores that have to be done every day, and we’re training the children that everyone needs to help. Yes, it takes extra time and work to train a seven-or-eight-year-old to do a job correctly, and the truth is that he or she isn’t going to do it perfectly. – Michelle Duggar

I believe there’s an intangible tie that binds mothers’ hearts together, especially during times of stress and struggles. Whenever I see another mom out in public, perhaps herding a bunch of children through a grocery store or trying to get them to sit still in church, I always try to speak a word of encouragement to her – or at least offer her a bright smile. I remember so well what it was like when I would take five little ones under age five to the grocery store by myself! Michelle Duggar

Motherhood Quotes

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your  future.” – Michelle Duggar quoting what Grandma Duggar had told her kids for years

Most of all other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world. – Kate Douglas Wiggin, American educator, author of children’s stories

Motherhood and homemaking are honorable choices for any woman, provided it is the woman herself who makes those decisions. – Molly Yard, President of National Organization of Women (NOW)

Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion, and sorrow too. Nothing else will ever make you as happy, or as sad, as proud or as tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality especially while you struggle to keep your own. – Marguerite Kelly & Elia Parsons (Marguerite Kelly published her 1st parent advice book in 1975, which she co-authored with Elia Parsons. A national bestseller with more than 800,000 copies in print)

The best thing you can give children, next to good habits, are good memories. – Sydney J. Harries (1917 – 1986) American Journalist

Total commitment to family and total commitment to career is possible, but fatiguing. – Muriel Fox, business executive

Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves. – Marcelene Cox, magazine columnist

Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the Promised Land. She prepares a world she will not see. Pope Paul VI


Fun Mother Quotes

Hey! Go ahead and laugh out loud. It’s time we have some fun here. Absolutely many mothers’ favorite.

Children are a great comfort in your old age. And they help you reach it faster too. Lionel Kaufman

Fun Mother Quotes

The great thing about having a bunch of kids is that they just remind you that you’re the person who takes them to go poop. – Angelina Jolie, on how her six children keep her grounded

I always say that if she treats her kids half as good as she treats the dogs, they’ll be in great shape. – Mike Fisher, professional hockey player on singer wife Carrie Underwood’s mothering skills

We spend the first , twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up. – Phyllis Diller, American actress, comedian

There are three ways to get something done. The first is to ask mom, and the other two I can’t remember, so I’m going to ask mom… – Author unknown

My mother’s menu consisted of two choices : Take it or leave it. – Buddy Hackett, American actor, comedian

I would like to be the ideal mother, but I’m too busy raising my kids. – Author unknown

If you think your work is almost done raising me, don’t forget you’ll be a grandmother too. – Author unknown

Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help mom with the dishes. – Author unknown

No matter what, Dad was always there with solid words of advice…”Go ask your mom.” – Alan Ray 

My mother is a woman who speaks with her life as well as her tongue. – Kesaya E. Noda, Japanese-American poet

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. – Florida Scott-Maxwell (1883 – 1979) playwright, author, psychologist

Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did. – Martin Andersen Nexo

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. – Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) Greek Philosopher

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. – Irish proverb

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