Mother’s Day Quotes

Heart inside a book

Mothers are the heart of any home, and from the number of quotes found about them, have inspired many people to speak their mind about them. There are funny, sad, poignant, inspiring and touching quotes about Moms and all they do. If you are looking for a way to impress Mom this Mother’s Day, one of these quotes can adorn a card, or a little one reciting words of love, will bring Mom to tears. However you plan to use a Mother’s Day quote, they give great insight into the person who most influences our lives-our Mom.

Quotes about the sacrifice of Mothers-

  • 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
  • Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont
  • All mothers are working mothers. ~Author Unknown
  • 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. ~Sophia Loren
  • Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Religious quotes about mothers-These would make lovely sentiments for a church program or service honoring mothers-

  • The sweetest sounds to mortals given Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven. ~William Goldsmith Brown
  • If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. ~Robert Brault
  • A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive.~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men – from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. ~Jewish Proverb
  • I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life. ~Abraham Lincoln

Humorous quotes about mothers and motherhood-Many moms will be able to relate to these quotes-

  • A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. ~Peter De Vries
  • It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t. ~Barbara Kingsolver
  • Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. ~Sam Levenson
  • Sweater, n.:  garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. ~Ambrose Bierce
  • There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. ~Chinese Proverb
  • If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. ~Lawrence Housman
  • Quotes that explain the true nature of mothers-

I regard no man as poor who has a godly mother.~Abraham Lincoln
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.~Honore De Balzac
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.~Washington Irving
For the hand that rocks the cradle – Is the hand that rules the world~William Ross Wallace