God couldn’t be everywhere so He made mothers. – Jewish proverb

Bringing a child into the world is one of the greatest acts of hope there is. – Louise Hart

Her dignity consists of being unknown to the world; her glory is in the esteem of her husband; her pleasures in the happiness of her family. – Jean Rousseau

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

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and 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

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

The sweetest sounds to mortals given are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven. – William Goldsmith Brown

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

Only mothers can think of the future — because they give birth to it in their children. – Maxim Gorky

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 troubles thicken 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

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

When you were small and just a touch away, I covered you with blankets against the cold night air. But now that you are tall and out of reach, I fold my hands and cover you with prayer. – Dona Maddux Cooper

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. – Strickland Gillilan

Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all. – Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s grief and everybody’s joy found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. – Mark Twain

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. – Sophocles

Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind. – Kahlil Gibran

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

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

Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of love. – Maureen Hawkins

Make a memory with your children, spend some time to show you care; toys and trinkets can’t replace those precious moments that you share. – Elaine Hardt

Who ran to help me when I fell, and would some pretty story tell, or kiss the place to make it well? My Mother. – Jane and Ann Taylor Original Poems for Infant Minds “My Mother”

Who is it that loves me and will love me for ever with an affection which no chance, no misery, no crime of mine can do away? It is you, my mother. – Thomas Carlyle

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

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. 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. – George Washington (1732-1799)

Woman knows what man has long forgotten, that the ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family. – Clare Boothe Luce

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

The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. – Barbara Kingsolver

Mother is the one we count on for the things that matter most of all. – Katherine Butler Hathaway

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

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. – Marion C. Garretty quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul

I cannot forget my mother. She is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely. – Renita Weems

Mother — that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. – T. DeWitt Talmage

When you educate a man you educate an individual; when you educate a woman you educate a whole family. – Robert M. Maciver

There was never a great man who had not a great mother. – Olive Schreiner

The older I become, the more I think about my mother. – Ingmar Bergman

In all my efforts to learn to read, my mother shared fully my ambition and sympathized with me and aided me in every way she could. If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother. – Booker T. Washington

She is my first, great love. She was a wonderful, rare woman – you do not know; as strong, and steadfast, and generous as the sun. She could be as swift as a white whiplash, and as kind and gentle as warm rain, and as steadfast as the irreducible earth beneath us. – D H Lawrence

It was my mother who taught us to stand up to our problems, not only in the world around us but in ourselves. – Dorothy Pitman Hughes

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

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

My mother was the making of me. She was so true and so sure of me, I felt that I had someone to live for – someone I must not disappoint. The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me. – Thomas A Edison

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 has never stood between me and my life, never tried to hold me too tightly, always let me go free… – Noel Coward

I think my life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. – George Eliot

It was my mother who gave me my voice. She did this, I know now, by clearing a space where my words could fall, grow, then find their way to others. – Paula Giddings

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. – Mae West

She was the best of all mothers, to whom I owe endless gratitude.  – Thomas Carlyle

Children and mothers never truly part — Bound in the beating of each other’s heart. – Charlotte Gray

I cannot tell you how much I owe to the solemn word of my good mother. – Charles Haddon

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

Mother’s Day is in honor of the best Mother who ever lived – the Mother of your heart. – Anna Jarvis

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

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 precepts exerted an everlasting influence upon the course of my life. – Immanuel Kant

A woman’s love is mighty, but a mother’s heart is weak, and by its weakness overcomes. – Lowell

Mother – the essence of loveliness, The Beauty of a rose, the sparkle of a dewdrop and sunset’s sweet repose. – Lydia M. Johnson

Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb. – Leroy Brownlow

Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations as all other earthly causes combined.  – John S C Abbott

Women as the guardians of children possess a great power. They are the molders of their children’s personalities and the arbiters of their development.  – Ann Oakley

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. – Charles Chaplin

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

Being a mother has made my life complete.  – Darcy Bussell

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.  – Nicola Horlick

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

The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth.  – Goldie Hawn

Mother’s love grown by giving. – Charles Lamb

The mother is the most precious possession of the nation, so precious that society advances its highest well-being when it protects the functions of the mother. – Ellen Key

The role of mother is probably the most important career a woman can have.  – Janet Mary Riley

What you teach your own children is what you really believe in.  – Cathy Warner Weatherford

A mother has, perhaps, the hardest earthly lot; and yet no mother worthy of the name ever gave herself thoroughly for her child who did not feel that, after all, she reaped what she had sown. – Henry Ward Beecher

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 short stories.’ – Olga Masters

Before becoming a mother I had a hundred theories on how to bring up children. Now I have seven children and only one theory: love them, especially when they least deserve to be loved. – Kate Samperi

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.  – Shirley Maclaine

In the evening, after she has gone to sleep, I kneel beside the crib and touch her face, where it is pressed against the slats, with mine.  – Joan Didion

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

There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger.  – Agatha Christie

A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, and it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.  – Helen Steiner Rice

In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Only a mother knows a mother’s fondness. – Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

All the earth, though it were full of kind hearts, is but a desolation and a desert place to a mother when her only child is absent.  – Elizabeth Gaskell

The doctors told me that I would never walk, but my mother told me I would, so I believed my mother. -Wilma Rudolph, American athlete

It is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.”  – Ann Landers

A hundred years from now… it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.  – Kathy Davis

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. – Sophia Loren

There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness… 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

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots. The other is wings.  – Hodding Carter, Jr.

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. –  Martin Wright Edelman

We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forgot that he is someone today. – Stacia Tauscher

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. – Abraham Lincoln

The love of husbands and wives may waver; brothers and sisters may become deep-rooted enemies; but a mother’s love is so strong and unyielding that it usually endures all circumstances: good fortune and misfortune, prosperity and privation, honor and disgrace. A mother’s love perceives no impossibilities. – Paddock

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. – Theodore M. Hesburgh

To be a mother is a woman’s greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation’s citizens.  – Spencer W. Kimball

My mother taught me to walk proud and tall ‘as if the world was mine’. – Sophia Loren

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. – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

If I was damned of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine. – Rudyard Kipling

No one in the world can take the place of your mother. Right or wrong, from her viewpoint you are always right. She may scold you for little things, but never for the big ones. – Harry Truman

I affirm my profound belief that God’s greatest creation is womanhood. I also believe that there is no greater good in all the world than motherhood. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.  – James E. Faust

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 creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate.  – Charlotte Gray

There came a moment quite suddenly a mother realised that a child was no longer hers… without bothering to ask or even give notice, her daughter had just grown up. – Alice Hoffman

What do girls do who haven’t any mothers to help them through their troubles? – Louisa May Alcott

A mother is a person who if she is not there when you get home from school, you wouldn’t know how to get your dinner, and you wouldn’t feel like eating it anyway. – Anonymous

The God to whom little boys say their prayers has a face very like their mother’s. – James Matthew Barrie

The noblest calling in the world is that of mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honour that man can give.  – David O. McKay

This heart, my own dear mother, bends, with love’s true instinct, back to thee! – Thomas Moore

A mother’s heart is always with her children. – Proverb

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

The joys of motherhood are never fully experienced until the children are in bed. – Author Unknown

The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother. – Jane Welsh Carlyle

Motherhood is the greatest potential influence in human society. Her caress first awakens in the child a sense of security; her kiss the first realization of affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the world. Thus in infancy and childhood she implants ever-directing and restraining influences that remain through life. – David 0. McKay

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children. – Billy Graham

Love your children with all your hearts, love them enough to discipline them before it is too late…Praise them for important things, even if you have to stretch them a bit. Praise them a lot. They live on it like bread and butter and they need it more than bread and butter.  – Lavina Christensen Fugal

When you feel neglected, think of the female salmon, who lays 3,000,000 eggs but no one remembers her on Mother’s Day. – Sam Ewing

Who ran to help me when I fell, and would some pretty story tell, or kiss the place to make it well?  My mother! – Ann Taylor

Who fed me from her gentle breast and hushed me in her arms to rest, and on my cheek sweet kisses prest?  My Mother. – Anne Taylor

On Mother’s Day I have written a poem for you.  In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines:  You’re my mother, I would have no other! – Forest Houtenschil

Now the thing about having a baby – and I can’t be the first person to have noticed this – is that thereafter you have it.  – Jean Kerr

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

When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her; when she is thirty, he preserves her; and when forty, he makes her young again. – Leon Blum

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

Anyone who doesn’t miss the past never had a mother. –  Gregory Nunn

Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrificing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountains of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. – David O. McKay

At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you’ve left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent. – Golda Meir

All mothers are working mothers. – Author Unknown

Few misfortunes can befall a boy which brings worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother. – W Somerset Maugham

The mother, more than any other, affects the moral and spiritual part of the children’s character. She is their constant companion and teacher in formative years. The child is ever imitating and assimilating the mother’s nature. It is only in after life that men gaze backward and behold how a mother’s hand and heart of love moulded their young lives and shaped their destiny. – E.W. Caswell

The watchful mother tarries nigh, though sleep has closed her infant’s eyes. – John Keble

Motherhood is the strangest thing; it can be like being one’s own Trojan horse. – Rebecca West

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one mother the wide world over. – George Cooper

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

The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. – W.R. Wallace

Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women’s opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering. – Elaine Heffner

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 fevered 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, The Great Umbilical

Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability. She is their earth. She is the one they can count on for the things that matter most of all. She is their food and their bed and the extra blanket when it grows cold in the night; she is their warmth and their health and their shelter; she is the one they want to be near when they cry. She is the only person in the whole world in a whole lifetime who can be these things to her children. There is no substitute for her. 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. – Katharine Butler Hathaway

Now that… my kids are grown, I understand how much work and love it takes to raise and to keep a family together.  The example of your strength, devotion, and patience is now rippling through the generations.  Thank you! – Forest Houtenschil

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