47 Quotes About Mom

There are so many things to say about Mom, but here are 47 of the best quotes to describe her. Whether she’s your mother or someone who has mothered you in a special way, these quotes will speak right to your heart.

Mom is amazing and we love her so much! Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! We appreciate everything you do for us!

Quotes About Mom

1. 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

2. The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. – Jessica Lange

3. My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. – Mark Twain

4. Men are what their mothers made them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. 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

6. Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. – Aristotle

7. The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent. – Erich Fromm

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

9. That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in. – Lauryn Hill

10. It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. – Erma Bombeck

11. I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her. – Ellen DeGeneres

12. I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. – E. M. Forster

13. 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

14. Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me. – Alice Walker

15. Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. – Ambrose Bierce

16. Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother. – Erma Bombeck

17. The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom. – Henry Ward Beecher

18. My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled. – Carly Fiorina

19. My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully. – Chris Brown

20. I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage. – Elizabeth Taylor

21. Being a mother is hard and it wasn’t a subject I ever studied. – Ruby Wax

22. It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion it is a joy of every moment. – Honore de Balzac

23. I’m a Mommy’s Girl – the strongest influence in my young life was my mom. – Susie Bright

24. When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It’s not enough, but it helps. – Dick Gregory

25. Mothers always find ways to fit in the work – but then when you’re working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you’re with your children, you’re thinking about working. – Alice Hoffman

26. How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names. – Alice Walker

27. Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up. – Camille Paglia

28. My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don’t need another plaque. – Denzel Washington

29. Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare To lessen or misunderstand. – Helen Hunt Jackson

30. The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection. – Arianna Huffington

31. Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that I’ve always looked up to. – Mike Krzyzewski

32. When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race. – Margaret Sanger

33. Completeness? Happiness? These words don’t come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history. – Anita Baker

34. Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. – Meryl Streep

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

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

37. Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out, about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the career ladder nonexistent. – Barbara Ehrenreich

38. I was a brownie for a day. My mom made me stop. She didn’t want me to conform. – Sandra Bullock

39. Mothers are the necessity of invention. – Bill Watterson

40. Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well. – Amos Bronson Alcott

41. I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you’re going. That’s family values. – Al Sharpton

42. My mom always said that there would be haters. Not everyone can love ya. – Joel Madden

43. I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time. – Barbara Bush

44. The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn’t have that rule when Jesus was born. – Elayne Boosler

45. Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap, there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness. – Alphonsus Liguori

46. It’s the moms of this nation – single, married, widowed – who really hold this country together. We’re the mothers, we’re the wives, we’re the grandmothers, we’re the big sisters, we’re the little sisters, we’re the daughters. You know it’s true, don’t you? You’re the ones who always have to do a little more. – Ann Romney

47. If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. – E. W. Howe

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