Being a mother is far from easy. We see our moms as these tireless human beings always ready to take on whatever obstacles life has prepared for the and their kids. But more often than not, we forget our moms, just like us, are typical human beings. They get tired, they feel pain, there are days when all they want is to have a break.
But break rarely exists in motherhood. Raising a kid is not like a 9-5 job and these mom quotes will remind you just that. Mothers are these precious people we all want to be part of our lives, and we need to take care of them. More than anyone else, your mom is the first person who deserves your love and care and compassion.
So go ahead and share these quotes with your mother. Let her know that you acknowledge all her hard work for raising you and that you are forever grateful – we all are forever grateful for our mothers. Also, we are grateful for the people in this list who shared their insights about motherhood.
1. On How You Turned Out To Be
All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. ~ Abraham Lincoln
We all love our mothers, but sometimes, we forget how incredibly awesome they are. Thankfully, we have this Abraham Lincoln quote that reminds us how mothers actually affect our lives. Yes, we get lots of advice and tips from her. We get lots of life learnings too, but even by just seeing how she moves through this world, it makes us want to become a better person. Apparently, mothers are more amazing than our words could ever explain.
2. On the Beginning and Ending of Love
Motherhood: All love begins and ends there ~ Robert Browning
Yes, this Robert Browning quote is on point about motherly love. There’s no such thing as greater love than a mother’s love. And there’s no explanation for that either. But perhaps it’s a good thing. Because it allows us to see through and feel through what we usually see and feel. A mother’s love teaches us that you can begin and end anything and it will still feel beautiful and look beautiful. Not all endings call for sad tears anyway.
3. On Being in Your Mother’s Arms
The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms ~ Jodi Picoult
Adults do cry, people. there’s nothing to be ashamed about that. But regardless of age, Jodi Picoult is so right when she said this quote. There is definitely no better place to cry than on your mother’s arms. Because even when she just stay silent with you on the couch, you can feel how much she cares for you. and how much she wants take away whatever it is that’s making you cry. We may be adults but for our moms, we’re always kids.
4. On Hearing Her Out
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~ Abraham Lincoln
That’s the thing about mother’s words. No matter how old we get, there will always be those things our moms say that just stick with us. Be it an advice in life or simple rules at home or even silly stuff our young minds find fascinating, a mother’s words will always be with the child. Just like how a mother’s love is always within us. And the best part, motherhood don’t always require same blood. More than bloodline, motherhood is about love and care.
5. On Waking Up to Beauty
Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face ~ George Eliot
There’s a moment in our lives when we just don’t want to be close and clingy with our mothers. This is call teenage and young adult years. The time when we go out and explore the world, learn from our mistakes, and get back up to explore again. But when we grow older, we tend to visit our mothers more often. We want to spend more time with her. And that’s what life is about – growing and going home.
6.On Doing Something Worth Attention
If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother ~ Booker T. Washington
Mothers tend to be so keen in reminding kids to do what they love or do what makes them happy. And surely, kids are doing it. This probably includes you, and we tend to bring such advice to adulthood. There’s really no point in doing what kills your soul and wastes your time. It is only when you do something you love that you flourish and you create something wonderful. And anything that is wonderful is worthy of attention.
7. On A Mother’s Love
I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know ~ Mitch Albom
This is one of our favourite mom quotes. We all know how to love, but until you become a mother, you will not know the great feeling of giving such pure love. There’s nothing that can beat a mother’s love to her child. It is simply so pure and true no matter what. Despite the bad times and the tough days, you can still come home to a loving mother who will welcome you with open arms. Now that is the definition of pure love.
8. On Teaching Us Strength
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary ~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Perhaps one of the most difficult tasks a mother has to do is watch her children grow and go out to the world without running after them to protect them. We all need that. We all need to go out there alone and explore the world. This is one of the best ways to experience things on our own, learn, and gain more strength. See, mothers don’t just give advice, they also let us learn on our own.
9. On Being a Good Mother
There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one ~ Jill Churchill
Most people today tend to be obsessed with the word “perfect.” As if there’s a prize for someone who has the most perfect things or events in life. As we grow and as we get to know our mothers better, we realize that there’s no such thing as perfect mom. There’s only a mother so great in many ways, and in ways not similar to other moms. Perfection is not possible in a job so tough yet fulfilling.
10. On Listening to Instincts
Most mothers are instinctive philosophers ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
Maybe not all of us are fans of listening to our instincts, or listening to our guts. But when you become a mother, there will be countless instances where there’s nothing to rely on but your guts. When you have literally no clue so you just gotta trust your instinct. This is something many mothers teach their kids, to listen to what the little voice in their head is saying. Because that voice, no matter how little, knows what is right.
11. On The Deeper Kind of Motherhood
Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation ~ Robert A. Heinlein
As mentioned before, being a mother doesn’t require similar bloodline. There’s more to motherhood than having the same blood flowing in your and your children’s veins. Being a good mother is all about having so much love and care to give and knowing how to give them without crossing the lines. Mothers are good at testing the waters. Mothers don’t care about whose sperm or egg a child was born from. All they care about is loving a child.
12. On Describing Your Mother
To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow. ~ Maya Angelou
This is one of the most popular mom quotes. Just like love, there’s not enough words to describe our mothers. Saying that she’s the greatest person on earth is an understatement. Maya Angelou is so on point with this quote because while it’s hard to describe mothers, when we try, we usually end up with words of strength and gentleness. Because only mothers can be gentle and strong and fierce at the exact same time. So yeah, go give your strong and fierce mom a soft, warm hug.
13. On Helping Mom
Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes. ~ P.J. O’Rourke
Okay, so this quote may be a little hilarious but it’s quite true. We all have those big dreams of building this and building that, making impact, saving the world, helping others. but when it comes to doing house chores, we all hole up in our bedrooms. Perhaps it’s time to rethink things, people. Don’t you think you should help mom with the dishes first before helping others? Don’t you think you should learn how to do the laundry first?
14. On Finding Comfort
A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them ~ Victor Hugo
Nothing can beat the comfort mothers can give. Even in her silence, there’s already so much. We all go through tough times and there will be instances where we call our moms but not talk to her. we just want to know she’s on the other end of the line. Sounds silly, I know. But it happens. Because a mother knows tenderness like no other. And when you become a mom (or a parent) that tenderness is something you’d like to give to your kids.
15. On Feeling Protected
Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark… to have been loved so deeply… will give us some protection forever ~ J.K. Rowling
We just love J.K. Rowling and her never-ending wisdom. Take this quote for instance. More often than not, we forget about the unique presence of our mother’s love. We know it is there. We know we’re loved and we know we always have our mother’s back. But because it has always been there, we easily forget about it. thus, sometimes it’s great to be reminded of this love. The kind that gives us an extra quote of protection.
16. On Certainty
Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not ~ James Joyce
If you try to count how many times your mom has told you she will love you no matter what, you will probably get lost in the numbers. That’s because mothers love to remind us of this time and time again. They want to ensure that we know we are always loved, even when the world makes us feel like we’re unworthy of love. We will always have our mom’s reminder.
17. On Hope
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ever wonder why moms never get tired of putting up with their children? I mean, we all do stupid things and we all get ourselves in to trouble sometime in our lives. and despite all these, our mothers are still with us. Well, it turns out, a mother’s hope that her kids will turn out just fine never fades. Not only does she shower you with love and care, she also hopes for the best every minute of her life.
18. On Just Being with Her
A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s ~ Princess Diana
This quote may sound repetitive, but there’s not enough quotes to remind us always that anywhere in this world becomes comfortable as long as our mothers are with us. even if we’re in a not so nice place, like maybe in our grandma’s who happen to be a very strict grandma, we can put up with it because we have our mom around. Just run in the kitchen to her and you can lessen the tension in the air.
19. On Growing Up A Good Man
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. ~ Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan may be tough on the court but he sure is gentle when it comes to speaking about his mother. And maybe we should all consider this – speak about our moms more and tell the world how much we love her. Because if it wasn’t for her and the valuable lessons she planted in us and the good example she showed us, we probably wouldn’t end up growing as a person appreciative of this world.
20. On Learning About Essentials
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials ~ Meryl Streep
Until you become a mother or a parent, you probably won’t realize how important it is to stick with the essentials and worry about other things later. Or maybe not worry about it at all. That’s one of the best things about motherhood. While moms are up day and night teaching their kids about the wonders of life, they also learn about the importance of simplicity – and teaching simplicity to kids, that’s humanizing. And it’s a lesson we shouldn’t skip.
21. On the Scariest Yet Most Rewarding Gamble
[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. ~ Gilda Radner
There’s probably no one who can say this better than Gilda Radner. Being a mom isn’t just about pregnancy and then giving birth and then taking care of the child until he’s old enough to take care of himself. It’s always more than that. And the moment you become a mother, every day you will have to play on different gambles – some you’re sure to win and others? Impossibly scary. Yet you do it because it’s a mom’s job.
22. On Not Doubting A Mother’s Love
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother ~ Oprah Winfrey
When it comes to love, the only undoubtable kind of it is a mother’s love. There will be instances when you will question your mom’s love, or when you ask the universe why you’re adopted or why you’re the youngest. You will have lots of questions and doubts. But at the end of the day, you will realize that biology has nothing to do with motherhood, or very little to do. Because when a moth loves he children, she loves them equally.
23. On Focusing on Kids
Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears. ~ Kate Winslet
We’re not saying quit your job and be a full-time mom. Or change jobs so you can focus more on your children. But the fact that mothers, despite having a job still have enough time for her kids and her partner and the house – that is major prioritization. That is putting perspectives on where they should be. It is no easy task but mothers don’t care. For some reasons, they can figure this out easily.
24. On Seeing Moms as Miracles
My mother is a walking miracle ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
This may sound cheesy but it’s probably true. Mothers are our miracles. Most moms today work full-time jobs, sometimes two. they attend to all our needs even though we’re adults. They are good wives and they can magically keep the house tidy. Isn’t that what a miracle is? Isn’t that what every day joy is? Add to that the fact that mothers effortlessly show us bravery and humility every single day, reminding us the importance of both, definitely a miracle.
And The Last Of The Mom Quotes … 25. On Bliss
[Motherhood is] ‘heart-exploding, blissful hysteria ~ Olivia Wilde
Okay, so it’s undeniable that talking about moms is a rollercoaster of emotions and an overlaying of crossroads of good words. But if you look at it in another angle, motherhood is really simple. It’s not simple to be a mother but it’s simple to say it is a blissful experience filled with hysterical, hilarious moments. which makes life extra special. So the next time you wonder what to say about your mom, this angle might work.