101 Insanely Powerful Quotes About Mothers

Compiled by the smarties at The Smart Singaporean, because mothers deserve to be celebrated every day

  1. “He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark.” – J.K Rowling
  2. “We are born of love; love is our mother.” – Rumi
  3. “The best place to cry is on a mother's arms.” – Jodi Picoult
  4. “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” – William Makepeace Thackeray
  5. “Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” Unknown
  6. “When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” Mitch Albo
  7. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” Victor Huge
  8. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” Cardinal Meymillo
  9. “A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's.” Princess Dian
  10.  “A child’s first teacher is its mother.” Peng Liyuan
  11. “Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. Unknow
  12. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. Honore De Balza
  13. “I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” Abraham Lincoln
  14. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother” – Abraham Linco
  15. “Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” Erich Fromm
  16. “If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden.” – Claudia Ghand
  17. “I love you every day. And now, I will miss you every day.” – Mitch Albo
  18. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” Ricki Lak
  19. “There are no goodbyes, wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandh
  20. “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” Barbara Kingsolve

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21. 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

22. Mothers can think of the future – because they give birth to it in their children – Maxim Gork

23. “Motherhood changes everything.” Adriana Trigian

24. “Men are what their mothers made them.” Ralph Waldo Emerso

25. The truth is that no matter how old we are, as long as our mothers are alive, we want our mother. And it’s a very powerful relationship if it’s healthy – Goldie Haw

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

27. Mothers are the only ones that think nothing is beyond their control when it comes to their children.— Ali Faza

28. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” Milton Berl

29. “For when a child is born the mother also is born again.” Gilbert Parke Always my mother; forever my friend.” – Unknow

30. “A mother’s love endures through all.” – Washington Irvin

31. “There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.” Billy Sunday

32. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” – Ricki Lak

33. “If I know what love is, it’s because of you.” – Hermann Hess

34. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.” – Jessica Lang

35. Home is where your mom is.” – Unknow

36. “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” Theodore Hesburg

37. “Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.” George Elio

38. Nothing is lost until your mother can’t find it.” – Unknow

39. “It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.” – Golden Girl

40. “A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.” Honore De Balza

41. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” Robert Brownin

42. “Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.” Sophocle

43. “The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.” Henry Ward Beeche

44. “Becoming a mother makes you realize you can do almost anything one-handed.” – Unknow

45. “You don't take a class; you're thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.” Jennie Finc

46. “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” Meryl Stree

47. A child’s bedtime is the start of happy hour.” – Yvonne Megan Li

48. “I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.”E.M. Forste

49. “God is everywhere, but he also made mothers as guardian angels.” Yvonne Megan Lim

50. “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” – Unknow

51. “Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” – Dorothy Canfield Fishe

52. “Motherhood: if you think my hands are full, you should see my heart.” – Unknow

53. “Moms are the people who know us the best and love us the most.” – Unknow

54. “A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible” – Marion C. Garretty

55. “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich From

56. “For a mother is the only person on earth who can divide her love among 10 children and each child still have all her love.” – Unknow

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

58. “There are few things as powerful & restorative as a mother’s love – Yvonne Megan Lim.

59. “Happiness is seeing your mother smile.” – Unknow

60. “No matter how many times I say I love you, I’ll always love you more than that – Unknow

61. “I love my mother as trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” – Terry Guillemet

62. “No matter your age, you will always need your mom.” – Unknow

63. “As is the mother, so is her daughter.” – Ezekiel 16:

64. “You have my whole heart for my whole life.” – Unknow

65. “I’m a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.” – Unknow

66. “A mother and daughter’s love is never separated.” – Viola Shipma

67. “I’ve never had more appreciation for anyone in my entire life until I became a mom.” – Chrissy Teige

68. “If you’re a mom, you’re a superhero. Period.” – Rosie Pop

69. “My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis.” – Drew Barrymor

70. “At the end of the day my most important job is still mom-in-chief.” – Michelle Obam

71. “Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” – Kate Winslet

72. Mothers who work full time – they’re the real heroes.— Kate Winsle

73. “My daughter introduced me to myself.” – Beyoncé Knowle

74. “Little souls find their way to you whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s.” – Sheryl Cro

75. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.

76. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Lore

77. Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Tina Fe

78. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Dian

79. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah Winfre

80. “I loved you before I knew you.” – Unknown

81. “Of all the things my hands have held, the best, by far, is you.” – Unknow

82. “I gave you life, but really, you gave me mine.” – Unknow

83. “Just when you think you know love, something little comes along and reminds you just how big it is.” – Unknow

84. “Let me love you a little more before you’re not little anymore.” – Unknow

85. “Everything has changed, and yet, I’m more me than I’ve ever been.” – Iain Thoma

86. If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. Stevie Wonder

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

88. A big part of how we first love is determined by a mother’s love for us – Caleb Leng

89. There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood Elder M. Russell Ballar

90. He didn’t realise that love as powerful as your mom’s for you leaves its own mark. J.K Rowlin

91. There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchil

92. “Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress and twice the tears but also twice the hugs, twice the love and twice the pride” – Unknow

93. “Taking care of yourself is part of loving your kids.” – Yvonne Megan Li

94. “Even on days you don’t have it all together, remember your child’s smile and it will all be worth it – Yvonne Megan Lim

95.  A mother’s love is a reflection of God’s first love for us – Caleb Len

96. “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.” – Linda Woote

97. A mother’s love is the heartbeat in the home. Leroy Brownlo

98. “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolve

99. To the world you are a Mother, but to your family you are the World.” – Unknow

100. “May your kopi-o gao (thick), be stronger than your toddler.” – Yvonne Megan Lim

101. A mother's love is one of the greatest force for peace, good, change and restoration in this world – Caleb Leng


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