Mother’s love is truly incomparable. It’s the purest form of affection. Here are a few quotes on mothers and motherhood for you, which may make you both laugh and cry.
100 Best Mother Quotes
1. “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 desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
2. A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
Honoré de Balzac
3. Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
4. A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.
5. The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.
6. That best academy, a mother’s knee.
James Russell Lowell
7. She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.
Margaret Culkin Banning
8. 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.
9. A mother’s arms are made up tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
10. 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.
11. If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.
12. 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, comrades and friends — but only one mother in the whole world.
Kate Douglas Wiggin
13. A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.
14. The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.
15. The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.
W. R. Wallace
16. A mother understands what a child does not say.
17. A mother’s heart is a patchwork of love.
18. An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
19. And it came to me, and I knew what I had to have before my soul would rest. I wanted to belong – to belong to my mother. And in return – I wanted my mother to belong to me.
20. A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.
21. The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Honore de Balzac
22. Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.
Marion C. Garretty
23. No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.
Edwin Hubbell Chapin
24. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
25. 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
26. Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.
Mildred B. Vermont
27. Some mothers 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
28. Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
29. Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
30. Motherhood is neither a duty nor a privilege, but simply the way that humanity can satisfy the desire for physical immortality and triumph over the fear of death.
31. No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
32. 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.