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25 Touching Mother’s Day Quotes

Last updated on May 12th, 2018

25 Touching Mother’s Day Quotes

Mothers have a special and unique place in our hearts. They are our first, best, and the most selfless friends. They are our consolation, our hope, our support and our inspiration to keep going no matter what.

It doesn’t matter if it is Mother’s Day or any other day of the year, it is important to remind your mother how special she is and how much she means to you every day.

If you are looking for a way to put your gratitude into words, here are 25 lovely quotes about mothers and motherhood you can use.

Mother's love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. - Erich Fromm (Mother's Day Quotes)
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Mother’s love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving (1956)
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face. - George Eliot (Mother's Day Quotes)
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Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.George Eliot, Daniel Deronda (1876)
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. - Victor Hugo (Mother's Day Quotes)
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A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (1862)
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. - William Makepeace Thackeray (Mother's Day Quotes)
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Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair (1847)
Womanliness means only motherhood; All love begins and ends there. - Robert Browning (Mother's Day Quotes)
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Womanliness means only motherhood; All love begins and ends there.Robert Browning, The Inn Album (1875)
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 (Mother's Day Quotes)
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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, 'First Part, Chapter XXVIII,' Letters of Two Brides (1842)
Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not. - James Joyce (Mother's Day Quotes)
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Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)
The mother's heart is the child's school-room. - Henry Ward Beecher (Mother's Day Quotes)
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The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room.Henry Ward Beecher, 'The Family,' Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit (1887)
Mother is food; she is love; she is warmth; she is earth. - Erich Fromm (Mother's Day Quotes)
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Mother is food; she is love; she is warmth; she is earth.Erich Fromm, The Sane Society (1955)
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary. - Dorothy Canfield Fisher (Mother's Day Quotes)
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A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 'Chapter XXXVII,' Her Son's Wife (1926)
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (Mother's Day Quotes)
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Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., The Professor at the Breakfast-Table (1860)
No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother's love. - Edwin Hubbell Chapin (Mother's Day Quotes)
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No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love.Edwin Hubbell Chapin, Living Words (1860)
That smile taught the unnatural child that forgiveness is always to be found in the great deep of a mother's heart. - Honore de Balzac (Mother's Day Quotes)
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That smile taught the unnatural child that forgiveness is always to be found in the great deep of a mother’s heart.Honoré de Balzac, 'Chapter VI: The Old Age of a Guilty Mother,' A Woman of Thirty (1842)
There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing. - Billy Sunday (Mother's Day Quotes)
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There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.Billy Sunday, 'Chapter VIII: Speech-Seasoned with Salt,' Billy Sunday, the Man and His Message (1914)
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 Sr. (Mother's Day Quotes)
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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 Sr., 'Chapter V: The Professor finds a Fly in his Teacup,' The Professor at the Breakfast-Table (1860)
If every child might live the life predestined in a mother's heart, all the way from the cradle to the coffin, he would walk upon a beam of light, and shine in glory. - Henry Ward Beecher (Mother's Day Quotes)
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If every child might live the life predestined in a mother’s heart, all the way from the cradle to the coffin, he would walk upon a beam of light, and shine in glory.Henry Ward Beecher, 'Children,' Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit (1887)
In the presence of a mother, we feel that our childhood has not all departed. - Eliza Cook (Mother's Day Quotes)
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In the presence of a mother, we feel that our childhood has not all departed.Eliza Cook, Diamond Dust (1865)
When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know. - Mitch Albom (Mother's Day Quotes)
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When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.Mitch Albom, For One More Day (2006)
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. - Agatha Christie (Mother's Day Quotes)
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A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.Agatha Christie, The Last Séance (1926)
All mothers are rich when they love their children. There are no poor ones, There are no ugly ones. Their love is always the most beautiful of joys. - Maurice Maeterlinck (Mother's Day Quotes)
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All mothers are rich when they love their children. There are no poor ones, There are no ugly ones. Their love is always the most beautiful of joys.Maurice Maeterlinck, The Blue Bird (1908)
Don't poets know better than others? God can't be always everywhere: and, so, Invented Mothers. - Sir Edwin Arnold (Mother's Day Quotes)
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Don’t poets know better than others? God can’t be always everywhere: and, so, Invented Mothers.Sir Edwin Arnold, 'Mothers,' Potiphar's Wife and Other Poems (1892)
It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful? - Mahatma Gandhi (Mother's Day Quotes)
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It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?Mahatma Gandhi, 'The National Flag (July 27, 1947),' The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, Volume 88 (1983)
Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. - Barbara Kingsolver (Mother's Day Quotes)
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Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.Barbara Kingsolver, 'Islands on the Moon,' Homeland and Other Stories (1989)
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. - Jewish saying (Mother's Day Quotes)
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God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.Jewish saying
In the Heavens above, The angels, whispering to one another, Can find, among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of 'Mother'. - Edgar Allan Poe (Mother's Day Quotes)
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In the Heavens above, The angels, whispering to one another, Can find, among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of ‘Mother’.Edgar Allan Poe, 'To My Mother,' The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe (1850)