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25 Heartwarming Quotes about Moms

For Mother’s Day or every day, these twenty-five quotes about moms will give your mom the inspiration she needs to keep doing what she does: being the best mom.

From the sleepless nights to the heartwarming moments, being a mom is a rollercoaster ride that brings immense joy and love. Whether it’s your own mom, a grandmother, or a mother figure, the love and sacrifice they put into raising us is immeasurable. So thank you, Mom, for all that you do!

Mother’s Day is a great time to celebrate and honor the special women in our lives, but we don’t need a holiday to love them. Even loving them every day of every week will never be enough. So to express our love, we want to share these twenty-five heartwarming quotes about mothers that will remind you every day of the incredible role they (and you) play in our lives.

This one’s for you, Mom.


“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


“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”

—Rudyard Kipling


“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”

—Honore de Balzac


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

—Cardinal Gaspard Mermillod


“A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.”

—Amy Tan


“The best thing about being a mom is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed.”

—Linda Wooten


“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.”

—Victor Hugo


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

—Erich Fromm


“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is . . . and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”

—Donna Ball


“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”

—Dorothy Canfield Fisher


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

—Marion C. Garretty


“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.”

—Maya Angelou


“[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


“A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.”

—Helen Rice


“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


“This whole thing, being a mom, isn’t about me teaching my children. They’re here to teach me.”

—Natalie Ellis


“Mothers observe all, absorb all, give all, forgive all, offer all, suffer all, feel all, heal all, hope for all, pray for all. But most of all, Mothers love always.”

—Richelle E. Goodrich


“Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.”

—Sharon Jaynes


“You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.”

—Gordon B. Hinckley


“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at de sun.’ We may not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.”

—Zora Neale Hurston


“Mom could make small things seem miraculous. That was her talent.”

—Matthew Quick


“As it stand, motherhood is a sort of wilderness through which each woman hacks her way, part martyr, part pioneer; a turn of events from which some women derive feelings of heroism, while others experience a sense of exile from the world they knew.”

—Rachel Cusk


“Mothers were meant to love us unconditionally, to understand our moments of stupidity, to reprimand us for lame excuses while yet acknowledging our point of view, to weep over our pain and failures as well as cry at our joy and successes, and to cheer us on despite countless start-overs. Heaven knows, no one else will.”

—Richelle E. Goodrich


“Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition in the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes, though, it’s just the pure, unthinking delight.”

—Barbara Schapiro


“Making the decision to have a child—it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

—Elizabeth Stone

For more quotes about moms and for moms, check out our inspirational quote books Daily Motherhood and Being Pregnant Is Like Having Company for Nine Months.

For gift ideas, read our article “10 Unique Gift Ideas for Mom.”

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Shaelyn Topolovec earned a BA in editing and publishing from BYU, worked on several online publications, and joined the Familius family. Shae is currently an editor and copywriter who lives in California’s Central Valley.

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