80+ Sweet Mother's Day Quotes

80+ best Happy Mother's Day quotes, celebrating motherhood in all its glory, from the sentimental to the funny side of being a mom!

Browse our extensive collection of famous mom quotes to wish your mom a happy Mother's Day and celebrate all the special things about being a mom, from the sweetness of motherhood to the craziness of day-to-day life.

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When is Mother's Day 2019? Short Quotes Inspirational From Son From Daughter Funny Image Quotes

Last updated: March 22, 2019

When is Mother's Day 2019?

Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and many other countries. This year it falls on May 12th, 2019 .

In the United Kingdom "Mothering Sunday" is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent. This year it falls on March 31st, 2019.

What do you say on Mother's Day?

Mother's Day is a wonderful opportunity to thank your Mom for all that she has done for you over the years!

In general, it's always nice to thank your Mom for being there for you, acknowledge some of the the sacrifices she has made raising you, and to wish her all the best for her special day.

On this page you'll find a collection of Mother's Day quotes that you can use as part of a message to your Mom or a friend who is a mom. You can see our collection of Mother's day wishes and greeting card messages here.

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Short & Sweet Mother's Day Quotes

Short and sweet Mother's Day quotes about Moms and motherhood that express just how wonderful moms are and how important they are in our life.

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Mothers are like buttons. They hold everything together.
~ Author Unknown

There's a reason some people think they can achieve anything. They listened to their mother.
~ Author Unknown

To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.
~ Author Unknown

Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had.
~ Linda Wooten

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God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers
~ Jewish Proverb

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
~ Victor Hugo

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
~ Robert Browning

For when a child is born the mother also is born again.
~ Gilbert Parker

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
~ George Eliot

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A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
~ Tenneva Jordan

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.
~ Elaine Heffner

Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.
~ Kahil Gibran

To a child's ear, "mother" is magic in any language.
~ Arlene Benedict

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Life doesn't come with a manual. It comes with a mother.
~ Author Unknown

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Inspirational Mother's Day Quotes

A mother's love is a unique and powerful love. These famous Mothers Day quotes and sayings capture the essence of the strong, loving relationship between mother and child.

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Mothers are like glue. Even when you can't see them, they're still holding the family together.
~ Susan Gale

Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.
~ Lady Gaga

I know how to do anything - I'm a mom.
~ Roseanne Barr

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.
~ Marion C. Garretty

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Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.
~ Sarah Malin

Everything I am, you helped me to be.
~ Author Unknown

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
~ Abraham Lincoln

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
~ Erich Fromm

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A Mother's heart, a Mother's faith, and a Mother's steadfast love were fashioned by the Angels and sent from God above.

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
~ Author Unknown

When you are a mother you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always thinks twice, once for herself and once for her child.
~ Sophia Loren

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.
~ Spanish Proverb

I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.
~ Antonio Villaraigosa

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The days are long, but the years are short.
~ Gretchen Rubin

The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.
~ James Faust

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

That's the wonderful thing about mothers: you can because you must, and you just do.
~ Kate Winslet

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I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher

A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's.
~ Princess Diana

There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.
~ Jill Churchill

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Mothers Day Quotes from Son

A selection of inspirational and funny Mothers day quotes from sons and about being a mom to boys.

Men are what their mothers made them.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark.
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
~ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

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My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
~ Mark Twain

My mother told me a million times not to exaggerate.
~ Author Unknown

Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.
~ T. Dewitt Talmage

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

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Mothers Day Quotes from Daughter

A collection of beautiful mother day quotes and sayings that acknowledge how special the relationship is between moms and their daughters.

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The older I grow, the more I realise that my mother is the best "best friend" that I ever had.

A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.
~ Author Unknown

A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous.
~ Author Unknown

A mother is a daughter's first best friend.
~ Author Unknown

By the time a woman realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she's wrong.
~ Author Unknown

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We laugh, we cry, we make time fly...
We are best friends, my mom and I.

Teach your daughter to worry less about fitting into the glass slippers and more about shattering the glass ceilings.
~ Author Unknown

As is the mother, so is her daughter.
~ Ezekiel 16:4

Lucky is the Woman whose first child is a daughter.
~ Prophet Mohammed

As my mom always said, "You'd rather have smile lines than frown lines."
~ Cindy Crawford

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The most precious jewels you'll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.

When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.
~ Erma Bombeck

Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition.
~ Martha Stewart

My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, "Happiness is your own responsibility."
~ Jennifer Garner

She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great - but how to laugh through it.
~ Liza Minellie

As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.
~ Kristin Hannah

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Funny Mothers Day Quotes

Hilarious and funny mothers day quotes and sayings about being a mom, about the sacrifices mothers make, and how motherhood changes you!

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Nothing is really lost until your mom can't find it.
~ Author Unknown.

Silence is golden. Unless you have kids, then silence is just suspicious.
~ Author Unknown.

You know you're a mom when you go to the store for yourself and come out with a bag of things for your kids.
~ Author Unknown

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children!
~ Sam Levenson

Motherhood: Feeding them as a baby and then through most of their twenties.
~ Author Unknown

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
~ Milton Berle

When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out.
~ Erma Bombeck

I love to play hide and seek with my kid, but some days my goal is to find a hiding place where he can't find me until after high school.
~ Author Unknown

If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says "keep away from children".
~ Susan Savannah

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If at first you don't succeed, try doing it the way mom told you in the beginning.

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
~ Ambrose Bierce

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.
~ Author Unknown

My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.
~ Buddy Hackett

Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.
~ Lionel

I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them.
~ Phyllis Diller

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
~ William Feather

Mothers of teens know why some animals eat their young.
~ Author Unknown

Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.
~ P.J. O'Rourke

Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has instilled within each of us a powerful biological instinct to reproduce; this is her way of assuring that the human race, come what may, will never have any disposable income.
~ Dave Barry

The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.
~ John J. Plomp

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, I am my mother after all!
~ Author Unknown

Ma-ma does everything for the baby, who responds by saying Da-da first.
~ Mignon McLaughlin

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I'd like to be the ideal mother, but I'm too busy raising my kids.
~ Author Unknown

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.
~ Peter De Vries

Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life.
~ Author Unknown

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
~ Calvin Trillin

It is never easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.
~ Author Unknown

Parenthood is the passing of a baton, followed by a lifelong disagreement as to who dropped it.
~ Robert Brault

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Mothers Day Image Quotes

A collection of mothers day image quotes and sayings that express the joy and laughter of motherhood.

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