20 Best Mother’s Day Quotes



1. “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.”

– Sophia Loren

2. “My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.”
– Pablo Picasso

3. “My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.”
– Charlize Theron

4. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.”
– Jessica Lange

5. “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”

– Mark Twain

6. “It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.”
– Erma Bombeck

7. “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

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

9. “Mothers are the necessity of invention.”
– Bill Watterson

10. “Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.”
– Alice Walker

11. “My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don’t need another plaque.”
– Denzel Washington

12. “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.”
– Meryl Streep

13. “My mother was a personal friend of God’s. They had ongoing conversations.”
– Della Reese

14. “There was never a child so lovely but his mother was[n’t] glad to get him to sleep.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. “Mothers and children are human beings, and they will sometimes do the wrong thing.”
– Maurice Sendak

16. “I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.”
– Ellen DeGeneres

17. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”
– Ricki Lake

18. “I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.”
– Barbara Bush

19. “The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.”
– Jean Kerr

20. “An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.”
– Rudyard Kipling


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