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75 Motivational Quotes for Moms

If you’re looking for some inspirational mom quotes – these are just the ticket! There are so many lovely sentiments here about the importance of moms, the love they share, and how hard they work.

These positive quotes will inspire moms on the hard days and show them you care.

There are some great quotes to encourage a new mom, some funny quotes to send to your mom friends, and some heartfelt quotes for mother’s day!

What’s your favorite quote?

Inspirational Quotes for Moms

Even if your greatest joy is being a mother, there are still hard days! Let these heartwarming quotes remind you that you are a strong mother, fierce protector, and that you doing a great job.

Quote about motherhood and family.

“To the world, you are a mother, but to your family, you are the world.”


“The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.”

St. Therese of Lisieux

“I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.”

Lance Conrad

Magic mother quote.

“To a child’s ear, ‘mother’ is magic in any language.”

Arlene Benedict

“Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.”

Lady Gaga

“Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow.”

Reed Markham

Edwin Chapin quote on mother's love.

“No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.”

Edwin Chapin

“Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne.”

Mabel Hale

“A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.”

Jamie McGuire

Mother's love quote.

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

Erich Fromm

“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love.”

Mildred B. Vermont

Victor Hugo quote on mothers.

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

Victor Hugo

“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.”

James E. Faust

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.”

William Makepeace Thackeray

Susan Gale quote about mothers.

“Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.”

Susan Gale

“Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heartthrob.”

Leroy Brownlow

“Once you’re a mom, you’re always a mom. It’s like riding a bike, you never forget.”

Taraji P. Henson

Lisa Leslie quote about mothers as role models.

“My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.”

Lisa Leslie

“Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.”

Kate Winslet

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Maya Angelou quote about her mother.

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.”

Maya Angelou

“There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.”

“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

Quote about mothers and children.

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”


“The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.”

Elaine Heffner

Barbara Kingsolver quote on the strength of motherhood.

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”

Barbara Kingsolver

“In the mother’s eyes, her smile, her stroking touch, the child reads the message: ‘You are there!’”

Adrienne Rich

“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

Purest love quote about moms.

“When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”

Charles Benetto

“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”

Marion C. Garretty

“Even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be okay.”

Jojo Moyes

Funny Quotes for Moms

Rudyard Kipling quote about God and mothers.

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

Rudyard Kipling

“An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.”

Spanish Proverb

“A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have.”

Robert Brault

Air traffic controllers motherhood quote.

“Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.”

Lisa Alther

“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

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

Golden Girls quote about mothers.

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.”

Golden Girls

Motherhood is basically finding activities for children in three-hour pockets of time for the rest of your life.

Mindy Kaling

“The phrase ’working mother’ is redundant.”

Jane Sellman

Mom yelling quote.

“When I raise my voice, my kids call it ‘yelling’ but I call it ‘motivational speaking’ for the selective hearing.”


“I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.”

Phyllis Diller

“Over the years I have learned that motherhood is much like an austere religious order, the joining of which obligates one to relinquish all claims to personal possessions.” 

Nancy Stahl

Mothers tell the truth quote.

“In the end, mothers are always right. No one else tells the truth.”

Randy Susan Meyers

“Waking your kids up for school the first day after a break is almost as much fun as birthing them was.”

Jenny McCarthy

“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”

Laura Stavoe Harm

Quote about naps from Alyson Hannigan.

“Why don’t kids understand that their nap is not for them but for us?”

Alyson Hannigan

“If evolution really works, how come mothers have only two hands?”

Milton Berle

“Becoming a mom to me means you have accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky purse.”

Nia Vardalos

Silence is golden kids quote.

“Silence is golden. Unless you have kids. Then silence is just suspicious.”


“You know how once you have kids you never ever pee by yourself again? At least one of them is always in there with you at all times.”

Jennifer Garner

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

Mark Twain

Babies first words quote.

“Mama does everything for the baby, who responds by saying, ‘Da-da’ first.”

Mignon McLaughlin

“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

“My Mother Used To Say: The Older You Get, The Better You Get. Unless You’re A Banana.”

Golden Girls

Reese Witherspoon on kids quote.

“I always say if you aren’t yelling at your kids, you’re not spending enough time with them.”

Reese Witherspoon

“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.”

Erma Bombeck

“The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” 

Lane Olinghouse

Touching Quotes for Moms

Mother pure love quote.

“When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”

Mitch Albom

“The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room.” 

Henry Ward Beecher

“There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.” 

Archibald Thompson

Jill Churchill quote of good mother.

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.”

Jill Churchill

“All those clichés, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood—all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.”

Penelope Cruz

“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”

Marion C. Garretty

Harriet Beecher Stowe quote about mothers.

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.”

Harriet Beecher Stowe

“There’s something really empowering about going, ‘Hell, I can do this! I can do this all!’ That’s the wonderful thing about mothers, you can because you must, and you just do.”

Kate Winslet

“My favorite part about being a mom, I mean it’s so corny, but no matter how tired you are, it’s complete bliss. No matter what.”

Khloé Kardashian

Linda Wooten quote about strength of mothers.

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.”

Linda Wooten

“Mother—that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.”

T. Dewitt Talmage

“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.”

Chinese Proverb

Motherhood love quote.

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” 

Robert Browning

“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.”

Honore de Balzac

“Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.”


Mother first friend quote.

“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.”


“My Mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.”

Jodi Picoult

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother”

Abraham Lincoln

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”

Oprah Winfrey

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