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What is the greatest love you’ve ever known in your life?  The most unconditional, loyal, generous love?

For many of us, it’s the love we received from our mom.  And the way we feel can be wordless, inexpressible love.

To try and do justice to naming love is hard — that’s where mom quotes can help.

40+ Heartwarming Mom Quotes

40+ Heartwarming Quotes About Mom

In honor of mothers everywhere (including ourselves!), we’ve compiled this collection of mom quotes, and we hope it helps you both feel appreciated and find words for the gratitude in your heart for your mother. 

We broke these quotes about mothers into a few categories, because although the sentiment is the same— expressing them is different.

You’ll find “I Love You Mom” quotes, Mother-Son quotes, Mother Daughter Quotes, quotes about being a mom, and of course… some silly, well, hilarious “Funny Mom Quotes”.

We hope you enjoy all of these heartwarming mom quotes. And remember, being a good mom doesn’t mean being perfect, it means you are trying your best. 

I Love You Mom Quotes

“I love my mother as trees loves water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” -Terry Guillemets

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

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

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe

“I believe in the strength and intelligence and sensitivity of women. My mother, my sisters [they] are strong. My mum is a strong woman and I love her for it.” —Tom Hiddleston

“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

“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 love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm

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

Mother-Daughter Quotes

“Her mother would tell her she was beautiful and that everything was all right” – Sarah Addison Allen

“Mother-daughter disagreements were, in hindsight, basically mother stating the truth and daughter taking her own sweet time coming around.” – Barbara Delinsky

“Mother and daughter got on very well indeed, with a deep affection founded on almost complete misunderstanding.” – Mary Stewart

“No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.” – Christie Watson

“A mother’s treasure is her daughter.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers.” – Madison Alcedo

“A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.” – Jelene

Mother-Son Quotes

“Mother is her son’s first god; she must teach him the most important lesson of all, how to love.” – T. F. Hodge

“A mother’s love doesn’t make her son more dependent and timid; it actually makes him stronger and more independent.” – Cheri Fuller

“A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” – Irish Proverb

“Raising boys has made me a more generous woman than I really am.” – Mary Kay Blakely

“The moment he wakes up from a nap.… Just a gummy mouth, no teeth, just a big smile, happy that you’re alive and you’re just looking at him. That’s probably the most magical.” —Jessica Biel

“A boy’s best friend is his mother.” – Joseph Stefano

“Raising boys has made me a more generous woman than I really am.”- Mary Kay Blakely

“Mothers are inscrutable beings to their sons, always.” – A.E. Coppard

Funny Mom Quotes

“If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering if there is a man on base.” – Dave Barry

“There are over 6,000 human languages remaining in the world, and I can’t talk to my mom in any of them.” – Greg Tamblyn

“I doubt if a charging elephant, or a rhino, is as determined or as hard to check as a socially ambitious mother.” – Will Rogers

“While it may be physically possible to have a baby after 40, forty children are probably enough.” – Kelkulus

“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

“I can’t believe how much like my mother I turned out. I feel sorry for my kids.” – Melanie White

“Dear Mom, When you told me about getting pregnant with me, thanks for using the word “surprise” and not “accident.” – Greg Tamblyn

“Single mothers must make the toughest decisions every day. Decisions like “Which children’s toy is giving up its batteries for mommy?” – Terry F

“Labor is not as bad as it’s cracked up to be. Sure, it hurts like hell. But then it’s over. What you should really worry about are the next eighteen years—they’re painful in a much slower way, like peeling a huge adhesive bandage off your brain, cell by cell. “- Cathy Crimmins

Being a Mom Quotes

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

“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

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” —Robert Browning

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

“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

“Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” — Maria Shriver

“You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be as perfect as possible.” — Naya Rivera

“Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.” — P.J. O’Rourke

“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” — Oprah Winfrey


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