Thoughtful Mother's Day Quotes

Well-known words to celebrate Mom and how wonderful she really is

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Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May every year. Your own mother may not be the perfect cook or the greatest homemaker. But she is your mother -- a woman like no other, and she deserves more than just a "Happy Mother's Day." Here are some thoughtful Mother's Day quotes to make her day memorable. Read some of the following motherhood quotes to understand what it means to be a mother, and help you put into words how priceless she truly is.

Charlotte Gray

"Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate."

George Eliot

"A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man."

Napoleon Bonaparte

"Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons."

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Women know the way to rear up children (to be just). They know a simple, merry, tender knack of tying sashes, fitting baby-shoes, and stringing pretty words that make no sense. And kissing full sense into empty words."

Elizabeth Stone

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."


"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."


"On me the tempest falls. It does not make me tremble. O holy Mother Earth, O air and sun, behold me. I am wronged."

Washington Irving

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."

Abraham Lincoln

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother."

Henry Ward Beecher

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."

George Washington

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."

James Russell Lowell

"That best academy, a mother's knee."