35 Inspirational Quotes for Moms

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Laura Berlinsky-Schine
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Looking for some mom motivation? These inspirational quotes for moms will remind you of what motherhood is all about.


2. "A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's." —Princess Diana

3. "There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it." —Chinese proverb

4.  “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” —George Eliot

5. “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

6. “Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” —Barbara Kingsolver

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


9. "Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." —Anonymous

10. "A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary." —Dorothy Canfield Fisher

11. "There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one." —Jill Churchill

12. "No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love." —Edwin Chapin

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

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


16. "My mother was the one constant in my life. When I think about my mom raising me alone when she was 20, and working and paying the bills, and, you know, trying to pursue your own dreams, I think is a feat that is unmatched." —Barack Obama

17. "Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving." —Gail Tsukiyama

18. "Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all." —Oliver Wendell Holmes

19. "Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing." —Ricki Lake

20. "Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials." —Meryl Streep

21. "Motherhood changes everything." —Adriana Trigiani

22. “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” —Tina Fey


24. "Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." —Robert Browning

25. "You don't take a class; you're thrown into motherhood and learn from experience." —Jennie Finch

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

27. "I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars." —E. M. Forster

28. "The truth is that no matter how old we are, as long as our mothers are alive, we want our mother. And it’s a very powerful relationship if it’s healthy." —Goldie Hawn

29. “My mother is a walking miracle.” —Leonardo DiCaprio

30. “I would say that my mother is the single biggest role model in my life, but that term doesn’t seem to encompass enough when I use it about her. She was the love of my life.” —Mindy Kaling


32. "Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed." Linda Wooten

33. "I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in your heart you don’t know exist until you love a child." Anne Lamott

34. “My mom [has] always been my hero. Watching her experience something like breast cancer was pivotal, I think in my whole family’s life and experience. She is one strong lady.” —Emma Stone

35. “[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

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