38 Mother's Day Quotes to Share With Your Mom on Her Special Day

Make Mother's Day even better with these sweet words.

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Whether you write them in a card or text, share these sweet Mother's Day quotes with your mom on May 12. (We've also gathered our best poems and quotes for single moms, mothers of daughters or sons, and even sweet sayings for grandmothers.) Plus, if you're in need of something special to give her this year, check out some of our favorite gifts for Mother's Day. And to make the day even more memorable, we recommend whipping up Mom's favorite sweet treat or serving her breakfast in bed for her special day. She'll really appreciate you going the extra mile to make her feel loved.

mothers day quotes heartbeat
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Leroy Brownlow

"Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb."

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mothers day quotes purest love
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Charley Benetto

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

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mothers day quotes glue
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Susan Gale

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

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mothers day quotes influence
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James E. Faust

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

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mothers day quotes beautiful
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Jodi Picoult

"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."

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motherhood quotes essential
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Elder M. Russell Ballar

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

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mothers day quotes glorious
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Gilda Radner

"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."

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mothers day quotes role model
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Lisa Leslie

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

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mothers day quotes youth fades
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Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all."

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mothers day quotes describe my mother
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Maya Angelou

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

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mothers day quotes the most beautiful
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Kahlil Gibran

"The most beautiful word on the lips of mankind is the word 'Mother', and the most beautiful call is the call of 'My Mother'."

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Agatha Christie

"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."

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mother day quotes having kids
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Maria Shriver

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

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mothers day quotes sometimes the strength
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Barbara Kingsolver

"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."

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rose kennedy mother's day quote
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Rose Kennedy

"What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?"

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honore de balzac mother's day quote
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Honoré de Balzac

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."

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Taraji P. Henson

"Once you're a mom, you're always a mom. It's like riding a bike, you never forget."

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erma bombeck mother's day quote
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Erma Bombeck

"When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' It is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway."

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robert browning mothers day quote
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Robert Browning

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there."

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sophia loren mothers day quote 
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Sophia Loren

"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."

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abraham lincoln mothers day quote
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Abraham Lincoln

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

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jewish proverb mothers day quote
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Jewish Proverb

"A mother understands what a child does not say."

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mitch albom mothers day quote
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Mitch Albom

"I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know."

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sir edwin arnold mothers day quote
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Sir Edwin Arnold

"Don't poets know it better than others? God can't always be everywhere: and, so, invented mothers."

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princess diana mothers day quote 
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Princess Diana

"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's."

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marion c garretty mothers day quote 
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Marion C. Garretty

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

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jill churchill mothers day quote
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Jill Churchill

"There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."

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tenneva jordan mothers day quote 
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Tenneva Jordan

"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."

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Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary."

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Unknown

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

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