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Mother's Day Quotes for Cards and Scrapbooking

Updated on August 20, 2014

So Much to Say About Moms ...

If you need some hints or inspiration for signing Mom's birthday card or designing a scrapbook page, look no further. Here you will find categories which include sentimental, humorous, and poignant quotes. In addition, I have included sayings that can be used for other special people you want to remember including aunts, sisters, and grandmothers. I hope you enjoy them as much as I've enjoyed compiling them!

A Mother's Love ...

"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."

-Jewish proverb

"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

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

"Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly." - Sarah Malin

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

"You may have tangible wealth untold;

Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.

Richer than I you can never be -

I had a mother who read to me." - Strickland Gillilan

"Who ran to help me when I fell,

And would some pretty story tell,

Or kiss the place to make it well? - My Mother."

- Ann Taylor

"MOTHER is a word called LOVE

And all the world is mindful of

The love that's given and shown to others

Is different from THE LOVE OF MOTHERS...

For Mothers play the leading roles

In giving birth to little souls,

For though 'small souls' are heaven-sent

And we realise they're only lent,

It takes a Mother's loving hands

And her gentle heart that understands

To mould and shape this little life

And shelter it through storm and strifeā€¦

No other love than MOTHER LOVE

Could do the things required of

The one whom God gives the keeping

Of His wee lambs, awake or sleeping,

So Mothers are a 'special race'

God sent to earth to take His place,

And MOTHER is a lovely name

That even SAINTS are proud to claim."

- Helen Steiner Rice

A Mother's Hope ...

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

"When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso."

-- Pablo Picasso

A Mother's Wisdom ...

"A mother understands what a child does not say." - Jewish Proverb

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." -Henry Beecher

How to Personalize Someone Else's Words ...

We can't all put our feelings into words like Shakespeare or Browning. I think reading quotes give us those "ah ha" moments of "Yes, that's just what I want to say." When a quote captures your message, use it and add a personal touch. I love to do this by making my own cards. If you're limited by time or crafting ability, buy a pretty box of blank cards and print a quote typed on your computer, cut it out and insert it inside the card with double-sided tape. Going to that little bit of extra effort means so much and I think you'll find it saves you time and money, as opposed to making a trip to the store each time you need a birthday card.

A Mother's Guidance ...

"There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness... The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way." - Andrew Jackson, U.S. President

"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." - George Washington, U.S. President

"All I am or can be I owe to my angel Mother." - Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President

"If at first you don't succeed, do it like your Mother told you."

To Mom from a Son ...

"A man loves his Sweetheart the most,his wife the best, but his Mother the longest." Irish Proverb

"Every man for the sake of the great blessed Mother in Heaven, and for the love of his own little mother on earth, should handle all womankind gently, and hold them in all Honour." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

Some Mommy Humor ...

"The only thing a lawyer won't question is the legitimacy of his mother."

-- W. C. Fields

"There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

My Mother Is a Travel Agent for Guilt Trips.

Happy Mother's Day to a mom who should have been an air traffic controller...I was grounded so often!

Sweet Sentiments to Sign In a Card ...

If I could choose from all the mothers in the world, Mom, I'd choose you.

I'm glad God chose you to be my mother.

Mom, I love you with a special love that deepens throughout the years.

Suitable for Grandmothers, Sisters, and other Special Women ...

"As I count my blessings, I can't help but think of you. Thank you for the difference you have made in my life."

Giggles, secrets, sometimes tears.

Sister and friend all through the years.

A sister's love is a special love that lasts forever.

Close to my heart you'll always be,

Friends from the start,

My sister and me.

The only thing better than having you for my mother, is my children having you for a grandmother.

Please Say Hello ...

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      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Summerfield, Florida

      You have included the most beautiful quotes in your lens.

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      6 years ago

      you have a beautiful lens, nice job

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      6 years ago

      you have a beautiful lens, nice job

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      6 years ago

      Always looking for nice quotes for scrapbooking...this is a great lens! Adding it to the featured lens on my lens about mothers!

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      7 years ago

      Love this lens . . . thoughtful quotes that would be great for scrapbook pages. I've added this to my Featured Lens on my site, Scrapbooking Retreats for Scrapbook Addicts: Thanks for all the time you put into creating this lens . . .

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      WaynesWorld LM 

      7 years ago

      My 4 older sisters said growing up they don't remember ever hearing my mom volunteer a "I love you." But they would always get a "I love you too honey." after they said "I love you mom." Mom's been dead for 8 and a half years and I bet any of them would treasure a "I love you too honey." now.

      Great lens.

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      7 years ago

      to my sister with love

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      7 years ago

      mother is my first love!!!!!

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      7 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I love my mom, so I love your lens!

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      sushilkin lm 

      7 years ago

      Like your lens. Thanks for sharing on Squidoo!!

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      7 years ago

      Wonderful lens! Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!

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      Michelle Collins 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Great Job! Lens rolling with my Mother's Day Clip Art lens!

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      7 years ago

      cool lens. I have some other family scrapbook quotes and tips. check out

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      Sara Duggan 

      7 years ago from California

      Super sweet - You've been blessed by a Rocketmom SquidAngel

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      8 years ago

      These are wonderful sentiments...all are true. Wonderful collection of quotes.

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      8 years ago

      Beautiful tribute and quotes.

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      8 years ago

      I love quotes and I love this lens! 5*s, saved to favorites, and lensrolled to my Mother's Day Roses are Red Poems.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      This is so sweet. I will lensroll it back to my Mother's Day card lens. 5 stars.

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      9 years ago

      Thanks so much for providing this. I am making Valentine's for mother, grandmother, etc. and this is great.

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      9 years ago

      Beautiful quotes. Looking to embroider a quit for my mother. Thank you.


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