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21 Quotes, Poems, and Sayings for Mother's Day Cards and Gifts

Updated on April 27, 2015
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one.

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

- Abraham Lincoln

two.

No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.

- Edwin Hubbell Chapin

four.

If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.

- Robert Brault

three.

A mother understands what a child does not say.

- Jewish Proverb

six.

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

five.

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

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seven.

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”...

- Proverbs 31: 25-30

eight.

My Mother's Hands by Gertrude Tooley Buckingham


My Mother's hands, so thin and work-worn,
Were loved by me as jewels, rare,
For they had rocked me in my cradle,
And, lovingly, they'd stroked my hair.
They worked for me, both night and morning;
They helped to smooth away my fears,
For never were these dear hands idle;
I think of them with love and tears!
My Mother's hands to me were precious:
I thought their beauty was sublime;
I felt no harm on earth could touch me
If they were near me all the time!

nine.

Where we love is home — home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

ten.

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.

- Dinah Craik

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eleven.

Mother's Day by David Young

- for my children

I see her doing something simple, paying bills,

or leafing through a magazine or book,

and wish that I could say, and she could hear,


that now I start to understand her love

for all of us, the fullness of it.


It burns there in the past, beyond my reach,

a modest lamp.

thirteen.

Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.

- Marguerite Duras

fourteen.

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

twelve.

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

fifteen.

From Summer Island by Kristin Hannah

As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.


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sixteen.

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.

- Oprah Winfrey

eighteen.

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

nineteen.

Blessed is a mother that would give up part of her soul for her children's happiness.

- Shannon L. Alder

seventeen.

I Learned From You by Joanna Fuchs


I learned about love from you,
Watching your caring ways.
I learned about joy from you
In fun-filled yesterdays.

From you I learned forgiving
Of faults both big and small.
I learned what I know about living
From you, as you gave life your all.

The example you set is still with me
I'd never want any other.
I'm thankful for all that you taught me,
And I'm blessed to call you "Mother."

twenty.

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.

- Stevie Wonder

twenty-one.

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love number 13, it is true, mom is the craziest person i know

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      These are beautiful. I think my favorite is the Jewish proverb: A mother understands what a child does not say.