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Touching & Funny Quotes About Mothers and Moms

Updated on March 8, 2011

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont

The best conversations with mothers always take place in silence, when only the heart speaks. ~Carrie Latet

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. ~Spanish Proverb

What are Raphael's Madonnas but the shadow of a mother's love, fixed in permanent outline forever? ~Thomas Wentworth Higginson

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

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~Oprah Winfrey

My mom is a neverending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune. ~Graycie Harmon

Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children. ~Maxim Gorky

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. ~Irish Proverb

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. ~Chinese Proverb

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. ~Peter De Vries

No one in the world can take the place of your mother. Right or wrong, from her viewpoint you are always right. She may scold you for little things, but never for the big ones. ~Harry Truman

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

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine - she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights. ~Adabella Radici

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along. ~Margaret Culkin Banning

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. ~Tenneva Jordan

[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. ~Emily Dickinson

My mother loved children - she would have given anything if I had been one. ~Groucho Marx

It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another twenty minutes for another woman to make a fool of him. ~Helen Rowland

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. ~Jewish Proverb

The phrase "working mother" is redundant. ~Jane Sellman

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, "where mother is." ~Keith L. Brooks

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

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. ~Lisa Alther

Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother. ~Beverly Jones

Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. ~Pearl S. Buck

Mothers are the necessity of invention. ~Bill Watterson

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not. ~James Joyce

The desolation and terror of, for the first time, realizing that the mother can lose you, or you her, and your own abysmal loneliness and helplessness without her. ~Francis Thompson

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. ~Honoré de Balzac

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. ~Washington Irving

The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother's Day are the good ones. ~Mignon McLaughlin

That best academy, a mother's knee. ~James Russell Lowell

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. ~Victor Hugo

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. ~Oscar Wilde

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated. ~Washington Irving

My mom is literally a part of me. You can't say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors. ~Carrie Latet

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

There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one." ~Jill Churchill

The precursor of the mirror is the mother's face. ~D.W. Winnicott

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray

My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart - a heart so large that everybody's joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. ~Mark Twain

The mother's heart is the child's school-room. ~Henry Ward Beecher

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton Berle

Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. ~T. DeWitt Talmage

Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother. ~Moorish Proverb

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. ~Abraham Lincoln

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. ~Erich Fromm

One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. ~George Herbert

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

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary. ~Dorothy Canfield

Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort. ~John Lancaster Spalding


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      mai santillan 

      8 years ago

      Very nice. Sooo touching!

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      8 years ago

      LOVE U MOM

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      8 years ago

      why oh why dont teenagers appreciate their mums nowadays? my mum is my best friend and always will be.

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      8 years ago

      R.I.P. Mom. 11-10-53 to 03-20-12

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      9 years ago

      itz true mother is gr8

      I LOVE U MOM

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      9 years ago

      Love U Mother

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      Cathy Conner 

      9 years ago

      "You're so flatchested - are you sure you're not a boy?" Your father is going to think you're a boy when he comes to visit!" (said with a smile)

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      Gary Armstrong 

      9 years ago

      No Man is not perfect but every mother is.

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      9 years ago

      I had a many times read these quotations.I love my mother toooooooooooo much.of course,The mother's heart is the child's school-room.

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      9 years ago from Neverland

      I had a great time reading these. Being a mom is something I hold so dear - if I am a good mom I will have accomplished everything in my life worth mentioning.

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      9 years ago

      A mother is someone I can cry in front of,,I love u mum forever love

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      Lori Colbo 

      9 years ago from United States

      I was surprised you didn't quote something from Erma Bombeck. Great Hub!

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      My Digest 

      9 years ago

      Made me think about my mother who is far away from me. Touched. Thanks.


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      Tsheza Adams 

      10 years ago from Nigeria

      this quotes are awesome, i should have read it earlier. congrats.....

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      10 years ago

      love u maamammay..

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      Duchess OBlunt 

      10 years ago

      You might have written this 2 years ago, but these quotes are timeless. Loved it. I bet you get hits every Mother's Day

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      Nova San Juan 

      11 years ago great but would you make it shorter?????

      luv it......

      i get some here also for my mom............


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      kara alulor espiritu, RN 

      11 years ago

      happy mothers day to all...

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      11 years ago

      thnks need this for my mom haha

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      11 years ago from Central United States of America

      Ah, these are neat comments, quotes. And it's nearly that time to celebrate Mothers too! Fun hub!

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      12 years ago

      A little cheesy for me! I am a mom too. I am all about love... but I need to be honest... I would love to read something that is more realistic.

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      12 years ago from Australia

      Hi Maddie,Great selection of quotes about mothers.  I was going to add one but can see you have the Sophia Loren about having to think twice!

      Motherhood can be challenging but also very rewarding.

      I came across some figures one day about how much a 'mother' would have to be paid (if we were lucky enough) for the amount of hours involved. We would have very healthy bank accounts!

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      12 years ago from UK

      Aw...these have made me feel better after forgetting to pack my daughter's lunch for school this morning.

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      12 years ago from San Diego, CA

      As always, another great Hub Page. As a Mama and a Mammo (my name for Grandma), I appreciated reading all the quotes. I am an addicted quotes quoter. I will use some of these in my lenses and blog. Of course I will give a credit back to this Hub.

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      13 years ago from U.S.A.

      Very nice--I collect quotes and there are some good ones here.


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