Top 20 Mothers Day Quotes

My mom’s favorite of mothers day quotes was, “Why one day? Every day should be mothers day.” I have to agree. It’s not until you’ve had your own children that you can really appreciate how amazing your mother is. And once you realize that…wow. Thanks, Mom. I should tell you that every. single. day.

While I love and appreciate all my mother has done for me so much, sometimes I don’t know how to communicate it with words. Maybe you’re just as stuck as me! To help with that, I’ve researched some wonderful sayings to use as Mothers Day quotes. Whether you just want to write them on a card, on a cake, or make up an awesome rap, I hope they can give you inspiration to tell you mother just how awesome she is.

  1. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he created mothers.” ~ Jewish proverb
  2. “It was my mother who gave me my voice. She did this, I know now, by clearing a space where my words could fall, grow, then find their way to others.” ~ Paula Giddings
  3. “She is my first, great love. She was a wonderful, rare woman – you do not know; as strong, and steadfast, and generous as the sun.” ~ D.H. Lawrence
  4. “She could be as swift as a white whiplash, and as kind and gentle as warm rain, and as steadfast as the irreducible earth beneath us.” ~ D.H. Lawrence
  5. “There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness.” ~ Andrew Jackson
  6. “It was my mother who taught us to stand up to our problems, not only in the world around us but in ourselves.” ~ Dorothy Pitman Hughes
  7. “A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” ~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  8. “There’s a lot more to being a woman than being a mother, but there’s a hell a lot more to being a mother than most people suspect” ~ Roseanne Barr
  9. “An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.” ~ Spanish proverb
  10. “Only mothers can think of the future–because they give birth to it in their children.” ~ Maxim Gorsky
  11. “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” ~ Mark Twain
  12. “You couldn’t fool your mother on the foolingest day of your life if you had an electrified fooling machine.” ~ Homer Simpson
  13. “One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.” ~ Margaret Mead
    Use this day to appreciate all the strong mamas in your life.
  14. “To a child’s ear, “mother” is magic in any language.” ~ Arlene Benedict
  15. “I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine – she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” ~ Terri Guillemets
  16. “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” ~ Lisa Alther
  17. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” ~ Milton Berle
  18. “A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” ~ Author Unknown, Mothers Day Quotes
  19. “I cannot forget my mother.  [S]he is my bridge.  When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely.” ~ Renita Weems
  20. “It’s not easy being a mother.  If it were easy, fathers would do it.” ~ From the television show The Golden Girls
I hope you enjoyed these mothers day quotes. Which are your favorites? Help me add to the list!