Motherhood Quotes To Show Appreciation To Your Mother

Here are motherhood quotes that show how incredible motherhood is. Well, at least to most people.

Author’s pick

  1. “The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.” Honore De Balzac

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2. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” Ricki Lake

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3. “Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same.” Pearl Buck

4. “Mothers are a biological necessity; fathers are a social invention.” Margaret Mead

5. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” Milton Berle

6. “No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.” Margaret Sanger

8. “I am a mother and mothers don’t have the luxury of falling apart in front of their children, even when they are afraid, even when their children are adults.” Kristin Hannah

9. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” Jill Churchill

10. “We have rules around the house. I always say if you’re not yelling at your kids, you are not spending enough time with them.” Reese Witherspoon

11. “Once you are a mother, you’re always a mother. It’s like riding a bike you never forget.” Taraji P Henson

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12. “Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind.” Howard W. Hunter

13. “Be a full person. Motherhood is a glorious gift, but do not define yourself solely by motherhood. Be a full person. Your child will benefit from that.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

14. “A mother is a mother from the moment her baby is first placed in her arms until eternity. It didn’t matter if her child were three, thirteen, or thirty.” Sarah Strohmeyer

15. “Motherhood is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” Linda Wooten

16. “I gave you life, but really you gave me nine.” Unknown

17. “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.”

18. “Being a mama can be tough, but always remember in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than you.” Unknown

19. “Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart, it doesn’t mean a thing.” Toni Morrison

20. “No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.” Edwin Chapin

21. “There is nothing as sincere as a mother’s kiss.” Saleem Sharma

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22. “Mothers, food, love and career, the four major guilt groups.” Unknown

23. “I don’t want to sleep like my baby, I want to sleep like my husband.” Unknown

24. “My kid is turning out to be exactly like me. Well played, karma! Well played.” House Wife Plus

25. “I used to have functioning brain cells, but I traded them in for children.” Unknown

26. “The quickest way for a mother to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” Unknown

27. “It seems unfair that the people who really want to go to bed have to put to bed the people who really don’t want to go to bed.” Unknown

28. “A mother is never needed more than when she’s in the shower, going to the bathroom or about to eat something.” Unknown

29. “When I say, ‘I’m just going to the toilet,’ my kids hear, ‘Family meeting assemble in the bathroom now!”

30. “It all starts with a late period, and then you aren’t on time for anything ever again.” Unknown

31. “Planning a night out with your other mom friends and realizing that none of you is free until June 30, 2050.” Unknown

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32. “Motherhood healed me, in ways that I did not know before, and in places I had no idea needed healing.” Unknown

33. “There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.” Sophie Kinsella

34. “Successful mothers are not the ones that never struggled. They are the ones that never give up despite the struggles.” Sharon Jaynes

35. “Being a mother is not about what you gave up to have a child but what you gained from having one.” Unknown

36. “Supermom wasn’t a bad job description. The pay was lousy if you were talking about real money. But the payoff was priceless in so many other ways.” Roxanne Henke

37. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” Rudyard Kipling

38. “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” Meryl Streep

39. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colours of a rainbow.” Maya Angelou

40. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” Oprah

41. “There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” Pamela S. Nadav

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42. “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” Tina Fey

43. “There are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” Anne Lamott

44. “A baby arrives, and just like that everything changes. The world gets bigger, the heart grows fuller, and life means more.” Unknown

45. “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.” Gilda Radner

46. “During labour, let your voice be strong and unhindered. Women have been silenced in the birth room for too long.” Lauralyn Curtis

47. “The biggest surprise, which is also the best, is that I didn’t know I would love motherhood as much as I do.” Deborah Norville

48. ” Motherhood is more awesome than I ever thought it could be and harder than I ever would have imagined.” Sarah Williams

49. “New mothers generally need to lower their expectations.” Anonymous

50. “You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be as perfect as possible.” Naya Rivera

51. “New mothers enter the world of parenting feeling much like Alice in Wonderland.” Anonymous

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52. “A mother continues to labour long after the baby is born.” Lisa Jo Baker

53. “You’re doing a great job, mom, even when you don’t feel like it.” Anonymous

54. “A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” Amy Tan

55. “My daughter introduced me to myself.” Beyonce Knowles.

56. “No one told me I would be coming home in diapers, too.” Chrissy Teigen

57. “I found out by far the hardest is figuring out a stroller.” Serena Williams

58. “You never understand life until it grows inside of you.” Sandra C. Kassis

59. “The sweet smell of a baby must be one of the best smells in the whole world.” Anonymous

60. “Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child.” Tina Brown

61. “Birth matters. It brings us into being, on many levels.Ananda Lowe

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62. “Nothing in life will ever make you as happy, as sad, as exhausted, or as incredibly proud as motherhood.Unknown

63. “In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

64. “I see myself as a mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy.Angelina Jolie

65. “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.Agatha Christie

67. “Having kids feel like that first seventh-grade crush that overwhelms every molecule in your body, but it’s permanent.” Kristen Bell

68. “There is nothing like a newborn baby to renew your spirit and to buttress your resolve to make the world a better place.” Virginia Kelley

69. “Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” Kate Winslet

70. “If I look back at everything I’ve done in life, you’ve easily the best thing I’ve ever created.” Unknown

71. “For a mother is the only person on earth who can divide her love among 10 children and each child still have all her love.” Unknown

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72. “Some things are infinite. There is no biggest number, no farthest star and no end to my love for you.” Unknown

73. “Mother is her son’s first god. She must teach him the most important lesson of all – how to love.” T. F. Hodge

74. “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” Henry Ward Beecher

75. “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” Erich Fromm

76. “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. Oscar Wilde

77. “I listen to my mother, and that keeps me out of trouble. I’m a good son.” Mr T

78. “I know you have your own life, his mother said to his voicemail. I was just hoping to be part of it for a few hours.” Maggie Stiefvater

79. “Mother gives her hand to a son only for a while, and she presents him her heart for life.” Unknown

80. “Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free.” C.J. Milbrandt

81. “A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.” Helen Steiner Rice.