Inspiring Quotes
about Mothers and Motherhood

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The right time to call your mom - or send her a text, a note, or even a super-cute custom-designed card - is pretty much always. After all, she gave you life, food, and your best personality traits (okay, maybe a few of your worst, too).

First things first, check out our selection of cute personalized greeting cards. Once you’ve decided on what photo of you and Mom to use, or what funny card to send her, take a look through this list of quotations from history, literature, and pop culture about moms and what makes them so amazing.

Inspiring Quotes about Mothers by Famous People

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
- Abraham Lincoln

"The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children."
- Karl Lagerfeld

"Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on."
- Maria Shriver

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

"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

"Mother’s love grows by giving."
- Charles Lamb

Quotes about Mothers by Famous Writers

"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers."
- Rudyard Kipling

"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."
- Barbara Kingsolver

"And then I realized what the first word must have been: ma, the sound of a baby smacking its lips in search of her mother's breast. For a long time, that was the only word the baby needed. Ma, ma, ma. Then the mother decided that was her name and she began to speak, too. She taught the baby to be careful: sky, fire, tiger. A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin."
- Amy Tan

"When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth."
- Mitch Albom

"Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy."
- Tina Fey

"There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
- Jill Churchill

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

"Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run."
- Barbara Kingsolver

"Most mothers are instinctive philosophers."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

"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

Funny Quotes About Mothers

"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 suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after."
- Peter De Vries

"The phrase “working mother" is redundant."
- Jane Sellman

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