85+ heart warming, funny, and inspiring quotes for the mothers in your life

There is always a reason to show the mom in your life a bit of love — whether she’s your mom, the mother to your children, or your friend who manages to juggle all of the demands of motherhood with ease.

When it comes to getting the mom in your life a sweet card to mark a special occasion like Mother’s Day or to even just let her know that she’s on your mind, Minted is the best place to shop. You can check out our selection of cute personalized greeting cards to find a design that is sure to bring a smile to her face. After you choose your favorite design, it’s time to pick a quote that captures how you feel about her.

That’s where this article comes in! We’ve rounded up 85+ heart-warming, funny, inspiring, and uplifting quotes about moms and what makes them so amazing. So keep reading to find the perfect message to include in your card.


Mother - Daughter Quotes

Heart-Warming Mother-Daughter Quotes

  • “My mother is everything to me. She’s my anchor, she’s the person I go to when I need to talk to someone. She is an amazing woman.” - Demi Lovato
  • “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
  • “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 life without her.” - Kristin Hannah
  • “Everything I am, you helped me to be.” - Unknown
  • “Every day I become a little bit more like my mother… and I couldn’t be prouder.” - Anonymous

Funny Mother-Daughter Quotes

  • “My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors.”
  • “I smile because I’m your daughter, I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.” - Unknown
  • “By the time you realize your mother was right, you have a daughter who thinks that you’re wrong.” - Sada Malhorta
  • "Mother-daughter disagreements were, in hindsight, basically mother stating the truth and daughter taking her own sweet time coming around." - Barbara Delinsky
  • "Clarity and focus doesn't always come from God or inspirational quotes. Usually, it takes your mother to slap the reality back into you." - Shannon L. Alder
  • “Maybe it’s just a daughter’s job to piss off her mother.” - Chuck Palahniuk

Inspirational Mother-Daughter Quotes

  • “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” - Maya Angelou
  • “My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.” - Lisa Leslie
  • “Mother and daughter never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart.” - Unknown
  • “My mom taught me that a woman's mind should be the most beautiful part of her.”- Sonya Teclai


Mother - Son Quotes

Heart-Warming Mother-Son Quotes

  • "When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth." - Mitch Albom
  • "I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." - Abraham Lincoln
  • “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” - Princess Diana
  • “I listen to my mother, and that keeps me out of trouble. I’m a good son.” - Mr. T
  • “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” - Irish Proverb
  • “A boy’s best friend is his mother.” - Joseph Stefano

Funny Mother-Son Quotes

  • “Thank you for not telling my sisters that I’m your favorite.” - Unknown
  • “A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have.” - Robert Brault
  • “What are the three quickest ways of spreading a rumor? The internet, telephone, and telling your mom.” - Unknown
  • “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” - Mark Twain
  • “Mom, I love you, even though I’ll never accept your friend request.” - Unknown
  • “Loving your son means accepting him just the way he is; stinky, dirty, and loud.” - Unknown

Inspirational Mother-Son Quotes

  • “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.” - George Washington
  • “Men are what their mothers made them.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Moms are as relentless as the tides. They don’t just drive us to practice, they drive us to greatness.” - Steve Rushin
  • “My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint.” - Thomas Edison


Strong Single Mother Quotes

Heart-Warming Single Mother Quotes

  • "The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children." - Karl Lagerfeld
  • “When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary.” - Connie Schultz
  • “Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.” - Unknown
  • “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
  • “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” - Anonymous

Funny Single Mother Quotes

  • "The phrase “working mother" is redundant." - Jane Sellman
  • “Becoming a mom means that you have accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky purse.” - Nia Vardalos
  • “A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house.” - Milwaukee Journal
  • “She has to have four arms, four legs, four eyes, and double the love. There is nothing single about a single mom” - Mandy Hale
  • “Did you hear? Superheroes are real. They’re called single moms.” - Unknown
  • “Not all who wander are lost. Some are just moms. In Target. Hiding from their children.” - @jocieopc
  • “One thing I know for sure — this motherhood thing is not for sissies.” - Jennifer Nettles

Inspirational Single Mother Quotes

  • "[A mother’s] love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." - Marion C. Garretty
  • "Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws." - Barbara Kingsolver
  • "Having kids — the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings — is the biggest job anyone can embark on." - Maria Shriver
  • “[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
  • “There will be many times you will feel like you have failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child, you are a supermom.” - Stephanie Precourt
  • “Gone are the days when you would sit and wait for your knight in shining armor. Be brave, be independent, and believe that you can do it, and you can do a better job.” - Unknown


New Mother Quotes from her Husband

Heart-Touching New Mother Quotes

  • "There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one." - Jill Churchill
  • “Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heartthrob.” - Leroy Brownlow
  • “There is no love sweeter than the love between a mother and child. Now I know my wife loves me, but I’m reasonably sure she doesn’t look at me the same way she looks at them. It’s kind of humbling because at some point you realize you’re just a date that worked out.” - Dennis Miller
  • “A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.” - Anonymous
  • “There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” - Pamela S. Nadav
  • “Just as there is no warning for childbirth, there is no preparation for the sight of a first child. There should be a song…to sing at this moment, or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name that moment.” - Anita Diamant
  • “It’s all kinds of profound things crashing on you when your child arrives into the world. It’s like you’ve met your reason to live.” - Johnny Depp

Funny New Mother Quotes

  • "If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?" - Milton Berle
  • “I could never love anyone the way I love you, I used to tell my wife. And then the second I looked in that baby’s eyes, in that exact moment, I knew that if we were ever under attack, I would use my wife as a human shield to protect that baby.” – Ryan Reynolds
  • “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” - Roald Dahl
  • “Mama does everything for the baby, who responds by saying ‘dada’ first.” - Mignon McLaughlin
  • “Why don’t kids understand that their nap is not for them but for us?” - Alyson Hannigan
  • “Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children!” - Sam Levenson

Inspirational New Mother Quotes

  • “[Having a baby] changes everything. You Literally just wake up…look in the mirror and go ‘I have no idea what I’m doing.’ All of this imperfection is the best part. That’s going to be the part you remember the most.” - Justin Timberlake
  • “Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn. You know what is important.” - Matthew McConaughey
  • “The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority.” - Olivia Wilde
  • “You know what the greatest thing about babies is? They are like little bundles of hope. Like the future in a basket.” - Lush McBride
  • “It’s a good thing babies don’t give you a lot of time to think. You fall in love with them and when you realize how much they love you back, life is very simple.” - Anita Diamant


Mother-in-law Quotes

Heart-Warming Mother-in-law Quotes

  • "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
  • "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
  • “To the world, you are a mother, but to your family, you are the world.” - Unknown
  • “You are the woman who came into my life unexpectedly, whose presence kissed my soul.” - Marisa Donnelly
  • “A mother gives you life, a mother-in-law gives you her life.” - Amit Kalantri

Funny Mother-in-law Quotes

  • “It’s not ’empty nest syndrome’ until all of their crap is out of your basement.” - Unknown
  • “No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.” - Florida Scott-Maxwell
  • “Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.” - H.L. Mencken
  • “Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.” - Tori Amos

Inspirational Mother-in-law Quotes

  • “There’s no such thing as a supermom. We just do the best we can.” - Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • “Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” - Susan Gale
  • “No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed” - Godfrey Winn
  • “Behind every successful person, stands a very successful mother-in-law.” - Lou Holtz
  • “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you” - Misty Copeland


Religious Motherhood Quotes

Religion Based Quotes

  • "God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers." - Rudyard Kipling
  • “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” - William Makepeace Thackeray
  • “A mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness.” - Proverbs
  • “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.” - St. Therese of Lisieux
  • “I know now why God gave us babies. They require constant attention, of course. They make messes and disturb the peace, but their cuteness and smiles are the only reminder of God we have in the house.” - Ann Rinaldi
  • “Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.” - Billy Graham
  • “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 31:28-31
  • “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.” - Psalm 127.3