50 Best Mothers Day Quotes for Mums – Taken Care Of

The 50 Most Thoughtful Mother's Day Quotes

No one has ever doubted the power of a  mother and the miracle motherhood is. 

That is why mother’s day is unique. We appreciate our mothers and mother figures in our lives; we also take an opportunity to make them aware of their own power and influence in the lives of their children. 

These powerful and most thoughtful mothers day quotes from influential people are a testament to the wonders our mothers are capable of. 

Here are our 50 mothers day quotes that will inspire your own happy mothers day wishes.

Happy Mothers Day Quotes For Moms 

  1. “The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room.” —Henry Ward Beecher

  2. “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.” —St. Therese of Lisieux

  3. “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” —Marion C. Garretty

  4. “Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” —Lady Gaga

    Mothers Day Quote from Edwin Chapin

  5. “I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” —Lance Conrad

  6. “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” —Lin Yutang

  7. “Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow.” —Reed Markham

  8. “Mother—that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” —T. Dewitt Talmage

    Mothers Day Quote by Honore De Balzac.

  9. “Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne.” —Mabel Hale

  10. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” —Cardinal Mermillod

  11. “A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.” —Honore de Balzac

  12. “The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.” —Elaine Heffner

    Mothers Day Quote by Cherry Hartman

  13. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” —Unknown

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

  15. “Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love.” —Mildred B. Vermont

  16. “When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Mitch Albom

    Mothers Day Quote by Rudyard Kipling.

  17. “A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.” —Jamie McGuire

  18. “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

  19. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. ” —Robert Browning

  20. “Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” —Gail Tsukiyama

    Mothers Day Quote by Princess Diana.

  21. “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” —Dorothy Canfield Fisher

  22. “Mother’s love is bliss, peace, need not be acquired, need not be deserved. If it is there, it is like a blessing; if it is not there it is as if all the beauty had gone out of life.” —Erich Fromm

  23.  “If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.” —Booker T. Washington

  24.  “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Mitch Albom

    Mothers Day Quote by Tenneva Jordan.

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

  26.  “[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” —Emily Dickinson

  27. “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.” —James Joyce

  28. “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

    Mothers Day Quote by Elder M. Russell Ballard.

  29. “To a child’s ear, ‘mother’ is magic in any language.” —Arlene Benedict

  30. “A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive.” —Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  31. “My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” —Michael Jordan

  32. “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.” —Linda Wooten

    Mothers Day Quote by Abraham Lincoln.

  33. “There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.” —Archibald Thompson

  34. “In the mother’s eyes, her smile, her stroking touch, the child reads the message: ‘You are there!’” —Adrienne Rich

  35. “If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” —Stevie Wonder

  36. “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver

    Mothers Day Quote by Agatha Christie.

  37. “Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.” —P.J. O’Rourke

  38.  “Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” —Robert A. Heinlein

  39.  “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” —George Eliot

  40. “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” —Abraham Lincoln

    Mothers Day Quote by Marion C. Garretty.

  41. “Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark … to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever.” —J.K. Rowling

  42.  “[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

  43.  “Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” —Stevie Wonder

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

    Mothers Day Quote by Maya Angelou.

  45. "A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."- Washington Irving

  46. “We are born of love; love is our mother.” – Rumi

  47. “I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” – E. M. Forster

  48. “A mother understands what a child does not say.” – Jewish Proverb

    Mothers Day Quote by Jodi Picoult.

  49. “Only mothers can think of the future – because they give birth to it in their children.” – Maxim Gorky

  50. “Because I feel that, in the Heavens above, the angels, whispering to one another, can find, among their burning terms of love, none so devotional as that of ‘Mother’.”- Edgar Allan Poe


Are you ready and prepared to bring happiness to your mom this mother’s day with the best happy mother’s day wishes? 

    Mother's Day is a time to celebrate all mothers do for their families. These thoughtful mothers day quotes from daughters will help you appreciate everything your mother has done for you. Even if you are looking for a mothers day quote from son, we have listed powerful quotes of diligent famous sons. 

    Whether you are looking for heartfelt mother’s day greetings or mothers day messages, or inspirations from famous people, these quotes will help you express how much you love and appreciate your mom. 

    If you are looking for lovely, thoughtful and practical mother’s day gifts for your mom, browse our selection of mothers day gifts in NZ made with love. 

    Have a happy Mother's Day!

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