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31 Best Mother’s Day Inspirational Quotes You Must Know!

Do you have something special in mind for your Mom or Wife this Mother’s Day? Among the many ideas out there, finding the best Mother’s Day inspirational quotes can make her day.

Some of the best Mother’s Day Inspirational Quotes are “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” and “Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” and “To describe my Mother would be to write about to write about a hurricane in its perfect power”.

But those are just 3 of the 31 Mother’s Day quotes I’ve compiled.

You can post these best Mother’s Day quotes about her on social media. Or have the kids make handmade Mother’s Day quotes cards.

These beautifully written Mother’s Day inspirational quotes can really convey just how special your Mom or Wife really is.


Why a mother is important in our life

Mothers, like all people, are imperfect.

They struggle, they make mistakes, and no doubt, have let us down at some point. But they also have 1 role that absolutely no one else on the planet can fulfill.

They are responsible for giving birth to you; to literally breathing life into you.

Without your mother you would not exist. THAT is the 1st reason your mother is one of the, if not THE most important person in your life.

The Role of a Parent in a Child’s Life is ever-changing as we get older.

Our mother and father model the behavioral traits we eventually take on. Mom provides the loving, nurturing environment that allows our creativity to flourish and our cognitive development to grow.

But beyond birthing you, for most of us, our mother was also our first:

  • Protector
  • Teacher
  • Inspiration
  • Motivation

And our guiding light. For many of us, Mom was the one who was always there through thick and thin. Flawed, fallible, but irreplaceable.

What are the qualities of a good mother?

I identified above what our mother means to many of us, and some of the roles she has played for us over the years.

A good mother doesn’t have any illusions about being perfect, but she does strive to learn from her mistakes and to get a little bit better each and every day.

Similar to the Qualities of a Good Father, a good mother actively spends time and engages with her kids, often puts the needs of the child above her own, takes ownership when she slips up, and is always there to guide without being over-protective.

But a “good mother” isn’t just one thing.

There are many different kinds of great mothers and each mother (and father) is different from day to day.

That being said, there are some common Parenting Styles Child Psychologists Prefer.

Curious as to what those are? I highly recommend you take just a moment and review my highly shared post.

What do you say on Mother’s Day?

Most of us lack the words, descriptive imagination and depth of feeling to really convey on paper everything we feel.

So these Mother’s Day quotes are the perfect solution for your Mother’s Day plans this year!

I literally scoured the web, looking at dozens of sites and hundreds of Mother’s Day quotes.

If you just Google Mother’s Day inspirational quotes, a lot comes up.  Unfortunately, a lot of them are not great.  Too basic, too generic, too sarcastic, overused or about as emotional as a physics textbook.

Many are OK but by people you’ve never heard of.

So the list I’ve got here represents the best of the best.  I’ve culled the mediocre and boring to bring you only the best . . .

31 Best Mother’s Day Inspirational Quotes You Must Know!


1. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made Mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling

2. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

3. “A Mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” ― Agatha Christie

4. “I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your Mother.” ― Maya Angelou

5. “It’s not easy being a Mother.  If it were easy, Fathers would do it” – Dorothy, The Golden Girls

6. “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 31:25

7. “To describe my Mother would be to write about to write about a hurricane in its perfect power” – Maya Angelou

8. “Every woman becomes their Mother.  That’s their tragedy.  And no man becomes his.  That’s his tragedy.” – Oscar Wilde

9. “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 troubles thicken 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

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

11. “Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.” – Ambrose Bierce

12. “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” – Mahatma Gandhi

13. “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.”  – Jewish Proverb

14. “My Mother had a great deal of trouble with me.  But I think she enjoyed it!” – Mark Twain

15. “I always wondered why God was supposed to be a father,’ she whispers. ‘Fathers always want you to measure up to something. Mothers are the ones who love you unconditionally, don’t you think?” ―Jodi Picoult

16. “She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great – but how to laugh through it!” – Liza Minnelli

17. “We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher

18. “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.” – Rajneesh

19. “You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around — and why his parents will always wave back.” – William D. Tammeus

20. “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

21. “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

22. “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” – Theodore Hesburgh

23. “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

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

25. ”Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love” – Mildred B. Vermont

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

27. “Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.” – Louisa May Alcott

28. “You are far more precious than jewels” – Proverbs 31:10

29. “Mothers are full of love and laughter, filling our hearts forever after. Mothers are always loving and dreaming, putting up with us and all of our scheming. Mothers are sweet smiles and happy faces, forgiving us of our troublesome disgraces.” – Susan M Keenan 

30. “Life hasn’t always been fair, sometimes it has been very mean. I fell down along the way, I got wounds that couldn’t be seen. But through it all my mother never left my side, her constant love is the reason my tears have finally dried.” – Mercy Pheona 

31. “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

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Final Thoughts

In this post, I compiled a list of all my favorite Mother’s Day quotes.

I scoured the web, eliminated the ones that were too sarcastic, too racy, too simplistic or from people you’ve never heard of.

I literally went through hundreds to bring you my absolute 31 best Mother’s Day quotes.

Which quote is your favorite?

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Jeff Campbell