Inspiring Quotes About Motherly Love

Motherhood is one of the most important roles a woman can have. A mother is nurturing, selfless, and capable of making the world a better place just by having the privilege of raising amazing human beings. There are not enough words to thank all the mothers in the world for their awesome work. All those sleepless nights while the fever passes, the hours spent getting everything ready to go to school and to after-school activities, and those delicious lunches specially made for their children. All mothers are heroes for their children, even though there’s a special day to celebrate them, acknowledging and appreciating all that mothers do is something that must be done every day.

But sometimes, words are difficult to find. In those cases, a bit of inspiration might come in handy. Take a look of some of the most inspiring phrases that will help you communicate all the love and affection that a mother deserves.

Inspiring phrases about mothers

  • “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, Dreaming Water

  • “Blessed is a mother that would give up part of her soul for her children's happiness.” 

―Shannon L. Alder

  • “…she rejoiced as only mothers can in the good fortunes of their children.” 

―Louisa May Alcott, Jo's Boys

  • “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” 

—Victor Hugo

  • “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” 

—Princess Diana

  • “[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

  • “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” 

—Meryl Streep

  • “Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” 

—Kate Winslet

  • “A mother is a woman who shows you the light when you just see the dark.” 

―Grimaldos Robin

  • ”There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” 

―Chinese Proverbs

  • “Mothers never retire, no matter how old her children are she is always a Mom, always willing to encourage and help her children in any way she can!” 

―Catherine Pulsifer

  • “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

  • “A mother understands what a child does not say.” 


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

―Oprah Winfrey

  • “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” 

―Abraham Lincoln

  • “Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” 

―Erich Fromm

  • “The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.” 

―Billy Graham

  • “Then I became a mother and it just fills every space, that isn't filled with something else important. It's just like this incredible balloon that blows up and fills life up.” 

―Thandie Newton

  • “Motherhood was the great equalizer for me; I started to identify with everybody... as a mother, you have that impulse to wish that no child should ever be hurt, or abused, or go hungry, or not have opportunities in life.” 

―Annie Lennox

  • “My mother is a strong woman. Her strength comes from being tested by life's unpredictability. It comes from soldiering on for her children, even when she might rather have given up. I know it hasn't always come easily, but I also know it's her greatest gift.” 

―Matt Lauer

  • “Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.” 

―Alice Walker

  • “Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.” 

―Hosea Ballou

  • “My mother was and will always remain my greatest hero.” 

―Kamala Harris

  • “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” 

―Robert Browning

  • “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” 

―Barbara Kingsolver

  • “A child’s first teacher is its mother.” 

―Peng Liyuan

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

―Maxim Gorky

  • “Mothers are the fountain of creation.” 

― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

  • “Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one mother the wide world over.” 

―George Cooper

  • “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” 

―H.W. Beecher

  • “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

  • “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” 

―Marion C. Garretty

  • “Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field since the payment is pure love.” 

―Mildred B. Vermont

  • “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” 

―Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • “Motherhood is neither a duty nor a privilege, but simply the way that humanity can satisfy the desire for physical immortality and triumph over the fear of death.” 

―Rebecca West

  • “We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.” 

―Henry Ward Beecher

  • “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” 

―Lin Yutang

  • “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.” 


  • “Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” 

―T. DeWitt Talmage

  • “No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life.” 


  • “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.” 

―James Joyce

  • “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” 

―Jessica Lange

  • “I look back on my childhood and thank the stars above. For everything you gave me, but mostly for your love.” 

―Wayne F. Winters

  • “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

  • “He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” 

―J. K. Rowling

  • “Behind all your stories is always your mother’s story. Because hers is where yours begin.” 

―Mitch Albom

  • “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

  • “I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine — she helps me grow, prosper and reach great heights.” 

―Terri Guillemets

  • “And I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” 

―Mitch Albom

  • “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

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