Inspirational Quotes About Mothers, Angels, and Miracles

The Inspiring Love of Moms Reminds People of Angelic, Miraculous Love

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The love that moms give their children is so inspiring that people sometimes equate mothers with angels and their love with miracles. Thinkstock / Comstock Images / Getty Images

The love that moms give their children is so inspiring that people sometimes equate mothers with angels and their love with miracles. Famous people have expressed thoughtful ideas about how heavenly angels help moms, how mothers act in angelic ways, and how God performs miracles through mothers. Here are some inspirational quotes about mothers that relate to angels and miracles:

"The angels, whispering to one another/Can find, among their burning terms of love/None so devotional as that of 'Mother'." - Edgar Allan Poe

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." – Abraham Lincoln

"A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It's unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing." - Jennie Finch

"When the Good Lord was creating mothers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when the angel appeared and said: 'You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.' And God said, 'Have you read the specs on this order? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable parts ... all replaceable. Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair. And six pairs of hands.'" - Erma Bombeck

"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers." - Jewish Proverb

"Motherhood ... is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels."- James R. Clark

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"The angel of the family is woman. Mother, wife, or sister, woman is the caress of life, the soothing sweetness of affection shed over its toils, a reflection for the individual of the loving providence which watches over humanity. In her there is treasure enough of consoling tenderness to allay every pain. Moreover for every one of us she is the initiator of the future. The mother's first kiss teaches the child love; the first holy kiss of the woman he loves teaches man hope and faith in life; and love and faith create a desire for perfection and the power of reaching towards it step by step; create the future, in short, of which the living symbol is the child, link between us and the generations to come. Through her the family, with its divine mystery of reproduction, points to eternity." - Giuseppe Mazzini

"My mother is a walking miracle." - Leonardo DiCaprio

"A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love." - Thomas C. Haliburton

"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put into that action." - Mother Teresa

"Before you were conceived, I wanted you.

Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were here an hour, I would die for you. This is the miracle of a mother's love." - Maureen Hawkins

A mother's prayer to the guardian angels of her children: "I humbly salute you, oh you faithful, heavenly friends of my children! I give you heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show them. At some future day I shall, with thanks more worthy than I can now give, repay your care for them, and before the whole heavenly court acknowledge their indebtedness to your guidance and protection. Continue to watch over them. Provide for all their needs of body and soul. Pray, likewise, for me, for my husband, and my whole family, that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed company. Amen." – traditional Catholic prayer

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” - poet Robert Browning