Mother's Day Quotes

Mother's Day Quotes by Famous People

A 5 year old girl making a card for her mother that reads I Love You Mom.
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Have you ever wondered what are the opinions of great people like Abraham Lincoln or Washington Irving about mothers? What were their mothers like? What makes these mothers special?

A mother has to endure it all. When she gives birth, she balances the pain of labor with the joy of beholding her newborn. After that, a mother worries every waking moment for her child's safety. Even after the child grows up, a mother veils her fears in her bosom, knowing that the world is full of unkind and ruthless people.

So she prepares her child for an uphill task. It is not easy to watch your child struggle through the lessons of life. Yet, she toils on for her child. And her only redemption is the success of her child.

Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May every year. Perhaps we can spare a little bit of our time to think about our great mothers. She may not be the perfect cook or the greatest home-maker. But she is your mother. And she deserves more than just a "Happy Mother's Day." Here are some thoughtful Mother's Day quotes to make her day memorable. Read some motherhood quotes to understand what it means to be a mother and do whatever it takes to please your mother. It is your turn to serve.

  • Charlotte Gray
    Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate.
  • George Eliot
    A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Women know the way to rear up children (to be just). They know a simple, merry, tender knack of tying sashes, fitting baby-shoes, and stringing pretty words that make no sense. And kissing full sense into empty words.
  • Elizabeth Stone
    Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
  • Aristotle
    Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
  • Aeschylus
    On me the tempest falls. It does not make me tremble. O holy Mother Earth, O air and sun, behold me. I am wronged.
  • Washington Irving
    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.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
  • George Washington
    My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
  • James Russell Lowell
    That best academy, a mother's knee.
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