In honor of all Mothers

To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world. Unknown

Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.  Unknown

A mother understands what a child does not say. Jewish proverb

Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother. Unknown

All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. Victor Hugo

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

There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood. Elder M. Russell Ballard

The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother. St. Therese of Lisieux

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

Moms are like buttons—they hold everything together. Unknown

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 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

When you are a mother you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always thinks twice, once for herself and once for her child. Sophia Loren

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

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.                    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. Elaine Heffner

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. Oprah Winfrey

It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it. The Golden Girls

Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow. Reed Markham

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

Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children.Maxim Grosky

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

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

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

Children are the anchors of a mother’s life. Sophocles

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

A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend. Unknown

There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother. Sara Josepha Hale

Mothers are like glue.Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.   Susan Gale

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


In honor of all the women who have made a difference in my life.
Selected and complied by Nancy Valentine