Mothers' Day quotes to honor mothers and motherhood


A special day to honor mothers and motherhood, Mothers’ Day will be celebrated all over the world on Sunday, 20 May 2020. Mothers’ Day is celebrated on different days around the world. In many countries like USA, Canada, most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Japan, the Philippines and South Africa, it is observed on the second Sunday in the month of May. The ways Mothers’ Day is celebrated in different countries differ significantly. The most common methods include giving presents and receiving the blessings of Mothers. Here are a few select quotes for Mothers’ Day to greet Mothers and Motherhood on this most wonderful day.

Mother is the greatest comforter

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” —Jodi Picoult
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“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” —Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” —Emily Dickinson

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” —Victor Hugo
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Mother’s love is incomparable

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

“My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart—a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.” —Mark Twain
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“I would say that my mother is the single biggest role model in my life, but that term doesn’t seem to encompass enough when I use it about her. She was the love of my life.” —Mindy Kaling

The admirable characteristics of Mothers

“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” —Robert A. Heinlein
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“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” —Robert Browning
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A mothers’ role is irreplaceable

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” —Dorothy on The Golden Girls

“Because I feel that, in the Heavens above / The angels, whispering to one another, / Can find, among their burning terms of love / None so devotional as that of ‘Mother'” —Edgar Allen Poe
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Mother‘s role is not an easy job

“I finally understand / for a woman it ain’t easy tryin to raise a man / You always was committed / A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how ya did it / There’s no way I can pay you back / But the plan is to show you that I understand / You are appreciated” —Tupac Shakur

“You showed me when I was young just how to grow / You showed me everything that I should know / You showed me just how to walk without your hands / Cuz mom you always were the perfect fan” —The Backstreet Boys
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My mother is my best friend

“I wanna tell the whole world about a friend of mine / This little light of mine, I’m feelin’ let it shine / I’m feelin’ take y’all back to them better times/ I’m feelin’ talk about my mama if y’all don’t mind” —Kanye West

“Never gonna go a day without you / Fills me up just thinking about you / I’ll never go a day without my mama” —Boyz II Men
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A mother never gives up

“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

Mother is the best teacher
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“Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in the everyday.” —Martha Stewart

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

“To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.” - Author Unknown
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“An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.” - Spanish Proverb

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

“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
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Mother is your best friend

“The older I grow, the more I realize that my mother is the best “best friend” that I ever had.” - Author Unknown

“We laugh, we cry, we make time fly... We are best friends, my mom and I.” - Author Unknown
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“A mother is a daughter’s first best friend.” - Author Unknown

“As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.” - Kristin Hannah

“If I did not have you as a mom, I would choose you as a friend.” - Author Unknown
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