45 Mother's Day Quotes That Help Express How Important She Is

We love you, Mom!

35 mother's day quotes that prove mom's a hero
Juj Winn

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate everything that our moms mean to us. While it’s not the only occasion we honor our mothers, it is one that lets the most important woman in our lives know just how greatly she is appreciated. Whether you’re planning on taking your mom out to a delicious Mother’s Day brunch or enjoying a low-key night in with a Mother’s Day-inspired movie, you will need a Mother’s Day card to go with that Mother’s Day gift you handpicked for her.

Since we were little, our mothers have been our trusted confidants, best friends and support systems no matter how far away we’ve landed. That said, a mother’s love is a beautiful thing that can’t be captured in just one word. If you’re in need of heartfelt messages to share with your mom, we’ve rounded up iconic Mother’s Day quotes from actors, singers and poets, among other geniuses who’ve perfectly described a mother-child relationship. These sayings can be put into a memorable morning text, email or paired with flowers. While crafting your Mother’s Day message, you might want to customize it even more with a poem and quotes for mother-daughters, mother-sons or new moms.

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Ezekiel 16:44

As is the mother, so is her daughter.

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Cheryl Lacey Donovan

Mother is a verb. It's something you do. Not just who you are.

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Annie Lennox

Motherhood was the great equalizer for me; I started to identify with everybody.

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Maya Angelou

A mother's love liberates.

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Honore de Balzac

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

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Agatha Christie

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Motherhood brings you to your knees in a way that doesn't leave room for you to judge others. It makes you see that there's no ideal — a constant struggle, constantly compromising, but ultimate love.

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Marion C. Garretty

Mother's love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

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Maria Shriver

Having kids — the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings — is the biggest job anyone can embark on.

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Meryl Streep

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

Mother's Day Quotes Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln

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

Mother's Day Quotes Leroy Brownlow
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Leroy Brownlow

Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb.

Mother's Day Quotes Elder M. Russell Ballard
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Elder M. Russell Ballard

There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.

Mother's Day Quotes Erich Fromm
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Erich Fromm

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

Mother's Day Quotes J.K. Rowling
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J.K. Rowling

He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark.

Mother's Day Quotes Stevie Wonder
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Stevie Wonder

If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.

Mother's Day Quotes Irish Proverb 
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Irish Proverb

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.

Mother's Day Quotes Barbara Kingsolver
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Barbara Kingsolver

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.

Mother's Day Quotes Lisa Leslie
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Lisa Leslie

My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.

Mother's Day Quotes George Eliot
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George Eliot

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.

Mother's Day Quotes Cardinal Mermillod
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Cardinal Mermillod

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

Mother's Day Quotes Rumi
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Rumi

We are born of love; Love is our mother.

Mother's Day Quotes Lance Conrad
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Lance Conrad

I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.

Mother's Day Quotes Gilda Radner
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Gilda Radner

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.

Mother's Day Quotes Nothing Is Really Lost Until Your Mom Can't Find It
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Unknown

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

Mother's Day Quotes Jessica Lange
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Jessica Lange

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.

Mother's Day Quotes Alicia Keys
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Alicia Keys

My mom is definitely my rock.

Mother's Day Washington Irving
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Washington Irving

A mother's love endures through all.

Mother's Day Quotes Life Doesn't Come With A Manual
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Unknown

Life doesn't come with a manual. It comes with a mother.

Mother's Day Quotes Amy Tan
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Amy Tan

A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.

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