The Top 60 Happy Mother’s Day Quotes


All across the world, Mother’s Day is cheerfully celebrated. It’s a wonderful opportunity to express your gratitude and love for your mother. Celebrating Mother’s Day also acknowledges all the hardships and difficulties mothers are confronted with when raising a child. However, finding the right words that adequately express how you feel for your mother can be quite difficult. For this reason, we’ve created a hand-picked selection of the best happy Mother’s Day quotes to inspire you.

Traditionally, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. But that doesn’t mean that you cannot express how we feel for your mother during every other day of the year as well. In fact, you don’t have to limit it to Mother’s Day only. Cherish your mother and father throughout the entire year.

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”
Stevie Wonder

When Mother’s Day has arrived, you can show your mother how much you love her and how thankful you are for her presence in your life. It’s a special occasion to shower your mother with love and gratitude. It’s that time of the year where you give her a big hug for everything she has done for you.

Happy Mother's Day quotes

A happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!

You can celebrate Mother’s Day no matter if she is near to you or really far away. In the following, you can find excellent happy Mother’s Day quotes that you can send your mother if she’s not around.

The Top 60 Happy Mother’s Day Quotes

Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day with a wonderful collection of the best happy Mother’s Day quotes. It’s a wonderful opportunity for each and every one of us to honor motherhood. Mother’s Day also gives us the chance to recognize everything our mothers have done for us and the sacrifices they made.

You can brighten your mother’s mood by sending her beautiful quotes and Mother’s Day wishes – you don’t have to wait for May to do that. Just send her some of these beautiful happy Mother’s Day quotes throughout the entire year. She will definitely appreciate these beautiful lines that honor motherhood and appreciates her for who she is.

Let’s begin with some of the best happy Mother’s Day quotes.

Enjoy the following happy Mothers Day quotes.

1. An unknown author on mothers

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

This quote is so true. Once we grow up, our mothers no longer hold our hands but they accompany us with their hearts on every journey we take.

2. Marion Garrety on a mother’s love

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

What would the world be without it? Our mothers give us the necessary strength and courage it takes to pursue our dreams. Without the love of our mothers, everything will be much more difficult.

3. Rudyard Kipling on human creation

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”
Rudyard Kipling

That one is a really funny statement that must be part in any collection of happy Mother’s Day quotes.

4. Mildred Vermont on being a full-time mother

“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.”
Mildred B. Vermont

It may not pay off financially, but the love one gets is eternal.

5. Lin Yutang on women’s rights

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

Indeed it is. There could be no greater privilege.

6. Jodi Picoult on the perfect role model

“My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.”
Jodi Picoult

Our mothers are indeed excellent role models. I especially like the part where she says that her mother has a “spine of steel.” That’s absolutely what it takes to raise children. Nothing could be more difficult while at the same time being wonderfully rewarding.

7. Tenneva Jordan on Mother’s Day cake

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”
Tenneva Jordan

Be sure to give that piece of pie to your mother on Mother’s Day. Or even better, always be the one who does not care for pie so that your mother can have a piece of the pie.

8. Bangambiki Habyarimana on loving mothers

“There is no greater heaven than the heart of a loving mother. She takes care of you when you are still in her womb. She nurtures you after you are born. She looks after you when you fall, she celebrates when you make your first steps. She is the only person who genuinely cares about you. She loves you as she loves herself. Her heart is your true paradise. I love you, mama.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana

This quote is remarkably beautiful. It definitely has to be included in this list of happy Mother’s Day quotes. It’s a pure celebration of what it means to have a loving mother.

Perhaps that part where the author states that your mother is the only person who truly cares about you may be a little bit exaggerated. Your father will definitely care just as much about you as your mother does. And your friends and other family members will do as well.

9. Carlos Wallace on celebrating Mother’s Day

“So while it is great to celebrate on a day dedicated to moms, I urge each of you, to always be good to the woman who is so good to you. Honor your mothers every day by letting her know she is the real MVP in your life.”
Carlos Wallace

Why only celebrate your mother once a year? Why not expand this celebration to the entire year? She most definitely deserves to be cherished on every other day as well. If you honor and love your mother just as much as you do during Mother’s Day, she will be the happiest person on earth.

10. Howard Hunter on motherhood

“Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind.”
Howard W. Hunter

Another quote that is remarkably true. Mankind strives for the greatest ambitions. Mankind seeks to colonize space and to explore the greatest depths of the ocean. But it seems, many of us forget that raising a child is more important than almost all other things.

11. Carlos Wallace on extraordinary women

“Behind great men, children, companies or homes are some extraordinary women! Take time today and always to acknowledge the women in your life with a show of gratitude. Love compels a woman’s heart. Appreciation drives her commitment. Kindness fuels her strength. Compassion gives her courage. God gives her to you.”
Carlos Wallace

Celebrating Mother’s Day is also a fantastic way to encourage your mother. It helps her to see that her role in your life is highly appreciated and that you are indefinitely grateful for everything she has done for you. As Carlos Wallace states so brilliantly, by honoring your mother you will greatly strengthen her.

12. William Brown on sweet sounds

“The sweetest sounds to mortals given are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.”
William Goldsmith Brown

And it’s important to mention that the word “mother” stands in the first place in the quote shown above.

13. Michelle Pillow on being a mom

“Out of all the things I do, I think being a mom is the most important and satisfying.”
Michelle M. Pillow

It’s perhaps also the most fulfilling and rewarding accomplishment of a person.

14. Violet James on praying mothers

“A praying mother is more precious and valuable than all the riches in the world.”
Violet James

The following will also feature a prominent quote by Abraham Lincoln in which he states that the prayers of his mother accompanied him throughout all his life. So there may be quite some power in a mother’s prayer.

15. Jamie McGuire on a mother’s love

“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

A mother’s love is definitely one of the strongest forces ever known. It overcomes all obstacles. And yes, there are many stories in which mothers are capable of performing superhuman acts when their children were in danger.

16. Richelle Goodrich on caring mothers

“Mothers care in volumes of tears and earnestness of prayers and a depth of emotion others cannot fathom.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

It’s definitely almost impossible to fathom how deeply a mother cares about her children. Unless you’re a mother yourself, of course.

17. Sophie Kinsella on your mother’s voice

“There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.”
Sophie Kinsella

Sometimes, this is quite true. Especially during childhood.

18. Abraham Lincoln on what he owes to his mother

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

Our mothers do not only nurture and care for us. They also shape our personalities to a great extent and have a huge impact on who we are. As Abraham Lincoln puts it so marvelously, everything we are we owe to our mothers.

19. Honore De Balzac on the heart of a mother

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”
Honore De Balzac

Mothers are endlessly carrying. And they are infinitely forgiving about their children’s – often times incredibly stupid – mistakes.

20. Theodore Hesburgh on fathers and mothers

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”
Theodore Hesburgh

There are many other important things fathers can do as well. But loving the mother of his children is perhaps one of the most important ones.

21. Kristin Hannah on mothers and daughters

“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

This one is just wonderful. Often times, words cannot describe what we feel for our mothers. But this happy Mother’s Day quote comes quite close.

22. Bangambiki Habyarimana on heaven

“If my mother will not go to heaven, I renounce the privilege”
Bangambiki Habyarimana

Previously, we’ve always discussed the great love of mothers for their children. But this fantastic quote is proof that this great love is mutual.

23. Martha Gellhorn on the right man to marry

“I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.”
Martha Gellhorn

Quite true.

24. Israelmore Ayivor on mothers as great teachers

“My mother is my teacher, her words make me richer, I thank you oh my mother, may you grow and live long!”
Israelmore Ayivor

This one is also a really nice quote.

25. Israelmore Ayivor on being born again

“If I would be made come to earth again, I would ask for the same mother again. If made to return 100 times to earth, I would request to be born through the same mother 100 times!”
Israelmore Ayivor

That’s the true love of children for their mother.

26. Israelmore Ayivor on his mother as a best friend

“My mother is my friend who shares with me her bread. She cures all my hopelessness! Her company makes me feel secure!”
Israelmore Ayivor

There are so many wonderful gifts our mothers give us, it’s almost impossible to list them all.

27. Barbara Kingsolver on the strength of motherhood

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”
Barbara Kingsolver

The love of a mother for a child can overcome everything. It washes away the greatest obstacles and overcomes any sorrow.

28. Jodi Picoult on the unconditional love of a mother

“I always wondered why God was supposed to be a father,” she whispers. Fathers always want you to measure up to something. Mothers are the ones who love you unconditionally, don’t you think?”
Jodi Picoult


29. Marjorie Hinckley on being a mother

“Be a Mother who is committed to loving her children into standing on higher ground than the environment surrounding them. Mothers are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley

And, it’s a truly powerful love.

30. JoyBell C. on the gift of being a mother

“I am first and foremost me, but right after that, I am a mother. The best thing that I can ever be, is me. But the best gift that I will ever have, is being a mother.”
C. JoyBell C.

That’s another quote that must definitely be a part of a collection of happy Mother’s Day quotes.

31. Criss Jami on the strength of a mother

“You are evidence of your mother’s strength, especially if you are a rebellious knucklehead and regardless she has always maintained her sanity.”
Criss Jami

It’s often quite difficult to imagine what mothers have to endure. Especially when considering that not all children are easy, it makes the effort of mothers even more astonishing.

32. Abraham Lincoln on his mother’s prayers

“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
Abraham Lincoln

33. Roxanne Henke on being a supermom

“Supermom wasn’t a bad job description. The pay was lousy if you were talking about real money. But the payoff was priceless in so many other ways.”
Roxanne Henke

It’s really sad that the tremendous amount of work mothers put into the upbringing of a child is not a lot more esteemed by society. Instead, society celebrates unimportant celebrities and unimportant accomplishments a lot more than the important work that mothers are doing. At the same time, being a mother and raising children comes with many other rewards that are by far more valuable than money.

34. Peter Abrahams on a mother’s love

“Mom had the kind of love for her that you could feel, like it was part of the atmosphere”
Peter Abrahams

In fact, your mother’s love does not only become part of the atmosphere but it also radiates throughout the entire house or flat you grew up in.

35. Nicole Krauss on the power of her mother

“She [my mother]was the force around which our world turned. My mother was propelled through the universe by the brute force of reason. She was the judge in all our arguments. One disapproving word from her was enough to send us off to hide in a corner, where we would cry and fantasize our own martyrdom. And yet. One kiss could restore us to princedom. Without her, our lives would dissolve into chaos.”
Nicole Krauss

36. Donna Ball on motherhood

“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is… and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”
Donna Ball

And with every year a mother learns important lessons until finally, she can pass on her wisdom to the next generation.

37. N.K. Jemisin on glorious mothers

“In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.”
N.K. Jemisin

38. Thomas Hardy on his mom

“She was of the stuff of which great men’s mothers are made. She was indispensable to high generation, feared at tea-parties, hated in shops, and loved at crises.”
Thomas Hardy

All that matters is that your mother is loved by your family. That’s all the love a mother needs.

39. Adriana Trigiani on the importance of a mother

“A good mother is irreplaceable.”
Adriana Trigiani

This quote is so true.

40. Eleesha on honoring mothers

“Let us acknowledge the magnitude of Motherhood, by simply honoring all mothers—past and present.”

41. Mitch Albom on counting hours

“You count the hours you could have spent with your mother, it’s a lifetime in itself.”
Mitch Albom

42. Luffina Lourduraj on love at first sight

“I don’t believe in love at first sight because my mother started loving me before seeing me.”
Luffina Lourduraj

43. Julie Beck on motherhood

“There is eternal influence and power in motherhood.”
Julie B. Beck

44. An Irish proverb on a man’s love for his mother

“A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.”
Irish proverb

45. Jeffrey Holland on the responsibilities of mothers

“Like the woman who anonymously, meekly, perhaps even with hesitation and some embarrassment, fought her way through the crowd just to touch the hem of the Master’s garment, so Christ will say to the women who worry and wonder and weep over their responsibility as mothers, ‘Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.’ And it will make your children whole as well.”
Jeffrey R. Holland

46. Victor Hugo on a mother’s arms

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

47. Alaa Al Aswany on the unconditional love of a mother

“A mother loves her children unconditionally. However they wrong her, she’ll carry on loving them.”
Alaa Al Aswany

48. Olarewaju Oladipo on pure thankfulness

“I am so thankful to MOTHER for making my ordinary life extraordinary. MOTHER – Multiplied Opportunities Through Her Endless Reinvention.”
Olarewaju Oladipo

49. Audrey Niffenegger on staying at home

“Think for a minute, darling: in fairy tales, it’s always the children who have the fine adventures. The mothers have to stay at home and wait for the children to fly in the window.”
Audrey Niffenegger

51. Debasish Mridha on a mother’s love

“A mother’s love is more beautiful than any fresh flower.”
Debasish Mridha

52. James E. Faust on motherhood

“There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.”
James E. Faust

53. Isabella MacDonald Alden on young children

“No occupation in this world is more trying to soul and body than the care of young children. What patience and wisdom, skill and unlimited love it calls for. God gave the work to mothers and furnished them for it.”
Isabella MacDonald Alden

54. Revathi Sankaran on the definition of motherhood

“If I were asked to define motherhood. I would have defined it as love in its purest form. Unconditional love.”
Revathi Sankaran

55. Sarah Strohmeyer on being a mother

“A mother is a mother from the moment her baby is first placed in her arms until eternity. It didn’t matter if her child were three, thirteen, or thirty.”
Sarah Strohmeyer

56. Jeremy Griffith on a mother’s love

“We all intuitively know that a mother’s love is crucial to the creation of a well-adjusted human and that we are all born with an instinctive expectation of receiving unconditionally selfless love from our mother.”
Jeremy Griffith

57. Jodi Picoult on a mother’s efforts

“Sometimes, mothers say and do things that seem like they don’t want their kids… but when you look more closely, you realize that they’re doing those kids a favor. They’re just trying to give them a better life.”
Jodi Picoult

58. Maggie Young on missing her mom

“I grew up missing my mom while she was right in front of me.”
Maggie Young

59. Vikrmn on mothers

“Moms will be Moms… for no one else can be like them.”

60. George Eliot on endless love

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.”
George Eliot

I hope you enjoyed this collection of happy Mothers Day quotes.

Stay victorious!


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