122 Best Mom Quotes – Baby Chick


Are you looking for mom quotes to write your mother something special in a note? Maybe celebrate Mother’s Day or her birthday or honor your mom any time of the year? If so, then you’re in the right place.

Mothers are some of the most special people on earth. We’ve assembled a list of the 122 best quotes about mothers and being a mom below. These mom quotes and song lyrics would be perfect for writing in a Mother’s Day card or inspiring you to write your own quotes about your mom.

122 Best Mom Quotes

Mom Quotes About Mothers

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

2. “One is a mother to shield when lightning streaks the night, when thunder shakes the earth, when mud bogs one down. One is a mother in order to love without beginning or end.” – Mariama Bâ, So Long a Letter

3. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

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

5. “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm, German social psychologist

6. “The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” – Jodi Picoult

7. “The woman who is my best friend, my teacher, my everything: Mom.” – Sandra Vischer

8. “Mother was comfort. Mother was home.” – Ruta Sepetys

9. “In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess.” – N.K. Jemisin

10. “She is the creature of life, the giver of life, and the giver of abundant love, care, and protection. Such are the great qualities of a mother.” – Ama H. Vanniarachchy

11. “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

12. “A mother knows what her child’s gone through, even if she didn’t see it herself.” – Pramoedya Ananta Toer

13. “Moms are the people who know us the best and love us the most.” – Unknown

14. “Home is where your mom is.” – Unknown

15. “Happiness is seeing your mother smile.” – Unknown

16. “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

18. “Men are what their mothers made them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle

20. “There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.” – Billy Sunday

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

22. “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” – Henry Ward Beecher

23. “I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” – E. M. Forster

24. “A child’s first teacher is its mother.” – Peng Liyuan

25. “We are born of love; love is our mother.” – Rumi

26. “My mother has always been my emotional barometer and my guidance. I was lucky enough to get to have one woman who truly helped me through everything.” – Emma Stone

27. “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.” – George Washington

28. “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

29. “It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. My mom says some days are like that.” – Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

30. “My mother was the one constant in my life. When I think about my mom raising me alone when she was 20, and working and paying the bills, and, you know, trying to pursue your own dreams, I think is a feat that is unmatched.” – Barack Obama

31. “When they’ve finished reading, Olivia’s mother gives her a kiss and says, ‘You know, you really wear me out. But I love you anyway.’ And Olivia gives her a kiss back and says, ‘I love you anyway too.’” – Ian Falconer, Olivia

32. “[My mom] had this amazing attitude in the face of everything, including when she got cancer.” – Bill Clinton

33. “I unapologetically and unabashedly am deeply biased toward my mother.” – Chelsea Clinton

34. “My mother … had a very deep inner spirituality that allowed her to rebuild her life. It’s extraordinary that she had such a strong sense of self and such a commitment to the future and such a strong creative sense that she could build new worlds for herself and for us out of the total devastation in her life.” – Caroline Kennedy

35. “I’m still amazed at how my mother emerged from her lonely early life as such an affectionate and levelheaded woman.” – Hillary Clinton

36. “My parents elected me president of the family when I was 4. We actually had an election every year and I always won. I’m an only child, and I could count on my mother’s vote.” – Condoleezza Rice

37. “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

38. “She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great—but how to laugh through it.” – Liza Minnelli (on mom Judy Garland)

39. “My mom [has] always been my hero. Watching her experience something like breast cancer was pivotal, I think in my whole family’s life and experience. She is one strong lady.” – Emma Stone

40. “You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.” – Kevin Durant

41. “My mom had four kids, one with special needs. She had a full-time job, and she still came home and made dinner for us every night, from scratch. It was amazing.” – Eva Longoria

42. “In 1971, Bossier City, Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged her kids to be creative, work hard, and do something special. That girl is my mother and she’s here tonight. And I just want to say, I love you, Mom. Thank you for teaching me to dream.” – Jared Leto

43. “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

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

45. “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

46. “As my mom always said, ‘You’d rather have smile lines than frown lines.’” – Cindy Crawford

47. “My mom is my hero. [She] inspired me to dream when I was a kid, so anytime anyone inspires you to dream, that’s gotta be your hero.” – Tim McGraw

48. “[What’s beautiful about my mother is] her compassion, how much she gives, whether it be to her kids and grandkids or out in the world. She’s got a sparkle.” – Kate Hudson (on mom Goldie Hawn)

49. “My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, ‘Happiness is your own responsibility.’ That’s probably what I quote from her and live by the most.” – Jennifer Garner

50. “We used to sing along to Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald records together. She had the most amazing voice . . . She’s always encouraged me, and she’s still that person who, when things look dire, lifts me up and reminds me of who I am and that we all have a capacity for greatness.” – Sheryl Crow

51. “My mother taught me to be nice to everybody. And she said something before I left home. She said, ‘I want you to always remember that the person you are in this world is a reflection of the job I did as a mother.’” – Jason Segel

52. “I remember being seven and asking my mom if I was as pretty as Monique [my best friend in grade school]. And with all the love in the world, my mom looked at me and said, ‘Oh, honey, you’re so funny.’ So, she doesn’t lie to me . . . she answers the question by not answering and instead tells me what she thinks is my greatest strength.” – Jennifer Aniston

53. “My mom is the greatest mom in the whole wide world. She’s done everything for me to make my dreams come true.” – Josh Hutcherson

54. “My mother is everything to me. She’s my anchor, she’s the person I go to when I need to talk to someone. She is an amazing woman.” – Demi Lovato

55. “There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.” – Taylor Swift

56. “I don’t think of myself as a terribly confident person. But I have a survival mechanism that was instilled in me by my mother.” – Naomi Watts

57. “Most people’s mothers are the most influential person in their life. But my mother survived the camps, and she was very strong. She made me strong, but she wanted me to be strong. That’s more important.” – Diane von Furstenberg

58. “[My mother] always said I was beautiful and I finally believed her at some point.” – Lupita Nyong’o

59. “She drove me to ballet class…and she took me to every audition. She’d be proud of me if I was still sitting in that seat or if I was watching from home. She believes in me and that’s why this [award] is for her. She’s a wonderful mother.” – Elisabeth Moss

60. “I believe in the strength and intelligence and sensitivity of women. My mother, my sisters [they] are strong. My mum is a strong woman and I love her for it.” – Tom Hiddleston

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

Mom Quotes About Being a Mom

1. “Motherhood: if you think my hands are full, you should see my heart.” – Unknown

2. “I loved you before I knew you.” – Unknown

3. “Of all the things my hands have held, the best, by far, is you.” – Unknown

4. “I’ve never had more appreciation for anyone in my entire life until I became a mom.” – Chrissy Teigen

5. “Little souls find their way to you whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s.” – Sheryl Crow

6. “I’m proud of many things in life but nothing beats being a mother.” – Unknown

7. “Let me love you a little more before you’re not little anymore.” – Unknown

8. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.” – Jessica Lange

9. “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Tina Fey

10. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren

11. “Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” – Kate Winslet

12. “My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis.” – Drew Barrymore

13. “At the end of the day my most important job is still mom-in-chief.” – Michelle Obama

14. “If you’re a mom, you’re a superhero. Period.” – Rosie Pope

15. “Becoming a mother forced me to have hope.” – Nefertiti Austin

16. “If I look back at everything I’ve done in life, you’re easily the best thing I’ve ever created.” – Unknown

17. “Being a mama can be tough, but always remember in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than you.” – Unknown

18. “Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain—your life will never be the same.” – Catherine Jones

19. “You don’t take a class; you’re thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.” – Jennie Finch

20. “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” – Meryl Streep

21. “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.” – Isaiah 66:13

22. “Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” – Robert A. Heinlein

23. “Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.” – P.J. O’Rourke

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

25. “[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.” – Gilda Radner

26. “I don’t know if I feel like a bad mom, but at the end of the day I’m always plagued with, did I do enough? Should I go in a different direction? But I also know that my entire life revolves around [my son] Louis.” —Sandra Bullock

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

28. “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

29. “It’s the job that I take most seriously in my life and I think it’s the hardest job.” – Debra Messing

30. “There’s something that just happens to you when you have a baby, and you look at their little eyes for the first time when you’re holding them. They’ve been safe inside your belly for almost 10 months, and now they’re in your arms. Intuition kicks in, where you will do anything for them and you have all the tools inside of you to take care of them.” – Hillary Duff

31. “Don’t listen to anyone’s advice. Listen to your baby . . . There are so many books, doctors, and well-meaning friends and family. We like to say, ‘You don’t need a book. Your baby is a book. Just pick it up and read it.’” – Mayim Bialik

32. “[When] you’re dying laughing because your three-year-old made a fart joke, it doesn’t matter what else is going on. That’s real happiness.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

33. “I see myself as a mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me, or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy.” – Angelina Jolie

34. “Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it’s just as important to sit down and ask my son how he’s feeling or talk to him about life.” – Angelina Jolie

35. “I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible — oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.” – Tina Fey

36. “[Motherhood is] ‘heart-exploding, blissful hysteria.’” – Olivia Wilde

37. “If I’ve learned anything as a mom with a daughter who’s three, I’ve learned that you cannot judge the way another person is raising their kid. Everybody is just doing the best they can. It’s hard to be a mom.” – Maggie Gyllenhaal

38. “When I had my first child I thought, ‘This is the best-kept secret.’ You know how parents rattle on to you about, ‘Oh, you won’t believe your life will never be the same,’ and da, da, da and you think, ‘Why can’t these people just get over it? All they’re doing is yakking on about their kids. It’s such a bore.’ And then you have kids and you just want to do all the same things.” – Uma Thurman

39. “There’s no such thing as a supermom. We just do the best we can.” – Sarah Michelle Gellar

40. “I have found being a mother has made me emotionally raw in many situations. Your heart is beating outside your body when you have a baby.” – Kate Beckinsale

41. “It’s been a huge joy, this experience of being a mom . . . I don’t know how to articulate it yet, because it is so fresh.” – Claire Danes

42. “The best part of having two babies at once, a son and a daughter, is mostly everything. You’re just having that feeling of love inside you all the time and motherhood is such a fulfilling place to be. I kind of wish it would have happened to me earlier in my life.” – Jennifer Lopez

43. “[My favorite thing about motherhood is] that it’s made me grow into a woman finally, and I finally grew up, thank God.” – Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

44. “You instantly become less selfish. You can’t be the biggest person in the world anymore—they are. [Motherhood] really grounds you.” – Keri Russell

45. “I like my body so much better after I had kids. Is that a crazy thing to say? I’m more womanly. I feel sexier.” – Reese Witherspoon

46. “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” – Roald Dahl

47. “When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary.” – Connie Schultz

48. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah Winfrey

49. “Motherhood changes everything.” – Adriana Trigiani

50. “For when a child is born the mother also is born again.” – Gilbert Parker

51. “Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.” – Sophocles

52. “I tell my kids, ‘I am thinking about you every other minute of my day.’” – Michelle Obama

53. “Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” – Barbara Kingsolver

Poem and Song Lyrics about Mom

1. “If I were hanged on the highest hill / Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! / I know whose love would follow me still / Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!” – Rudyard Kipling

2. “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

3. “There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas / Creation’s most unique and precious pearl / And heaven help us always to remember / That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” – Glen Campbell

4. “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

5. “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

6. “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

7. “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

8. “Mama, you taught me to do the right things / So now you have to let your baby fly / You’ve given me everything that I will need / To make it through this crazy thing called life” – Carrie Underwood

Which of these mom quotes or lyrics is your favorite? Did it make our list of best mom quotes?





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