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The 41 Best Quotes About Moms

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Mothers are the center of any family. They are the gravity around which everything else revolves.

And don’t you dare miss her birthday! Or mother’s day! And don’t forget to call once a week. She is your mother after all.

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When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.Erma Bombeck

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

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

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.Lisa Alther

There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.Jill Churchill

Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.Pearl S. Buck

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

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.Calvin Trillin

A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.Peter De Vries

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

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

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.Margaret Culkin Banning

As a general thing, when a woman wears pants in a family, she has a good right to them.Josh Billings

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

Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.Cheryl Lacey Donovan

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.Spanish Proverb

My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.Buddy Hackett

The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.Jane Sellman

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.Florida Scott-Maxwell

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.James Joyce

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

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

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.Dorothy Canfield Fisher

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.Jessica Lange

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.Harriet Beecher Stowe

Mothers do not have love affairs. Before their children they have dreams, and after their children they have delusions. If the father is involved somewhere, they have fantasies.Bauvard

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.Ralph Waldo Emerson

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.Oscar Wilde

Men are what their mothers made them.Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.T. DeWitt Talmage

The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.W. R. Wallace

Women’s natural role is to be a pillar of the family.Grace Kelly

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.Chinese Proverb

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

A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones. Kristin Hannah

If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.Ferrell Sims

The truth is, every son raised by a single mom is pretty much born married. I don’t know, but until your mom dies it seems like all the other women in your life can never be more than just your mistress.Chuck Palahniuk

A mother’s yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.George Eliot

Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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