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The 130 Best Mother’s Day Quotes and Messages for Mom’s Special Day


She probably deserves more than just the one day but sharing a great photo is a great start. We have put together a list of all the best Mother’s Day quotes for your next post. And if you’re looking for Mother’s Day quotes for Instagram, we also have you covered.

Now go ahead and browse through to find your favorite.

Perfect Mother’s Day Quotes

“A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being.” —Jamie McGuire

“My mother is a walking miracle.” —Leonardo DiCaprio

“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

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” —Robert Browning

“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.” —Honore de Balzac

“There is nothing as sincere as a mother’s kiss.” —Saleem Sharma

“There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.” —Archibald Thompson

“My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.” —Lisa Leslie

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

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

“Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heartthrob.” —Leroy Brownlow

“If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” —Stevie Wonder

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

“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” —Laura Stavoe Harm

“A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive.” —Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“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

“Mother—that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” —T. Dewitt Talmage

“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

“There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.” —Sara Josepha Hale

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“The world needs our mothers.” —Liya Kebede

“In the end, mothers are always right. No one else tells the truth.” —Randy Susan Meyers

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

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

“Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne.” —Mabel Hale

“When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Charley Benetto

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

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

“Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children.” —Maxim Grosky

“Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” —Susan Gale

“The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room.” —Henry Ward Beecher

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.” —Jill Churchill

“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” —James E. Faust

“To a child’s ear, ‘mother’ is magic in any language.” —Arlene Benedict

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“No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.” —Edwin Chapin

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” —Maya Angelou

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

“A mother understands what a child does not say.” —Jewish proverb

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

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

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

“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

“The phrase ’working mother’ is redundant.” —Jane Sellman

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

“A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have.” —Robert Brault

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

“It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” —Mahatma Gandhi

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” —Cardinal Mermillod

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” —Erich Fromm

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

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

“An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.” —Spanish Proverb

“There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.” —Elder M. Russell Ballard

“Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.” —Kahil Gibran

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

“Any mother could do the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease” —Lisa Alther

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“In the mother’s eyes, her smile, her stroking touch, the child reads the message: ‘You are there!’” —Adrienne Rich

“I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” —Lance Conrad

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.” —Linda Wooten

“Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow.” —Reed Markham

“A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.” —Amy Tan

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Mother’s Day Captions, Mom and Daughter Captions, Mom and Son Captions, Family Captions and Chill Captions.

Mother’s Day Messages

Mom, I hope you relax and enjoy today just like you deserve!

Thank you for all the hugs, words of encouragement, and patience through the years.

Thanks for always helping me to remember what is important in life… and today it is you! You are the best!

I got all my good qualities from you, Mom! Isn’t it lucky you had more than enough for both of us?

Thanks for everything Mom, you really are one in a million! Love you!

Thanks for bringing me into this world and always seeing the best in me. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

Happy Mother’s Day to the woman who put up with my teenage mood swings!

Thanks for giving me all your good genes—and for being a pretty great mom, too. Love you!

Raising me took a lot of patience—thank you for everything that you’ve done!

There’s never been a minute I wasn’t glad you were my Mom.

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I don’t know what I’d do without you, Mom. Thank you for everything that you do!

Thank you for being someone I could always look up to, Mom.

Thank you for always being there, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day!

Thanks for giving me the best things in life: Your love, your care, and especially your cooking. Happy Mother’s Day! I love you very much.

Sorry for driving you crazy sometimes, it was just because I love you so much!

You’re the best mom ever—just look at me, I turned out amazing!

Thank you for making our house a home and life so bright! Happy Mother’s Day!

Dear Mom, it turns out that you were right about everything.

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Happy Mother’s Day to my best friend and my cheapest therapist.

Home is wherever you are, Mom.

Your love has been a constant source of strength and support in my life.

Mom, you deserve the world. But for now, I hope this card will do!

To the woman who always puts her family first, Happy Mother’s Day! You are an inspiration to us all.

Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Although we’re far apart you are always in my heart. I love you and miss you more than words can say.

Sending Mother’s Day wishes today from the luckiest child in the world!

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Today is your day! Now, let’s celebrate your incredible life and your hard work to help make us the best versions of ourselves.

Moms are like buttons—they hold everything in life together.

A mother’s work is never done – but today, you deserve a rest. In fact, take the rest of the week off! Happy Mother’s Day!

I’m who I am today because of you, Mom.

I’m so grateful to call you my mom and my best friend!

If I wrote down all the reasons I love you, it’d take up a whole book!

When I think back on the sacrifices you made, you deserve a Mother’s Year!

Happy Mother’s Day to the world’s greatest guardian, storyteller, chef, homework-helper, and style icon.

My love for you is bigger than that overflowing pile of laundry in my room.

Happy Mother’s Day from your favorite child.

Mom, you’re the glue that holds us all together.

I can’t thank you enough for always being my biggest supporter and best friend. I love you so much, Mom!

Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Thank you for looking after us so well, I know it’s not always easy! I love you!

Mom, I know I’m not your favorite child, but I hope this Mother’s Day message helps me move up a few spots on the list.

Knowing that I was raised by the best mom is such a privilege. I’ll never take your sacrifices for granted—Happy Mother’s Day!

I’m so glad I didn’t fall far from the tree.

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I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you—literally!

Happy Mother’s Day to the woman who gave me life, taught me how to live it, and never let me forget that I owe her big time.

I’m proud to be your kid.

Mom! You make my heart smile. Thanks for always being my rock and my safe harbor.

Thank you for always being right by my side. I love you, Mom!

I feel so proud to have you as my mother. Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Thanks for always being the glue that keeps this family together.

To the person who has done more for me than anyone in this world! Love you, Mama!

Well, you were right about… absolutely everything. Thanks for being my mom!

You always put our needs first with tender love. Happy Mother’s Day!

I love you Mom even though I’ll never accept your friend request.

Mom, mama, mama bear, bestie, superwoman—am I missing any of you other titles? Happy Mother’s Day to the best out there.

You have always been there for me, no matter what. Happy Mother’s Day!

Mom, you are the most outstanding woman in my life, and you’ll always be my number one. Have a very happy Mother’s Day!

Thank you for being my rock, my confidant, and my best friend.

Your kindness, love, and generosity never cease to amaze me. Happy Mother’s Day to the most wonderful mom!

Thank you for always taking care of us, even when it wasn’t easy. We love you so much!

Thank you for making us feel so loved and cared for every single day. For today at least, I hope I can do the same for you!

Everything I’m proud to see in myself I learned from you. Thanks for being the best mentor, guide, and example a person could have asked for!

Every night, I thank my lucky stars that you’re my Mom. Happy Mother’s Day!

You’re the best mom in the world, and I’m thankful for you every day.

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To the most amazing mom in the entire universe, Happy Mother’s Day. I love you to the moon and back!

I am so grateful for all the sacrifices you have made for our family.

Mom, thanks for being my first and forever friend on Facebook. Happy Mother’s Day!

Mom, thanks for always being the designated driver and the designated therapist. Happy Mother’s Day!

Best friends and the best mother ever; you are seriously a gift to me! I love you. Happy Mother’s Day!

You gave me the gift of life so our gifts to you pale in comparison. Happy Mother’s Day!

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The best compliment anyone can give me is to say that I’m just like you.

I wouldn’t ask for any other person to be my mom!

You are the heart and soul of our family. Happy Mother’s Day to the most caring and loving mom!

Happy Mother’s Day to the woman who does it all! I feel blessed to call you my mom.So that is it for our list of Mother’s Day Quotes and Messages. We hope you found the perfect one!

Now go share your photo!

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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