Mother – that one word that cannot be defined in a single phrase; that one word that embodies all the love a human being could possibly offer.

A mother is not just someone who gave birth to a child. If you ask me, a mother represents the combination of feelings, behaviors and sacrifices that occur while raising a child, whether the child is biologically hers or not.

She is the only woman in the world that will constantly forgive your lies, no matter how big they are. She will still give you that warm smile just minutes after you misbehaved and made her angry as hell.

A mom will endure the pain caused when you reject her and her kisses because you’re too cool to be seen with her when you meet your friends. She will be the only one supporting and lifting your spirit up whenever you’re feeling down.

Mothers leave all their personal needs behind so their children can have everything they need. They will not sleep or eat until you come home and they know you’re safe and sound. Mothers will protect their children with the price of their own lives.

A mother will do all these things with unconditional love, and she won’t stop just because you’re 50 years old and live in another country.

Here’s our collection of quotes about mothers to remind you just how lucky you are to still be nagged by your mom.


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

– Eric Fromm


God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

— Rudyard Kipling


Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.

– Robert Browning


We are born of love; Love is our mother.

— Rumi (read more Rumi quotes)


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

– Victor Hugo


Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.

– Barbara Kingsolver


That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.

– Lauryn Hill


It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?

– Mahatma Gandhi (read more Mahatma Gandhi quotes)


The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.

– William Makepeace Thackeray


A child’s first teacher is its mother.

– Peng Liyuan


Only mothers can think of the future – because they give birth to it in their children.

– Maxim Gorky


If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?

– Milton Berle


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

— Oscar Wilde (read more Oscar Wilde quotes)


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


Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.

– John F. Kennedy


Mothers are great. They outlast everything. But when they’re bad, they’re the worst thing that can happen.

– Carrie Fisher


The truth is that no matter how old we are, as long as our mothers are alive, we want our mother. And it’s a very powerful relationship if it’s healthy.

– Goldie Hawn


Mothers are the only ones that think nothing is beyond their control when it comes to their children.

— Ali Fazal


Mothers who work full time – they’re the real heroes.

— Kate Winslet


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