Mother’s Day Quotes

Some of my favorite Mother’s Day quotes in honor of this Sunday’s special day:

  • 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
  • My mother’s love for me was so great I have worked hard to justify it. – Marc Chagall
  • Making a decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. – Elizabeth Stone
  • The phrase “working mother” is redundant. – Jane Sellman
  • Mother is a verb, not a noun. – Proverb
  • Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.  – Lisa Alther
  • No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – Life. – Unknown
  • When you educate a man you educate an individual; when you educate a woman you educate a whole family. – Robert M. Maciver
  • Mothers of Teenagers Know Why Animals Eat Their Young. – Unknown
  • 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
  • I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is. – Oprah
  • The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.  –  Honoré de Balzac
  • Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed. – Linda Wooten
  •  Motherhood has a very humanizing effect.  Everything gets reduced to essentials. – Meryl Streep
  • 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
  • You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool mom. – Unknown
  • 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 who rejoice with us in our sunshine 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
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