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Mom Quotes: The 20 Best Sayings About Mothers

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[quote]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[/quote]

We started with fathers, and now it’s time to turn our attention to the amazing mothers out there. According to the US Census, there are 85.4 million Mothers in the US alone. And if you’re like us, none are as great as yours.

Whether she made your bed, tucked you in, or taught you how to treat others, moms can do amazing things in our lives. If you’re like us and don’t need to wait till mothers day to celebrate her, send her one of these quotes to let her know you’re thinking of her.

This collection features some famous folks paying tribute to the matriarch that made them. Feel free to share this article with yours.

 

Mom Quotes: The 20 Best Sayings About Mothers:

 

1. On belief:

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” — Michael Jordan

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2. On motherhood:

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

 

3. On working mothers:

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

 

4.On mothers being ubiquitous:

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling

 

5. On friendship:

“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

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6. On childbirth:

“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.”  – Osho

 

7. On where it starts:

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

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8. On crying:

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

 

9. On tenderness:

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

 

10. On forgiveness:

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

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11.On freudian slips:

“A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.” –  Unknown

 

12. On calling your mother:

Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside. – Rachel Wolchin

 

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13. On pure love:

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

 

14. On being a great teacher:

One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. ~George Herbert


15. On men:

 

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

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16. On being a shoulder to cry on:

“[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” —Emily Dickinson

17. On bias:

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

18. On helping mom:

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

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19. On perfection:

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

 

20. On a mothers hope:

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

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images via: Vinoth Chandar

Do you have any quotes about a great mom we might have missed? Let us know in the comments.

More Family quotes here: Family Quotes, Father Quotes

Written by Quotezine Team

Michelle Quinteros is a pop culture and lifestyle writer with a fancy degree from McMaster University. When she’s not writing for Quotezine, she can be found excessively quoting The Simpsons or binge watching Netflix.

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