Quotes on the Power of Mothers

Though Mother’s Day may be over, one can never spend enough time showing appreciation.  Whether they be biological, adoptive, or honorary, mothers play such a critical role in our personal growth and feelings of self-worth.  As such we wanted to share some powerful quotes regarding the greatness of mothers.  We hope you all enjoy!

“He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.”

  • J.K. Rowling

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

  • William Makepeace Thackeray

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

  • Abraham Lincoln

“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers.  Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”

  • Roald Dahl

“If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.”

  • Booker T. Washington

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

  • Victor Hugo

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.”

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

“A child’s first teacher is its mother.”

  • Peng Liyuan

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

  • Emily Dickinson

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”

  • Honore de Balzac

“My mother was a reader, and she read to us.  She read us Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when I was 6 and my brother was 8; I never forgot it.”

  • Stephen King

“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”

  • Ricki Lake

“My mother was the one constant in my life.  When I think about my mom raising me alone when she was 20, and working and paying the bills, and, you know, trying to pursue your own dreams, I think is a feat that is unmatched.”

  • Barack Obama [13]

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

  • Milton Berle

“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

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”

  • Theodore Hesburgh

“She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great – but how to laugh through it.”

  • Liza Minnelli

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.”

  • Henry Ward Beecher

“Because I feel that, in the Heavens above / The angels, whispering to one another, / Can find, among their burning terms of love / None so devotional as that of ‘Mother’”

  • Edgar Allen Poe

“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.”

  • E.M. Forster [20]

“Having children just puts the whole world in perspective. Everything else just disappears.”

  • Kate Winslet

“What do girls do who haven’t any mothers to help them through their troubles?”

  • Louisa May Alcott

“Being a mom has made me so tired.  And so happy.”

  • Tina Fey

“From every provident point of view his mother was so undoubtedly right.”

  • Thomas Hardy

“There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends.  But my mom was always my friend.  Always.”

  • Taylor Swift