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250 Best Inspirational Mom Quotes: For The Strong Mother

1. A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for. –Anonymous.


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


3. “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” —George Washington


4. All mothers are working mothers. –Author Unknown


5. Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. –Fanny Crosby


6. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.”—Oprah


7. 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


8. “The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.”—Calvin Trillin


9. “No matter what age… I’ll always need you mom.­”—Unknown


10. There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one. —Jill Churchill


11. “Motherhood changes everything.”—Adriana Trigiani


12. My mom is the greatest mom in the whole wide world. She's done everything for me to make my dreams come true. —Josh Hutcherson


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


14. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”—Ricki Lake


15. I see myself as mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy. —Angelina Jolie


16. The phrase 'working mother' is redundant. —Jane Sellman


17. Behind every great child is a mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it all up. —Unknown


18. “Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.”—Kate Winslet


19. “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” —Tina Fey


20. “At the end of the day my most important job is still mom-in-chief.”—Michelle Obama


21. 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


22. If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother. —Booker T. Washington


23. Men are what their mothers made them. –Ralph Waldo Emerson


24. 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


25. 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


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


27. “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.”—Unknown


28. Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do. —Matt Walsh


29. “The world needs our mothers.”—Liya Kebede


30. Mothers hold their children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever. –Author Unknown


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


32. “If I’ve learned anything as a mom with a daughter who’s three, I’ve learned that you cannot judge the way another person is raising their kid. Everybody is just doing the best they can. It’s hard to be a mom." —Maggie Gyllenhaal


33. The films I’ve made for children have been my hardest work, my best, because kids deserve the best. —Emma Thompson


34. To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow. — Maya Angelou


35. There’s something that just happens to you when you have a baby, and you look at their little eyes for the first time when you’re holding them. They’ve been safe inside your belly for almost 10 months, and now they’re in your arms. Intuition kicks in, where you will do anything for them and you have all the tools inside of you to take care of them." —Hillary Duff


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


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


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


39. God couldn’t be everywhere so that is why he invented mothers. — Daphne Wilder


40. My mom had four kids, one with special needs. She had a full-time job, and she still came home and made dinner for us every night, from scratch. It was amazing. —Eva Longoria


41. You instantly become less selfish. You can’t be the biggest person in the world anymore—they are. [Motherhood] really grounds you. —Keri Russell


42. My mother has always been my emotional barometer and my guidance. I was lucky enough to get to have one woman who truly helped me through everything. —Emma Stone


43. “I value so many people who have to work full time, definitely single mothers. Their work is the hardest work. I applaud it so much.”—Molly Sims


44. A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty. —Anonymous


45. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”—Sophia Loren


46. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. — Abraham Lincoln


47. “There are no goodbyes, wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”—Mahatma Gandhi


48. A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside…when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone. –Author unknown.


49. I like my body so much better after I had kids. Is that a crazy thing to say? I'm more womanly. I feel sexier.” —Reese Witherspoon


50. A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. — Agatha Christie


51. Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not. —James Joyce


52. Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears. —Kate Winslet


53. Never gonna go a day without you / Fills me up just thinking about you / I'll never go a day without my mama —Boyz II Men


54. “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


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


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


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


58. “My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.”—Michelle Obama


59. “My sister said once: ‘Anything I don’t want Mother to know, I don’t even think of if she’s in the room.'”—Agatha Christie


60. “May your coffee be stronger than your toddler.”—Unknown


61. I finally understand / for a woman it ain't easy tryin to raise a man / You always was committed / A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how ya did it / There's no way I can pay you back / But the plan is to show you that I understand / You are appreciated —Tupac Shakur


62. [My mom] had this amazing attitude in the face of everything, including when she got cancer. —Bill Clinton


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


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


65. “You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.” —Kevin Durant


66. “My mother is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune.”—Graycie Harmon


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


68. I tell my kids, 'I am thinking about you every other minute of my day.'” —Michelle Obama


69. No influence is so powerful as that of the mother. —Sarah Josepha Hale


70. [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


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


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


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


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


75. My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart—a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. —Mark Twain


76. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever.”—Unknown


77. Sleep is like the unicorn—it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any. –Author Unknown.


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


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


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


81. “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


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


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


84. Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There's no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving. —Gail Tsukiyama


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


86. When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. —Sophia Loren


87. My mom [has] always been my hero. Watching her experience something like breast cancer was pivotal, I think in my whole family’s life and experience. She is one strong lady. —Emma Stone


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


89. “I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.”—Phyllis Diller


90. “Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.”—Terri Guillemets


91. There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas / Creation's most unique and precious pearl / And heaven help us always to remember / That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world —Glen Campbell


92. If I were hanged on the highest hill / Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! / I know whose love would follow me still / Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! —Rudyard Kipling


93. A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's. —Princess Diana


94. Mama, you taught me to do the right things / So now you have to let your baby fly / You've given me everything that I will need / To make it through this crazy thing called life —Carrie Underwood


95. For a mother is the only person on earth who can divide her love among ten children and each child still have all her love. –Anonymous


96. I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you're just thinking, 'This is impossible — oh, this is impossible.' And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible. —Tina Fey


97. “[When] you’re dying laughing because your three-year-old made a fart joke, it doesn’t matter what else is going on. That’s real happiness.” —Gwyneth Paltrow


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


99. “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.”—Unknown


100. Mother's love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. If it is there, it is like a blessing; if it is not there it is as if all the beauty had gone out of life. —Erich Fromm


101. “When I had my first child I thought, ‘This is the best-kept secret.’ You know how parents rattle on to you about, ‘Oh, you won’t believe your life will never be the same,’ and da, da, da and you think, ‘Why can’t these people just get over it? All they’re doing is yakking on about their kids. It’s such a bore.’ And then you have kids and you just want to do all the same things.” —Uma Thurman


102. My mother taught me to be nice to everybody. And she said something before I left home. She said, 'I want you to always remember that the person you are in this world is a reflection of the job I did as a mother.' —Jason Segel


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


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


105. As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. — Kristin Hannah


106. A mother is someone who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. —Unknown Author


107. 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


108. “Don’t listen to anyone’s advice. Listen to your baby ... There are so many books, doctors, and well-meaning friends and family. We like to say, ‘You don’t need a book. Your baby is a book. Just pick it up and read it.’” —Mayim Bialik


109. Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. —William Makepeace Thackeray


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


111. It’s the job that I take most seriously in my life and I think it’s the hardest job. —Debra Messing


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


113. “I want to show the example that you can be a single mother and work and handle a lot of other things at the same time.”—Christina Milian


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


115. “Mother is a verb. It’s something you do, not just who you are.”—Dorothy Canfield Fisher


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


117. A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary. —Dorothy Canfield Fisher


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


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


120. “Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.”—Tina Fey


121. “I love you every day. And now, I will miss you every day.”—Mitch Albom


122. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. —Abraham Lincoln


123. And remember that behind every successful woman is a basket of dirty laundry. —Author Unknown


124. “Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” —Robert A. Heinlein


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


126. “There are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.”—Anne Lamott


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


128. Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. – George Eliot


129. “It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. My mom says some days are like that." —Judith Viorst in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


130. Everyone loves their mom; everyone’s got an important mom, but for me, she’s really the guiding force. — Taylor Swift


131. “If you’re a mom, you’re a superhero. Period.”—Rosie Pope


132. “Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress and twice the tears but also twice the hugs, twice the love and twice the pride”—Unknown


133. Your most valuable parenting skill is learning to manage yourself first. –Dr. Laura Markham


134. You showed me when I was young just how to grow / You showed me everything that I should know / You showed me just how to walk without your hands / Cuz mom you always were the perfect fan —The Backstreet Boys


135. I don't think of myself as a terribly confident person. But I have a survival mechanism that was instilled in me by my mother. —Naomi Watts


136. A mother continues to labor long after the baby is born. –Lisa Jo Baker


137. It’s been a huge joy, this experience of being a mom ... I don’t know how to articulate it yet, because it is so fresh.


138. As my mom always said, ‘You’d rather have smile lines than frown lines.’ —Cindy Crawford


139. 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 (on mom Judy Garland)


140. Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. —Meryl Streep


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


142. The days are long but the years are short. —Gretchen Rubin


143. “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


144. 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


145. It’s not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings. –Ann Landers


146. 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


147. “Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women.”—Kenny Conley


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


149. [My favorite thing about motherhood is] that it’s made me grow into a woman finally, and I finally grew up, thank God. —Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi


150. “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”—Unknown


151. “It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of food that my kid didn’t finish…”—Carrie Underwood


152. “Why don’t kids understand that their nap is not for them but for us?”—Alyson Hannigan


153. When they've finished reading, Olivia's mother gives her a kiss and says, 'You know, you really wear me out. But I love you anyway.' And Olivia gives her a kiss back and says, 'I love you anyway too.' —Ian Falconer in Olivia


154. He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. – J.K. Rowling


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


156. “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”—Charles R. Swindoll


157. Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother. — Unknown


158. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you do in your life. You never stop needing your mom. — Kate Winslet


159. My mother ... had a very deep inner spirituality that allowed her to rebuild her life. It’s extraordinary that she had such a strong sense of self and such a commitment to the future and such a strong creative sense that she could build new worlds for herself and for us out of the total devastation in her life. —Caroline Kennedy


160. “Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.”—Sam Levenson


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


162. “I don’t know if I feel like a bad mom, but at the end of the day I’m always plagued with, did I do enough? Should I go in a different direction? But I also know that my entire life revolves around [my son] Louis.” —Sandra Bullock


163. Even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be okay. — Jojo Moyes


164. “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.”—Lisa Alther


165. I unapologetically and unabashedly am deeply biased toward my mother. —Chelsea Clinton


166. My mom is my hero. [She] inspired me to dream when I was a kid, so anytime anyone inspires you to dream, that’s gotta be your hero.” —Tim McGraw


167. My mother is everything to me. She's my anchor, she's the person I go to when I need to talk to someone. She is an amazing woman. —Demi Lovato


168. My mother is a walking miracle. —Leonardo DiCaprio


169. “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


170. Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. — Barbara Kingsolver


171. When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary. —Connie Schultz


172. [Motherhood is] 'heart-exploding, blissful hysteria.' —Olivia Wilde


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


174. My childhood may be over, but that doesn’t mean playtime is. –Ron Olson


175. Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. —Oprah Winfrey


176. Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. —Stevie Wonder


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


178. I remember being seven and asking my mom if I was as pretty as Monique [my best friend in grade school]. And with all the love in the world, my mom looked at me and said, Oh, honey, you're so funny.' So, she doesn't lie to me…she answers the question by not answering and instead tells me what she thinks is my greatest strength." —Jennifer Aniston


179. “She drove me to ballet class…and she took me to every audition. She’d be proud of me if I was still sitting in that seat or if I was watching from home. She believes in me and that’s why this [award] is for her. She’s a wonderful mother.” —Elisabeth Moss


180. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.”—Jessica Lange


181. “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


182. A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary. —Dorothy Canfield Fisher


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


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


185. Most people's mothers are the most influential person in their life. But my mother survived the camps, and she was very strong. She made me strong, but she wanted me to be strong. That's more important. —Diane von Furstenberg


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


187. [My mother] always said I was beautiful and I finally believed her at some point. —Lupita Nyong'o


188. “We used to sing along to Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald records together. She had the most amazing voice ... She’s always encouraged me, and she’s still that person who, when things look dire, lifts me up and reminds me of who I am and that we all have a capacity for greatness.” —Sheryl Crowe


189. A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled — Emily Dickinson


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


191. Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face. —George Eliot


192. A mother’s love endures through all. – Washington Irving


193. “Sleep at this point is just a concept, something I’m looking forward to investigating in the future.”—Amy Schumer


194. “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”—Abraham Lincoln


195. In 1971, Bossier City, Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged her kids to be creative, to work hard, and to do something special. That girl is my mother and she’s here tonight. And I just want to say, I love you, Mom. Thank you for teaching me to dream. —Jared Leto


196. “I believe in the strength and intelligence and sensitivity of women. My mother, my sisters [they] are strong. My mum is a strong woman and I love her for it.” —Tom Hiddleston


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


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


199. “I have found being a mother has made me emotionally raw in many situations. You heart is beating outside your body when you have a baby.” —Kate Beckinsale


200. The most powerful thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. –Author Unknown


201. The love between a mother and a daughter is forever. — Patricia Wayant


202. “Having children is like living in a frat house. Nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.”—Ray Romano


203. “I think it’s really important for every mother to find their own way.”—Solange Knowles


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


205. It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. —Dorothy on The Golden Girls


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


207. Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark … to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever. —J.K. Rowling


208. “Being a mama can be tough, but always remember in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than you.”—Unknown


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


210. I wanna tell the whole world about a friend of mine / This little light of mine, I'm feelin' let it shine / I'm feelin' take y'all back to them better times/ I'm feelin' talk about my mama if y'all don't mind —Kanye West


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


212. Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it's just as important to sit down and ask my son how he's feeling or talk to him about life. —Angelina Jolie


213. When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother. — Anna Quindlen


214. Finding balance as a mother means accepting your imperfections. –Mary Organizes


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


216. What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all. —Benjamin Spock


217. My parents elected me president of the family when I was 4. We actually had an election every year and I always won. I’m an only child, and I could count on my mother’s vote. —Condoleezza Rice


218. 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


219. There’s no such thing as a supermom. We just do the best we can. —Sarah Michelle Gellar


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


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


222. “You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be perfect as possible.”—Naya Rivera


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


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


225. “The best medicine in the world is a mother’s kiss.”—Anonymous


226. Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears. – Kate Winslet


227. “No daughter and mother should ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.”—Christie Watson


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


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


230. Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. -T. DeWitt Talmage


231. Kids don't stay with you if you do it right. It's the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won't be needed in the long run.” —Barbara Kingsolver


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


233. Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. —Harriet Beecher Stowe


234. “Silence is golden. Unless you have kids. Then silence is just suspicious.”—Unknown


235. “My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis.”—Drew Barrymore


236. “You don’t take a class; you’re thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.”—Jennie Finch


237. 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


238. I would say that my mother is the single biggest role model in my life, but that term doesn't seem to encompass enough when I use it about her. She was the love of my life. —Mindy Kaling


239. “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”—Dorothy Canfield Fisher


240. My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, 'Happiness is your own responsibility.' That's probably what I quote from her and live by the most. —Jennifer Garner


241. Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. —Sophocles


242. [What's beautiful about my mother is] her compassion, how much she gives, whether it be to her kids and grandkids or out in the world. She’s got a sparkle. —Kate Hudson (on mom Goldie Hawn)


243. “My daughter introduced me to myself.”—Beyoncé Knowles


244. “Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart.”—Anonymous


245. Mother was comfort. Mother was home — Ruta Sepetys


246. Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in the everyday. —Martha Stewart


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


248. The best part of having two babies at once, a son and a daughter, is mostly everything. You’re just having that feeling of love inside you all the time and motherhood is such a fulfilling place to be. I kind of wish it would have happened to me earlier in my life. —Jennifer Lopez


249. “I’m still amazed at how my mother emerged from her lonely early life as such an affectionate and levelheaded woman.” —Hillary Clinton


250. “There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.”—Billy Sunday

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