Need Inspiration, Encouragement, Or Just A Laugh? Have A Look At Some Motherhood Quotes!

Motherhood quotes have been around for centuries. Some have managed to gain enormous popularity, often striking a chord with mothers everywhere from all walks of life. Nothing is more encouraging than to hear from another mother, someone who has been there and knows exactly what you're going through. Or sometimes the quote comes from a child who was fortunate enough to have a mother so wonderful that he grew up and wrote about her. In any case, motherhood quotes can bring inspiration and often a little laughter that we need, sometimes just to make it through the day!

One of my moms favorite quotes was I hope you grow up and have a kid just like you! Actually I think it was more of a curse than a quote. And the funny thing is, it works- my son is living proof!

We've compiled a list of motherhood quotes, some well known and some not so well known. Some are written by famous people and other authors are unknown. They are all either about being a mom, having a mom, or just motherhood quotes in general.

Motherhood Quotes

The older I get, the more I think about my mother. Ingmar Bergman

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

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. Robert Browning

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

There was never a great man who had not a great mother. Olive Schreiner

The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother. Napoleon Bonaparte

I think my life began with waking up and loving my mother's face. George Eliot

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaries jobs in my field since the payment is pure love. Mildred B Vermont

As a mother, my job is to take care of the possible and trust God with the impossible. Ruth Bell Graham

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

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom. Henry Ward Beecher

God could not be everywhere so He created mothers. Jewish Proverb

Men are what their mothers made them. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I looked on child-rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring it. Rose Kennedy

The story of a mother's life: Trapped between a scream and a hug. Cathy Guisewite, "Like Mother, Like Daughter"

Her dignity consists in being unknown to the world; her glory is in the esteem of her husband; her pleasures in the happiness of her family. Jean Rousseau

The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. William Ross Wallace

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

It is 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

No poet's pen, nor artist's brush, in justice to her fame, ever could reach high enough to write a mother's name. Anonymous

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

The best thing you can give children, next to good habits, are good memories. Sydney J Harris

We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents. Henry Ward Beecher

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots. The other is wings. Hodding Carter, Jr

A hundred years from now... it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. Forest Witcraft

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. Henry Ward Beecher

A son is a son till he gets him a wife, a daughter's a daughter all of her life. Author Unknown

Those who say they "Sleep like a baby" haven't got one. A new mother

A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it. Frank A Clark

We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forgot that he is someone today. Stacia Tauscher

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

Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrificing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountains of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. David O. McKay

The older I get, the smarter my mother becomes. Anonymous

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. Edgar Watson Howe

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. Albert Einstein

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shovelling the walk before it stops snowing. Phyllis Diller

A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by mother, who sees that the others get it. Marcelene Cox

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home. Phyllis Diller

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. Carl Sandburg

I affirm my profound belief that God's greatest creation is womanhood. I also believe that there is no greater good in all the world than motherhood. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation. James E. Faust

Here is one final motherhood quote, I think it's my favorite. I always save the best for last!

The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy,beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. David 0. McKay

Thank you David O. McKay! It's so nice to actually see someone giving motherhood the credit that it so deserves, the credit WE deserve! It doesn't happen often enough in the world today. So moms, keep up the good work! We hope you have enjoyed reading our motherhood quotes and that they have made your day just a little bit brighter.

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