50 Inspirational Quotes for Moms

As a mom myself, I can attest to the ups and downs of motherhood. But, there is one thing that moms cannot deny, and that’s the beauty and joy that parenting brings. There is nothing like it. These inspirational quotes for moms capture that beauty. Enjoy!

50 Inspirational Quotes for Moms

1. “The very fact that you worry about being a good mom means that you are one.” — Jodi Picoult

2. “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” — Nishan Panwar

3. “As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won’t forget how you made them feel.” — Kevin Heath

4. “When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” — Charlie Benetto

5. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s”. —Princess Diana

6. “A mother throws her heart over the fence and then climbs after it.” — Miranda July

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

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8. “Bad moments don’t make bad moms.” — Lisa Terkeurst

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

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

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

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12. “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

13. “Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain—your life will never be the same.” — Catherine Jones

14. “For when a child is born the mother also is born again.” — Gilbert Parker

50 Inspirational Quotes for Moms

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

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

17. “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” — Mahatma Gandhi

18. “Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.” — Sophocles

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

20. “As moms, we have a unique opportunity to keep changing this attitude that ambition is an ugly quality in women.” — Reese Witherspoon

50 Inspirational Quotes for Moms

21. “Mother’s love is peace.” — Eric Fromm

22. “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

23. “The days are long but the years are short.” —Gretchen Rubin

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24. “A Real Mom: Emotional, yet the rock. Tired, but keeps going. Worried, but full of hope. Impatient, yet patient. Overwhelmed, but never quits. Amazing, even though doubted. Wonderful, even in the chaos. Life changer, every single day.” — Rachel Martin

25. “We are born of love; love is our mother.” — rumi

26. “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, our mother’s love is not.”— James Joyce

27. “A child’s first teacher is its mother.” — Peng Liyuan

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28. “Moms are magic.” — Carissa Potter Carlson

29. “You are evidence of your mother’s strength.” — Criss Jami

30. “The one constant, faithful, inviolable, holy love of loves—the love of your life—is not your wife or lover, it is your mother.” — Sandra Cisneros

31. “How do I explain her? She is as respected as Mother Teresa, as powerful as Stalin, and as beautiful as Margaret Thatcher. How do I explain her? She is as respected as Mother Teresa, as powerful as Stalin, and as beautiful as Margaret Thatcher.” — Leslie Knope

32. “The truth is that no matter how old we are, as long as our mothers are alive, we want our mother.” — Goldie Hawn

33. “Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure the right is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” — Donna Ball

34. “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” — James E. Faust

50 Inspirational Quotes for Moms

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

36. “Parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure.” — Brené Brown

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

38. “All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.’” — Abraham Lincoln

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

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

50 Inspirational Quotes for Moms

41. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong. We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” — Laura Stavoe Harm

42. “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” —Oprah Winfrey

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

44. “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

45. “The woman who is my best friend, my teacher, my everything: Mom.” — Sandra Vischer

46. “Mother stands for comfort.” — Kate Bush

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

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

49. “I see myself as a 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

50. “The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.” — Elaine Heffner

50 Inspirational Quotes for Moms