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40 Inspiring Quotes Celebrating the Art and Heart of Motherhood

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Ever wondered about the profound feeling of being a mother for the first time? It’s a journey that unfurls in countless tender moments, from the initial flutter of a baby’s kick to the soothing lullabies sung late at night. Motherhood is a symphony of laughter, tears, and unconditional love—a journey where each day inscribes a new chapter in the book of a child’s life.

In the collection below, we’ve gathered some of the most poignant quotes about being a mother.

Inspirational Quotes On Motherhood


These quotes encapsulate the essence of the unique bond between a mother and her child, articulating the joys and challenges that accompany the extraordinary role of motherhood. Whether you’re a mom yourself or simply cherishing the incredible mothers in your life, these quotes celebrate the universal language of love that defines the maternal experience.

  1. “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” —Tina Fey
  2. “There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” —Pamela S. Nadav
  3. “Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.” —Louisa May Alcott
  4. “A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past is forgotten and the future worth living for.” — Unknown
  5. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
  6. “We are born of love; Love is our mother.” – Rumi
  7. “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
  8. “In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” —Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
  9. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana
  10. “Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.”Emily Dickinson

Inspiring Quotes about Being a Mother

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  1.  “There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “A mother’s love is more beautiful than any fresh flower.” – Debasish Mridha
  3. “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
  4.  “Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing.”—Toni Morrison
  5. “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
  6. “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” – Mitch Albom
  7. “It’s ok to be grumpy sometimes, to have bad days to struggle, to make mistakes, to say the wrong thing, feel overwhelmed and under-appreciated, to be out-of-sorts and sort-of-over-it all. It’s ok for us big humans, and it’s ok for our little humans, too. After all, we’re all humans, right? How else will our little humans learn that it’s okay to be human? Remember, we’re imperfect humans growing imperfect humans in an imperfect world, and that’s perfectly okay.” – L.R. Knost
  8. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning
  9. “Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” – Susan Gale
  10. Whenever you feel like you are failing, look in the eyes of your child, and know your value.” — Unknown

Powerful Quotes About Motherhood

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  1. “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
  2. “Sometimes, when you pick up your child, you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart, that all the same, you could not live without.” – Jodi Picoult
  3. “Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love.” Mildred B. Vermont
  4.  “Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe
  5. “There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
  6.  “Motherhood is wonderful, but it’s also hard work. It’s the logistics more than anything. You discover you have reserves of energy you didn’t know you had.” —Deborah Mailman
  7. “To a child’s ear, ‘mother’ is magic in any language.” – Arlene Benedict
  8. “I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” – Lance Conrad
  9. “The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.” —Elaine Heffner
  10. “One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.” George Herbert

Inspiring Motherhood Quotes About Being a Mom

  1. “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” – Marion C. Garretty
  2. “Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow.” – Reed Markham
  3. “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.”—James E. Faust
  4. “A mother understands what a child does not say.” —Jewish Proverb
  5. “She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.” —Margaret Culkin Banning
  6. “Mother—that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” —T. DeWitt Talmage
  7. “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  8. “Motherhood is not for the faint-hearted. Frogs, skinned knees, and the insults of teenage girls are not meant for the wimpy.” —Danielle Steel
  9. “If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.” – Booker T. Washington
  10. “Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” —Maria Shriver

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Prachi Pant
A proud daughter, sister, and writer who loves poetry and can scribble rhymes. Coffee keeps me going, and so does my work.

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