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40 Beautiful Mother’s Day Quotes to Show Mom How Much You Love Her

These quotes almost express all the love you have for your mother.

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Mother's Day will be a bit tougher this year since most of us won't be able to hug our mothers or take her out to her favorite brunch restaurant due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. While there are still ways to remind mom of your love, words are especially important this year. I mean, how can you truly express your gratitude appropriately to someone who is on-call 365 days a year, someone who has selflessly put your needs above their own without question and someone who loves you the most in this world? This list of Mother's Day quotes will certainly warm your mother's heart and maybe even spark some inspiration for your own words. Also, check out these Mother's Day ideas that don't require a trip to the store.

"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 WonderGetty Images, rd.com

Stevie Wonder

"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

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." —Abraham LincolnGetty Images, rd.com

Abraham Lincoln

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

"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 JordanGetty Images, rd.com

Tenneva Jordan

 

"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

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"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." —UnknownGetty Images, rd.com

Unknown

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." —Unknown

"As is the mother, so is her daughter." —Ezekiel 16:4Getty Images, rd.com

Ezekiel 16:4

"As is the mother, so is her daughter." —Ezekiel 16:4

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother." —Lin YutangGetty Images, rd.com

Lin Yutang

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother." —Lin Yutang

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"An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest." —Spanish ProverbsGetty Images, rd.com

Spanish Proverbs

"An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest." —Spanish Proverbs

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." —Robert BrowningGetty Images, rd.com

Robert Browning

 

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

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

Jodi Picoult

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

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"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 JordanGetty Images, rd.com

Michael Jordan

"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

"Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy." —Tina FeyGetty Images, rd.com

Tina Fey

"Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy." —Tina Fey

"Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me." —Lady GagaGetty Images, rd.com

Lady Gaga

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

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"[My mother] always said I was beautiful and I finally believed her at some point." —Lupita Nyong'oGetty Images, rd.com

Lupita Nyong'o

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

"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 McGrawGetty Images, rd.com

Tim McGraw

"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

"If I've learned anything as a mom with a daughter who's 3, 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 GyllenhaalGetty Images, rd.com

Maggie Gyllenhaal

"If I've learned anything as a mom with a daughter who's 3, 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

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"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 KalingGetty Images, rd.com

Mindy Kaling

"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

"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 StoneGetty Images, rd.com

Emma Stone

"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

"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 TwainGetty Images, rd.com

Mark Twain

"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

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"[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 RadnerGetty Images, rd.com

Gilda Radner

"[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

"My mother always said 'Don't bother other people.' I think that's good advice." —Amy SedarisGetty Images, rd.com

Amy Sedaris

"My mother always said 'Don't bother other people.' I think that's good advice." —Amy Sedaris

"Blessed is a mother that would give up part of her soul for her children's happiness." —Shannon AlderGetty Images, rd.com

Shannon Alder

"Blessed is a mother that would give up part of her soul for her children's happiness." —Shannon Alder

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"Mothers were meant to love us unconditionally, to understand our moments of stupidity, to reprimand us for lame excuses while yet acknowledging our point of view, to weep over our pain and failures as well as cry at our joy and successes, and to cheer us on despite countless start-overs. Heaven knows, no one else will." —Richelle GoodrichGetty Images, rd.com

Richelle Goodrich

"Mothers were meant to love us unconditionally, to understand our moments of stupidity, to reprimand us for lame excuses while yet acknowledging our point of view, to weep over our pain and failures as well as cry at our joy and successes, and to cheer us on despite countless start-overs. Heaven knows, no one else will." —Richelle Goodrich

"They are not kidding when they say that mothers are strong women. We need to be strong in more ways than our children will ever know." —M.B. AntevasinGetty Images, rd.com

M.B. Antevasin

"They are not kidding when they say that mothers are strong women. We need to be strong in more ways than our children will ever know." —M.B. Antevasin

"In the end, mothers are always right. No one else tells the truth." —Randy Susan MeyersGetty Images, rd.com

Randy Susan Meyers

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

"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 ChristieGetty Images, rd.com

Agatha Christie

"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

"A good mother loves fiercely but ultimately brings up her children to thrive without her." —Erin KellyGetty Images, rd.com

Erin Kelly

"A good mother loves fiercely but ultimately brings up her children to thrive without her." —Erin Kelly

"But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins." —Mitch AlbomGetty Images, rd.com

Mitch Albom

"But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins." —Mitch Albom

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"Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met." —Marguerite DurasGetty Images, rd.com

Marguerite Duras

"Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met." —Marguerite Duras

"Clarity and focus doesn't always come from God or inspirational quotes. Usually, it takes your mother to slap the reality back into you." —Shannon Alder.Getty Images, rd.com

Shannon Alder

 

"Clarity and focus doesn't always come from God or inspirational quotes. Usually, it takes your mother to slap the reality back into you." —Shannon Alder

"He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark." —J.K. RowlingGetty Images, rd.com

J.K. Rowling

"He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark." —J.K. Rowling

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"My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was." —Lisa LeslieGetty Images, rd.com

Lisa Leslie

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

"All I am I owe to my mother." —George WashingtonGetty Images, rd.com

George Washington

"All I am I owe to my mother." —George Washington

"I can only hope to be 10% of the mom mine was to me." —Charlize TheronGetty Images, rd.com

Charlize Theron

"I can only hope to be 10% of the mom mine was to me." —Charlize Theron

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"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?" —Milton BerleGetty Images, rd.com

Milton Berle

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

"Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together." —Susan GaleGetty Images, rd.com

Susan Gale

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

"To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow." —Maya AngelouGetty Images, rd.com

Maya Angelou

"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

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"There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one." —Jill ChurchillGetty Images, rd.com

Jill Churchill

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

"That's the wonderful thing about mothers: You can because you must, and you just do." —Kate WinsletGetty Images, rd.com

Kate Winslet

"That's the wonderful thing about mothers: You can because you must, and you just do." —Kate Winslet

"My mother sacrificed her dreams so I could dream." —Rupi KaurGetty Images, rd.com

Rupi Kaur

"My mother sacrificed her dreams so I could dream." —Rupi Kaur

"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's." —Princess DianaGetty Images, rd.com

Princess Diana

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

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