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16 Motherhood Quotes That’ll Make You Call Your Mom

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No matter how old we get, our mother’s love is always going to be meaningful and powerful to us. We know how much we love our moms, but sometimes, Mother’s Day quotes or even Mother’s Day poems say how we feel in exactly the perfect way. On Mother’s Day and every day, whether you’re lucky enough to still have your mom or you have treasured memories of her, these words will remind you how much she means. And to celebrate your specific relationship, check out these great mother-daughter quotes and mother-son quotes. And if you want to go the extra mile to show your appreciation, check out these gifts for mom.

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."—Honore de Balzacrd.com, Getty Images

On undeserving love

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

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"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary."—Dorothy Canfield Fisherrd.com, Getty Images

On leaning

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

"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 Langerd.com, Getty Images

On self-sacrifice

“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

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"Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall. A mother's secret hope outlives them all."—Oliver Wendell Holmesrd.com, Getty Images

On devotion

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

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"A mother's arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them."—Victor Hugord.com, Getty Images

On affection

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

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"Mother's love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible."—Marion C. Garrettyrd.com, Getty Images

 On encouragement

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

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"A mother understands what a child does not say."—A Jewish proverbrd.com, Getty Images

On intuition

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

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"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."—Charles R. Swindollrd.com, Getty Images

On nurturing

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

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"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 Lorenrd.com, Getty Images

On selflessness

“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

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"Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart."—Anonymousrd.com, Getty Images

On attachment

“Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart.”—Anonymous. This sounds like something you could definitely write in printable Mother’s Day cards.

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"The best medicine in the world is a mother's kiss."—Anonymousrd.com, Getty Images

On TLC

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

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"I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them."—Phyllis Dillerrd.com, Getty Images

On providing

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

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"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."—George Eliotrd.com, Getty Images

On appreciation

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

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"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 Dahlrd.com, Getty Images

On what only a mother could love

“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

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"Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes."—P.J. O'Rourkerd.com, Getty Images

On thankless jobs

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

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"I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know."—Mitch Albom.rd.com, Getty Images

On unfaltering love

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”—Mitch Albom. Next, pair these motherhood quotes with these best Mother’s Day gifts.