Sunday, May 13, 2012

Best Inspirational and Funny Mothers Day Quotes


closeup portrait of Marie, Dec 1950
A photo of my own beautiful mother - photo by Denny Lyon




From Denny: Enjoy some more great quotes, inspirational ones, this year, about our mothers, a few poems found too. I've also collected many funny Mother's Day posts from many of my other blogs on this post:

Best Funny Mothers Day Quotes, Trivia, Photography, Poetry


Inspirational Quotes


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

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. - Anonymous

A mother understands what a child does not say. - Anonymous

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. - Washington Irving

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The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom. - Henry Ward Beecher, US Congressional clergyman

Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me? - Nancy Thayer, author

We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves. - Henry Ward Beecher

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. - Honore de Balzac, author

Now that... my kids are grown, I understand how much work and love it takes to raise and to keep a family together. The example of your strength, devotion, and patience is now rippling through the generations. Thank you! - Forest Houtenschil




Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. - Lin Yutang, Chinese writer

Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground. - Zora Neale Hurston, folklorist and writer

That best academy, a mother's knee. - James Russell Lowell, poet, critic and diplomat

Anyone who doesn't miss the past never had a mother. - Gregory Nunn

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

Few misfortunes can befall a boy which brings worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother. - W. Somerset Maugham




The lullaby is the spell whereby the mother attempts to transform herself back from an ogre to a saint. - James Fenton

Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women's opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering. - Elaine Heffner

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. - Oscar Wilde

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. - Rajneesh

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. - Anonymous



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The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent. - first female Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir

If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam. - Henry Bickersteth

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't. - Barbara Kingsolver

Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. - T. DeWitt Talmage




Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. - Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. - Robert Brault

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. - Chinese Proverb

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, Women and Beauty

No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you: Life. - Anonymous



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

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

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. - Irish Proverb

A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go. - Anonymous

Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart. - Anonymous

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

Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, we are never far from home. - Anonymous

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. - William Makepeace Thackeray




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Funny Quotes

All mothers are working mothers. - Anonymous

Men are what their mothers made them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you. - Jill Bennett

A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. - Anonymous




By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author

If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much. - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Making a decision to have a child; it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. - Elizabeth Stone

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. - Florida Scott-Maxwell

Biological possibility and desire are not the same as biological need. Women have childbearing equipment. For them to choose not to use the equipment is no more blocking what is instinctive than it is for a man who, muscles or no, chooses not to be a weightlifter. - Betty Rollin

If Nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. - Lawrence Housman

Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion-picture star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word "collectible" as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success. - Fran Lebowitz, "Parental Guidance," Social Studies, 1981





Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. - Aristotle

The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. - John J. Plomp

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. - Peter De Vries

And remember that behind every successful woman......is a basket of dirty laundry. - Anonymous

Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too. - Lionel Kauffman




Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. - Sam Levenson

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. - Red Buttons

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it. - Haim Ginott

Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. - Marilyn Penland

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age - William Feather, The Business of Life, 1949

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories. - John Wilmot




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Mothers' Day Poems

Motherhood is priced;
Of God, at price no man may dare
To lessen or misunderstand.
- Helen Hunt Jackson



Nobody knows of the work it makes
To keep the home together.
Nobody knows of the steps it takes,
Nobody knows - but Mother.
- Anonymous



This heart, my own dear mother, bends,
With love's true instinct, back to thee!
- St. Thomas Moore



Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
- George Cooper



Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
- William Goldsmith Brown



A mother is a mother still,
The holiest thing alive.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge



Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
My Mother.
- Ann Taylor




Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My mother.
- Ann Taylor



Before a day was over,
Home comes the rover,
For mother's kiss - sweeter this
Than any other thing!
- William Allingham




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