Looking for some beautiful and inspirational motherhood quotes? Me too! I found a bunch that perfectly capture what it means to be a mom. Check them out below!
Inspirational Motherhood Quotes That Capture What It Means to Be a Mom
By now you should know how much I love finding and sharing beautiful quotes. I like to collect them to read when I need a little inspiration. These are some of my favorites that talk about motherhood and what it means to be a good mom.
By the way, they make great little notes to add inside handmade cards, too!
1. The Most Magical Day…
“The most magical day of my life was the day I became a mother.”
2. A special sweetness…
“There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” —Pamela S. Nadav
3. We find new possibilities within ourselves…
“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” —Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
4. Motherhood is always thinking twice…
“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
5. The natural state of motherhood…
“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
6. No language on earth can express it…
“No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.” —Edwin Chapin
7. A million ways to be a good mom…
“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” —Jill Churchill
8. Mother is a verb…
“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” — Cheryl Lacey Donovan
9. A category all of our own…
“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
10. Everything else disappears…
“Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” —Kate Winslet
11. We always need our moms!
I love this one! You’re never too old to need your mom!
“Mothers give us life, love, and the heartfelt inclination to cry ‘I want my mommy’ no matter how old we get.” -Richelle E. Goodrich
12. A good mother learns from her mistakes…
““Being a good mother does not mean being perfect every single moment. We screw up. We get mad, we drink too much, eat too much, yell too much. A good mother learns from her mistakes and does what she can to not let them happen over and over.”― Amy Hatvany
13. It’s our job to raise compassionate children…
A good reminder that we need to raise kids who will grow up to change the world.
“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” ― L.R. Knost
14. You already are a good mom…
“If you’re worried about being a good mother, it means you already are one.” – Proud Happy Mama
15. We always know what our kids are feeling
“A mother knows what her child’s gone through, even if she didn’t see it herself.” ― Pramoedya Ananta Toer
16. No one can take mom’s place…
“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”
17. A mother’s love…
“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” — Erich Fromm
18. The influence of a mother…
“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.”—James E. Faust
19. Motherhood is hard work
“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
20. The art of mothering
“The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.” —Elaine Heffner
21. A mother’s love is like nothing else
“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
22. Our main goal in raising our children…
“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” —Dorothy Canfield Fisher
23. We never leave our kids behind
“She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.” —Margaret Culkin Banning
24. Our songs are the greatest works of art to our kids
“There is nothing in the world of art like the songs Mother used to sing.” —Billy Sunday
25. A choice we make every day
“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 what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” —Donna Ball
26. The kind of mother we all want to be
Even if I’m setting myself up for failure, I think it’s worth trying to be a mother who delights in who her children are, in their knock-knock jokes and earnest questions. A mother who spends less time obsessing about what will happen, or what has happened, and more time reveling in what is. A mother who doesn’t fret over failings and slights, who realizes her worries and anxieties are just thoughts, the continuous chattering and judgment of a too-busy mind. A mother who doesn’t worry so much about being bad or good but just recognizes that she’s both, and neither. A mother who does her best, and for whom that is good enough, even if, in the end, her best turns out to be, simply, not bad. ” ― Ayelet Waldman
27. There’s no greater strength than that of a mother
“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” ― Barbara Kingsolver,
28. The strange thing about being a mother
“When you’re pregnant, you can think of nothing but having your own body to yourself again, yet after having given birth you realize that the biggest part of you is now somehow external, subject to all sorts of dangers and disappearance, so you spend the rest of your life trying to figure out how to keep it close enough for comfort. That’s the strange thing about being a mother: until you have a baby, you don’t even realize how much you were missing one.” ― Jodi Picoult
29. Be a mom…but also be your own person
“Be a full person. Motherhood is a glorious gift, but do not define yourself solely by motherhood. Be a full person. Your child will benefit from that.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
30. That is a mother’s love…
“In our country we call this type of mother love teng ai. My son has told me that in men’s writing it is composed of two characters. The first means pain; the second means love. That is a mother’s love.” ― Lisa See
31. You ARE Supermom!
“There are so many times you will feel you have failed, but in the eyes, heart and mind of your child, you are supermom.” —Stephanie Precourt
That last one is one of my favorites because it’s something we all need to hear. As far as our kids are concerned, we really are supermoms! If you love these motherhood quotes and want more, check out some of my favorite grandparent quotes that are full of wisdom, too!
Although all of these quotes are wonderful and true, #13 is my favorite.
Karen Thomasfac says
Quotes related to the love of a mother and quotes for mothers who have lost a child for comfort and strength.
L. Whitney Moore says
” A mother is not made to lean on, but to make leaning unnecessary!”
L. Whitney Moore says
A mother is not made to lean on…but to make leaning unnecessary!
Love the page it guides me
Creative Healthy Family says
How do I know in his timing
Anxious to calm the humanity in us and wait
Sunshine Bramlet says
I Loved Them.I Think Everone Is True. I Don’t Think You Know What A Mom Is Till You Become One! Well I No You Don’t..I could Go On An On…
Donna K says
Thank you so much for this amazing post!
Patsy Johnson says
Thanks awesome thoughts