10 Best Mother’s Day Quotes and Sayings

BY Kristina Skorbach TIMEMay 6, 2014 PRINT

Need some inspiration for the upcoming Mother’s Day, (which is on Sunday, May 11, 2014) or need to write a quote in the card you got her? Here are the 10 best Mother’s Day quotes to get you started. 

1. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” — Abraham Lincoln.

2. “There is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” — Jill Churchill.

3. “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” — Irish proverb.

4. “God could no be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” — Jewish proverb.

5. “Mothers are all slightly insane.” — J.D. Salinger.

6. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” — Unknown. 

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

8. “There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.” — Archibald Thompson.

9. “A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 

10. “We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.” — Henry Ward Beecher. 

If you got inspired to get your mother a gift, check our the 10 Best Gift Ideas for Every Kind of Mom. Happy Mother’s Day! 

(*Mother’s Day image via Shutterstock.) 




Kristina Skorbach is a Canadian correspondent based in New York City covering entertainment news.
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