Mother’s Day Quotes and Poems

BY Jack Phillips TIMEMay 11, 2014 PRINT

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and here’s 10 quotes about the day.


“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life” – Abraham Lincoln.

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws” – Barbara Kingsolver, novelist.

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved,” Erich Fromm, German psychologist.

“The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father,” Samuel Taylor Coleridge, author.

“To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome” – Poet Christina Rossetti

“A mother’s love,–how sweet the name!
What is a mother’s love?
–A noble, pure, and tender flame,
Enkindled from above” – James Montgomery, author

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers,” – Rudyard Kipling, author

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

“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

“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 troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour 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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Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
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