Sibylle’s Favorite Quotes about Motherhood

By Sibylle Eschapasse
Sibylle Eschapasse
Sibylle Eschapasse
May 15, 2017 Updated: May 19, 2017

As we celebrate mothers today all around the country, I compiled some of the best quotes ever written about this beautiful gift that is motherhood. Being a mother is one of the biggest blessing we can have in life and we hope all mothers out there are being celebrated today—and everyday—as well as women who are not yet mothers but will surely be one day. Happy Mother’s Day to all and to many, many more!

Children are the anchors of a mother’s life.
— Sophocles
The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.
— Unknown
There is no way to be a perfect mother and a millions ways to be a good one.
— Jill Churchill
Young Sibylle Eschapasse and her mother. (Rene-Victor Eschapasse)
Young Sibylle Eschapasse and her mother. (Rene-Victor Eschapasse)
Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else disappears.
— Kate Winslet
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself, once for her child.
— Sophia Loren
A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
—  Emily Dickinson
Motherhood has the greatest potential influence in human life.
— Unknown
We are born of love. Love is our mother.
— Rumi
Sibylle Eschapasse and siblings. (Rene-Victor Eschapasse)
Sibylle Eschapasse and siblings. (Rene-Victor Eschapasse)
A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
— Victor Hugo
I will look after you and I will look anybody you say needs to be looked after, anyway you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.
— Maya Angelou
Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
— Lin Yutang
If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.
— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?
— Mahatma Gandhi
Sibylle Eschapasse and her loving mother. (Rene-Victor Eschapasse)
Sibylle Eschapasse and her loving mother. (Rene-Victor Eschapasse)
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
— Rudyard Kipling
The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I’m thankful to have one again seen our world through their eyes.
— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
— Meryl Streep
Being a mom isn’t an easy job but it’s definitely the best job anyone could ever ask for.
— Unknown
Motherhood has helped me to stop overanalyzing things. It’s been liberating because I used to be somewhat neurotic. I attribute that to having something bigger than myself.
— Idina Menzel
Mothers holds their children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever.
— Unknown
All those clichés, the things you hear about having a baby and motherhood – all of them are true and all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.
— Penelope Cruz
Sibylle Eschapasse and her mother Marie-Astrid Eschapasse in Central Park. (Rene-Victor Eschapasse)
Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds from the inside.
— Unknown
A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive.
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Love your mother, the most beautiful person on this earth. Our best critic, yet our strongest supporter.
— Unknown
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
— William Makepeace Thackeray
There is no friendship no love like that of a mother for her child.
— Henry Ward Beecher
Baby Sibylle Eschapasse with her mother in France. (Rene-Victor Eschapasse)
Baby Sibylle Eschapasse with her mother in France. (Rene-Victor Eschapasse)


Sibylle Eschapasse is from Paris and now lives in Manhattan. She is a journalist and a contributing writer to various publications. Sibylle is also the author of a children’s book, “Argy Boy!: a New York Dog Tale.” She may be reached at

Sibylle Eschapasse
Sibylle Eschapasse