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Top 40 Quotes for Mother's Day

To use in cards or gift tags, here are our top picks for Mother's Day -- from the heartfelt to the hilarious.

mother and child• “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” — Rudyard Kipling

• “My Mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her. ” — Jodi Picoult

• “The phrase ’working mother’ is redundant.” — Jane Sellman

• “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” — Dorothy Canfield Fisher

• “It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.” — Dorothy, "The Golden Girls"

• “Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” — Gilda Radner

"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary."

- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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

• “Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.” — Kahil Gibran

• “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” — Princess Diana

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

• “Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” — Emily Dickinson

• “A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.” — Honore de Balzac

• “If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” — Stevie Wonder

• “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” — George Eliot

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

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

• “When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” — Mitch Albom

"Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease."

- Lisa Alther

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

• “A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children, and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.” — Jamie McGuire

• “A mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness.” — Proverbs 31:25-26

• “My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” — Michael Jordan

• “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. ” — Robert Browning

• “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” — Lisa Alther

“Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.” — Unknown

• “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

• “An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.” — Spanish Proverb

• “A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have.” — Robert Brault

• “In the end, mothers are always right. No one else tells the truth.” — Randy Susan Meyers

• “If evolution really works, how come mothers have only two hands?” — Milton Berle

• “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” — Chinese Proverb

"Love is patient,
love is kind.

- Proverbs

• “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.” — St. Therese of Lisieux

• "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." — 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

• “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” — Marion C. Garretty

• “Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” — Lady Gaga

• “To a child’s ear, ‘mother’ is magic in any language.” — Arlene Benedict

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

• “Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow.” — Reed Markham

• “Mother — that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” — T. Dewitt Talmage

• “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.” — Linda Wooten

• “No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.” — Edwin Chapin

• “Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.” — Unknown

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