Below you’ll find some lovely “mothering” quotes to enjoy.
And a very Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms everywhere, you have my deepest gratitude today.
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
The phrase “working mother” is redundant. ~Jane Sellman
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh
If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam. ~Lord Langdale (Henry Bickersteth)
She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along. ~Margaret Culkin Banning
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton Berle
Motherhood is priced of God, at price no man may dare to lessen or misunderstand. ~Helen Hunt Jackson
Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort. ~John Lancaster Spalding
My mom is a neverending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune. ~Graycie Harmon
[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. ~Emily Dickinson
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 trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington Irving
Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. ~Lisa Alther
A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. ~Victor Hugo
One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. ~George Herbert
There’s nothing like a mama-hug. ~Terri Guillemets
Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. ~Erich Fromm
Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. ~T. DeWitt Talmage
The precursor of the mirror is the mother’s face. ~D.W. Winnicott, Playing and Reality, 1971
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray
The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated. ~Washington Irving
Women know the way to rear up children (to be just)
They know a simple, merry, tender knack
Of tying sashes, fitting baby shoes,
And stringing pretty words that make no sense,
And kissing full sense into empty words.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
No painter’s brush, nor poet’s pen
In justice to her fame
Has ever reached half high enough
To write a mother’s name.
The best conversations with mothers always take place in silence, when only the heart speaks. ~Carrie Latet