1. “I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” —Lance Conrad

2. “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

3. “The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room.” —Henry Ward Beecher

4. “The world needs our mothers.” —Liya Kebede

5. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.”- Maya Angelou

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

7. “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

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

9. “We are born of love; love is our mother.” —Rumi

10. “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” —James E. Faust

11. “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

12. “My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.” —Lisa Leslie

13. “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

14. “The biggest adjustment is I just didn’t know there was that much room in a house for that much joy. I have to say it—I didn’t know I could feel like this but I am tired, I am so happy!”- Hoda Kotb

15. “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” —Lin Yutang

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

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

18. “Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” —Susan Gale

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

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

21. “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

22. “Once you’re a mom, you’re always a mom. It’s like riding a bike, you never forget.”- Taraji P. Henson

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

24. “Don’t poets know it better than others? God can’t always be everywhere: and, so, invented mothers.”- Sir Edwin Arnold

25. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”- Sophia Loren

26. “A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.” —Amy Tan

27. “I realized why I was born and more than anything all of the things I want to pass onto my child, and the best way of doing that is not by preaching or telling her but showing her by example.”- Beyoncé

28. “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

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

30. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity.”- Agatha Christie

31. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”- Honoré de Balzac

32. “Motherhood changes everything.”- Adriana Trigiani

33. “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.”- William Makepeace Thackeray

34. “The most beautiful word on the lips of mankind is the word ‘Mother’, and the most beautiful call is the call of ‘My Mother’.”- Kahlil Gibran

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

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

37. “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” —William Makepeace Thackeray

38. “When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Charley Benetto

39. “There is nothing as sincere as a mother’s kiss.” —Saleem Sharma

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

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

42. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” —Cardinal Mermillod

43. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”- Robert Browning

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

45. “In the mother’s eyes, her smile, her stroking touch, the child reads the message: ‘You are there!’” —Adrienne Rich

46. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” —Victor Hugo

47. “There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.”- Elder M. Russell Ballar

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

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

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

51. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” —Maya Angelou

52. “A mother’s love endures through all.”- Washington Irving

53. “I’ve got her spirit/She’s always got my back/When I look at her/I think, I want to be just like that.”- Lauren Alaina

54. “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ It is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.”- Erma Bombeck

55. “Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb.”- Leroy Brownlow

56. “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.”- James E. Faust

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

58. “A mother’s love is more beautiful than any fresh flower.” —Debasish Mridha

59. “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

60. “Personally, I’ve always known that I wanted to go back to work because I’m confident, and I’m certain that my daughter will have a better mother in me if I’m doing the things that I’m excited about and that I’m passionate about.”- Lisa Ling