Quotes on Mothers, Motherhood

Here are 10 beautiful quotes respecting motherhood (some wonderful thoughts to inscribe in your cards). Happy Mothers Day:

  • 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
  • The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom. – Henry Ward Beecher
  • God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. – Jewish Proverb
  • They say man rules the universe, That subject shore and main Kneel down and bless the empery Of his majestic reign; But a sovereign, gentler, mightier, Man from his throne has hurled, For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world. – William Stewart Ross
  • A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • 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
  • Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers. – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 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
  • Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love. – Mildred Vermont
  • A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking. – Helen Rice