1. Stevie Wonder
Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
2. Jewish Proverb
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
3. Gracie Allen
When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she’d just make enough for 16 and only serve half.
4. Abraham Lincoln
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
5. Leonardo Dicaprio
My mother is a walking miracle.
Children are the anchors of a mother’s life.
7. Theodore Hesburgh
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
8. Milton Berle
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
9. Tenneva Jordan
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.
10. Mildred Vermont
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.
11. Peter De Vries
A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.
Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
All mothers are working mothers.
A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.
As is the mother, so is her daughter.
16. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men are what their mothers made them.
17. Harriet Beecher Stowe
Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
18. NANCY THAYER
Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?
19. HONORE DE BALZAC
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
20. LIN YUTANG
Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
21. FLORIDA SCOTT-MAXWELL
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
22. SOPHIA LOREN
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.
23. SPANISH PROVERB
An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.
24. T. DEWITT TALMAGE
Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.
25. OPRAH WINFREY
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
26. ABRAHAM LINCOLN
All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
27. ROBERT BROWNING
Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
28. BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.
29. JODI PICOULT
The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.
30. JANE SELLMAN
The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.
31. PRINCESS DIANA
A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.
32. STEPHEN KING
My mother was a reader, and she read to us. She read us Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when I was six and my brother was eight; I never forgot it.
33. MICHAEL JORDAN
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.
34. DOROTHY, THE GOLDEN GIRLS
It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.
35. KEVIN DURANT, AWARD ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.
36. TINA FEY
Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.
37. LADY GAGA
Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.
38. CINDY CRAWFORD
As my mom always said, ‘You’d rather have smile lines than frown lines.’
39. LUPITA NYONG’O
[My mother] always said I was beautiful and I finally believed her at some point.
40. JENNIFER GARNER
My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, ‘Happiness is your own responsibility.’
41. ELISABETH MOSS
She drove me to ballet class…and she took me to every audition. She’d be proud of me if I was still sitting in that seat or if I was watching from home. She believes in me and that’s why this [award] is for her. She’s a wonderful mother.
42. KATE HUDSON
[What’s beautiful about my mother is] her compassion, how much she gives, whether it be to her kids and grandkids or out in the world. She’s got a sparkle.
My mom is my hero. [She] inspired me to dream when I was a kid, so anytime anyone inspires you to dream, that’s gotta be your hero.
44. MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
If I’ve learned anything as a mom with a daughter who’s three, I’ve learned that you cannot judge the way another person is raising their kid. Everybody is just doing the best they can. It’s hard to be a mom.
45. MINDY KALING
I would say that my mother is the single biggest role model in my life, but that term doesn’t seem to encompass enough when I use it about her. She was the love of my life.
46. EMMA STONE
My mother has always been my emotional barometer and my guidance. I was lucky enough to get to have one woman who truly helped me through everything.
47. KATE WINSLET
Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.
48. GWYNETH PALTROW
[When] you’re dying laughing because your three-year-old made a fart joke, it doesn’t matter what else is going on. That’s real happiness.
49. MARTHA STEWART
Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition.
50. OLIVIA WILDE
[Motherhood is] heart-exploding, blissful hysteria.