25 Quotes About Motherhood

Motherhood comes to us in different ways. Through biology or adoption, or some other way, women all over the world have become a part of motherhood since the beginning. Here are beautiful, funny, observant, and all around good quotes about motherhood. And don’t forget to share with us in the comments which quote is your favorite, or what other quotes about motherhood you would add!

  1. The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” – Lane Olinghouse
  2. “Being a mother has made me so tired, and so happy,” – Tina Fey
  3.  “Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – C.S. Lewis
  4. “The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.” – Unknown
  5. No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love.”– Edwin Hubbell Chapin
  6. Becoming a mother makes you realize you can do almost anything one-handed.” – Unknown
  7.  “The days are long, but the years are short.”– Gretchen Rubin
  8. “Mothers hold their child’s hand for a moment and their heart for a lifetime.” – Unknown
  9. “May your coffee be stronger than your toddler.” – Unknown
  10.  “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
  11. “Men are what their mothers made them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”– Mother Teresa
  13. “Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.” – Unknown
  14. “Nothing is lost until your mother can’t find it.” – Unknown
  15. “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” – Unknown
  16. “We used to want it all.  Now we just want to pee alone.” – Unknown
  17. “A mother understands what a child does not say.” – Unknown
  18. “There is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
  19.  “Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled.  They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes 
  20. “Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, and happy kids.” – Unknown
  21. “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” – Linda Wooten
  22. “She taught me that fear is not an option.” – Diane von Furstenberg
  23. “It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” – The Golden Girls
  24. “No matter how much I say I love you, I always love you more than that.” – Unknown
  25. “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.” – St. Therese of Lisieux

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