50 Best Mother’s Day Quotes & Caption Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner!

You start panicking a little because you’ve forgotten all about it. You do some last-minute shopping to find the perfect gift. Or you frantically call all the fancy restaurants so you can treat her to a lovely meal.

You get her a personalized card or a custom gift, but… you have no idea what to write in it. Finding the right words to express how you feel can be challenging, especially when the lady means the world to you!

Whether you’re looking for something sweet or silly, we have put together a collection of quotes that are bound to make mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and friends happy!

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

Sweet mother’s day quotes

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

  2. “Happiness is seeing your mother smile.” – Unknown

  3. “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” – Mahatma Gandhi

  4. “My mother is so full of joy and life. I am her child. And that is better than being the child of anyone else in the world.” – Maya Angelou

  5. “My mother is a walking miracle.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

  6. “A mother understands what a child does not say.” – Jewish proverb

  7. “The world needs our mothers.” – Liya Kebede

  8. “A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” – Unknown

  9. “There is nothing as sincere as a mother’s kiss.” – Saleem Sharma

  10. “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” – George Eliot

  11. “A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” – Unknown

  12. “Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.” – Kahil Gibran

  13. “There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.” – Sara Josepha Hale

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

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

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

  17. “Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” – Emily Dickinson

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

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“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.” – The Golden Girls

Funny Mother’s Day Quotes

  1. “I do what I want, when I want, where I want…if my mom says it’s ok.”- Unknown

  2. “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” – Lisa Alther

  3. “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

  4. “An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.” – Spanish proverb

  5. “A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have.” – Robert Brault

  6. “In the end, mothers are always right. No one else tells the truth.” – Randy Susan Meyers

  7. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling

  8. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm

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

  10. “The phrase ’working mother’ is redundant.” – Jane Sellman

  11. “I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then, I want to move in with them.” – Phyllis Diller

  12. “Any mother could do the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease” – Lisa Alther

  13. “If evolution really works, how come mothers have only two hands?” – Milton Berle

  14. “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” – Chinese proverb

  15. “Mom, I love you, even though I’ll never accept your friend request.” – Unknown

  16. “Sooner or later, we all quote our mothers.” – Unknown

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

Inspirational Mother’s Day quotes

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

  2. “To the world, you are a mother, but to your family, you are the world.” – Unknown

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

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

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

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

  7. “I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” – Lance Conrad

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

  9. “Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow.” – Reed Markham

  10. “Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” – T. Dewitt Talmage

  11. “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

  12. “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.” – Linda Wooten

  13. “Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne.” – Mabel Hale

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

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