16 Mother's Day Quotes That Celebrate That Beautiful Woman In Your Life You Call Mom

I think that we can all agree that our moms are the great humans on the planet. That’s why there are so many amazing books, movies, and quotes about motherhood and mothers out there. Whether she’s your BFF or your cool, adult friend, your mom deserves to be celebrated every day — though Mother’s Day is still a very special time to show her just how much she rocks.

My mom is my personal hero. She’s a career woman who raised two kids basically as a single mother and still found time to pursue her own interests and hobbies outside of motherhood. She has taught me a great many thing — maybe the most important of which is that feminism isn’t just in the words you say, but also the actions you take — and I can only hope that I’ll be half the woman and mother she is. I’m actually one of those people who isn’t afraid to turn into my mother (though it might be a scientific inevitability anyway).

So, while you’re picking out a last minute gift or finishing writing in your heartfelt card, enjoy some inspiring quotes about moms and motherhood that will make you want to hug mom extra tight on Sunday.

1. “Mother is a verb, not a noun.” — Proverb

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

3. “I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” — E. M. Forster

4. “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” — Meryl Streep

5. "Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life." ― Author Unknown

6. “Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

7. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” — Ricki Lake

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

9. "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

10. "I know how to do anything — I'm a mom." — Roseanne Barr

11. "There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it." — Chinese Proverb

12. “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, Women and Beauty

13. “Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you're the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside.” — Rachel Wolchin

14. “You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool mom.” — Author Unknown

15. “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” — Oprah Winfrey

16. “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” — Irish Proverb

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