Mother's Day Messages to inspire you

Need some inspiration for your Mother's Day messages or cards? Consider these quotes and proverbs that come from timeless wisdom, classic books or notable writers. 

Messages for Mother's Day from famous people

All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother
     –  Abraham Lincoln

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have clung to me all my life.
     –  Abraham Lincoln

Let France have good mothers and she will have good sons
     –  Napoleon Bonaparte

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
     –  Honore de Balzac.

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.
     –  Oliver Wendell Holmes.

When I was a boy and would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” 
    – Fred Rogers

Messages for Mother's Day from Proverbs 

A man’s work is from sun to sun but a mother’s work is never done.

A mother can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.

A mother makes broken look beautiful and strong look invincible.

 A mother understands what a child does not say
     –  Jewish Proverb

A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.

A tree can grow 10 thousand feet tall but its leaves will always fall back to the roots.
     –  Chinese proverb

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
     – 1 Peter 4:8

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy
    –  Spanish Proverb

Being a mother means your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do.
     –  unknown

Every frog is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother
     –  African Proverb

He that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin
     –  English Proverb

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. 
     – Proverbs 31:28

Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.

Mother is a verb not a noun

Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers.

My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching.
     – Proverbs 6:20

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
     – Proverbs 31: 26-27

A mother can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.

A mother makes broken look beautiful and strong look invincible.

A mother understands what a child does not say
     –  Jewish Proverb

A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.

A tree can grow 10 thousand feet tall but its leaves will always fall back to the roots.
     –  Chinese proverb

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
     – 1 Peter 4:8

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy
     – Spanish proverb

The mother of boys work son-up to son-down

To the world, you are a mother. . . To your family you are the world.

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
     – Proverbs 22:6

When buying a house, check the beams; when choosing a wife, check the mother.
     – Chinese proverb

Messages for Mother's Day from writers 

Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know exited.
     –  Linda Wooten

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled
     –  Emily Dickinson

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 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

A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
     –  Agatha Christie

A mother’s love grows by giving
     –  Charles Lamb

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.
     –  Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother. 
  –  Martha Gellhorn

My mother . . . she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.
     –  Jodi Picould

. . .  God created mothers with three pairs of eyes. . . . One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, “What are you kids doing in there?” when she already knows. Another in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn’t but what she has to know, and of course, the ones in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say, “I understand and I love you” without so much as uttering a word.
     –  Erma Bombeck

Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met
     – Marguerite Duras

Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who never give up despite the struggles.
     –  Sharon Jaynes

There is no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids,”
     – Stephen King

There’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story because hers is where yours begins.
     –  Mitch Albom

When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”
     –  Mitch Albom

This Mother's Day tell your mother how much she means to you. If you don't have the right words, perhaps some of these notable quotes will help.

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