40 best Mother’s Day quotes of all time

After weeks of preparation, you've found the perfect Mother's Day gift , made brunch reservations at her favorite restaurant, and picked out the sweetest card. The only problem? You have no idea what to write that'll make the most important woman in your life feel like, well, the most important woman in your life. After all, you can only scribble down "I love you" so many times (read: once).

40 Best Mother's Day Quotes To Write In Your Card

1. "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." -Stevie Wonder

2. "A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories." -Honore de Balzac

3. "Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." -Robert Browning

4. "A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend." -Unknown

5. "Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing." -Ricki Lake

6. "What defines me is what my mom always taught me: to treat everyone with respect, to always be a hard worker, and to be kind." -Adam Rippon

7. "When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know." -Charley Benetto

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8. "Mothers are like glue. Even when you cant see them, theyre still holding the family together." -Susan Gale

9. "My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was." -Lisa Leslie

10. "The world needs our mothers." -Liya Kebede

11. "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 Picoult

12. "A mothers hug lasts long after she lets go." -Unknown

13. "We are born of love; love is our mother." -Rumi

14. "A mothers arms are more comforting than anyone elses." -Princess Diana

15. "A mothers love is more beautiful than any fresh flower." -Debasish Mridha

\"A mothers hug lasts long after she lets go.\"

16. "Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind." -Kahil Gibran

17. "All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." -Abraham Lincoln

18. "A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place." -Amy Tan

19. "A mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness." -Proverbs

20. "There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one." -Jill Churchill

21. "A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we dont even have." -Robert Brault

22. "In the end, mothers are always right. No one else tells the truth." -Randy Susan Meyers

23. "To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world." -Unknown

24. "Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me." -Lady Gaga

25. "Mother is a verb. Its something you do. Not just who you are." -Cheryl Lacey Donovan

26. "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

27. "No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mothers love." -Edwin Chapin

28. "Being a mother is learning about strengths you didnt know you had." -Linda Wooten

29. "Mothers can look through a childs eyes and see tomorrow." -Reed Markham

30. "If evolution really works, how come mothers have only two hands?" -Milton Berle

31. "Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." -Marion C. Garretty

32. "To a childs ear, 'mother' is magic in any language." -Arlene Benedict

33. "My mother is a walking miracle." -Leonardo DiCaprio

34. "Mothers hold their childrens hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." -Unknown

35. "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." -Cardinal Mermillod

36. "Life began with waking up and loving my mothers face." -George Eliot

37. "When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know." -Mitch Albom

38. "My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent." -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

39. "My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day." -Jennifer Garner

40. "A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin." -Unknown

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