8 Meaningful Quotes That Celebrate Mothers

Mother’s Day is a perfect opportunity to think about the special women in your life.

May 10, 2015
mom baking with daughters

What has your mom taught you? (Shutterstock)

Mother’s Day is a time to take a moment and appreciate just how wonderful our mothers truly are. While no two moms are alike, most are prized for their nurturing manner, unconditional love and their knack for always knowing how to do that little something that will make us feel better. There are tons of ways to shower your mother with gifts and kind acts, from breakfast in bed to homemade cards filled with sweet sentiments.

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This Mother’s Day, we invite you to absorb some beautiful and meaningful quotes that celebrate mothers, and focus on the topics of motherhood, love, devotion and giving. Let the words inspire you and serve as an opportunity to pause and think about what your own mother means to you.

ON LOVE


1. “Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark … to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever.”
- J.K. Rowling

2. “Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.”
-Gail Tsukiyama

 

A mom's love is something beyond special. [Shutterstock]

ON DEVOTION


3. “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

4. “I tell my kids, ‘I am thinking about you every other minute of my day."
-Michelle Obama

The priorities in life. [Shutterstock]

ON MOTHERHOOD


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

6. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.”
– Oprah Winfrey

 

Learning and teaching are the hallmarks of motherhood. [Shutterstock ]

ON GIVING


7. “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

8. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”
- Honoré de Balzac

Being there at all times. [Shutterstock]