85+ Memorable and Meaningful Mother’s Day Quotes

By Hallmark staff on April 15th, 2021
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Moms love cards—and we’re not just saying that because we’re Hallmark. A heartfelt message in your handwriting is one of the best gifts you can give her. There’s just something about the power of words that goes straight to a mother’s heart. And an inspiring Mother’s Day quote can be a great way to honour not only your own mom, but all the important moms in your life.

Just like our cards, these Mother’s Day quotes come from Hallmark’s writers. Whether you want to share beautiful words or funny ones, these quotes are perfect for brightening a mom’s day and recognizing her for all she does. Or they might just inspire you to write a note with your own grateful message.

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Ideas for sharing quotes with your favourite moms

  • Print a quote and tuck it into her Mother’s Day card.
  • Print additional quotes and enclose one in her birthday card, a just-because card, or any others you send her throughout the year.
  • When you give a frame as a gift, add a quote to fill it until Mom adds a photo.
  • Post a quote on social media and tag her. Include your own comment about what a great mom she is.
  • Text a favourite quote to her. Write “This reminds me of you!” or “You’re this kind of mom!”
  • Email a quote to her and use it as a jumping-off point to thank her for something specific she’s done.
  • Print a quote and leave it someplace she’ll find it (purse, coat pocket, book, car seat, gift bag full of goodies, etc.).

Affirming Mother’s Day Quotes

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Amazing women make amazing moms. —Diana Manning

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Good moms grow great kids. —Dean Walley

More Affirming Mother’s Day Quotes:

  • It takes a lifetime to truly appreciate all the ways a good mom makes all the difference. —Ellen Brenneman
  • Motherhood is tough. Moms are tougher. —Keion Jackson
  • When I grow up, I want to be just like my mom… beautiful. —Amy Trowbridge Yates
  • Of all the people who pour sunshine into our days, moms are the best. —Keely Chace
  • Smiles and hugs, joy and love… that’s what great moms are made of. —Paige DeRuyscher
  • Moms just know… How to help. How to heal. How to listen. How to love. —Bill Gray
  • M-O-M is just another way of spelling LOVE.
    —Keely Chace

Inspiring Mother’s Day Quotes

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A mom teaches love by living it. —R. Tankersley

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A mom loves you first. Then forever. —Katherine Stano

More Inspiring Mother’s Day Quotes:

  • For every dream that has taken flight, there’s a mother who believed. —Jennifer Fujita
  • A mother teaches us that there is no end at all to what love can do. —Keely Chace
  • They go beyond. They go above. Mothers have mastered how to love. —Keion Jackson
  • She’s a woman of purpose, compassion, and strength… my hero, my mom. —Suzanne Berry
  • A mother’s love is the sun for growing, the moon for dreaming, the stars for guiding the way. —Barbara Loots

Spiritual Mother’s Day Quotes

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Thank God for a praying mother. —Bobbie Burrow

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Every good gift comes from above, but moms do a lot of the delivery work. —Keely Chace

More Spiritual Mother’s Day Quotes:

  • Moms have the kindness of angels and the patience of saints. All the more reason to thank God for them. —Matt Gowen
  • Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is Mom. —Keely Chace
  • Blessed are the moms, for they are the ones who bless everybody else. —Andrew Blackburn
  • God can be everywhere, because he lives in the hearts of moms. —Bill Gray
  • Moms give us the blessing of belonging. —Megan Haave
  • A woman of faith with praise on her lips and joy in her heart… my beautiful mom. —Jeannie Hund

Funny Mother’s Day Quotes

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You did it, Mom! I’m a nice person. —Bill Bridgeman

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Motherhood: Because privacy is over-rated. —Russ Ediger

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A mom is like a best friend who knew you back when you pooped your pants. —Russ Ediger

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Mother like no other.

More Funny Mother’s Day Quotes:

  • Show me a messy house and I’ll show you a really fun mom. —Ellen Brenneman
  • Sign you’re a mom: You know there’s no greater sign of trouble than silence. —Melissa Woo
  • A mom holds it together. Some days with tape and glue and safety pins, but she holds it together. —Keely Chace
  • Moms give us wings to fly and rides to the ER when we don’t understand what a metaphor is. —Andrew Blackburn
  • How does a mom do it? With patience. With deep, cleansing breaths. With imagination. With caffeine. With all the help she can get! —Keely Chace
  • A mom’s job is to feed you, clothe you, and make you afraid to touch anything. —Allyson Cook
  • When a mom loses her mind, she can be pretty sure her teen took it. —Suzanne Heins

Mother’s Day Quotes About Mamas

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Love is a mighty thing. So are mamas. —Keion Jackson

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Mama’s love is the light that guides. —Jeannie Hund

More Mother’s Day Quotes About Mamas:

  • A mama holds a child on her hip… and the world in her hands. —Amy Trowbridge-Yates
  • You don’t have to earn it or try to impress her… she loves you just ’cause she’s your mama, God bless her! —Diana Manning
  • Mama’s hands tend you when you’re tiny, guide you as you grow, fold in prayer as you find your way, and never let you go. —Jeannie Hund
  • Faith is the foundation of a strong, loving family and Mama is the cornerstone. —Renee Daniels
  • Mamas are proof that God is good. —Melvina Young

Mother’s Day Quotes about Grandmothers

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The best moms get promoted to Grandma. —Cheryl Gaines

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Grandma’s house: Fewer rules. More sugar. —Aaron Heim

More Mother’s Day Quotes about Grandmothers:

  • Grandmothers see the best in us, think the best of us, and bring out the best in us. —Cheryl Hawkinson
  • A grandma is the extra hug, the bonus blessing, the love on top of more love, all your life. —Keely Chace
  • Grandmas are the very best at making us feel loved and blessed. —Keely Chace
  • Graceful and wise with a smile in her eyes… Grandma. —Jeannie Hund
  • There’s nothing sweeter than being with Grandma. —Melvina Young
  • A grandmother is a mom with all the worries worn off. —Barbara Loots

Mother’s Day Quotes for New Moms and Moms-to-Be

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As long as the baby book is filled out by the time they leave for college, you’re good. —Amy Trowbridge-Yates

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Typical day of a mom: Wiping, Shushing, Singing, Rocking, Sleeping, Feeding (them), Feeding (you), Cleaning, Crying (you), Crying (them), Me Time —Catherine Hollyer

More Mother’s Day Quotes for New Moms and Moms-to-Be:

  • Make a rule that anyone who touches your stomach has to rub your feet as well. —Jennifer Fujita
  • There’s something miraculous about becoming a mama. The more your baby grows, the bigger your heart gets. —Dierdra Zollar
  • I thought I had it all, then I became a mom. —Lee Franklin
  • It’s the little things in a mom’s life that touch her heart in the biggest ways. —Linda Elrod
  • The world’s a warm and happy place where kids can play and grow— a place full up with snacks and hugs, ’cause mommies make it so. —Keely Chace
  • Nothing says “new mom” like a baby in a dry-clean only sweater. —Jennifer Fujita
  • Let there be storybooks, cuddling, and laps. Let there be lullabies, blankies, and naps. Let there be hopes bright as stars up above. Let there be mamas and all their sweet love. —Jeannie Hund
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I’m so lucky one of my favourite humans is also my daughter. —Anna Wenner

Mother’s Day Quotes for Mothers and Daughters

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So much of who I am is because of who you are. —Mary Miro

More Mother’s Day Quotes for Mothers and Daughters:

  • You taught me that smart is beautiful. —Melvina Young
  • Great women raise great women who raise great women. —Jennifer Fujita
  • Moms and daughters. The best kind of girlfriends. —Katherine Stano
  • A parent’s job is to lift their daughter up so that one day she will rise on her own. —Catherine Hollyer
  • Mothers and daughters, connected by heart right from the start! —Paige DeRuyscher
  • When your daughter is also a good friend, you’re one lucky mom. —Renee Daniels
  • A daughter who follows her dreams is a mother’s dream come true. —Jake Gahr

Mother’s Day Quotes About Stepmoms and Bonus Moms

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Some women are mothers because they stepped in and stepped up exactly when they were needed. —Melvina Young

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Bonus love. Bonus support. Bonus Mom. —Amber Goodvin

More Mother’s Day Quotes About Stepmoms and Bonus Moms:

  • The only thing better than having a mom is having a bonus mom, too. —Keely Chace
  • There are women who love you as if they brought you here themselves. They are mothers of the spirit, protectors of the heart. —Melvina Young
  • A stepmom has to be different things from one moment to the next… But in every moment, she’s a blessing. —Keely Chace
  • We can never have too many people who care about us and love to see us smile. That’s why a great stepmom means so much. —Keely Chace
  • You encouraged like a mom, protected me like a mom, and always loved me like a mom.
    And that means the world to me. —Andrew Blackburn
  • Because it never hurts to have an extra pair of arms to hug you… an extra heart loving you… there are godmothers. —Keely Chace

Mother’s Day Quotes to Honour Any Woman

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Love grows wherever she goes. —Hallmark Staff

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Women who lead with love live on in our hearts. —Allyson Cook

More Mother’s Day Quotes to Honour Any Woman:

  • Behind every woman is another strong woman. —Tina Neidlein
  • Mother’s Day is for women who do exactly what you do best: Love. —Valerie Stark
  • Here’s to the women whose lives have inspired us and whose love has changed us. —Amy Trowbridge-Yates
  • Some women just have that extra something: extra room in their heart, extra places at their table, and extra time for the people they love. —Suzanne Berry
  • Mother’s Day is for every woman who holds nothing back… who gives her heart, soul, and energy to those she cares about and still finds a way to love them more every single day. —Andrew Blackburn
  • Mother’s Day is for celebrating the nurturers, the givers, the huggers and helpers, the day-makers and life-changers… and that’s just what you are! —Keely Chace
Find ideas for what to write in a Mother’s Day card—and personalize the message to make it just right for your mom.