21 Quotes for the Moms in your Life.

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on May 11, 2012
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The proverbial 21 gun salute to moms everywhere.

I’ve been a mom for 11 years, one month and 12 days.

In honor of my mom-hood—and moms everywhere—I searched the internet for the best mom-related quotes that I could find.

Twenty-one of ’em. Some are inspiring, some may just make you chuckle.

(If you have a fave that’s not listed here, please post it in the comments section.)


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

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
~ Oprah Winfrey

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
~ Milton Berle

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

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
~ Aristotle

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.
~ Barbara Kingsolver

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
~ Elizabeth Stone

A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have.
~ Robert Brault

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
~ William Feather

The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother’s Day are the good ones.
~ Mignon McLaughlin

Mother is a verb, not a noun.
~ Proverb

I cannot forget my mother. Though not as sturdy as others, [S]he is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely.
~ Renita Weem

A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.
~ Peter De Vries

Mirror, mirror on the wall, I am my mother after all.
~ Author Unknown

Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.
~ Dan Quayle

If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.
~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
~ Florida Scott-Maxwell

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
~ Unknown

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
~ Oscar Wilde

If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.
~ Lawrence Housman

My son + I (Photo: Sally Roeckell)

Happy Mother’s Day!

PS. You can read my story about how I became a mom here.

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


9 Responses to “21 Quotes for the Moms in your Life.”

  1. Love this, Lynn.

    Deserves to be a big hit, for sure.


  2. madgrooves says:

    A lot of awesome & funny quotes! As a mother of 3 girls, ages 20, 5 & 4, I need all the encouragement and more importantly HUMOR I can get o.O Love the last quote =D

  3. Thanks, Bob. Cheers!

  4. Glad you liked it! I loved the funny ones, too. Hard to resist. Happy Mother's Day!!

  5. Anna Teague says:

    Love, love, love this, and as a mother of five, and daughter too;) can relate to them ALL

  6. Andréa Balt says:

    Quote junkie thanks you. xoxo

  7. havvah spicer says:

    "And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see — or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read."- Alice Walker

  8. wriskerse says:

    Who and where to order this summer on festival, slice your information.

  9. […] My mother is very much alive today and thriving. She’ll no longer burn in the dishevelment of love alone. […]