Great Mom Quotes


I LOVE quotes from those who have gone before us! They teach us much about who we are and often prove that times may have changed, but the heart of man has not.

Today, I’m sharing 15 great moms quotes to encourage your heart. Take a minute and share your favorite of the 15 or share one I don’t have on the list.

  1. If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much. ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  2. My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. ~ George Washington
  3. There was never a great man who had not a great mother. ~ Olive Schreiner
  4. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life.  ~ Abraham Lincoln
  5. There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one ~ Jill Churchill
  6. There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother. ~ Sarah Josepha Hale
  7. Before becoming a mother I had a hundred theories on how to bring up children. Now I have seven children and only one theory: love them, especially when they least deserve to be loved. ~ Kate Samperi
  8. Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
  9. There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap. ~ Carrie Fisher
  10. A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, and it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking. ~ Helen Steiner Rice
  11. A mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same. ~ Unknown
  12. My mother taught me to walk proud and tall ‘as if the world was mine.’ ~ Sophia Loren
  13. 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
  14. Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. ~ Marion C. Garretty
  15. All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.  ~Abraham Lincoln

So, do you see any of favorite quotes? Have any others you can share?



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Stephanie Shott

Stephanie Shott is the founder of The M.O.M. Initiative, a ministry devoted to making mentoring intentionally missional. She is an author and a popular speaker who helps women live full, fearless and faithful lives. To invite Stephanie to speak at your next event, visit her website at To find out more about The M.O.M. Initiative or to begin a M.O.M. Mentor Group, visit