Mother’s Day Sayings: A Well-Rounded Collection of Quotes

Mother’s Day Sayings: A Well-Rounded Collection of Quotes

Have you thought about hand-writing personalized Mother’s Day sayings into a card, e-mail, or text message this year? Or maybe after reading ideas from this page, you’ve decided to create your own card and you need a funny or thoughtful saying to finish the piece? Finding the right words to let your mother know how much you appreciate her efforts can be difficult, but the following collection of Mother’s Day sayings has plenty of sayings and quotes that are great for a wide range of Mother’s Day treats, cards, or notes.


Humorous Sayings and Quotes About Mothers

“When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” – Erma Bombeck

“I love how we don’t even need to say that I am your favorite child.” – Unknown

“I’d like to be the ideal mother, but I’m too busy raising my kids.” – Unknown

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” – Calvin Trillin

“My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” – Buddy Hackett

“Sweater, n.:  garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.” – Ambrose Bierce

“If evolution really works then why is it that mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing, is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing!” – Phyllis Diller

“Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.” – Rita Rudner

“My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow.” – Rita Rudner

“You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you Can’t Fool Mom.” – Captain Penny

Thoughtful Mother’s Day Sayings

“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 (Thank you for your thoughtfulness, selflessness, and kindness throughout the years.)

“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

“Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,

Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,

Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,

But only one mother the wide world over.” – George Cooper

“M is for the million things she gave me,

O means only that she’s growing old,

T is for the tears she shed to save me,

H is for her heart of purest gold;

E is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

R means right, and right she’ll always be,

Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,”

A word that means the world to me.” – Howard Johnson

“You may be treated like the maid,

you may be treated like the gardener,

you may be treated like the daycare,

you may be treated like the chauffer,

you may be treated like many things.

But one thing is for sure,

You will always be loved.” – Unknown

“Who ran to help me when I fell,

And would some pretty story tell,

Or kiss the place to make it well?

My mother.” – Ann Taylor

“It takes some one really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child and someone special to love someone more than herself.” – Unknown

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” – Washington Irving

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll (Thanks to you, mom, I am rich in fond memories!)

Misc. Motherhood and Mother’s Day Sayings

“The phrase “working mother” is redundant.” – Jane Sellman

“We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate.” – Charlotte Gray

“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” – Proverb

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo

“A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.” – Unknown

“I believe in love at first sight because I’ve been loving my mother since I first opened my eyes.” – Unknown

“Love is blind because my mother started loving me before she ever saw me.” – Unknown

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