Looking for the sweetest Mother’s Day quotes? Here are some pretty sugar-sweet quotes perfect on your homemade Mother’s Day cards and gift tags!
Mother’s Day Quotes for Your DIY Gifts and Cards
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1. God Created Moms!
If you think about it, this quote by Sir Edwin Arnold is so true! Your mom will always be there for you no matter what.
Mother’s love is the closest thing to God’s compassion.
2. A Mother Is…
“A mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness.” This Jewish proverb on a card is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for any mom.
3. Successful Mothers
“Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes. Inspirational quotes like these are great for your mom and grandmother.
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4. My Mother to Me
“My mother, is the bone of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot imagine a life without her.” – Kristin Hannah
5. To the World
These will make the sweetest sounds for your mother: “To the world, you are a Mother, but to your family, you are the World.” Your mom surely know how much you appreciate her and motherhood!
6. Good Moms
Happy Mother’s Day quotes can be as simple as this: “Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, and happy kids.” It’s short, simple, and silly, and she’ll definitely love it!
7. Place of a Mother
“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take,” by Anna, Siolhan & Jack. Despite having salaried jobs and housework, your mother will always take care of you.
8. Characteristics of a Mother
A tall order of characteristics every mom should have: “Amazing, loving, strong, happy, selfless, graceful.” This Mother’s Day quote is a clever acrostic of the word mother and your mom will surely appreciate it!
9. What Every Daughter Thinks of…
“My mother, she is beautiful, softened at the edges, and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” – Jodi Picoult. Mother’s Day poems are sweet and every line speaks of pure love.
10. How a Mother Is
This is what the role of a mother is through the years. She stays beside you from childhood to adulthood.
Your mother is your role model, guardian, and friend, and she’s celebrated every big step you’ve taken.
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11. My Angel Mother
Looking for famous mother quotes? Look no further than the great Abraham Lincoln’s own quote for her mother.
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln. Past president Abraham Lincoln shows how a man loves his mother even when he’s all grown up and leading a country!
12. Super Mom
“There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed, but in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child you are Super Mom.” – Stephanie Precourt. This quote is the perfect way of saying happy first Mother’s Day to first-time moms.
13. Life Comes with a Mom!
“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother!” If you feel like you’re in a deep abyss or had a sudden fall from grace, you can always turn to your mom. Your mother is the best guide you have when you’re lost.
14. How to Be a Mother
“There is no perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply.” – Elder M. Russel Ballard.
15. Love the Little Things
16. Better Than the FBI
“A worried mother does better research than the FBI.” This funny quote is humorous because it’s true! Instead of starting your card with “Dear Mother,” give her this humorous quote to make her smile!
17. Mothers Are Strong
Let your Mom know how much you appreciate her strength this Mother’s Day: “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.” This quote is also perfect for International Women’s Day.
18. From the Bottom of My Heart…
You can make this with your baby brother or sister for your mom’s special day.
“From the bottom of my heart… to the tips of my toes I love you!” This is so sweet, your dad may just ask for one on Father’s Day too!
19. Being a Mom
Looking for ‘being a mother’ quotes? A lot of mothers will agree that “Being a mom isn’t an easy job, but it’s definitely the best job anyone could ever ask for.”
You may not know it but every mom is happy to end the day only when their kids sleep soundly.
20. To My Mother on Mother’s Day
This poem by Joanna Fuchs says everything you want to express to your mom every Mother’s Day! From your mother’s encouraging praises, comfort and care, all the way to her generosity, this poem say it all!
21. Nothing Is Lost
This is so true in almost every household: “Nothing is lost until your mother can’t find it.”
Ever wondered how your mother always knows where everything is? It’s one of the biggest mysteries which make moms the greatest!
22. Moms Are Smarter!
Your mother and father will definitely have a good laugh with this quote: “Moms! They’re like dads, only smarter!” You can also go the extra mile by placing a photo of your mother in the center.
23. As Is the Mother…
Ever opened your mouth and heard your mother’s voice come out? This proverb from Ezekiel 16:4 is definitely the perfect quote to put on your Mother’s Day card: “As is the mother, so is her daughter.”
24. Be Yourself
Tell your Mom how wonderful she is this Mother’s Day with this inspirational quote: “By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.” – Edwin Elliot. It’ll definitely win your hearts!
25. Your Favorite Child
This is the perfect quote for a homemade Mother’s Day card for those with siblings! “I love how we don’t have to say out loud that I’m your favorite child.” Your siblings will definitely lose to this one!
26. A Daughter Is…
Let your mom know you’ll always be there for her this Mother’s Day with this quote: “A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.” Print this on any picture you have together!
27. Knows Us the Best
“Moms are the people who know us the best and love us the most.” It makes sense that she loves you the most since she knows you the best! Plus! Mothers will always love their children even at their worst.
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Thanking our mothers for what they’ve done for us may not feel like enough for some. So instead of spending hours thinking about what to say, why not seek some help from tried and tested quotes?
Watch this video from Short Speech for a compilation of some beautiful quotes for Mother’s Day:
Which mother’s day quotes did you love the most? Tell us in the comments below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 30, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.