Celebrating Mother’s Day – Quotes About Mums

With it being nearly Mother’s Day I thought it would be nice to share some quotes about mothers. Our little celebration of being a mum!

It would be wonderful if you could share some more in the comments below, it could be one from a well known person, or someone you know or just one you’ve heard but aren’t sure who first said or wrote it.



“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


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


“The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant — and let the air out of the tires.” – Dorothy Parker


“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


“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” — Diana, Princess of Wales


“All mothers are working mothers.” – Unknown


 “A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.” – Unknown


“If at first you don’t succeed, do it like you mother told you.” – Unkown


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


“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” – Lin Yutang


“There was never a great man who had not a great mother. – Olive Schreiner”


And one I really like (not just about mothers but I’m sure you’ll relate to it)… 

“And remember that behind every successful woman……is a basket of dirty laundry.” – Unknown



We’d also love to add a colloborative post about the best advice your mother gave you, please see our latest Update Post for more details



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  1. This is my all time favourite quote:

    Sweater, noun: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly (by Ambrose Bierce)