50 Thoughtful Mother's Day Quotes To Let Her Know How Much You Love & Appreciate Her

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Love quotes for your mom to make her feel extra special.

On May 13, 2018, we will celebrate Mother’s Day — the day dedicated to showing our love and appreciation for everything our moms do for us.

Sometimes we don’t realize how big of an impact our moms have made on us, but our entire lives would be different without her. Not only did she bring you in to this world, but if you're lucky enough to have someone to call "Mom" — whether she be your step-mother, adoptive mother, grandma or someone else who represents this in your life — you know that being a mom is hard work that should be appreciated.

This day is all about the moms and everything they’ve done to be the best mom they can be because let’s face it, it's NOT easy to be a mom.

I see everything my own mom sacrificed for me and for my sister and I am SO grateful for everything she’s done. It wasn’t always easy making the choices she did, but she made them for us.


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Moms sacrifice more than you may even know, but they don’t mind doing it for you. When we are born, their entire lives become revolved around us kids. I don’t know how they do it, but I do know it can’t be easy. Sometimes it doesn’t always show either, but they do what they think is best for us.

Use this Mother's Day to show your mom that you’re grateful for everything she’s done and for the life she has given you  she deserves it!

Let these quotes remind you of your own mom and how hard she worked to give you the best possible life.


1. She may seem crazy, but it's because your mom loves you like crazy.

“My promise to my children. I am not your friend. I am your mom. I will stalk you, flip out on you, lecture you, drive you insane, be your worst nightmare, and hunt you down like a bloodhound when needed because I LOVE YOU! When you understand that, I will know you are a responsible adult. You will NEVER find someone who loves, prays, cares and worries about you more than I do!” — Unknown


2. Moms persevere to give you the best. 

“Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up.” — Sharon Jaynes


3. They work hard.

“It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” — The Golden Girls


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4. Your mother is your best teacher.

“She taught me that fear is not an option.” — Diane Von Furstenberg


5. She's always there.

“A mother's hug lasts long after she lets go.” — Unknown


6. Your mom helped you become who you are.

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” — Abraham Lincoln


7. Your parents will always put you first.

“Motherhood is a choice you make every day to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing, even when you're not sure what the right thing is... and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” — Donna Ball


8. No matter what, she'll love you.

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” — Mitch Albom


9. Your mother puts you before herself.

“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


10. Your mom's love is like no other.

“I am like a flower that is raised with love by you. You help me grow up big and strong. Mom, thanks for all you do!” — Unknown


11. She's irreplaceable.

“Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all.” — Unknown


12. Everything your mom does is for you.

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with fears you didn't know existed.” — Linda Wooten


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13. Nobody loves like a mother does.

“Mothers are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the Earth.” — Marjorie P. Hinckley


14. She's everything to you.

“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


15. Your mother stays strong for you.

“Mama: The glue that holds everything together. Even when she feels she may fall apart.” — Unknown


16. She's many, many things.

“Amazing, Loving, Strong, Happy, Selfless, Graceful.” — Unknown


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17. She gave you your life.

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.” — George Eliot


18. A mother's love and her capacity for forgiveness is never-ending.

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” — Honore De Balzac


19. She'll always try to make you feel better.

“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


20. Her favorite job is being your mom.

“As far as I'm concerned, there's no job more important on the planet than being a mom.” — Mark Wahlberg


21. She'll teach you what you need to know.

“A mother i not a person to lean on, but a person to make learning unnecessary.” — Dorothy Canfield Fisher


22. She's always in your heart.

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


23. You help each other out.

“There is nothing as powerful as a mother's love, and nothing as healing as a child's soul." — Unknown


24. She wants you to follow your dreams.

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


25. Nobody's perfect.

“There is no way to be a perfect mother... but a million ways to be a good one.” — Unknown


26. You learn a lot from your mom.

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” — Stevie Wonder


27. You were loved from birth.

“We are born of love; Love is our mother." — Rumi


28. Nobody can replace her, but she can replace others.

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” — Cardinal Meylillod


29. Her warmth is comforting.

“The best place to cry is on a mother's arms.” — Jodi Picoult


30. It'll always stay with you forever.

“He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark.” — J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter


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31. Momma knows best.

“If at first you don't succeed, try doing it the way mom told you to in the beginning.” — Unknown


32. Never poke mama bear.

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power” — Maya Angelou


33. Her love will give you peace.

“Mother's love is peace. It need not to be acquired, it need not be deserved.” — Erich Fromm


34. Your mom will outlive anything and anyone in your heart.

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes


35. She overpowers anything.

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws” — Barbara Kingsolver


36. Your mother will guide you through the dark.

“My mother has always been my emotional barometer and my guidance. I was lucky enough to get to have one woman who truly helped me through everything.” — Emma Stone


37. Your bond can't be broken.

“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” — Gail Tsukiyama


38. Letting go might be hard, but that means you did it right.

“Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” — Barbara Kingsolver


39. You can always depend on her.

“My mother was the one constant in my life. When I think about my mom raising me alone when she was 20, and working and paying the bills, and, you know, trying to pursue your own dreams, I think is a feat that is unmatched." — Barack Obama


40. It's hard, but worth it.

“[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.” — Gilda Radner


41. You're forever thankful for your mom.

“My mother is a walking miracle.” — Leonardo DiCaprio


42. She's your favorite person in the world.

“I would say that my mother is the single biggest role model in my life, but that term doesn’t seem to encompass enough when I use it about her. She was the love of my life.” — Mindy Kaling


43. She'll always give her opinion and advice.

“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


44. You look up to your mother.

“My mother never gave me any idea that I couldn't do whatever I wanted to do or be whomever I wanted to be. I don't know if she ever realized that the person I most wanted to be was her.” — Unknown


45. She's made sacrifices for you.

“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


46. Being a mom is a hard job.

“All mothers are working mothers.” — Unknown


47. You can always talk to her.

“Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” — T. DeWitt


48. She's more comforting than anyone else.

“A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's.” — Princess Diana


49. She helps you grow.

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” — Michael Jordan


50. Your mom will never give up on you.

“My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, 'Happiness is your own responsibility.'” — Jennifer Garner


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Rebekah Ludman is a writer and animal-lover who enjoys traveling. She's a freshman at the California State University Long Beach majoring in journalism.

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