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Quotes About Mothers

What It Means to Be a Mother


I admit that "mother" is overly glorified by our society. Reams of paper and reels of films have expressed the love of a mother. But as Oprah Winfrey says: "Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother." To be a mother, one needs to feel the love of a mother. Read these quotes about "mother" and find out.
  • Marion C. Garretty
    Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

  • Oprah Winfrey
    Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.

  • Strickland Gillilan
    You may have tangible wealth untold;
    Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
    Richer than I you can never be -
    I had a mother who read to me.

  • William Makepeace Thackeray
    Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.

  • Jewish Proverb
    A mother understands what a child does not say.

  • Spanish Proverb
    An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.

  • Leon Blum
    When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her; when she is thirty, he preserves her; and when forty, he makes her young again.

  • Pearl S. Buck
    Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same; and most mothers kiss and scold together.

  • John Keble
    The watchful mother tarries nigh, though sleep has closed her infant's eyes.

  • Phyllis Mcginley
    The Enemy, who wears her mother's usual face and confidential tone, has access; doubtless stares into her writing case and listens on the phone.

  • Amos Bronson Alcott
    Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.

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