caring_mother_560673I’d like to honor my mother today. She was a wonderful person and I miss her terribly. I’ve written about her before, so in her honor, I’d like to share some inspirational quotes about mothers and motherhood. I’ve always known it wasn’t something for me, so I genuinely admire those among us who can pull it off and make it seem like it’s an easy thing to do. Happy Mother’s Day!

“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.” —George Washington

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

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe

“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” —Jane Sellman


“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 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

“There is no role in life more essential and more eternal than that of motherhood.” —M. Russell Ballard

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

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone elses.” —Princess Diana

“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.”

“Becoming a mother makes you realize you can do almost anything one-handed.”

Happy Mother’s Day to all those moms out there!


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