Inspiring Quotes for Mothers

"To sing with the voice of angels as we do the work of angels. To laugh with the laugh of Buddha as we go to our awakening. To extend the arms of Jesus to welcome the presence of children and let them climb into our hearts." - Hugh Prather
"I will love you and cherish you, and enjoy you deeply that it will be as if God gave you to me and said 'Please take care of my beloved child'." - Hugh Prather
"It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters." - Mother Theresa
"We should say to each...(child)...'Do you know what you are? You are a marvel, You are unique. In all the years that have passed there has never been another child like you.'" - Pable Casal
"This is your life. This is your journey. You are the Hero..." -Lee Smith
"To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right." - Confucius
"I love people. I love my family, my children . . . but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up." - Pearl S Buck
"What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realised it sooner." - Colette
"In old days there were angels who came and took men by the hand and led them away from the city of destruction. We see no white-winged angels now. But yet men are led away from threatening destruction: a hand is put into theirs, which leads them forth gently towards a calm and bright land, so that they look no more backward; and the hand may be a little child's." - George Eliot
"We grow because the clamorous, permanent presence of our children forces us to put their needs before ours. We grow because our love for our children urges us to change as nothing else in our lives has the power to do. We grow (if we're willing to grow, that is: not every parent is willing) because being a parent helps us stop being a child." - Judith Viorst
"This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it's with us wherever we are." - Pema Chodron
"Optimistic parents raise resilient children, but pessimistic parents raise broken offspring. Wherever there is darkness, show your children the light." - Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
"Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one." - Dr. Seuss
"God doesn't require you to succeed, he only requires that you try." - Mother Theresa

"You are not your mistakes. You are your possibilities." - Oprah

"To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons." - Marilyn French

"Our children are indeed our teachers. They mirror back to us our behaviour, perceptions and beliefs." - Morgan Simone Daleo

" Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person." - Mother Theresa
" In nature everything is valuable, everything has its place. The rose, the daisy, the lark, the squirrel, each is different but beautiful. Each has its own expression. Each flower its' own fragrance. Each bird its' own song. So you too have your own unique melody." - Diane Dreher
"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." - Mother Theresa
"Freedom is choosing your responsibility. It's not having no responsibilities; it's choosing the ones you want." -Toni Morrison
"Govern a family as you would cook a small fish - very gently." - sometimes attributed to Confucius

"Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them." - Evelyn Waugh

"Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family." - George Bernard Shaw
"I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it." - Harry S Truman
"If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won't either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out." - Marian Wright Edelman
"Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others." - Sidone Gruenberg
"Family life is full of major and minor crises -- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce -- and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul." - Thomas Moore
"Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible -- the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family." - Virginia Satir
"The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be." - Fred G. Gosman
"Self-esteem is the real magic wand that can form a child’s future. A child’s self-esteem affects every area of her existence, from friends she chooses, to how well she does academically in school, to what kind of job she gets, to even the person she chooses to marry." - Stephanie Martson
"Children need models more than they need critics." - Joseph Joubert
"Life doesn't count for much unless you're willing to do your small part to leave our children – all of our children – a better world. Even if it's difficult. Even if the work seems great. Even if we don't get very far in our lifetime." - Barack Obama
"Children are the brightest treasures we bring forth into this world, but too large a percentage of the population continues to treat them as inconveniences and nuisances, when they're not treating them as possessions or toys." - Charles de Lint

" Love begins at home." - Mother Theresa

" Love is the revelation of the other person's freedom." - Octavio Paz
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless" - Mother Theresa
"Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time' is to say 'I don't want to'." - Lao Tzu
"If you judge people you have no time to love them." - Mother Theresa
"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship." - Louisa May Alcott
"Peace begins with a smile..." - Mother Theresa
"Finally it has penetrated my thick skull. This life - this moment - is no dress rehersal. This is it." - F. Knebel
"Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired." - Mother Theresa
"Each one of them in God in disguise." - Mother Theresa
"Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future." - Kathleen Norris
"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." - Mother Theresa
"Follow your own path, and let people talk." - Dante
"There should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point." - Mother Theresa
"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." - Maya Angelou
"In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love." - Mother Theresa
"We are not here to fix, change or belittle another person. We are here to support, forgive and heal one another." - Marianne Williamson
"God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try." - Mother Theresa
"I change myself, I change the world." - Gloria Anzaldua
"Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls." - Mother Theresa
"When I make time to love myself, I present a better person to the world." - Opparie Kanard
"It is not how much we do but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give but how much love we put in the giving." - Mother Theresa
"It doesn't much matter whether you're a billionaire or you work in the cornershop. It doesn't matter if you are good-looking, educated, famous or unknown. You are here in this life to learn how to love, and that's all. You have always known this." - Sharon Biddulph
"There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton
"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world." - Mother Theresa
"I cannot predict the wind but I can have my sail ready." - E F Schumacher
"Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart." - Mother Theresa
"At the center of peace I stand. Nothing can harm me here." - Pramahansa Yogananda
"Quiet down dishes and laundry; be still cobwebs and dirt. I'm nursing my baby and babies don't keep." -Anon.
"Be faithful in the small things because it is in them that your strength lies." - Mother Theresa
"You are always responsible for creating your life, whether you like it or not." - Martha Beck
"There is a place deep inside every single on of our hearts that knows all the answers to our biggest questions." - R. Sharma
"..in a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart." - Louise Bogan
"When you choose to be angry you are affirming that you want greater anger in your life." - Louise L. Hay
"You are a creative center from which increase is given off to all." - Wallace D. Wattles
"There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands." - Richard Bach
"You cannot be loving when you are blaming. You cannot be loving when you are criticising. You cannot be loving when you are judging." - Oprah Winfrey
" The good life (for your kids) is where you make the ordinary extraordinary, where you make the natural miraculous. It's where you make the everyday unique." - Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
" Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. - Marianne Williamson

" The father is the sun, the mother is the moon and the light they mutually shed on their kids makes them bright stars against a very dark night. " - Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

"Let your children know: You are loved. There is nothing you can do to increase or decrease it." - Rabbi Schmuley Boteach
"The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us." - Morihei Veshiba
" If you give someone a fish, you feed him only once. If you teach him to fish, he can feed himself forever." - Oriental Wisdom
"Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision; but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day! Such is the salutation of the dawn!" - Kalidasa
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain
"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." - Denis Waitley
"Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary." - Margaret Cousins
"Be real and unashamed. Even of your faults." -Amy Bloom
"No one in your life will ever love you as your mother does. There is no love as pure, unconditional, and strong as a mother's love." - quoted from a letter in 'Motherless Daughters' by Hope Edelman
"...the mother-daughter bond is designed by nature to become the most empowering, compassionate, intimate relationship we'll ever have." - Dr. Christiane Northrup
"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." -Nelson Mandela
"Being a mother is the hardest job on earth. Women everywhere must declare it so." - Oprah
"Whenever the child is given the notion that he needs to be entertained, learning comes almost to a halt." -Polly Berrien Berends
"The more we do, the busier we are, the less we really pay attention." - Magda Gerber
"When you teach a child something, you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself." - Jean Piaget
"Have you still got your space? Your soul, your own and necessary place where your own voices may speak to you, you alone, where you may dream. Oh, hold onto it, don't let it go." - Doris Lessing
"We’re all here to live a fabulous life… a life of love, truth, and joy.We have the power to wake up to that. We have the power to say “I’m not just here to survive, I’m here to live the greatest life that can be lived”." - Marci Shimoff

"Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars." -Serbian Proverb

"That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing." -Simone de Beauvoir
"Anything that is of value in life only multiplies
when it is given." -Deepak Chopra

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