Funny and Inspirational Quotes About Being a Mom

There may be nothing as difficult, as important, or as rewarding as being a mom. But sometimes when you’re in the midst of raising kids, the day-to-day challenges can overshadow the enormous significance of your role. There are times when being a mom can seem like a thankless job, when even your best efforts are met with resistance and resentment rather than gratitude. During those times, a little bit of levity and inspiration may be just the motivation you need.

Take a moment to be encouraged by these quotes that are a timely reminder of the profound influence mothers really have:

Inspirational Quotes About a Mother’s Love

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

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”
—Robert Browning

“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

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

Quotes About the Enduring Legacy of Mothers

mother's hands holding out sand to child

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

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

“Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.”
—Napoleon Bonaparte

“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

Quotes on the Difficulty of Motherhood

kitten biting mother cat

“All mothers are working mothers.”
—Phyllis Diller

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
—Elizabeth Stone

“You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible—oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.”
—Tina Fey, on being a mother

“The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly—indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.”
—Arianna Huffington

Funny Quotes About Being a Mother

“The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.”
—Lane Olinghouse

“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

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”
—Milton Berle

“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”
—Mark Twain

Quotes About a Mom’s Role in Education

mom hugging son

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.”
—Henry Ward Beecher

“That best academy, a mother’s knee.”
—James Russell Lowell

“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

“I knew I wasn’t stupid, and I knew I wasn’t dumb. My mother told me that.”
—Whoopi Goldberg, on coping with dyslexia as a child

These quotes, many of which celebrate enjoying motherhood, are a nice reminder that a mother’s impact lasts long after her children grow up. If you want to have an even greater impact on your child’s education, consider becoming a Learning Coach. Visit for more info.

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