30 Motherhood Quotes on Love and Devotion That Never Falter

Allow yourself to get some well-deserved credit for being the most resilient, devoted mom ever with these 30 motherhood quotes.

Motherhood is love, sacrifice, and devotion. It is guilt, frustrations, and the most profound exhaustion possible. It is hopeful with its own blend of sorrows. It is simple and complex, freeing and confining, joyful and sad. Motherhood is humanity in its purest, untainted core.

Here are 30 motherhood quotes to remind you that your struggles are valid, appreciated, and most importantly, unparalleled.

[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

To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow. – Maya Angelou

Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. – Howard W. Hunter

motherhood divinity quote

Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on. – Maria Shriver

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. – Lin Yutang

motherhood rights quote

You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be as perfect as possible. – Naya Rivera

Just a gummy mouth, no teeth, just a big smile, happy that you’re alive and you’re just looking at him. That’s probably the most magical. – Jessica Biel

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. – Robert Browning

motherhood love quote

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

It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. – L.R. Knost

Guilt to motherhood is like grapes to wine. – Fay Weldon

motherhood guilt quote

You don’t have favourites among your children, but you do have allies. – Zadie Smith

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. – Barbara Kingsolver

Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind. – Kahlil Gibran

motherhood mankind quote

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

I am a mother and mothers don’t have the luxury of falling apart in front of their children, even when they are afraid, even when their children are adults. – Kristin Hannah

Mothers are all slightly insane. – J.D. Salinger

motherhood insanity quote

The great motherhood friendships are the ones in which two women can admit [how difficult mothering is] quietly to each other, over cups of tea at a table sticky with spilled apple juice and littered with markers without tops. – Anna Quindlen

It came, over and over, down to this: What made someone a mother? Was it biology alone, or was it love? – Celeste Ng

There’s no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids. – Stephen King

motherhood frightened quote

No mother is ever, completely, a child’s idea of what a mother should be, and I suppose it works the other way around as well. But despite everything, we didn’t do too badly by one another, we did as well as most. – Margaret Atwood

Supermom wasn’t a bad job description. The pay was lousy if you were talking about real money. But the payoff was priceless in so many other ways. – Roxanne Henke

Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation. – Robert A. Heinlein

motherhood attitude quote

Thus far the mighty mystery of motherhood is this: How is it that doing it all feels like nothing is ever getting done. – Rebecca Woolf

There is eternal influence and power in motherhood. – Julie B. Beck

(24/7) once you sign on to be a mother, that’s the only shift they offer. – Jodi Picoult

motherhood sign quote

Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears. – Kate Winslet

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? – Milton Berle

motherhood evolution quote

Have you any idea how many children it takes to turn off one light in the kitchen? Three. It takes one to say What light and two more to say I didn’t turn it on. – Erma Bombeck

A mother is a mother from the moment her baby is first placed in her arms until eternity. It didn’t matter if her child were three, thirteen, or thirty. – Sarah Strohmeyer

Raising and nurturing a child takes compassion and strength. Share these 30 motherhood quotes with all the mothers you know to help them remember that they’re compassionate, strong, and so much more.

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