“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
Today I am sharing a week’s worth of the best mother quotes — all my favorites about motherhood and the art of mothering. I started out with 7 Mother’s Day quotes then added two bonus ones from my archives.
“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
“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Bill Wilson
“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” – Jessica Lange
“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” – Cheryl Lacey Donovan
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” – Rajneesh
“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
“The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.” – Elaine Heffner
Plus, here’s one more that I think should be on the list of best mother quotes ::
“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.” – Hodding Carter, Jr.
A note about the photos in the best mother quotes artwork :: many of the photos were taken at various times by my mother, Julie Gibson; others were taken in a spring 2011 photo shoot by Joanna Bolick of Tuesday’s Frog Photography.
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