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9 of the Best Mother Quotes

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Best Mother Quotes - Mothering Quote by Jill Churchill

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.

Enjoy!

9 of The Best Mother Quotes

9 of the Best Mother Quotes

Photo by Joanna Bolick of Tuesdays Frog Photography

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

9 of the Best Mother Quotes

Photo by Julie Gibson

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Bill Wilson

The Best Mother Quotes

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

9 of the Best Mother Quotes

Photo by Julie Gibson

Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” – Cheryl Lacey Donovan

9 of the Best Mother Quotes

Photo by Julie Gibson

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

The Best Mother Quotes

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

9 of the Best Mother Quotes - The Art of Mothering

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:

Roots and Wings Quote

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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    Thea Scott
    May 4, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    What great quotes!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    Lisa Hoeck
    May 6, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Thanks for the beautiful and inspirational quotes. Great ideas to include in my note to my mom this Mother’s Day. I hope you have a great day!

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    Kim
    November 6, 2018 at 1:46 am

    thanks for these quotes
    they are really heart touching

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    Bobbie
    December 27, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Would love love to see some clothes because the mothers take the time to play with your children

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      Armanda
      December 27, 2018 at 5:21 am

      Sorry quotes

      Mothers do not take enough time to play with your children. Whether it be a half hour or an hour.

      Some others think their duty is to just take care of the child wash their clothes feed them blah blah blah nourishment for the soul is playing with your child . And I leave you with this thought .
      Thank you

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    Tiana
    September 5, 2019 at 12:59 am

    My mother is the most important person in my life. I have seen how much struggle she did in her life to give me a better life.
    Thanks for your amazing writing on mother.

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    Amy
    October 22, 2019 at 1:33 am

    Hey Jean, this is certainly true…
    “Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” – Cheryl Lacey Donovan

    I’ll be using this as my status.

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