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9 of the Best Mother Quotes

by Jean Van't Hul
May 4, 2014

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.


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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