“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
“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.