Mom Quotes

These are some of my favorite quotes about Motherhood:


Let every mother realize that she has no greater blessing than the children which have come to her as a gift from the Almighty; that she has no greater mission than to rear them in light and truth, and understanding and love; that she will have no greater happiness than to see them grow into young men and women who respect principles of virtue, who walk free from the stain of immorality and from the shame of delinquency. . . .  I remind mothers everywhere of the sanctity of your calling. No other can adequately take your place. No responsibility is greater, no obligation more binding than that you rear in love and peace and integrity those whom you have brought into the world.  –Gordon B. Hinckley


“I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best I could bring to it.” — Rose Kennedy


I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.  — Abraham Lincoln


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


An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.  ~Spanish Proverb


There is no role in life more essential and more eternal than that of motherhood. . . What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply and, in keeping with the devotion she has for God and her husband, prioritizes them above all else.  — M. Russell Ballard


It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.  –Mother Teresa


Outside Myself


is thinning

my thick-skinned insulation.

I can hear

some rhythms now

that aren’t my own studied syncopation.

I can feel

some pulses now

from dreams

which are not mine.

Dianne Dibb Forbis



Faith to move mountains?

I would like faith
to move laundry.

Faith that the life I’ve chosen
is more than loneliness and Candy Land.

Faith that my children
will learn to pray,

Faith that what is in front of me,
is better than what is behind me.

It may never be a parted sea,
an ark in a rainstorm,
or a stroll over water,
but I guess I have faith that
my faith
is kindling enough for my own small fire.

— Becca Riding


Do you have a favorite quote about motherhood?  I’d love to hear it.  Leave it in the comments!


13 thoughts on “Mom Quotes

  1. One of my absolute favorites comes from Elder Maxwell:

    “When the real history of mankind is fully disclosed, will it feature the echoes of gunfire or the shaping sound of lullabies? The great armistices made by military men or the peacemaking of women in homes and in neighborhoods? Will what happened in cradles and kitchens prove to be more controlling than what happened in congresses? When the surf of the centuries has made the great pyramids so much sand, the everlasting family will still be standing, because it is a celestial institution, formed outside telestial time. The women of God know this.”

  2. Thanks for sharing these. One of my friends just recommended your blog today and I’m planning to start at the beginning and enjoy! 🙂

  3. “In a hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the type of house I lived in, or the kind of clothes I wore. But the world may be much different because I was important in the life of a child.” ~Author Unknown

  4. I just came across this one last week. You may like it:

    “Most of you are mothers, and very many of you are grandmothers and even great-grandmothers. You have walked the sometimes painful, sometimes joyous path of parenthood. You have walked hand in hand with God in the great process of bringing children into the world that they might experience this estate along the road of immortality and eternal life. It has not been easy rearing a family. Most of you have had to sacrifice and skimp and labor night and day. As I think of you and your circumstances, I think of the words of Anne Campbell, who wrote as she looked upon her children:

    You are the trip I did not take; You are the pearls I cannot buy;

    You are my blue Italian lake; You are my piece of foreign sky. —(“To My Child,” quoted in Charles L. Wallis, ed., The Treasure Chest [1965], 54)

    You [mothers] are the real builders of the nation wherever you live, for you have created homes of strength and peace and security. These become the very sinew of any nation.”

    –Gordon B. Hinckley, “Women of the Church,” Ensign, Nov 1996, 67

  5. There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one – Jill Churchill

    Homemaking is surely in reality the most important work in the world. What do ships, railways, mine cars and government, etc., exist for except that people may be warmed and safe in their own home? … [The homemaker’s] is the job for which all others exist. – C.S. Lewis

  6. Great idea!!! I’m so happy to have found this blog!! 😀 I will share a quote that I have posted on the sidebar of my blog.

    “Motherhood is the greatest potential influence for either good or ill in human life. The mother’s image is the first that stamps itself on the unwritten page of the child’s mind. It is her caress that first awakens a sense of security; her kiss, the first realization of affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the world.” – David O. McKay

  7. It is an act of greatness,
    of heroism to hold a family together,
    to set before them an example,
    to teach them in ways of truth,
    to live a life of consistency,
    to provide necessities,
    to nurse an serve in sickness,
    to wash, to cook, to clean, to mend,
    to council, to love, to understand,
    to pray, to be patient,
    and to do the thousand other unnamed things
    that it takes to rear a family,
    to make a house a home,
    and to do it every day –
    sometimes without seeming gratitude —
    and to lead a family righteously unto eternal life.
    President Spencer W. Kimball

  8. Wonderful quotes on Moms! These quotes mean a lot to me as I remember my wonderful god-send mother who has been so patient and understanding and helpful throughout all my life.

    Thank you for sharing these!

  9. My greatest desire was to fulfil the role of Mother, but the frustration and drama at times drew more from me than I knew how to cope with. The scriptures taught, in Mosiah, to teach our children not to fight and quarrel with one another and serve the devil, but to love one another and teach the commandments of God, but peace was so illusive at my home. I felt like I was always in the combat Zone! Out of desperation, I knelt in prayer telling Heavenly Father I was ready to give it all up unless he helped me figure out how to love my divine calling. Over time, I developed a most remarkable system, set up just for mom’s, that comes with a built-in “consistencey factor” that brought happy faces to me and my children in a matter of a few weeks. It proved to be more than a short-term fix, but a highly adaptable, happy face experience that lasted through the childrearing stages.

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