Quotation #9732

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Mother's Day, which takes place on the second Sunday of May each year in the United States, has only been an official holiday for about a hundred years. However, celebrations of motherhood have been taking place for many thousands of years, among everyone from the ancient Romans to the ancient Egyptians. Whether it's Mother's Day or any other day of the year, it's important to let your mother know how much she means to you. Incorporating one of these 23 Wonderful Mother's Day Quotes into a gift or card for her is a great way to do it; a classic quote that you personally selected is a lot more thoughtful than a random Hallmark card. Use this list to find the perfect quote to celebrate the most special woman in your life. [include-posts id="57585" count="1"] About This Quote: This cute couplet, quoted in The Future of Motherhood (1974) by Jessie Bernard, tells us that God invented mothers to stand in for Him when He can’t be there. The author of this quote, Sir Edwin Arnold, was an English poet and journalist, best known for his epic poem, Light of Asia. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57587" count="2"] About This Quote: While the origin of this touching Mother’s Day quote is not known, the message it sends is clear: though you are only physically dependent on your mother for short period of time,  you will love your mother forever. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="18921" count="3"] About This Quote: This quote from French writer Honoré de Balzac means that a mother’s heart is cavernously large, with compassion (forgiveness) found at the very bottom. This is probably why, no matter how bad you acted as a kid, your mother could never stay mad at you for long! [/include-posts] [include-posts id="4889" count="4"] About This Quote: The meaning of this hilarious parenting quote by the late American humorist Sam Levenson is that having kids makes you crazy. The quip is quoted in Phillips Treasury Of Humorous Quotations (Bob Phillips, 2004) and several other books. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57591" count="5"] About This Quote: This famous motherhood quote is about the selflessness of mothers: if there is not enough pie for everyone, a mother will give up her piece so that everyone else can have one. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57593" count="6"] About This Quote: This funny, anonymous quote applies to stay-at-home mothers as much as it applies to women with busy careers. It means that successful women are often not able to keep up on housework — which is a small price to pay for success, if you think about it! Variations of this quote have also been attributed to Sally Forth and Sally Poe. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57589" count="7"] About This Quote: Your greatest source of education as a child is your loving mother; that is what this quote tells us. This quote by Henry Ward Beecher, a 19th-century American clergyman and abolitionist, has been quoted in multiple books, included Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 (2001) by Jack Canfield. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57595" count="8"] About This Quote: Looking for the perfect gift for mom this Mother’s Day? Well, forget about giving her something that will top any gift she’s ever given to you, because your mother has already given you the ultimate gift: life. At least, that’s what this anonymous Mother’s Day quote tells us. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57597" count="9"] About This Quote: This quote is the second verse of 19th-century poet George Cooper’s poem “Only One.” The meaning of this beautiful verse is that, compared to all the lovely things in nature, your mother is the most rare and precious, as you only have one mother in the whole world. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57599" count="10"] About This Quote: This quote was printed in the 1916 book Our Mothers, a collection of quotes about mothers compiled by Mary Allette Ayer. It means that one’s mother is similar to a “bank,” in that you can tell her (or “deposit”) your painful and anxious thoughts, thus lightening the load you have to carry. Thomas “T.” DeWitt Talmage, the quote’s author, was an American clergyman and writer who lived from 1832 to 1902. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="18913" count="11"] About This Quote: In this moving Mother’s Day quote, the 16th U.S. President is saying that he has never forgotten the prayers of his mother. Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Lincoln, died of milk sickness when he was only nine years old. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57601" count="12"] About This Quote: This Irish proverb attempts to analyze the different types of love a man has for the various women in his life, positing that a man’s love for his mother is the longest-lasting. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57603" count="13"] About This Quote: This is one of two famous Forest Houtenschil quotes on motherhood. The meaning of this quote is pretty straightforward — in Houtenschil’s experience, it was only possible to understand the difficulty of parenthood until he raised kids himself. Once he had this firsthand knowledge, he was more thankful to his own mother for everything she did for him. Moreover, he says that the lasting legacy of his mother has passed on to her grandkids and beyond, thus “rippling through the generations.” [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57605" count="14"] About This Quote: With this Mother’s Day quote, Oprah is saying that biology — that is, being someone’s birth mom — is not what makes someone a mother; someone becomes a “mother” by raising a child in a loving and effective manner. While a great Mother’s Day quote in general, this would be an especially wonderful Mother’s Day quote to give to someone who didn’t give birth to you, but whom you still consider your “mother.” [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57607" count="15"] About This Quote: This anonymous quote speaks to the lasting impact of a mother’s hug. Because it is so loving and comforting, the feeling it gives us lasts for a long time after the hug ends. It could also be interpreted as meaning that your mother’s love stays with you even after she dies. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="136364" count="16"] About This Quote: ”My Mother,” a poem by Ann Taylor (1782-1866), is the source of this quote. In this verse of the poem, the poet expresses that her mother is the person who would pick her up after she fell, telling her a story to distract her from her pain and kissing the wound to help her feel better. Many people can relate to such childhood memories. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57611" count="17"] About This Quote: The meat of this Mother’s Day quote is the “poem” at the very end. In a simple rhyme, the author says that he would not want any mother other than his own. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57613" count="18"] About This Quote: This quote means that to a child, his or her mother is the equivalent of “God.” The quote comes from Thackeray’s 1848 classic novel, Vanity Fair. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57615" count="19"] About This Quote: This anonymous quote was obviously written a long time ago, when men were the only ones who left the home to work during the day and mothers stayed home all day, caring for the children. However, the idea that a mother’s work is never-ending remains relevant, no matter what the era. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57617" count="20"] About This Quote: This quote is from the first verse of a poem by William Goldsmith Brown (1812-1906), “Mother, Home, Heaven.” It means that to all living people, the thoughts that make them most happy are those of their mother, their home, and the heaven that awaits them after this life ends. This might be a nice poem to write in a card for your mother if your family is religious. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57619" count="21"] About This Quote: “Affection,” a poem by Irish writer Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington (1789-1849) is the source of this Mother’s Day quote. This section of verse means that, like a fountain that never stops flowing, a mother’s love has no limits. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57621" count="22"] About This Quote: This quote, excerpted from Stowe’s The Minister’s Wooing, means that motherhood makes you especially thoughtful about the nature of life. The book that is the source of this quote was published in 1859, seven years after the publication of Stowe’s most famous novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. [/include-posts] [include-posts id="57623" count="23"] About This Quote: In this quote, one’s mother is compared to a wonderful song; even if you don’t remember the exact words to a song, or the exact words your mother said, you always remember the song’s “tune,” or the feeling your mother gave you. [/include-posts]