Happy Mother's Day Quotes: 20 meaningful quotes by famous ...

14 May 2023
Mother's Day quotes

It is aptly said that God couldn't be everywhere and so he created mothers. Our mother plays an important role in shaping us into the person that we become. They are our first teacher, mentor and guide through life. In fact, most people would agree that they are a reflection of their mother and whatever they have become today, it is because of their mother's immense love and sacrifice for them. And so, to celebrate and honour mothers and


, every year Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May across the world. This year, Mother's Day is being celebrated on May 14, 2023 (Sunday). While just one day in the whole year is not sufficient to thank our mother for all her love and care for us, it is surely a sweet gesture to make her feel special.

But what is the history behind celebrating Mother's Day? A report on Britannica's website reads, "Anna Jarvis celebrated the first Mother’s Day when, on May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service honoring her late mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Jarvis’s mother, Ann, had organized women’s groups to promote friendship and health, and Jarvis led a campaign to establish a holiday that recognized the importance of mothers to their families. Her efforts were successful: within five years virtually every U.S. state was observing Mother’s Day, and in 1914 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday... Jarvis, who died in 1948, spent the last years of her life trying to abolish the holiday, as a protest against its commercialization." And so, it seems, the trend of celebrating Mother's Day was soon picked up by the rest of the world.

Over the years, many authors have aptly written about how special mothers are or about motherhood. On the occasion of Mother's Day today, here we list down some meaningful quotes by famous authors that will touch her heart. You can send these to her and make her day special. Read on to know more.
1. “My Mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her. ” —Jodi Picoult
2. “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” — William Makepeace Thackeray
3. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” — Maya Angelou
4. “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” — George Eliot
5. “We are born of love; love is our mother.” — Rumi
6. “A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.” — Amy Tan
7. “Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” — Emily Dickinson
8. “Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.” — Kahil Gibran
9. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” — Victor Hugo
10. “When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” — Mitch Albom
11. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. ” — Robert Browning
12. "A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." - Agatha Christie
13. "In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe." - NK Jemisin in 'The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'
14. "Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you." - Louisa May Alcott in 'Jo's Boys'
15. "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." - Abraham Lincoln
16. "As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her."- Kristin Hannah, Summer Island
17. "She was of the stuff of which great men's mothers are made. She was indispensable to high generation, hated at tea parties, feared at shops and loved at crisis."- Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd
18. "It's a funny thing about mothers... Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful."- Roald Dahl, Matilda
19. "Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves it's own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”- JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
20. "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his." — Oscar Wilde

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