Mother’s Day quotes for cards and captions: Best poems and quotes about mums to say thank you

Mother’s Day is this week, meaning it’s time to show our appreciation for all our mums do.

The annual celebration of motherhood falls on Sunday March 31, giving you just enough time to get your present sorted.

According to Next’s Mother’s Day survey, the average mum shares proud moments of her kids on social media every week – so now is the perfect time for you to return the favour.

If you’re looking for something to show the world how much your mum means to you online or in a card, these heartwarming quotes could be just what you’re after.

Best Mother’s Day quotes and poems

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” Stevie Wonder

Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” Erich Fromm

“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.” Honore de Balzac

“He didn’t realise that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” J.K. Rowling.

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” Theodore Hesburgh

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” Maya Angelou

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” Princess Diana

“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is no​t.” James Joyce

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” Oprah Winfrey

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” Rudyard Kipling

“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” E.M. Forster

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Abraham Lincoln

My mother is a walking miracle.” Leonardo DiCaprio

“Children are the anchors of a mother’s life.” Sophocles

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” Victor Hugo

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” Gilda Radner

“A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children, and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.” Jamie McGuire

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” Robert Browning

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” Michael Jordan

“It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” Mahatma Ghandi


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