Are there really enough words to say how wonderful we think our Moms are? We've collected 20 of our favorite quotes about mothers in honor of her special day.
Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
- E. M. Forster
I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.
- Antonio Villaraigosa
And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it's the most exquisite love of all.
Mothers are all slightly insane.
-J. D. Salinger
Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers' incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?
- Anna Quindlen
Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
- Milton Berle
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
- Rudyard Kipling
Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart.
- Henry Ward Beecher
All mothers are working mothers.
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
- Mark Twain
Mothers are the only race of people that speak the same tongue. A mother in Manchuria could converse with a mother in Nebraska and never miss a word.
A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's.
- Diana, Princess of Wales
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
My mom is definitely my rock.
I'm a mother. Mothers multi-task.
Photo: Steph Bond
Greenwrite is a prolific writer with an eclectic range of specialties that reflects her curiosity for just about everything. A former advertising creative director, she makes her home in Vermont, but escapes to a sunny beach whenever the opportunity presents itself.