Mother’s Day Poems and Quotes
A Quote from Dorothy Canfield Fisher
“A mother is not a person to lean upon, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”
A Quote from Ann Taylor
“Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
A Quote from Kate Douglas Wiggin
“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends—but only one mother in the whole world.”
A Quote from Christina Rossetti
“To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome.”
A Quote from Maya Angelou
“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.”
A Quote from Sarah Orne Jewett
“You never get over bein’ a child long’s you have a mother to go to.”
A Quote from Sir Edwin Arnold
“Don’t poets know it
Better than others?
God can’t be always everywhere: and, so,
A Quote from Marguerite Gardiner, countess of Blessington
“A mother’s love! O holy, boundless thing!
Fountain whose waters never cease to spring!”
A Quote from Beth Kephart
“Nothing erodes [a mother’s love]. It is not sand on a beach. It is the nuclear heart of things—hard as the rock of this earth.”
A Quote from Katherine Stinson
“My mother never warned me not to do this or that for fear of being hurt. Of course I got hurt, but I was never afraid.”
A Quote from Ethel Lynn Beers
“Only a mother’s heart can be
Patient enough for such as he.”
A Quote from Sarah Josepha Hale
“There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother…”
“Mothers and Daughters”
There is a cord between us
not yet cut
On it we move
like tightrope walkers
uncertain of the net
Take tentative steps
across the gulf
toward one another
not wishing to turn back
that keeping balance
we can meet
can then embrace
and pass each other
as we must
“A Mother’s Love”
A mother’s love,—how sweet the name!
What is a mother’s love?
—A noble, pure, and tender flame,
Enkindled from above,
To bless a heart of earthly mould;
The warmest love that can grow cold;
This is a mother’s love.
Children are what the mothers are.
No fondest father’s fondest care
Can fashion so the infant heart
As those creative beams that dart,
With all their hopes and fears, upon
The cradle of a sleeping son.
A Quote from Agatha Christie
"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."
A Quote from Oscar Wilde
"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his."