It’s Mother’s Day. Celebrate, relax, indulge, reflect. Here are a few of our favorite quotes about mom.

Happy Mother’s Day.

Diane Gross, owner of Cork Market and Cork Restaurant, with her seven-month-old son Marley Pitts at her market. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” 

Tenneva Jordan

“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.”. 

Mildred B. Vermont

“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.” 

Peter De Vries

The phrase “working mother” is redundant. 

Jane Sellman

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new.“


“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life.” 

Abraham Lincoln

“Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.”

Pearl S. Buck

“Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.”  Ambrose Bierce

Thanks to Quote Garden for the above compilation.

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