Soul Food for Friday: Quotes to Celebrate Mom

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. This week’s Soul Food for Friday is in honor of all the great moms who love us, care for us, believe the best in us, and most of all lead us to the God who blessed us with them.

May this week’s quotes fuel your appreciation for your mom. Thanks to my mom, she’s  the best!

My Mom — The World’s Greatest Mom

“No one else, ever, will think you’re great the way your mother does.” — Mary Matalin, Letters to My Daughters

“You’re not famous until my mother has heard of you.” — Jay Leno

“Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers.”  — Lisa Alther

A man climbs to the guru’s cave high in the mountains. There sits a matronly looking woman who says, “The secret of life is listening to your mother in the first place and not wasting your time climbing mountains to ask silly questions.” — Non Sequitur comic the week of January 8, 2001

“The love of a mother is never exhausted. It never changes — it never tires — it endures through all; in good repute, in bad repute. In the face of the world’s condemnation, a mother’s love still lives on.” — Washington Irving

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

“The mother is the one supreme asset of the national life. She is more important by far than the successful statesman, businessman, artist, or scientist.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Some 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

“Motherhood is not for wimps.” — Sharon Burkey (my wife, another awesome mom raising 2 incredible daughters)

“An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.” — Spanish Proverb

“Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of love.” — Maureen Hawkins

“A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” — Dorothy Fisher

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone with your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” — Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty 

“The source of human love is the mother.” — African Proverb

“MOTHER’S DAY: What is made each time a child uses such beautiful words as ‘thank you’ or “i love you.'” — Jane S. McKay

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” — Elizabeth Stone

“The joys of motherhood are what a woman experiences every day — when the children are finally in bed.” — Anonymous

“Little children disturb your sleep; Big ones, your life.” — Yiddish Proverb

“How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers.” — Alice Walker

Any special mom quotes you have to share?

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3 responses to “Soul Food for Friday: Quotes to Celebrate Mom

  1. I loved the Spanish proverb about “an ounce of mother.” Most of the quotes were new to me but the Elizabeth Stone was one I’d read before. I know it’s so true (even if I’m a father and not a mother).

  2. I love these! You do have the World’s Greatest Mom!

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