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Mother's Day Sayings: Quotes About Our Favorite Women

Posted: 05/09/2012 7:54 am Updated: 05/09/2012 7:54 am

Our mothers are strong, wise and loving creatures who shape us into the people we become. A mother's love is different than any other kind of love. As Maggie Gallagher once wrote, "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." We've put together a few quotes that highlight that exquisiteness.

Click through, then tell us which quotes about motherhood touch you the most.

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  • "Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." -Unknown <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/noahfans/1316161209/" target="_hplink">LizaWasHere</a></em>

  • "Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother." -Oprah Winfrey <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyeliam/3354718316/" target="_hplink">eyeliam</a></em>

  • "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." -Rajneesh <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chippenziedeutch/617042460/" target="_hplink">chippenziedeutch</a></em>

  • "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." -Abraham Lincoln <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/natalielucier/3381260206/" target="_hplink">natalielucier</a></em>

  • "Most mothers are instinctive philosophers." -Harriet Beecher Stowe <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/edenpictures/2536744343/" target="_hplink">edenpictures</a></em>

  • "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 <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebabcock/83248470/" target="_hplink">Mike Babcock</a></em>

  • "There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it." -Chinese Proverb <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/edenpictures/1400044876/" target="_hplink">edenpictures</a></em>

  • "Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children." -William Makepeace Thackeray <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lsuchick142/3559807891/" target="_hplink">nanny snowflake</a></em>

  • "A mother understands what a child does not say." -Unkown <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/proimos/6869399762/" target="_hplink">Alex E. Proimos</a></em>

  • "God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers." -Jewish Proverb <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaijinbiker/184612860/" target="_hplink">Big Ben(Gaijin Bikers)</a></em>

  • "Mothers are the necessity of invention." -Bill Watterson Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grubbenvorst/5396528420/" target="_hplink">SanShoot</a>

  • "I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education which I received from my mother." -George Washington <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/qole/146506260/" target="_hplink">Qole Pejorian</a></em>

  • "Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." -Marion C. Garretty Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mykaul/243681400/" target="_hplink">mykaul</a>

  • "The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men -- from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms." -Oliver Wendell Holmes Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/usaghumphreys/4864210881/" target="_hplink">USAG-Humphreys</a>

  • "My mom is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune." -Graycie Harmon <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louandtraciplus/6685965435/" target="_hplink">Lou & Traci plus</a></em>

  • "You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back". -William D. Tammeuse <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mandctravel/6192623797/" target="_hplink">ThiebautSite</a></em>

  • "The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." -Honoré de Balzac Flickr photo by<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmchicago/4553977121/" target="_hplink"> MMChicago</a>

  • "Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with fears you didn't know existed." -Linda Wooten <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chippenziedeutch/1055708967/" target="_hplink">chippenziedeutch</a></em>

  • "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 Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grubbenvorst/5395930279/" target="_hplink">SanShoot</a>

  • "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." -Maggie Gallagher Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gradin/3954990224/" target="_hplink">Olaf</a>

  • "Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love." -Mildred B. Vermont <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dominiqs/" target="_hplink">dominiqs</a></em>

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