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10 Inspiring Quotes About Motherhood


Motherhood can be a joy, but it also requires great sacrifice and commitment! Film star Sophia Loren said, “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”

And even then, there are no guarantees your kids will turn out great. Is it any wonder that some women choose not to have kids? It’s hard work. Nevertheless, those who have them will tell you that they wouldn’t trade them for the world. Need a little motivation for the journey? Enjoy these moving quotes about motherhood:

1. My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind. ~ Michael Jordan

2. There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique, each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply… ~ Elder M. Russell Ballard

3. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~ Abraham Lincoln

4. The moment a child is born, a mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~ Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

5. My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. ~ George Washington

6. Being a mother is not about what you gave up to have a child, but what you’ve gained from having one. ~ Sunny Gupta

7. Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

8. Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs…since the payment is pure love. ~ Mildred B. Vermont

9. It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. ~ Erma Bombeck

10. There is…nothing to suggest that mothering cannot be shared by several people. ~ H. R Schaffer

Special days are great, but mothers should be celebrated every single day. 


About the author: Joy Ehonwa is a writer, editor and online proofreader who is passionate about relationships and personal development. She runs Pinpoint Creatives, a copy-editing, ghostwriting and transcription business, and blogs at and

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Joy Ehonwa

Joy Ehonwa is an editor and a writer who is passionate about relationships and personal development. She runs Pinpoint Creatives, a proofreading, editing, transcription and ghostwriting service. Email: pinpointcreatives [at]

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