18 Beautiful Quotes About Moms

In the midst of the change happening in the world today, what a gift it is to pause and be thankful for mothers in anticipation of Mother’s Day. We want to honor mothers and remember how their love and sacrifice are some of the greatest acts of heroism in this hurting world. (And with your support, moms are getting the help they need to raise their children well!)

Enjoy these beautiful photos of and quotes about moms — from both great thinkers and from sponsored children around the world!

Mother looking lovingly at her son with the sky in the background

“Thank you, Mother, for being so funny and cheerful, even in the most difficult moments!”
— Jose Marcelo, age 11, Brazil

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”
— Proverbs 31:25, NIV

Daughter passing her mother flowers through a window

“My mom is courageous and fearless.”
— Krittiya, age 18, Thailand

“The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.”
— Elaine Heffner

Laughing mother and daughter sitting on a rock wall

“The one person I can share everything with is my mother.”
— Wildanise, age 20, Haiti

“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.”
— Unknown

Happy mother and daughter sitting on the ground

“I love my mother’s hugs, so I always want to be close to her. Her hugs and love are the best memories I have of her.”
— Ester, age 7, Brazil

“A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.”
— Unknown

Mother hugging son on a street

“I know my mother loves me because she has sacrificed a lot for me. Thank you, Mom, for everything you have done.”
— Temesegen, age 15, Ethiopia

“I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.”
— Lance Conrad

Mother and children reading in the grass

“I love when my mother reads the Bible to me and my brother. My mother is beautiful, and I love to listen to her voice.”
— Kaue, age 10, Brazil

“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”
— Proverbs 31:26, NIV

Mother and son flexing for the camera

“My mom is even stronger than me.”
— Emanuel, age 4, Brazil

“Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne.”
— Mabel Hale

Son hugging mother in a church

“I treasure every moment with my mother.”
— Yonas, age 19, Ethiopia

“To the world, you are a mother, but to your family, you are the world.”
— Unknown

Mother holding flowers with child hugging her

“Thank you, Mother, for taking care of me.”
— Tawin, age 9, Thailand

“Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”
— Proverbs 31:31, NIV

A mom and a girl look up smiling. Text: Happy Mother's Day

Thank you to moms and caregivers all around the world who give so much to care for and protect God’s precious little ones.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these beautiful quotes about moms. As another thank you to all the mothers, we’d like to give you a bouquet! It’s a bouquet made up of the national flower from each of the countries where Compassion serves. Enjoy this beautiful bouquet and send it to the mother figure in your life!

Reporting and photos by Tigist Gizachew, Erick Jura, Sara Navarro and Piyamary Shinoda.

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  1. Ralph Turner, Jr May 8, 2021

    Knowing that Motherhood is so dynamic that my Mothers impact on my life became active when God formed me in my Mothers womb and now she is resting with The Lord she lives with me everyday thank You for making my Mom one of a kind. Show your Mother’s how much you love them while you can love and time is precious and so is Motherhood ?

  2. Carolyn Stent May 8, 2021

    The mother’s day bouquet from around the world was such a fantastic idea! It’s beautiful. Thank you!

  3. Sam Henderson May 8, 2020

    Thank you! The children and their love is so precious…!

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