Best of Mother Son Quotes

To honor the bond between mother and son on Mother’s Day or any other occasion, our collection of mother son quotes is here to help you express your gratitude.

There is a strong connection between mother and child, and this is especially true when it comes to children. For the first nine months of your life, she was your mother, and she knows you and loves you more than anyone else.

A mother’s love for her son lasts a lifetime, and this bond is truly unique. In this relationship, time or distance cannot alter it; it is pure and unconditional love. A mother and son’s love can be expressed through these heartwarming quotes.

Mother And Son Quotes

1. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

Abraham Lincoln

2. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.”

Victor Hugo

3. “If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”

Stevie Wonder

4. “If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.”

Sigmund Freud

5. “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.”

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6. “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.”

Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

7. “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”

Washington Irving

8. “The best love in the world is the love of a man. The love of a man who came from your womb, the love of your son! I don’t have a daughter, but maybe the love of a daughter is the best, too. I am first and foremost me, but right after that, I am a mother. The best thing that I can ever be, is me. But the best gift that I will ever have, is being a mother.”

C. JoyBell C

9. “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

10. “Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.”

Louisa May Alcott

11. “Raising boys has made me a more generous woman than I really am. Undoubtedly, there are other routes to learning the wishes and dreams of the presumably opposite sex, but I know of none more direct, or more highly motivating, than being the mother of sons.”

Mary Kay Blakely

12 “Mother’s love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.”

Eric Fromm

13. “For a mother the project of raising a boy is the most fulfilling project she can hope for. She can watch him, as a child, play the games she was not allowed to play; she can invest in him her ideas, aspirations, ambitions, and values — or whatever she has left of them; she can watch her son, who came from her flesh and whose life was sustained by her work and devotion, embody her in the world. So while the project of raising a boy is fraught with ambivalence and leads inevitably to bitterness, it is the only project that allows a woman to be — to be through her son, to live through her son. “

Andrea Dworkin

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14. “Holding my Mother’s ashes in my hand. A thunder of pain smashes in my heart. The beauty of her smile, always allowed me to go the extra mile. As thoughts pile up in my mind, the sound of her voice brings comfort. Even though she is gone, she taught me how to be strong. I am thinking of the day you were taken. A Son’s memories shattered in silence. But your life is a beacon for my soul. Mother, dearest Mother, no other woman compares to you. You were strong in the darkest hour and you showed me the strength to achieve victory. So at this moment my victories and achievements belong to you.”

Mark Frank

15. “To wake up to the sound of my son saying ‘Mama, mama!’ It’s the best sound ever.”

Miranda Kerr

16. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”

Princess Diana

17. “My mother never gave up on me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back.”

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18. “My mom was the person that I most looked up to for her point of view, her humor.”

Ben Stiller

19. “Being a mother to a little boy and helping him discover the world is one of the greatest experiences in a woman’s life, which makes objective goals dull in comparison. The connection between a mother and her son opens the gate to a new world of wonder and love.”


20. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”

Ricki Lake

21. “Even more than the time when she gave birth, a mother feels her greatest joy when she hears others refer to her son as a wise learned one.”


22. “Ain’t a woman alive who could take my mama’s place.”


23. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”

Cardinal Meymillod

24. “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”

Oscar Wilde

25. “Men are what their mothers made them.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

26. “The bond between mother and son lasts a lifetime. The bond between mother and son is a special one. It remains unchanged by time or distance. It is the purest love, unconditional and true. It is understanding of any situation and forgiving of any mistake.”


27. “We are born of love; love is our mother.”


28. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”

Milton Berle

29. “There are no goodbyes, wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”

Mahatma Gandhi

30. “Mothers see the angel in us because the angel is there. If it’s shown to the mother, the son has got an angel to show, hasn’t he? When a son cuts somebody’s throat the mother only sees it’s possible for a misguided angel to act like a devil, and she’s entirely right about that!”

Booth Tarkington

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31. “It’s one thing for a child to leave home and live close by but, to me, it is quite another for my son to leave to live in another province where distance prevents me from seeing him more often. Then, I realize that the values and the teachings I have given him over the years are more important than any words that I would say now.”

Catherine Pulsifer

32. “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this Earth.”

Mitch Albom

33. “To a mother, a son is never a fully grown man; and a son is never a fully grown man until he understands and accepts this about his mother.”

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34. “Bringing up a daughter, a mother pours a part of her soul. Bringing up a son, she gives him her whole soul.”


35. “A dad for his son is always caring, while mommy is always loving.”


36. “A mother is the only woman who is able to understand your tears without judging you.”


37. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.”

Jessica Lange

38. “Motherhood changes everything.”

Adriana Trigiani

39. “She loved a boy very, very much — even more than she loved herself.”

Shel Silverstein

40. “There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between the mother and a son.”


41. “Mothers are inscrutable beings to their sons, always.”

A.E. Coppard

42. “Mother is her son’s first god. She must teach him the most important lesson of all – how to love.”

T. F. Hodge

43. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”


44. “Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.”


45. “A boy’s best friend is his mother.”

Joseph Stefano

46. “Having a child makes you realize the importance of life, narcissism goes out the window. Heaven on earth is looking at my little boy. The minute he was born, I knew if I never did anything other than being a mom, I’d be fine.”

Jenny McCarthy

47. “We almost lost my mom to cancer 10 years ago — she survived. Every day we’re a grateful family to have her and all our loved ones around us.”

Dwaye “The Rock” Johnson

48. “When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.’ Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”

Pablo Picasso

49. “I wouldn’t be doing any of this if it weren’t for her, both my parents. She supported this little kid who said, ‘I want to be an actor,’ at 12 years old, which is ridiculous, and she drove me to all these auditions … She’s the only reason I’m able to do what I do.”

Leonardo DiCaprio

50. “Moms are as relentless as the tides. They don’t just drive us to practice, they drive us to greatness.”

Steve Rushin

51. “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”

Barbara Kingsolver

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52. “To my son, never forget that I love you. Life is filled with hard times and good times. Learn from everything you can. Be the man I know you can be.”


53. “When you were a toddler you made me smile.

When you were a teenage you made me worry.
But now you are a man and my son, I am so proud of you and all your accomplishments!”

Catherine Pulsifer

54. “A mother is the truest friend we have.”

Washington Irving

55. “All I am I owe to my mother.”

George Washington

56. “At first blush, everyone thinks the most important relationships in the family are the father-son and mother-daughter relationships. But they’re wrong. The cross-gender relationships are most critical.”

Dr Kevin Leman

57. “You may have tangible wealth untold; Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be. I had a mother who read to me.”

Strickland Gillilan

58. “My father died when I was seven, leaving a widow and five sons, ranging in age from five to seventeen. My mother was the most highly disciplined and hardest working person I have ever known, and this, combined with her love and gentleness, enabled her to make a success of each of her children.”

Arthur Lewis

59. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”

Honore de Balzac

60 “Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.”

Napoleon Bonaparte

61. “Be strong out there, my son. Look for the love and kindness in others. Forgive yourself when you make mistakes, and enjoy the journey.”

Kirsten Wreggitt

62. “If you try singling me out to my mother, she’ll be down your throat. She has three sons, and she’s equally proud of us all.”

Lee Pearson

63. “You are ugly when you love her, you are beautiful and fresh, vital and free, modern and poetic. When you don’t, you are more beautiful as an orphan than as your mother’s son.”

Witold Gombrowicz

64. “My mother carried me for ten months. I asked her ‘Mother, you had an extra month, why you didn’t make me a beautiful face?’ and mother told me, ‘My son, I was busy making your beautiful hands and heart.”

Mstislav Rostropovich

65. “Of course, my son has been the center of my life and will always be the center of my love. When he was young, I was the rock in his life. Now that I am old, he is the rock in my life.”

Hyacinth Mottley

66. “The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

67. “As the mother of a son, I do not accept that alienation from me is necessary for his discovery of himself. As a woman, I will not cooperate in demeaning womanly things so that he can be proud to be a man. I like to think the women in my son’s future are counting on me.”

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

68. “A mother’s love doesn’t make her son more dependent and timid; it actually makes him stronger and more independent.”

Cheri Fuller

69. “It takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son – and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.”

Helen Rowland

70. “A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it’s too late to let her know that he sees it.”

W. D. Howells

71. “Regardless of the situation you and your son find yourselves in, you, the parent, can always change how you respond to your teen.”

Kevin Fall

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72. “Life has many uncertainties, but what’s certain is a mother’s love for her son.”


73. “Little boys can test your patience, run you ragged, and make you want to pull your hair out. But they will also melt your heart with just one look, and make you wonder how you ever existed before them.”

Katie Bingham Smith

74. “I have a son who is my heart. A wonderful young man, darling and loving and strong and kind.”

Maya Angelou

75. “Most young men are such bores. They haven’t lived long enough to learn that they are not the wonders to the world they are to their mothers.”

L.M. Montgomery

76. “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.”

Henry Ward Beecher

77. “There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.”


78. “Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did.”

Martin Andersen Nexo

79. “Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother.”

Moroccan Proverb

80. “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.”

Erich Fromm

81. “A wise son makes a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother… A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.”

The Proverbs of Solomon

82. “A child’s first teacher is its mother.”

Peng Liyuan

83. “A mother understands what a child does not say.”

Jewish Proverb

84. “There will be many times you will feel like you have failed. But in the eyes, heart and mind of your child, you are supermom.”

Stephanie Precourt

85. “Sons worship their mothers, seeing them as flawless, almighty beings who spread love and who are able to do anything. That is why the most important lesson that a mother can teach her son is to respect, love, and understand women.”


86. “I know you have your own life, his mother said to his voicemail. I was just hoping to be part of it for a few hours.”

Maggie Stiefvater

87. “I want my son to have a choice to contribute fully in the workforce or at home.”

Sheryl Sandberg

87. “The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son.”

Sarah Shahi

89. “What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?”

Rose Kennedy

90. “No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.”

Godfrey Winn

91. “My mother is not a CIA agent, but she’s an Italian mother, and she’d do anything for her son.”

Adriano Giannini

92. “Our sons grow and change, sometimes before our eyes, and we can barely keep up with their active, inquisitive natures.”

Dr Gregory L. Jantz

93. “You may take offense at your mother. But always remember: your mother is the only woman who will love you in spite all your disadvantages.”


94. “You’ve been a blessing from the start, I love you son with all my heart.”


95. “It doesn’t matter how old a son is. Even when he is big and strong he is always a small boy for his mother.”


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96. “If you would have your son to walk honorably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them – not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.”

Anne Bronte

97. “No matter your age, you always need your mom.”


98. “Mothers yielding Bibles, contemplating smearing the blood of lamb chops over her doorway. Anything to keep her son alive another day.”

Antonia Perdu

99. “You will be his first his, his first love, his first friend. You’re his momma and he is your whole world. He is your little boy.”


100. “I’m glad we’ve begun to raise our daughters more like our sons –but it will never work until we raise our sons more like our daughters.”

Gloria Steinem

101. “She’s the example I live my life by without realizing the consequences. And that, for me, is the most gangster human beings you can shape yourself by.”

Trevor Noah