I’ve been a mom for a long time, 21.5 years to be exact. Through the years I’ve seen moms struggle with all kinds of things. I’ve struggled having a sick kid, becoming a single mom, and plenty of other things. I’m certainly not a perfect mother, (no one is) but I think I’ve done a decent job. One of the ways I kept going when I questioned myself or felt low was to find inspiration. I find a lot of inspiration in the bible and I do highly recommend it. I also enjoy inspirational mom quotes. Here are some of my favorites whether you are a new mom or an old mom like me. I hope they inspire you too!

Inspirational Quotes for Moms

  1. Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism. —Gilda Radner
  2. A mother’s love endures through all. – Washington Irving
  3. 6. A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for. –Anonymous.
  4. Your most valuable parenting skill is learning to manage yourself first. –Dr. Laura Markham
  5.  Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. — Barbara Kingsolver
  6. Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. –Fanny Crosby
  7. Even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be okay. — Jojo Moyes
  8. A mother continues to labor long after the baby is born. –Lisa Jo Baker
  9. The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room. —Henry Ward Beecher
  10. Men are what their mothers made them. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. —Chinese Proverb
  12. If evolution really works, how come mothers have only two hands? —Milton Berle
  13. The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will find forgiveness. –Honore de Balzac
  14. All mothers are working mothers. –Author Unknown
  15. When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know. — Mitch Albom
  16. A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s. —Princess Diana
  17. To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow. — Maya Angelou
  18. Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me. —Lady Gaga
  19. He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. – J.K. Rowling
  20. A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. —Victor Hugo
  21. Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. -T. DeWitt Talmage
  22. Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. —Oprah Winfrey
  23. A mother is someone who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. —Unknown Author
  24. When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother. — Anna Quindlen
  25. A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary. —Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  26. Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do. —Matt Walsh
  27. “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” — Proverbs 31:26-27
  28. Behind every great child is a mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it all up. —Unknown
  29. “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” —3 John 1:4
  30. Mother was comfort. Mother was home — Ruta Sepetys
  31. The love between a mother and a daughter is forever. — Patricia Wayant
  32. All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. — Abraham Lincoln
  33. The days are long but the years are short. —Gretchen Rubin
  34. Mama, you taught me to do the right things. So now you have to let your baby fly. You’ve given me everything that I will need. To make it through this crazy thing called life. — Carrie Underwood
  35. Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. —William Makepeace Thackeray
  36. A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled — Emily Dickinson
  37. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you do in your life. You never stop needing your mom. — Kate Winslet
  38. There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one. —Jill Churchill
  39. God couldn’t be everywhere so that is why he invented mothers. — Daphne Wilder
  40. No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love. —Edwin Chapin
  41. As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. — Kristin Hannah
  42. What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all. —Benjamin Spock
  43. A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty. —Anonymous
  44. A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. — Agatha Christie
  45. 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 desert us; when trouble thickens 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
  46. Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. – George Eliot
  47. 46. And remember that behind every successful woman is a basket of dirty laundry. —Author Unknown
  48. No influence is so powerful as that of the mother. —Sarah Josepha Hale
  49. Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. —Sophocles
  50. Everyone loves their mom; everyone’s got an important mom, but for me, she’s really the guiding force. — Taylor Swift
  51. Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears. – Kate Winslet
  52. 36. 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
  53. The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms. — Jodi Picoult
  54. If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. —Stevie Wonder
  55. A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. – Cardinal Mermillod
  56. A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. —Honore de Balzac
  57. The most powerful thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. –Author Unknown
  58. Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  59. All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. –Oscar Wilder
  60. Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother. — Unknown
  61. When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know. —Charley Benetto
  62. Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. —Marion C. Garretty
  63. A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside…when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone. –Author unknown.
  64. My childhood may be over, but that doesn’t mean playtime is. –Ron Olson
  65. Sleep is like the unicorn—it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any. –Author Unknown.
  66. For a mother is the only person on earth who can divide her love among ten children and each child still have all her love. –Anonymous
  67. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. — Abraham Lincoln
  68. Finding balance as a mother means accepting your imperfections. –Mary Organizes
  69. Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. —Erich Fromm
  70. It’s not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings. –Ann Landers
  71. Mothers hold their children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever. –Author Unknown

If I find more I will be sure and add them! If you have a favorite that isn’t on this list please share it with me. I must say, since I recently lost my mom some of these have a whole new meaning to me. She was my best friend and I miss here every single day.