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120 Touching Mother And Son Quotes To Celebrate The Special Bond

120 Touching Mother And Son Quotes To Celebrate The Special Bond

One of the most beautiful parts of parenthood is the mother and son relationship, and these beautiful mother and son quotes illustrate just how special this bond is!

To a mom, her son will always be her little boy, no matter how old he gets.

To a boy, his mom is a source of constant comfort and love, even when he grows up and starts a family of his own.

These inspirational quotes showcase not only the beauty of the special bond mothers and sons share but also the importance of the mother’s role in a man’s life.

I’ve prepared more than a hundred heartfelt mother and son quotes for you to share with your mom or son on Mother’s Day, or any other “regular” day of the year for that matter.

I hope you enjoy them!

Short Mother Son Quotes

Sometimes all it takes is a few words to say what you really mean.

These short, but no less inspiring, mother and son quotes will definitely make you feel ALL the feelings!

1. “Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.” – Sophocles

2. “Sometimes when I need a miracle, I look into my son’s eyes, and realize I’ve already created one.” – Unknown

Short Mother Son Quotes

3. “Mother is her son’s first god; she must teach him the most important lesson of all – how to love.” – T.F. Hodge

4. “A boy’s best friend is his mother.” – Joseph Stefano

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

6. “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” – The Talmud

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

8. “The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son.” – Sarah Shahi

9. “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

10. “Raising boys has made me a more generous woman than I really am.” – Mary Kay Blakely

11. “Men are what their mothers made them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. “You are my Son shine.” – Unknown

13. “I spent a lifetime being small for those closest to me but this is not the woman my son will know.” – Jewel

14. “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” – Oscar Wilde

15. “Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it.” – Augustus Hare

16. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

18. “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.” – Unknown

Short Mother Son Quotes

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

20. “No matter how old you become, I’ll always hold your hand tenderly… just like how I held it on the day that you were born. I love you, son.” – Unknown

21. “Mothers are inscrutable beings to their sons, always.” – A.E. Coppard

22. “A dad for his son is always caring, while mommy is always loving.” – Unknown

23. “A woman is not able to re-educate any man. But she is able to bring up her son to be a real man.” – Unknown

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

25. “And she loved a little boy very, very much, even more than she loved herself.” – Shel Silverstein

26. “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

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

28. “I listen to my mother, and that keeps me out of trouble. I’m a good son.” – Mr. T

29. “His little hands stole my heart, and his little feet ran away with it.” – Unknown

30. “I have a son who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.” – Maya Angelou

31. “And she loves this little boy more than life itself, she calls him son, and now, he is her hero.” – Unknown

32. “Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.” – Louisa May Alcott

Short Mother Son Quotes

33. “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” – Irish proverb

Heartwarming Mother And Son Quotes

While no one is saying dads aren’t great, you can’t deny that moms seem to have a special bond with their kids, and their sons in particular.

These inspiring quotes about moms and their relationships with their sons showcase that in a really awesome way.

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

2. “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

Heartwarming Mother And Son Quotes

3. “Every time I see you, my heart feels like it’s going to burst with all my love for you. I want you to know that no matter what age you are, you will always be my little boy. I love you!” – Unknown

4. “I want my son to become aware that he is in charge of the choices he makes, and it’s good to make thoughtful, good choices.” – Karen Salmansohn

5. “They used to say, ‘Oh, he’s just his mother’s son,’ as a way of dismissing me. And every time I’d say, ‘Oh, yes, thank you! I’m so proud of that.'” – Justin Trudeau

6. “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

7. “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

8. “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.” – Unknown

9. “My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint.” – Thomas Edison

10. “To my dear son, I miss the time when you were a baby. You were as jolly as can be and never shed a tear. I miss reading you story books before bed. And you would say, ‘mom, make it funny in my own version’. I miss singing to you our special song, sitting by my side was where you always wanted to be. I missed your first word, I missed your first step. Now you are in your teenage years. Later in life, you gonna become a man. My dear son, I’ll be your guidance.” – Nagella Jean-Baptiste

11. “The life of a mother doubles after she bears a son. His upbringing becomes her top priority, and everything that her son does will always make her proud no matter what.” – Unknown

12. “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

13. “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

14. “To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to be kind.” – Shannon L. Alder

15. “It was vitally important to me over the years of my son’s development that I modeled the behavior that I wanted him to adopt. You see, as a parent or as parents, we all have a tremendous responsibility that should not be taken lightly.” – Catherine Pulsifer

16. “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.” – Thiruvalluvar

17. “Twenty years on I still feel the love she gave us and that is testament to her massive heart and her amazing ability to be a great mother.” – Prince William

18. “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.” – Unknown

19. “Yet now in my arms, I was holding a helpless baby boy who would grow into a man. I cannot imagine that soft little face one day having whiskers.” – Rhonda Stoppe

20. “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.” – Denzel Washington

21. “When I was in great sadness from life’s hardships, all I needed to see was my son’s smile. Caring for him as my daily routine has helped me become a happy person and mother. My son is my hero.” – Unknown

22. “But boys are different from girls and not just physically. Acknowledging, appreciating, and understanding that boys are boys is essential in raising a son.” – Catherine Musco Garcia-Prats

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

24. “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

Heartwarming Mother And Son Quotes

25. “Having a child makes you realize the importance of life – narcissism goes out of 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

26. “The moment that little bundle of pink, squirming flesh slips into our arms, love touches us. We feel it, not just in our hearts, but also on our skin. He is there. Our son.” – Meg Meeker Md

27. “I loved you before I met you. I felt every move you made. You changed my life in a big way and the best way possible. You are the bone of my bones and the blood of my blood. You grew right under my heart and in it. You are my son.” –Unknown

28. “Sometimes a mother wonders if her son could have a better mother, but she knows for sure that she knows that there doesn’t exist a better son.” – Unknown

29. “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

30. “That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is the reality we are living in.” – Lauryn Hill

31. “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.” – Unknown

32. “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

33. “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

34. “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

35. “A good son will never allow sorrow to befall his mother…and act as if he is an only child that cares…protects when no one dares…serves with his life in return…and most of all finds a wife that will love his mother too.” – Helen Rebibis Ramos

36. “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

37. “When you were a toddler you made me smile. When you were a teenager 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

38. “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.” – Wally Schirra

39. “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

40. “A boy who cares too little about the future and frets too much about the past: nothing could depress a mother more.” – Fredrik Backman

41. “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.” – Unknown

Heartwarming Mother And Son Quotes

42. “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

43. “Mothers wielding Bibles, contemplating smearing the blood of lamb chops over her doorway. Anything to keep her son alive another day.” – Antonia Perdu

44. “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

45. “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

Inspirational Mother’s Love Quotes

1. “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm

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

3. “Mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” – Unknown

4. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.” – Jessica Lange

Inspirational Mother's Love Quotes

5. “How beautifully everything is arranged by Nature; as soon as a child enters the world, it finds a mother ready to take care of it.” – Jules Michelet

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

7. “The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

8. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac

9. “I remember my mother’s prayers, and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” – Abraham Lincoln

10. “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

11. “A society without mothers would not only be a cold society, but a society that has lost its heart, lost the feel of home.” – Pope Francis

12. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

13. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie

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

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

16. “A mother understands what a child does not say.” – Jewish Proverb

17. “There is no greater privilege in living than bringing a tiny new human being into the world and then trying to raise him or her properly during the next eighteen years.” – James C. Dobson

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

19. “My daughter and two sons are the flowers in my heart and garden.” – Ana Monnar

20. “Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.” – Louisa May Alcott

21. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

22. “Moms are people who know us the best and love us the most.” – Unknown

23. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo

24. “Maybe your mother isn’t able to give you everything you want. But she is able to give you even more – her love.” – Unknown

Inspirational Mother's Love Quotes

25. “Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.” – Pearl S. Buck

26. “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” – James E. Faust

Inspirational Mother’s Day Quotes

​As well as finding the right gift for your mom on Mother’s Day, you should also let her know how much her love means to you with these mom quotes.

1. “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find.” – Mitch Albom

2. “Moms are like buttons – they hold everything together.” – Unknown

3. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling

4. “If at first you don’t succeed, try doing it the way mom told you to in the beginning.” – Unknown

5. “If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” – Stevie Wonder

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

Inspirational Mother's Day Quotes

7. “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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

9. “Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” – Susan Gale

10. “Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb.” – Leroy Brownlow

11. “There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.” – Elder M. Russell Ballard

12. “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver

13. “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

14. “Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.” – Unknown

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

16. “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

Final Thoughts

Have you enjoyed these mother and son quotes?

I hope you found just the right one to share with your friends and family on social media or wherever else you’d like.

Moms and sons truly share a special bond that nothing can change, and these quotes illustrate that perfectly.

Just like the mother-daughter quotes in this linked article, these mother and son quotes come from famous writers, entertainers, and historical figures whose wisdom continues to resonate with parents today.

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