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101 Best Strong Mom Quotes – Because Moms Are The Real Heroes!

101 Best Strong Mom Quotes – Because Moms Are The Real Heroes!

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Welcome, mom. You deserve a break today, so here’s a list of inspiring strong mom quotes in celebration of motherhood!

Being a mom is one of the noblest and toughest jobs in the world that requires unconditional love, devotion, and, above all, strength. 

Jumping every time the baby cries (especially in the middle of the night), carrying around the toddler to soothe them, and constant multitasking is not something just anyone could do. 

And that’s why moms are the real heroes!

New moms, single mothers, and all the mothers around the world are strong mothers who deserve to be praised (and not only on Mother’s Day!)

And despite all the struggles and challenges moms have to face every day, they still manage to keep a smile on their face no matter how exhausted they feel. They are fearless, brave, and inspiring! 

So what better way to celebrate these real-life superheroes than with these inspirational mother quotes to warm their selfless hearts and make their smile all the more special!

Heartwarming Quotes Dedicated To Strong Moms

Mother talking with her daughter1. “Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heartthrob.” – Leroy Brownlow

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

3. “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

4. “There is no way to be the perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one” – Jill Churchill

5. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm

Best Strong Mom Quotes – Because Moms Are The Real Heroes!

6. “Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and shows her that she is stronger than them.” – Unknown

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

8. “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

9. “Any mother could do the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” – Lisa Alther

10. “Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” – Gail Tsukiyama

11. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle

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

13. “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” – Mahatma Gandhi

Best Strong Mom Quotes – Because Moms Are The Real Heroes!

14. “To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, ‘Be peaceful.’ Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are.” – Jeffrey R. Holland

15. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah Winfrey

16. “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not.” – James Joyce

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

18. “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

19. “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” – Linda Wooten

20. “To be a mother you must be strong. Even if you don’t feel it, you have to pretend.” – Sade Adu

21. “Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.” – Coco Chanel

22. “The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.” – Arianna Huffington

23. “Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children.” – Maxim Grosky

Best Strong Mom Quotes – Because Moms Are The Real Heroes!

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

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

26. “Because I feel that, in the Heavens above, the angels, whispering to one another, can find, among their burning terms of love, none so devotional as that of ‘Mother.’” – Edgar Allen Poe (To My Mother)

27. “Birth is the epicenter of women’s power.” – Ani DiFranco

28. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

29. “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

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

Best Strong Mom Quotes – Because Moms Are The Real Heroes!

31. “In the mother’s eyes, her smile, her stroking touch, the child reads the message: ‘You are there!’” – Adrienne Rich

32. “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

33. “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

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

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

Best Strong Mom Quotes – Because Moms Are The Real Heroes!

36. “Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love.” – Mildred B. Vermont

37. “Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.” – Harriette Hartigan

38. “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Tina Fey

39. “There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.” – Archibald Thompson

40. “A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.” – Jamie McGuire

Inspirational Strong Mom Quotes

Young mother trying to calm down her little crying baby41. “[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” – Emily Dickinson

42. “Being a parent, your life gets bigger and more interesting than it was before.” – Lucy Liu

43. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” — Honore De Balzac

44. “The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room.” – Henry Ward Beecher

45. “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.” – St. Therese of Lisieux

46. “There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” – Pamela S. Nadav

47. “The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” – Jodi Picoult

48. “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” – Marion C. Garretty

49. “To a child’s ear, ‘mother’ is magic in any language.” – Arlene Benedict

Best Strong Mom Quotes – Because Moms Are The Real Heroes!

50. “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” – Jane Sellman 

51. “Being a mother has been the most challenging and the most rewarding position I will ever hold.” – Cathy Shaffer

52. “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.” – Sophia Loren

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

54. “Ultimately, as long as my kid is all right, everything is fine. I think motherhood puts everything into perspective, I really do.” – Kiera Knightley

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

56. “Motherhood is more awesome than I ever thought it could be and harder than I ever would have imagined.” – Sarah Williams

57. “Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” – Stevie Wonder

58. “A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Best Strong Mom Quotes – Because Moms Are The Real Heroes!

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

60. “There’s something that just happens to you when you have a baby, and you look at their little eyes for the first time when you’re holding them. They’ve been safe inside your belly for almost 10 months, and now they’re in your arms. Intuition kicks in, where you will do anything for them and you have all the tools inside of you to take care of them.” – Hillary Duff

61. “Love as powerful as your mothers leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply… will give us some protection forever.” – J. K. Rowling 

62. “Having kids – the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings – is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver

63. “It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.” – Erma Bombeck

64. “I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible – oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.” – Tina Fey

65. “Becoming a mother has helped make me a tougher, stronger writer.” – Jessica Hagedorn

Best Strong Mom Quotes – Because Moms Are The Real Heroes!

66. “Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain – your life will never be the same.” – Catherine Jones

67. “Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow.” – Reed Markham

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

69. “Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.” – Larry Barretto

70. “In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” – Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

71. “No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.” – Edwin Chapin

72. “Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing.” – Toni Morrison

73. “Not only am I a fighter, but I’m a survivor. I think being a mother really plays into that.” – Willow Cross

Strong Single Mom Quotes

Best Strong Mom Quotes – Because Moms Are The Real Heroes!

74. “I didn’t plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt the best way you can.” – Tichina Arnold

75. “Single moms, you are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a provider, a defender, a protector, a true Superwoman. Wear your cape proudly.” – Mandy Hale

76. “As a single mom, I’m juggling a lot and working long hours. Yes, it costs them a little, but what my children get in return is a mother who is energized and content.” – Edie Falco

77. “A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things… a mother’s love is more than enough.” – Denice Williams

78. “Remember that a single mom is just like any other mom and that our number one priority is still our kids. Any parent does whatever it takes for their kids and a single mother is no different.” – Paula Miranda

79. “She has to have four arms, four legs, four eyes, two hearts, and double the love. There is nothing single about a single mom.” – Mandy Hale

Best Strong Mom Quotes – Because Moms Are The Real Heroes!

80. “Mothers – especially single mothers – are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation’s children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families’ well-being.” – Evan Bayh

81. “I value so many people who have to work full time, definitely single mothers. Their work is the hardest work. I applaud it so much.” – Molly Sims

Strong Mom Quotes From Daughter

mother and child daughter play and laugh82. “Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” – Lady Gaga

83. “Most people’s mothers are the most influential person in their life. But my mother survived the camps, and she was very strong. She made me strong, but she wanted me to be strong. That’s more important.” – Diane von Furstenberg

84. “My mother had handed down respect for the possibilities – and the will to grasp them.” – Alice Walker

85. “My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.” – Lisa Leslie

86. “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

87. “My mom had four kids, one with special needs. She had a full-time job, and she still came home and made dinner for us every night, from scratch. It was amazing.” – Eva Longoria

88. “Seeing my mother become very strong and very independent had a huge impact on me.” – Missy Elliott

Best Strong Mom Quotes – Because Moms Are The Real Heroes!

89. “My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” – Jodi Picoult

90. “My mother has always been my emotional barometer and my guidance. I was lucky enough to get to have one woman who truly helped me through everything.” – Emma Stone

91. “I love my mother as trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” – Terry Guillemets

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

Strong Mom Quotes From Son

happy mother holding her little son93. “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” – Mitch Albom

94. “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

95. “My mother was the one constant in my life. When I think about my mom raising me alone when she was 20, and working and paying the bills, and, you know, trying to pursue your own dreams, I think is a feat that is unmatched.” – Barack Obama

96. “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” – George Eliot

Best Strong Mom Quotes – Because Moms Are The Real Heroes!

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

98. “I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me… so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you’re going. That’s family values.” – Al Sharpliton

99. “My mother is a walking miracle.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

100. “Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” – T. Dewitt Talmage

101. “My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.” – Mark Twain

I hope you enjoyed the list of heartwarming strong mom quotes! If you’re a mom, congratulations, because you are the real hero! If you’re a daughter or a son, don’t forget to give your mama a BIG hug and remind her how much she means to you!

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