151 Mom And Child Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of mom and child quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about mom and her child.

The Most Famous Mom And Child Quotes (Best in 2024)

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We say that a girl with her doll anticipates the mother. It is more true, perhaps, that most mothers are still but children with playthings. — Francis H. Bradley

I love my mom. My mom loves me. We don't have an easy relationship. I don't think we ever will, but I'd rather have a complicated, misunderstood relationship than have no relationship at all. — Tori Spelling

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. — Osho

Kids are anchors of mothers' life — Sophocles

[On turning down an invitation to appear for four minutes on the Ed Sullivan Show:] Honey, it takes Moms four minutes just to get on the stage. — Moms Mabley

A lot of mothers will do anything for their children, except let them be themselves. — Banksy

The mom doesn't become sexy; the woman does. You have to retrieve the woman from the mother. And she may need to separate to do that: a bath, a walk. She must cordon off an erotic space. — Esther Perel

[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

I'm very loyal in a relationship. Any relationship. When I go out with my mom, I don't look at other moms and go, "I wonder what her macaroni and cheese tastes like." — Garry Shandling

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

Short Mom And Child Quotes

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  • She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along. — Margaret Culkin Banning
  • A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. — Agatha Christie
  • Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do — George Bernard Shaw
  • You will always be your child's favorite toy. — Vicki Lansky
  • The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children. — Karl Lagerfeld
  • A father may turn his back on his child, … . but a mother's love endures through all. — Washington Irving
  • A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children. — James Agee
  • I asked mom if I was a gifted child. She said they certainly wouldn't have paid for me. — Bill Watterson
  • You are your child's keeper until she's mature enough to keep herself. — Laura Ramirez
  • I just hope I will be as good a mom to my child and, hopefully, children as my mom was to me. — Chelsea Clinton
Mom and child quote It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.

Single Mom And Child Quotes

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The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. — Osho

A miracle is a single mom who works two jobs to care for her kids and still helps them with their homework at night. A miracle is a child donating all the money in their piggy bank to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. That's where you'll find the hand and face of God. — Cathie Linz

No ordinary work done by a man is either as hard or as responsible as the work of a woman who is bringing up a family of small children; for upon her time and strength demands are made not only every hour of the day but often every hour of the night. — Theodore Roosevelt

Mom and child quote A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be
A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something.

I grew up as an only child, and my mother was a single mom. It's always been "us." If it weren't for her nurturing and guiding my artistic talents at a young age, I don't think I'd be a professional actress and performer today. — Edwina Findley

Being a child that grew up with a single mom back in the 70s, Fathers Day to me was always a very uncomfortable time. At school, we would make Fathers Day cards for our dads, and I usually mailed one to my dad, and he hardly ever responded. — Art Alexakis

Hillary Clinton famously talked about how raising a child takes a village. Except our society isn't set up that way. We're organized in nuclear units, and a single mom can ask her friends only so many times for help picking up the kids. — Katharine Weymouth

Mom And Her Child Quotes

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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

It's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have...One pair that see through closed doors. Another in the back of her head...and, of course, the ones in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and reflect 'I understand and I love you' without so much as uttering a word. — Erma Bombeck

Maternal love, like an orange tree, buds and blossoms and bears at once. When a woman puts her finger for the first time into the tiny hand of her baby and feels that helpless clutch which tightens her very heartstrings, she is born again with her newborn child. — Kate Douglas Wiggin

Mom and child quote A child learns to walk and falls down 50 times. He never thinks to himself, "may
A child learns to walk and falls down 50 times. He never thinks to himself, "maybe this isn't for me?".

The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best. — Hamilton Wright Mabie

Today's mom watches her every child-rearing step lest she commit some egregious and apocalyptic parenting faux pas that will certainly doom her child to a life spent sleeping under overpasses, or worse, not going to Harvard. — John Rosemond

It was hard for me, as a father, to imagine going through what my birth mom went through, to raise a child inside of her for nine months, and then have to say goodbye. And so it's hard for me to understand that pain and that process. — Michael Franti

Mom and child quote Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.

It's a natural thing for a child to lose a parent. I lost my mom too young but it happened. And I'm happy she's out of pain, 'cause I love her and she's my friend. — Angelina Jolie

I used to sell marijuana to my son's mom's new husband. And then I would take that money and give it to her as child support. — Felipe Esparza

In America we tell our parents to bring their child home and put him or her in a crib; as they get older, children sleep in they own room not in Mom and Dad's room. What are we training them for? It's independence, because that's what being empowered is all about. — Sheena Iyengar

The best thing a mother can give her child is a happy and fulfilled mom. There are many paths to happiness and fulfillment--follow your heart and choose your own way. — Lisa Hammond

Baby Quotes

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I seen a baby cry seconds later he laughs... the beauty of life, the pain never lasts. — J. Cole

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Baby you're a firework, come on, let your colors burst!! — Katy Perry

A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for. — Thurgood Marshall

Mom and child quote It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. — Ronald Reagan

There are some of us who think to ourselves, 'If I had only been there! How quick I would have been to help the Baby. I would have washed His linen. How happy I would have been to go with the shepherds to see the Lord lying in the manger!' Why don't we do it now? We have Christ in our neighbor. — Martin Luther

Believe in God like the sun up in the sky, see science can tell us how but it can't tell us why. I seen a baby cry then seconds later she laughed, the beauty of life the pain never lasts. — J. Cole

Mom and child quote A child needs your love most when they deserve it least.
A child needs your love most when they deserve it least.

Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future. — Prince Charles

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I'm captivated by you, baby, like a firework show. — Taylor Swift

Three things remain with us from paradise: stars, flowers and children. — Dante Alighieri

I have also made this a point in our company: We need to stop taking baby steps and start thinking globally. It really seems to be helping. — Ratan Tata

What Is A Mom Quotes

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I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment. — Brandi Chastain

I'm also crazy about Pilates Plus, which I do three times a week. The class is 55 minutes, head to toe. In that short amount of time, I've done everything I need to do. And for a working mom, what could be better? — Brooke Burke

I believe this with all my heart: The greatest coach of all time in my eyes is my mom. She's instilled in me a toughness and a perseverance and just a never-quit mentality, and I thank her every day for providing me, for what she sacrificed her life for. — Scott Brooks

Mom and child quote Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees
Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.

Life's impermanence, I realized, is what makes every single day so precious. It's what shapes our time here. It's what makes it so important than not a single moment be wasted. — Wes Moore

Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. You do not collect children because you find them cuter than stamps. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for. — Neil L. Andersen

As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else's, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids. — Michelle Obama

Mom and child quote Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in t
Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.

What is a mom but the sunshine of our days and the north star of our nights. — Robert Breault

I prefer to imagine that my wife, a few friends, and occasionally my mom are the only ones who read what I do, though I realize that this is somewhat unrealistic. — Chris Ware

We didn't have a television, so we sat around the table, and me and my sisters and my mom would do these jobs, like, a penny for a piece, you know, these paper jobs. You know, what really saved me as a human today is my sisters and my mom. — Riccardo Tisci

These days we don’t have to fit into something other people think we are. We’ve leveled the playing field, life is inclusive. I’m a mom, sex detective, wife, fearless, gentle — we can now, with grace, be all of what we are. — Mariska Hargitay

Pregnancy Quotes

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The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man. — Ho Chi Minh

Colored students at the University of Minnesota partying with (white) female students, smoking [marijuana] and getting their sympathy with stories of racial persecution. Result: pregnancy. — Harry J. Anslinger

If we want to find safe alternatives to obstetrics, we must rediscover midwifery. To rediscover midwifery is the same as giving back childbirth to women. And imagine the future if surgical teams were at the service of the midwives and the women instead of controlling them. — Michel Odent

Mom and child quote Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.

I usually claim that pregnant women should not read books about pregnancy and birth. Their time is too precious. They should, rather, watch the moon and sing to their baby in the womb. — Michel Odent

if you love two people at the same time, choose the second. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn't have fallen for the second. — Johnny Depp

The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women. — Stephen Gaskin

Mom and child quote The creative adult is the child who survived.
The creative adult is the child who survived.

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children. — John Sculley

For far too many, pregnancy and birth is still something that happens to them rather than something they set out consciously and joyfully to do themselves — Sheila Kitzinger

Piglet: "How do you spell 'love'?" Winnie the Pooh: "You don't spell it...you feel it." — A. A. Milne

I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mother And Child Quotes

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I would rather be the child of a mother who has all the inner conflicts of the human being than be mothered by someone for whom all is easy and smooth, who knows all the answers, and is a stranger to doubt. — Donald Woods Winnicott

To completely trust in Allah is to be like a child who knows deeply that even if he does not call for the mother, the mother is totally aware of his condition and is looking after him. — Al-Ghazali

I still hear you humming, Mama. The colour of your song calls me home. The colour of your words saying, Let her be. She got a right to be different. She gonna stumble on herself one of these days. Just let the child be. And I be, Mama. — Sonia Sanchez

Mom and child quote Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to she shouldn'ts, t
Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to she shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen child. Anything can be.

You have to convince the adults that if a child is to learn his culture, he or she will have to see his mother and father reading about it, and explaining it to him. Then it gets a legitimacy it otherwise would never have. Until then, his learning is limited. — John Henrik Clarke

Just being a woman is God's gift. The origin of a child is a mother, a woman. She shows a man what sharing, caring, and loving is all about. That is the essence of a woman. — Sushmita Sen

Silent night, holy night. All is calm, all is bright. Round yon Virgin Mother and Child. Holy Infant so tender and mild. Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace. — Joseph Mohr

I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion. It's chicken and eggs. And I said, I gotta use that one. — Paul Simon

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent. — Erich Fromm

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Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child. — Dan Quayle

My mother and my father were illiterate immigrants from Russia. When I was a child they were constantly amazed that I could go to a building and take a book on any subject. They couldn't believe this access to knowledge we have here in America. They couldn't believe that it was free. — Kirk Douglas

Mother And Baby Quotes

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I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks so I wondered, what do Chinese mothers use? Toothpicks? — George Carlin

A newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three. — Grantly Dick-Read

Feelings of love and gratitude arise directly and spontaneously in the baby in response to the love and care of his mother. — Melanie Klein

They wrapped her up like a baby burrito to show to Mom. Here were a mother and her daughter and I love them both so much. I couldn't wait for Courtney to come to the hospital so I could have all my women together. — Al Roker

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. — Phyllis Diller

Birth is about making mothers... strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength — Barbara Katz Rothman

A man in love will jump to pick up a glove or a bouquet for a silly girl of sixteen, whilst at home he will permit his aged mother to carry pails of water and armfuls of wood, or his wife to lug a twenty-pound baby, hour after hour, without ever offe — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers. — Mother Teresa

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all. — Benjamin Spock

For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby? — Haniel Long

Mother And Son Quotes

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If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation — Dalai Lama

We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son. — Louis de Montfort

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

My grandmother was a teacher, my sister was a teacher, my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California, and my son-in-law is a high school principal. I am surrounded. — Loni Anderson

I think, you know, it was something that I really wanted. I wanted so much to have a son or daughter. We adopted a son. And it was just the most wonderful thing. I think the only thing that was difficult for both Maury and myself were the sleepless nights. — Connie Chung

My son's taking drum lessons, and my daughter's taking piano lessons. One day they're going to start a band. — Chris Daughtry

I find, by close observation, that the mothers are the levers which move in education. The men talk about it . . . but the women work most for it. — Frances Harper

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father s. He's more particular. The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat. — Robert Frost

There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that trancends all other affections of the heart — Washington Irving

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 Nexø

Mother And Daughter Quotes

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There is nothing more precious than laughter — Frida Kahlo

Every time I look into the mirror, I want to see a man whose mother, sister, wife and daughter are proud to call their own. — Farhan Akhtar

The young women in my classes are feisty and clever and believe, often with the passion of youthful optimism, that feminism is a battle already won. I worry for them - and for my daughters, too. — Louise Brown

Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development. — David Gottesman

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Your True Nature Is Love. There's Nothing You Can Do About It. — Byron Katie

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Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. — Gore Vidal

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. — Bruce Barton

There's one sad truth in life I've found While journeying east and west - The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best. — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. — Lois Wyse

Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife. — Johannes Kepler

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More Mom And Child Quotes

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Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child's life and it's like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities. — Gary Smalley

The first lesson every child of Athena learned: Mom was the best at everything, and you should never, ever suggest otherwise. — Rick Riordan

Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate. — Charlotte Gray

A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot. — Alan Beck

It was always a fantasy of mine growing up - my favorite program was always 'Little House on the Prairie' - so I always wanted to wear those looks. When I was a child, I wouldn't let my mom put me in anything but calico dresses and now... whaddaya know, every day I'm in a calico dress, basically, so it's kind of funny. — Chloe Sevigny

It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful. — Roald Dahl

In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe. — N.K. Jemisin

Motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace. Children don't think about yesterday, and they don't think about tomorrow. They just exist in the moment. — Jessalyn Gilsig

My mom let me kind of run free and be rowdy. She encouraged it. I'm a youngest child. So I was spazzy and trying to be funny to my older sisters. It's kind of my role in the family - tension reliever. I was funny or annoying, depending on your perspective. — Andy Samberg

The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated. — Washington Irving

Grown don't mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What's that supposed to mean? In my heart it don't mean a thing. — Toni Morrison

How long is a girl a child? She is a child, and then one morning you wake up she's a woman, and a dozen different people of whom you recognize none. — Louis L'Amour

I think I was afraid of being a mother for many reasons. I wanted to be a good mom and I was fearful at one point of even working at the national level because I was afraid that I would disappoint a child or I wouldn't be as ready for a big position as maybe I should have been when I came to Fox. — Ainsley Earhardt

A child's hand in yours - what tenderness and power it arouses. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength. — Marjorie Holmes

I grabbed my mom and I went to the couch and I said, 'Mom I want to ask Jesus to come into my heart.' And I got on my knee and I asked Jesus to come into my heart, forgive me of my sins, and make me a child of God. — Tim Tebow

Being an only child, I didn't have any other family but my mom and dad really, since the rest of my family lived quite far away from London. — Tom Hardy

My parents elected me president of the family when I was 4. We actually had an election every year and I always won. I'm an only child, and I could count on my mother's vote. — Condoleezza Rice

My mom started understanding how many people take advantage of a child, so she hired smart people to protect me in that way. I'm happy that when I was younger, people protected me and put me in a position where I can now control my music. — Miley Cyrus

My mom did a really good job teaching me about sunscreen. She's savvy when it comes to all things moisturizing and wrinkle-preventing. Even early on as a kid, I thought to myself, Why do I need to do this? I don't have wrinkles. I'm a child. But my mom was in the preventative mind-set and that helped me. — Brittany Snow

Once you're a mom, all of your personal desires come secondary as the survival of the child becomes your life's priority, which leads you to worry each day and every night the little one turn out right. — Kimberly Guilfoyle

Im married to a white man, and then my daughter came out looking like the whitest white child with blonde hair and blue eyes. And Im like, Omigosh, now what am I going to do? She has my moms features and is lighter than my husband. And my boy is browner than I am. Brown eyes and really tan. — Karyn Parsons

In too many cases, the moms, the dads, the sisters and brothers of children with cancer must stand by a hospital bed and watch helplessly as this horrible disease consumes the life of an innocent child. — Michael McCaul

My mom had me when she was 16, and I was an only child, which is probably why I received a lot of love and didn't miss that my father wasn't around. — Brett Ratner

Motherhood cannot finally be delegated. Breast-feeding may succumb to the bottle; cuddling, fondling, and paediatric visits may also be done by fathers...but when a child needs a mother to talk to, nobody else but a mother will do. — Erica Jong

But in the real world, you couldnt really just split a family down the middle, mom on one side, dad the other, with the child equally divided between. It was like when you ripped a piece of paper into two: no matter how you tried, the seams never fit exactly right again. It was what you couldn't see, those tiniest of pieces, that were lost in the severing, and their absence kept everything from being complete. — Sarah Dessen

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