Perfect Quotes for Mother's Day Cards

Some of us have a way with words. Others of us...do not. But don't worry, we have the perfect Mother's Day messages for the inside of your Mother's Day card.

Whether it's her first Mother's Day or her fortieth, every mom wants a card with a sweet 'Happy Mother's Day' message. A handwritten card is a touching way to acknowledge all that Mom does. If you don't quite know how to put your feelings into words, we have inspirational Mother's Day quotes from daughters and sons, plus some funny Mother's Day quotes that will be sure to get a laugh. 

Inspirational Mother's Day Quotes for Mom

"If I made a list of the people I admire, Mom would probably fill up half of it. She could do anything and everything." — Patsy Cline

"I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know." — Mitch Albom

"There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one." — Jill Churchill

"Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother." — Oprah Winfrey

"He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark." — J.K. Rowling

"My mother, she is beautiful, softened at the edges, and tempered with a spine of steel." — Jodi Picoult

'Happy Mother's Day' Quotes from Daughters

"My mom was someone who juggled everything. She had her own career, she raised five kids; she was Superwoman." — Blake Lively 

"Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me." — Alice Walker

"Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles." — Sharon Jaynes

"My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled." — Carly Fiorina

Funny Mother's Day Quotes

"If you have a child, you're improvising with rules all day long, and some of them are total lies." — Sarah Jessica Parker

"Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease." — Lisa Alther

"I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then, I want to move in with them." — Phyllis Diller

"Did you know, when kids go to bed, you can hear yourself think again? I sound fabulous." — Paige Kellerman

"Always remember where you put your kid. Don't let your kid drive until their feet can reach the pedals. Use the right size diapers...for yourself. And, when in doubt, make funny faces." — Amy Poehler

"24/7. Once you sign on to be a mother, that's the only shift they offer." — Jody Picoult

"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one." — Leo Burke

"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

Best Mother's Day Quotes from Son

"Mothers are the only race of people that speak in the same tongue. A mother in Manchuria could converse with a mother in Nebraska and never miss a word." — Will Rogers

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." — Abe Lincoln

"There is no perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply." — Elder M. Russell Ballard

More Mother's Day Card Ideas

Now that you have the perfect Mother's Day messages for mom, you need a card to add these sweet Mother's Day quotes to. Does your mom like big, bold florals? Or is she more into sleek and simple? Regardless of Mom's personal style, we've got you covered. Check out our best Mother's Day card ideas, including handmade paper flower cards, simple and elegant printables, and more!

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