30 Heartfelt Quotes for This Year's Mother's Day Card

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Whether it's her first Mother's Day or her fortieth, every mom wants a heartfelt card with a sweet 'Happy Mother's Day' message. 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. Nothing says "You're the best, Mom" like a handmade Mother's Day gift and thoughtful card. Choose from our favorite quotes and sayings for Mother's Day.

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Moms Can Do Anything

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"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, Musician

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A Mother's Love

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

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A Million Ways

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

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What Makes Someone a Mother

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

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Beautiful and Tempered

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

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Born of Love

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"We are born of love; Love is our mother." — Rumi, Poet

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Super Mom

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

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A Mom's Greatest Gift

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

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Successful Mothers

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

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Inspiration and Courage

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"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, Businesswoman

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A Universal Language

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"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, Actor and performer

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All That I am I Owe to My Mother

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"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." — Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States

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No Perfect Way

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"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, Businessman and religious leader

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A Mother's Legacy

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"The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital, I have made my way." — Andrew Jackson, President of the United States

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Improvising Motherhood

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

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The Ultimate Job

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

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Wanting the Best for Your Children

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

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Hear Yourself Think

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

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When in Doubt

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"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, Actress, comedian, writer, and producer

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Sleepless Nights

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

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Do the Impossible

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"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, Actress, comedian, writer, and producer

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Enjoy the Journey

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"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it." — Mark Twain, Author

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Walking Miracle

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"My mother is a walking miracle." — Leonardo DiCaprio, Actor and producer

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Mom Is My Rock

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"My mom is definitely my rock." — Alicia Keys, Musician

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Sweet as a Flower

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"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, Musician

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Colors of the Rainbow

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"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, Poet

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The One We Run To

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"A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled." — Emily Dickinson, Poet

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She Is Everything to Me

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"My mom has always been kind of my backbone. She keeps me strong. She is a mother, a friend. She is really everything to me." — Aerin Lauder, Businesswoman

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A Mother's Arms

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"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's." — Diana, Princess of Wales

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The Natural State of Motherhood

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"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness." — Jessica Lange, Actress

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