Mother’s Day is a special day when you get to show your mother (or the mother of your children) how appreciative and grateful you are that she is in your life and all that she has sacrificed in raising you. We hope that you make this Mother’s Day a very special day!

To that end, below is a curated list of heartfelt Mother’s Day quotes that we wanted to share with you — if any of them resonate, simply click the quote to send it to your mother, loved one or friend. Life is good!

William Makepeace Thackeray Mother's Day picture quote

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.”

~ William Makepeace Thackeray


Honoré de Balzac Mother's Day picture quote

“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.”

~ Honoré de Balzac


Kanye West Mother's Day quote

“It don’t gotta be Mother’s Day, or your birthday, for me to just call and say, ‘Hey Mama'”

~ Kanye West


Erich Fromm Mother's Day quote

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

~ Erich Fromm


Stevie Wonder Mother's Day picture quote

“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


Edwin Hubbell Chapin's quote for Mother's Day

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

~ Edwin Hubbell Chapin


“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.”

~ George Eliot


Rudyard Kipling Mother's Day quote

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”

~ Rudyard Kipling


Robert Browning Mother's Day picture quote

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”

~ Robert Browning


Mahatma Gandhi's heartfelt Mother's Day quote

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

~ Mahatma Gandhi


Victor Hugo Mother's Day picture quote

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

~ Victor Hugo


Mitch Albom Mother's Day quote

“There’s a story behind everything…but behind all your stories is always your mother’s story…because hers is where yours begins.”

~ Mitch Albom


Abraham Lincoln heartfelt quote for Mother's Day

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

~ Abraham Lincoln


Alicia Keys Mother's Day picture quote

“My mom is definitely my rock.”

~ Alicia Keys