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Saying Thank You to Mom
Thank You Quotes for Mother and Mother's Day... or any day!

"Mother knows best!"
Traditional saying

However much we love our Mom, it can sometimes be hard to find the words to tell her just how much she means to us.
A special thank you quote heartfelt, funny or cute can help you to express your love, appreciation and gratitude for who your Mom is, and everything she does and has done for you over the years.

Here is a selection of favorite and inspiring thank you and gratitude quotes for mom. Use these great quotes on thank you cards and notes, and on special gifts, presents and keepsakes not just on Mother's Day, but also on Mom's birthday, and any day you want to say 'thank you Mom!'.

Thank You Quotes for Mom/Mother

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
Jewish Proverb

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
Erich Fromm (1900-1980), German psychologist & philosopher

A Mother holds her children's hands for a while... their hearts forever.
Author unknown

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), English writer, author of Vanity Fair

A mother is the truest friend we have...
Washington Irving (1783-1859), American author & historian

A mother's heart is the child's classroom.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), American priest & social reformer

Men are what their mothers made them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American philosophical writer & poet

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th President of the United States (from 1861 to 1865)

It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.
Author unknown (used in the TV sitcom The Golden Girls)

More Quotes to thank Mom

I know how to do anything I'm a Mom.
Roseanne Barr (b. 1952), American actress & comedian

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.
Lisa Alther (b. 1944), American author

If at first you don't succeed, do it like your mother told you.
Author unknown

Mother that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.
Thomas De Witt Talmage (1832-1902), American priest & religious leader

The greatest gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American philosophical writer & poet

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French playwright

Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.
Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965), American Supreme Court Justice

I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.
Author unknown

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs..., since the payment is pure love.
Attributed to Mildred B. Vermont

Men are what their mothers made them. Ralph Waldo Emerson

More Mom Thank You Quotations

No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you life.
Author unknown.

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Elizabeth Stone, American author & academic

A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.
Helen Steiner Rice (1900-1981), American poet

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), American poet

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. Jewish Proverb

Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My Mother.

Ann Taylor (1782-1866), English poet

A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.
Gaspard Mermillod (1824-1892), Swiss bishop & cardinal

If I were damned of body and soul,
I know whose prayers would make me whole,
Mother o'mine, O mother o' mine.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), English novelist & poet

The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.

Attributed to William Goldsmith Brown

The hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

William Ross Wallace (1819-1881), American poet

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.
Attributed to Claudia Ghandi

Like mother, like daughter.
Traditional saying

Like mother, like daughter. Traditional saying

A mother understands what a child does not say.
Jewish Proverb

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.
Attributed to Tenneva Jordan

SWEATER, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-~1913), journalist & author of The Devil's Dictionary

Here's to the happiest years of our lives
Spent in the arms of other men's wives.
Gentlemen! Our mothers!

A toast proposed by Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), British architect

There is none, / In all this cold and hollow world, no fount / Of deep, strong, deathless love, save that within / A mother's heart.
Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793-1835), English poet

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.
Irish Proverb

SWEATER, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. Ambrose Bierce

Sherry says:
The beautiful words by Charlotte Gray -- 'Children and mothers never truly part, Bound in the beating of each other's hearts'.
June 23rd 2012

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