Mother’s Day Inspiration: Classic Quote Ideas

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. So if you don’t have anything planned yet, it’s time to get the ball rolling. Whether it’s a simple card, a piece of artwork from a child, or an extravagant gift, let your mom, wife, grandmother, mother-in-law, or any special woman in your life—mother or not—know they’re appreciated.

Mother's Day Quote Ideas | Nectar | PAPYRUS

Most of our cards at PAPYRUS feature heartfelt sayings in them already, but why not include a classic quotation or two on motherhood?

Ways to incorporate quotes:

  • Copy them in neat penmanship on a gift tag.
  • Create an art project or collage with a saying.
  • Hand-letter a quote.
  • Write them under a child’s handprints, and frame it.
  • Add a quote to a blank card, or add to a card with already-written sentiments.

Here are a few timeless quotations we think are just perfect for any mother in your life.

Mother's Day Quote Ideas | Nectar | PAPYRUS

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
—Robert Browning

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
—George Cooper

Mother's Day Quote Ideas | Nectar | PAPYRUS

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
—Victor Hugo

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
—Author Unknown

A mother is a mother still,
The holiest thing alive.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
—Jewish Proverb

Mother's Day Quote Ideas | Nectar | PAPYRUS

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
—Harriet Beecher Stowe

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
—Oscar Wilde

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
—Aristotle

A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.
—Author Unknown

Mother's Day Quote Ideas | Nectar | PAPYRUS

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall. A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

Mother's Day Quote Ideas | Nectar | PAPYRUS

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