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60 Mother and Son Quotes Praising Their Bond

Forever your little boy, and always the woman he will cherish. Here are the best mom and son quotes!

Mother and Son Quotes Praising Their Bond

Our latest collection of mother and son quotes praising their unique relationship. These mother and son quotes will help you celebrate their special bond.

Mothers play a critical role in the life of their sons. There is a deep connection between a mother and son that starts from the time a woman gives birth to her son.

Mother and Son Quotes Praising Their Bond

Although fathers also play an important role in the life of their sons, the bond between mother and son is simply special. A mother is the first person who truly understands and knows everything about her son since he has been inside her for nine months.

Mothers play various roles in the life of their sons. A mother is her son’s best friend, his protector and hope, a source of encouragement, and most of all, a mother is an adviser to her son.

While fathers are teachers, mothers are advisers. It is due to these special roles of a mother to her son that the bond between mother and son needs to be celebrated.

Below you will find our collection of inspirational and wise mother and son quotes, mother and son proverbs, and mother and son sayings, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Mother and Son Quotes Praising Their Bond

1.) “There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between the mother and a son.” – Anonymous

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2.) “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” – Irish Proverb

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3.) “Mothers are inscrutable beings to their sons, always.” – A.E. Coppard

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4.) “Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.” – Sophocles

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5.) “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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6.) “You may have tangible wealth untold; Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be. I had a mother who read to me.” ― Strickland Gillilan

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7.) “Mother is her son’s first god. She must teach him the most important lesson of all – how to love.” – T. F. Hodge

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8.) “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” ― Victor Hugo

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9.) “My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” – Michael Jordan

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10.) “If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.” ― Sigmund Freud

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11.) “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” ― Washington Irving

12.) “Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did.” – Martin Andersen Nexo

13.) “Even more than the time when she gave birth, a mother feels her greatest joy when she hears others refer to her son as a wise learned one.” – Thiruvalluvar

14.) “Raising boys has made me a more generous woman than I really am. Undoubtedly, there are other routes to learning the wishes and dreams of the presumably opposite sex, but I know of none more direct, or more highly motivating, than being the mother of sons.” – Mary Kay Blakely

15.) “Having a child makes you realize the importance of life, narcissism goes out the window. Heaven on earth is looking at my little boy. The minute he was born, I knew if I never did anything other than being a mom, I’d be fine.” – Jenny McCarthy

17.) “My father died when I was seven, leaving a widow and five sons, ranging in age from five to seventeen. My mother was the most highly disciplined and hardest working person I have ever known, and this, combined with her love and gentleness, enabled her to make a success of each of her children.” – Arthur Lewis

18.) “The best love in the world is the love of a man. The love of a man who came from your womb, the love of your son! I don’t have a daughter, but maybe the love of a daughter is the best, too. I am first and foremost me, but right after that, I am a mother. The best thing that I can ever be, is me. But the best gift that I will ever have, is being a mother.” – C. JoyBell C

19.) “There will be many times you will feel like you have failed. But in the eyes, heart and mind of your child, you are supermom.” – Stephanie Precourt

20.) “Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.” – Louisa May Alcott

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21.) “Every man looks for a girlfriend that has his mother’s qualities. – Anonymous

22.) “Holding my Mother’s ashes in my hand. A thunder of pain smashes in my heart. The beauty of her smile, always allowed me to go the extra mile. As thoughts pile up in my mind, the sound of her voice brings comfort. Even though she is gone, she taught me how to be strong. I am thinking of the day you were taken. A Son’s memories shattered in silence. But your life is a beacon for my soul. Mother, dearest Mother, no other woman compares to you. You were strong in the darkest hour and you showed me the strength to achieve victory. So at this moment my victories and achievements belong to you.” – Mark Frank

23.) “To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to be kind.” – Shannon L. Alder

24.) “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac

25.) “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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26.) “A mother has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren

27.) “No matter your age, you always need your mom.” – Anonymous

28.) “Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother.” —Moroccan Proverb

29.) “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” —Princess Diana

30.) “To wake up to the sound of my son saying ‘Mama, mama!’ It’s the best sound ever.” – Miranda Kerr

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31.) “A mother’s love doesn’t make her son more dependent and timid; it actually makes him stronger and more independent.” – Cheri Fuller

32.) “We almost lost my mom to cancer 10 years ago — she survived. Every day we’re a grateful family to have her and all our loved ones around us.”- Dwaye “The Rock” Johnson

33.) “[My mom]’s a cool chick. We can hang, and she can roll with the punches.” – Bradley Cooper

34.) “My mother never gave up on me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back.”- Denzel Washington

35.) “Mothers yielding Bibles, contemplating smearing the blood of lamb chops over her doorway. Anything to keep her son alive another day. ― Antonia Perdu

36.) “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” ― Erich Fromm

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37.) “So there’s this boy. He kinda stole my heart. He calls me ‘mom’.” ― Anonymous

38.) “Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

39.) “Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.” ― Pearl S. Buck

40.) “When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” – Pablo Picasso

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41.) “A wise son makes a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother… A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.” – The Proverbs of Solomon

42.) “My mom was the person that I most looked up to for her point of view, her humor.”- Ben Stiller

43.) “I wouldn’t be doing any of this if it weren’t for her, both my parents. She supported this little kid who said, ‘I want to be an actor,’ at 12 years old, which is ridiculous, and she drove me to all these auditions … She’s the only reason I’m able to do what I do.”- Leonardo DiCaprio

44.) “A mother understands what a child does not say.” – Jewish Proverb

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45.) “That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.” – Lauryn Hill

46.) “You are ugly when you love her, you are beautiful and fresh, vital and free, modern and poetic. When you don’t,  you are more beautiful as an orphan than as your mother’s son.” – Witold Gombrowicz

47.) “Being a mother to a little boy and helping him discover the world is one of the greatest experiences in a woman’s life, which makes objective goals dull in comparison. The connection between a mother and her son opens the gate to a new world of wonder and love.” – Anonymous

48.) “A boy’s best friend is his mother.” – Joseph Stefano

49.) “No mother wants to hear her son say he’s gay. Those two words rip the picture of a daughter in law and grandchildren into pieces. I felt sorry for my mom and wanted her to know everything was going to be alright. But then she said, ‘I don’t really care, Johnny, as long as I know that you are going to be happy.” – Johnny Weir

50.) “Ain’t a woman alive who could take my mama’s place.” –Tupac

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51.) “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” – Oscar Wilde

52.) “A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it’s too late to let her know that he sees it.” – W. D. Howells

53.) “Moms are as relentless as the tides. They don’t just drive us to practice, they drive us to greatness.” –Steve Rushin

54.) “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo

55.) “A child’s first teacher is its mother.” – Peng Liyuan

56.) “If you try singling me out to my mother, she’ll be down your throat. She has three sons, and she’s equally proud of us all.” – Lee Pearson

57.) “It takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son – and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.” – Helen Rowland

58.) “My mother carried me for ten months. I asked her ‘Mother, you had an extra month, why you didn’t make me a beautiful face?’ and mother told me, ‘My son, I was busy making your beautiful hands and heart.’” – Mstislav Rostropovich

59.) “Most young men are such bores. They haven’t lived long enough to learn that they are not the wonders to the world they are to their mothers.”
L.M. Montgomery

60.) “My mother is the reason that I love you,’ Bhim said simply. ‘She is the reason I know what love is.” ― Leah Franqui

Which of these mother and son quotes was your favorite?

No matter where a man goes or whom he meets in his life, he will always have a special place in his heart for his mother. Mothers are pillars in their son’s lives and she is the only person who truly understands her son best.

The bond between mother and son teaches the son about being gentle and enables him to be confident and secure. A healthy relationship between a son and his mother is critical for his development.

To celebrate this bond, feel free to share the above quotes with your son or mother. Do you have any other favorite mother and son quotes? Let us know in the comment section below.


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    Jennifer Ray

    May 29, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Do you know that your soul is of my soul such part that you seem to be fiber and core of my heart. None other can pain me as you do dear and none other can please me or praise me as you.

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    Sandra Blair

    April 29, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Love these quotes.

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