339 Mother And Son Quotes Celebrating Their Bond

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

These mother and son quotes will help you celebrate their special bond.

Mothers play a critical role in the life of their sons.

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What are the benefits of reading these mother and son quotes?

There is a deep connection between a mother and son that starts from the time a woman gives birth to her son.

These mother and son quotes will help you:

  • Express your feelings about the relationship with your mother or son
  • Understand the bond between mothers and sons
  • Come up with the perfect words to write in a Mother’s Day card

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, 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.

Celebrate the love you have for one another

It is because of 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 various sources.

Remember also to check out our selection of inspirational children quotes that will teach them to fly and soar into the adult.

Check out our most popular quote article, a list of short inspirational quotes for daily inspiration.

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Mother and Son Quotes Praising Their Bond

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

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

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11. “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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12. “A mother understands what a child does not say.” – Jewish Proverb

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13. “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us.” ― Washington Irving

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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21. “Men are what their mothers made them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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22. “Son, you remind me how so much depends on days made of now.” – Alison McGhee

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23. And she loved a little boy very, very much, even more than she loved herself.” – Shel Silverstein

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24. “I want my son to have a choice to contribute fully in the workforce or at home.” – Sheryl Sandberg

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

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

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

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

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29. “A boy needs his mother’s respect. Not only her love but also her respect.” — Emerson Eggerichs

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

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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.” – Dwayne “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. “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

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

38. “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

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. “I believe in you, my son. I believe that you’ll be the luckiest person in this world because I have worked my whole life in bringing the best out of you. I love you with all my heart!”

42. “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

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. “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

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.”

48. “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

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. “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!” – C. JoyBell C

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51. “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

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. “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” — The Talmud

55. “Every man looks for a girlfriend that has his mother’s qualities.”
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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

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61. “I listen to my mother, and that keeps me out of trouble. I’m a good son.” – Mr. T

62. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” – Cardinal Mermillod

63. “Sons worship their mothers, seeing them as flawless, almighty beings who spread love and who are able to do anything.”

64. “Better spend an extra hundred or two on your son’s education, than leave it him in your will.” — George Eliot

65. “I never thought I would say this but raising a daughter is different than raising a son. But the one thing that is not different is my love for each of them.” – Catherine Pulsifer

66. “Sometimes when I need a miracle, I look into my son’s eyes, and realize I’ve already created one.”

67. “My mother is not a CIA agent, but she’s an Italian mother, and she’d do anything for her son.” – Adriano Giannini

68. “I cannot be more grateful for the things that I have because I love my son and I have him.”

69. “I know you have your own life, his mother said to his voicemail. I was just hoping to be part of it for a few hours.” – Maggie Stiefvater

70. “You will be his first his, his first love, his first friend. You’re his momma and he is your whole world. He is your little boy.”

71. “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

72. “To my son, never forget that I love you. Life is filled with hard times and good times. Learn from everything you can. Be the man I know you can be.”

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

74. “The bond between mother and son lasts a lifetime. The bond between mother and son is a special one. It remains unchanged by time or distance.”

75. “Mother gives her hand to a son only for a while, and she presents him her heart for life.”

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76. “To a mother, a son is never a fully grown man; and a son is never a fully grown man until he understands and accepts this about his mother.”

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77. “No matter your age, you always need your mom.”

78. “Of course, my son has been the center of my life and will always be the center of my love. When he was young, I was the rock in his life. Now that I am old, he is the rock in my life.” – Hyacinth Mottley

79. “Be strong out there, my son. Look for the love and kindness in others. Forgive yourself when you make mistakes, and enjoy the journey.” – Kirsten Wreggitt

80. “You are my Son shine.”

81. “There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.” – Washington Irving

82. “Regardless of the situation you and your son find yourselves in, you, the parent, can always change how you respond to your teen.” – Kevin Fall
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83. “Yet now in my arms I was holding a helpless baby boy who would grow into a man. . . . . I cannot imagine that soft little face one day having whiskers.” – Rhonda Stoppe

84. “When you were a toddler you made me smile.
When you were a teenage you made me worry.
But now you are a man and my son, I am so proud of you and all your accomplishments!” – Catherine Pulsifer

85. “Our sons grow and change, sometimes before our eyes, and we can barely keep up with their active, inquisitive natures.” – Dr. Gregory L. Jantz

86. “But boys are different from girls and not just physically. Acknowledging, appreciating, and understanding that boys are boys is essential in raising a son.” – Catherine Musco Garcia-Prats

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87. “I love my son more than anything. I will do whatever it takes to make sure he is raised the right way.”

88. “A man’s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.” – Helen Rowland

89. “I want you to know that you can be anyone that you want to be. The world is your stage, and you have the whole world right in front of you. All you need to do is take that chance. Love you, son.”

90. “Only one woman is able to love a man more than she loves herself. It`s his mother.”

91. “At first blush, everyone thinks the most important relationships in the family are the father-son and mother-daughter relationships. But they’re wrong. The cross-gender relationships are most critical.” – Dr. Kevin Leman

92. Marry your son when you will, but you daughter when you can.” — Benjamin Franklin

93. “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” – Wally Schirra

94. “It was vitally important to me over the years of my son’s development that I modeled the behavior that I wanted him to adopt. You see, as a parent or as parents, we all have a tremendous responsibility that should not be taken lightly.” – Catherine Pulsifer

95. “The moment that little bundle of pink, squirming flesh slips into our arms, love touches us. We feel it, not just in our hearts, but also on our skin. He is there. Our son.” – Meg Meeker Md

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96. “Bringing up a daughter, a mother pours a part of her soul. Bringing up a son, she gives him her whole soul.”

97. “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” ― Abraham Lincoln

98. “You may take offense at your mother. But always remember: your mother is the only woman who will love you in spite all your disadvantages.”

99. “Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free.” – C.J. Milbrandt

100. “A dad for his son is always caring, while mommy is always loving.”

101. “More than mother and son, they were accomplices in solitude.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

102. “Sometimes a mother wonders if her son could have a better mother, but she knows for sure that she knows that there doesn’t exist a better son.”

103. “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.” – Kahlil Gibran

104. “Every mother wants her son to find a wife just like her. She is sure that no woman can take care of her little boy.”

105. “You’ve been a blessing from the start, I love you son with all my heart.”

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106. “A mother is the only woman who is able to understand your tears without judging you.”

107. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

108. “A son is the only man who can complete his mother’s womanhood.”

109. “A mother’s love endures through all.” – Washington Irving

110. “It doesn’t matter what problems follow a man; he always knows that he is the best for his mother.”

111. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.” – Jessica Lange

112. “A good mother knows if her son becomes a soldier, he will be a general.”

113. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”— Rudyard Kipling

114. “It doesn’t matter how old a son is. Even when he is big and strong he is always a small boy for his mother.”

115. “The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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116. “No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.” – Godfrey Winn

117. “Mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”

118. “Son, you will outgrow my lap but never my heart.”

119. “Your son will hold your hand for only a little while but he will hold your heart for a lifetime.”

120. “His little hands stole my heart, and his little feet ran away with it.”

121. “My son makes me smile when he stands up for what he believes in, even if it’s his right to have a second portion of dessert.”

122. “Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.”

123. “I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.” – Maya Angelou

124. “No matter how strong, independent, or ‘man’ you are, the first thing that comes to your mind when you’re sick is, ‘I wish Mom was here.’”

125. “To have a son means to have a protector, a buddy, a support system, and to live out one of life’s greatest adventures!”

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126. “There’s no doubt a mother’s love to her son is one of the best things in the world.”

127. “As the mother of a son, I do not accept that alienation from me is necessary for his discovery of himself.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

128. “The life of a mother doubles after she bears a son. His upbringing becomes her top priority, and everything that her son do will always make her proud no matter what.”

129. “If you would have your son to walk honorably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them – not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.” – Anne Bronte

130. “Life has many uncertainties, but what’s certain is a mother’s love for her son.”

131. “I want my son to become aware that he is in charge of the choices he makes, and it’s good to make thoughtful, good choices.” – Karen Salmansohn

132. “Behind every successful man, is a mother who never stops supporting him to reach his dreams.”

133. “There is no greater privilege in living than bringing a tiny new human being into the world and then trying to raise him or her properly during the next eighteen years.” – James C. Dobson

134. “When I was in great sadness from life’s hardships, all I needed to see was my son’s smile. Caring for him as my daily routine has helped me become a happy person and mother. My son is my hero.”

135. “One of the greatest gifts you can give your teenage boy is the gift of letting him know you get it. You’ve been there.” – Sebastian R. Jones

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136. “Nothing makes a deeper impression on a boy than seeing his strong mother suddenly girlish and hurt.”― Stefan Hertmans

137. “It’s much worse to read criticism about your son than yourself.” — George H. W. Bush

138. “I spent a lifetime being small for those closest to me but this is not the woman my son will know.”― Jewel, Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story

139. “Heaven on Earth is looking at my boy.” – Jenny McCarthy

140. “A boy who cares too little about the future and frets too much about the past: nothing could depress a mother more.”― Fredrik Backman

141. “The day you came into my life, I knew what my purpose was. To love and protect with everything I have.”

142. “I adore his smile, I cherish his hugs, I admire his heart. But most of all I love that he is my son.”

143. “Little boys can test your patience, run you ragged, and make you want to pull your hair out. But they will also melt your heart with just one look, and make you wonder how you ever existed before them.” – Katie Bingham Smith

144. “A mother is always proud of her son, not because he has achieved something, but because he is her son.”

145. “Your son at five is your master, at ten your slave, at fifteen your double, and after that, your friend or foe, depending on his bringing up.” — Hasdai ibn Shaprut

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146. “I didn’t know my purpose in this world and I had always wondered why I was born until you were born to me. I love you, son.”

147. “How beautifully everything is arranged by Nature; as soon as a child enters the world, it finds a mother ready to take care of it.” – Jules Michelet

148. “I will always be your number one supporter for I care for you the most in this life of ours.”

149. “My daughter and two sons are the flowers in my heart and garden.” –
Ana Monnar

150. “Moms are people who know us the best and love us the most.”

151. “Maybe your mother isn’t able to give you everything you want. But she is able to give you even more– her love.”

152. “A woman is not able to re-educate any man. But she is able to bring up her son to be a real man.”

153. “Sometimes a mother can think that her son could get a better mommy. But she knows for sure that she knows that there doesn`t exist a better son.”

154. “If you want to remember your childhood, don`t forget that it was your mother, who gave it to you.”
155. “There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.” – Washington Irving

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156. “I’m really happy to be a mom, and I’m proud of the phase I’m in.” – Liz Phair

157. “Being a mother is the role I’m most proud of.” – Arianna Huffington

158. “My mom tells me every single day that she’s proud of me.” – Don Lemon

159. “I live for my sons. I would be lost without them.” – Princess Diana

160. “You count the hours you could have spent with your mother. It’s a lifetime in itself.” – Mitch Albom

161. ” If I have a monument in this world, it is my son.” — Maya Angelou

162. “Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.” – Mildred B. Vermont

163. “My son is my baby, today, tomorrow, and always. You hurt him, I will hurt you. I don’t care if he’s 1 day or 50 years old, I will defend and protect him all of my life!”
164. “An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.” – Spanish Proverb

165. “I adore his smile, I cherish his hugs, I admire his heart but most of all… I love that he is my son.”

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166. “I’m thankful for my son’s laughter. It’s the sound of all that’s right in the world.”

167. “His little hands stole my heart and his little feet ran away with it.”

168. “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.” – Tenneva Jordan

169. “My son is super awesome and I am the lucky one because I get to be his mother.”

170. “As a general thing, when a woman wears pants in a family, she has a good right to them.” – Josh Billings

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171. “A son is a mother’s most precious treasure.”

172. “Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” – Cheryl Lacey Donovan

173. “You’re not just my son. You are my reason for living, the love of my life, and the king of my heart. I love you, my dearest son!”

174. “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

175. “The only man who has stolen my heart is my son.”– Sandra Bullock

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176. “Raising a boy is so different from raising someone of her own gender, but a mother did it anyway, and she did it well.”

177. “My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.” – Jack Nicholson

178. “Mothers, be thankful for raising sons who can appreciate the way you love and care for them!”

179. “I always was a weird child. My mother told me the story that, in kindergarten, I would come home and tell her about this weird kid in my class who drew only with black crayons and didn’t speak to other kids. I talked about it so much that my mother brought it up with the teacher, who said, ‘What? That’s your son?’” – John Waters

180. “A mother hopes that her son will find a wife that will love and respect him in the same way she does.”

181. “My mother told me, ‘Son, nobody else but God knows.’ And that’s what I’m about, reaching out to the people, crying with them, giving them hope. Visiting the hospital, visiting the kids with cancer, visiting the adults, and stuff like that. That’s what I do.” – Mr. T

182. “Good mothers that it takes a sense of freedom and patience to raise their sons into fantastic men to be proud of!”

183. “A son will search for the ultimate love his entire love, but will finally realize it was within his mother all along.”

184. “There is no bigger pride for a mother than knowing she raised an independent, happy and strong son, ready to conquer the world.”

185. “A baby boy will forever change the way his mother looks at the world, and for that she’ll love him and thank him forever.”

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186. “It’s a bond stronger than anything else – a son caring for his mother, and a mother loving her son in return!”

187. “When Jack Burns needed to hold his mother’s hand, his fingers could see in the dark.” – John Irving

188. “From the day her son is born, a mother will make sure to become his biggest love, shelter and support system.”

189. “I’m a mother of a three year old, but when I started ‘California,’ my son wasn’t even a twinkle in my eye. Because the book took as long as it did, I wrote it before I was pregnant, while I was pregnant, and as a new mother. So I enjoyed a diversity of experiences while creating this world.” – Edan Lepucki

190. “If you want to understand the purest love of all, have a look at the way a mother loves her son!” –

191. “Put something on, “she hissed.”I’m not some high school cheerleader you can intimidate or make me squirm by showing your penis. I’ve seen it before. I was the one who changed your diapers.”– Tijan

192. “Mothers will experience life and a new level of happiness through the eyes of her son!”

193. “A mother can do her son a big favour by simply loving him, standing by his side and having his back in everything he does.”

194. “No one will ever love a son more profoundly and more sincerely than his own mother!”

195. “Divine love is rare to find, and the perfect example of it can be found in the way a mother loves her son.”

196. “I love the little boy you are now and the man you will become.”

197. “My son is my son till he have got him a wife, But my daughter’s my daughter all the days of her life.” – Thomas Fuller

198. “No matter how many Legos I step on, I’m always so grateful to be your mom.”

199. “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this Earth.” – Mitch Albom

200. “There is one man I love more than any other; he is my son.”

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201. “Grateful, grateful, grateful. That’s the role of mothers.”  – Fredrik Backman

202. “God gifted me with Loving, Caring, Prayerful and Selfless Momma.”  – David Shamala

203. “There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas

Creation’s most unique and precious pearls

And heaven help us always to remember

That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.”  – Glen Campbell & Steve Wariner

204. If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”  – Stevie Wonder

205. “I do what I want, when I want, where I want…if my mom says it’s ok.” 

206. “The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son.”  – Sarah Shahi

207. “We are born of love; love is our mother.”  – Rumi

208. “What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?”  – Rose Kennedy

209. “A man can love different women during his life, but the love for his mother is timeless.” 

210. “When a woman gives birth to a son, she has a chance to give the world a real man.” 

Mother and son quotes about being proud and happy

211. “All I am; I owe to my mother.” — George Washington

212. “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” — Barbara Kingsolver

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

214. “Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it.” — Augustus Hare

215. “A society without mothers would not only be a cold society, but a society that has lost its heart, lost the feel of home.” — Pope Francis

216. “I’m glad we’ve begun to raise our daughters more like our sons—but it will never work until we raise our sons more like our daughters.” — Gloria Steinem

217. “My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint.” — Thomas Edison

218. “My greatest blessing has been the birth of my son. My next greatest blessing has been my ability to turn people into children of mine.” — Maya Angelou

219. “They used to say, ‘Oh, he’s just his mother’s son,’ as a way of dismissing me, and every time I’d say, ‘Oh, yes, thank you! I’m so proud of that.’” — Justin Trudeau

220. “Because I feel that, in the Heavens above. The angels, whispering to one another, can find, among their burning terms of love. None so devotional as that of Mother.” — Edgar Allan Poe 

Powerful mother and son quotes

221. “There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.” – Elder M. Russell Ballard

222. “Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” – Gilda Radner

223. “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” – James E. Faust

224. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie

225. “A good son will never allow sorrow to befall his mother…and act as if he is an only child that cares…protects when no one dares…serves with his life in return…and most of all finds a wife that will love his mother too.” – Helen Rebibis Ramos

226. “I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” – Lance Conrad

227. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” – Ricki Lake

228. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle

229. “Motherhood changes everything.” – Adriana Trigiani

230. “I don’t think there are enough words in the world that exist to express exactly just how much I love my son! He’s right there in the front of my soul, he can turn me into an eagle, a lioness, a tigress, a swan! A goof or a queen!” ― C. JoyBell C.

Mother And Son Quotes On Relationship And Upbringing

231. “I am a boy mom, and I keep my eyes on the goal: raising the boy I love into a man who will make this world a better place.” — Monica Swanson

232. “My wild, wild son, run free. Ooh, you’ll know it when you’re where you’re supposed to be.” – Armin van Buuren & Sam Martin

233. “Mothers see the angel in us because the angel is there. If it’s shown to the mother, the son has got an angel to show, hasn’t he?” – Booth Tarkington

234. “Have a little faith in your sons. This journey will be the making of them.” – C.J. Milbrandt

235. “The years will rush by, and one day you will be watching your son as a man, and feeling incredibly proud that he is caring, safe, making a contribution, and hopefully going far beyond you in the scope of his life.” – Steve Biddulph

236. “Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.” – John F. Kennedy

237. “My son is a blessing in every way.” – Elizabeth Emken

238. “When my son was little, we mothers always did the Halloween parties, and I would wear my orange and black chanel. It comes in handy on October 31. I’m the chicest pumpkin around.” – Karen Katz

239. “Mother, whose heart hung humble as a button the bright splendid shroud of your son, Do not weep. War is kind.” — Stephen Crane

Mother And Son Quotes About Their Protective Nature

240. “Twenty years on I still feel the love she gave us and that is testament to her massive heart and her amazing ability to be a great mother.” ― Prince William

241. I missed your first word, I missed your first step. Now you are in your teenage years. Later in life, you gonna become a man. My dear son, I’ll be your guidance.” ― Nagella Jean-Baptiste

242. “I thank my mother (Ma, you’re only second cause you got the dedication), who used to make me write essays whenever I got into trouble, explaining exactly what I’d done and why I’d done it.” ― Ta-Nehisi Coates

243. “I suppose the mothers of most twelve-year-old boys live with the uneasy conviction that their sons are embarked upon a secret life of crime.” ― Shirley Jackson

244. As a woman, I will not cooperate in demeaning womanly things so that he can be proud to be a man. I like to think the women in my son’s future are counting on me.” — Letty Cottin Pogrebin

245. “And be very careful at the front, Paul.” Ah, Mother, Mother! Why do I not take you in my arms and die with you. What poor wretches we are!” ― Erich Maria Remarque

246. “I know that despite whatever stupid thing I do, I’d be able to go to my mom and she’d still love me. I honestly believe that.” ― Nellie Christine

247. “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

248. “Today i reflect upon my blessings for the last twenty four years.God gifted me with Loving,Caring,Prayerful and Selfless Momma.Love You Mama Rose Mulunda.I appreciate that Momma!” ― David shamala

249. “Sons love mothers, mothers love their sons?” ― Dave Appleby

Mother and Son Quotes To Help You Maintain Her Respect

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

251. “Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.”  — T. Dewitt Talmage

252. “I always say if you aren’t yelling at your kids, you’re not spending enough time with them.” —  Reese Witherspoon

253. “Don’t raise your kids to have more than you had, raise them to be more than you were.” — Jackie Kennedy

254. “God gave those little children to you, mama- You. No one else can mother them like you can. You may have your work cut out for you, but you’re the one cut out to accomplish it.” — Erin Odom

255. “I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.” — Martha Gellhorn

256. “My son’s the most precious thing to me; he’s changed me from being selfish to selfless.” — Ricardo Antonio Chavira

257. “For a Jewish mother, having a country wage war on your son is the worst. If Kim Jong-un only knew what he was doing to my mother!” — Seth Rogen

258. “Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.” — Plato

259. “Love as powerful as your mother’s leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply will give us some protection forever.” — J.K. Rowling

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Mother and Son Quotes About Strong Moms

260. “Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.” ― Epictetus

261. “As a son I would say this, she was the best mum in the world. She smothered us with love, that’s for sure.” — Prince Harry

262. “Her love for her family and her faith in God somehow gave her the strength not only to go on but to love life without bitterness and instill in all of us a gratitude for every day we have together.” — Stephen Colbert 

263. “Godspeed, little man. Sweet dreams, little man. Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels wings. Godspeed. Sweet dreams.” ― Dixie Chicks

264. “No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit, either in science or in practical life.” ― Thomas Huxley

265. “I find, by close observation, that the mothers are the levers which move in education. The men talk about it . . . but the women work most for it.” ― Frances Watkins Harper

266. “But sons have to be soldiers. And soldiers adapt.” ― Alex Irvine

267. “Thanks mom.” — Nathan Chen

268. “She was the strongest person I ever met.” — Anderson Cooper

269. “A mother is a son’s first true love. A son, especially that first son, is a mother’s last true love.” — Denzel Washington

Mother and Son Quotes To Make Them Proud of Each Other

270. “Mothers unconsciously allow more latitude to sons, and open encouragement, and with daughters they treat them as they would treat themselves.” — Susie Orbach

271. “After my mother died, I found, a little book of hers which recorded everything I had ever done, how I had done it, and how proud she was of her son Conrad.” — Conrad Viedt

272. “As the son of a feminist mother, I grew up with the idea that work was a sort of salvation for women as it would give them freedom from the domestic grind.” — Tom Hodgkinson

273. “Is it not so that a son what is bad to his mother is bad to his wife?” — Betty Smith

274. “My son can be as open as he wants with me, but he cannot forget I am his mother and that all will not be forgiven.” — Sonali Bendre

275. “I have a dream – a dreadful dream -A dream that is never done.I watch a man go out of his mind, and he is My Mother’s Son. And no one knows when he’ll get well So, there he’ll have to be, and, ‘spite of the beard in the looking-glass, I know that man is me!” — Rudyard Kipling

276. “A mother must rear her son outside/beyond motherhood, they argued in order to raise a nonsexist, nonmusculine(as it is traditionally defined)boy and to improve relations between mothers and sons, and men and women generally.” — Andrea O’ Reilly

277. “How can you, a young man understand his mother, how can you understand her thoughts, her needs and her soul?” — Therese Lund

278. “I often scratch my head in bewilderment over the lack of understanding of mothers about their precious baby boys. They love their sons more than they love their very lives, but they readily confess ignorance and confusion.” — Emerson Eggerichs

279. “As she was his sacrosanct mother; and he was; and would immortally remain; forever as her immortally impeccable child.” — Nikhil Parekh

Mother and Son Quotes on a Mother’s Love for Her Son

280. “A mother’s treasure is her son.” ― Catherine Pulsifer

281. “A mother’s love for her son is like a fortress, unbreakable and ever-protective.” ― J.R. Ward

282. “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” ― George Washington

283. “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” ― Theodore Hesburgh

284. “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 Rice

285. A mother’s love is the greatest influence in the world.” ― Billy Graham

286. “A mother’s love for her son is one of life’s purest and most profound joys.” ― George W. Bush

287. “A mother’s love for her son is an unbreakable bond that transcends time and space.” ― J.K. Rowling

288. “A mother’s love for her son is a love that endures, a love that forgives, a love that never gives up.” ― George Herbert

289. “A mother’s love for her son is a bond that can never be broken.” ― J.K. Rowling

Mother and Son Quotes To Celebrate The Priceless Bond

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

291. “When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” — Charley Benetto

292. “I love my mother as trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” — Terry Guillemets

293. “At the end of the day my most important job is still mom-in-chief.” – Michelle Obama

294. “I’ve never had more appreciation for anyone in my entire life until I became a mom.” — Chrissy Teigen

295. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” — Oprah Winfrey

296. “If I know what love is, it’s because of you.” — Hermann Hesse

297. A 2-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” — Jerry Seinfeld

298. “My mother loves me unconditionally. From day one, she has supported me without expectation. When times were tough, her faith in me never wavered.” — Ke Huy Quan

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

Mother and Son Quotes To Express The Invaluable Relationship

300. “If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.” — Booker T. Washington

301. “Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness.” — Stevie Wonder

302. “Until you have a son of your own, you will never know what that means.” — Kent Nerburn

303. “A boy is a magical creature—you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can’t lock him out of your heart.” — Allan Beck

304. ““To my dear son, I miss the time when you were a baby. You were as jolly as can be and never shed a tear. I miss reading you story books before bed.” ― Nagella Jean-Baptiste

305. “Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving.” —  Dr. TP Chia 

306. “A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided.” — Robert Brault

307. “There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” — Anne Lamott

308. “First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

309. “A good mother is the root of kindness and humbleness.” — Dr. TP Chia

Mother and Son Quotes to Show Unconditional Love They Have For Each Other

310. “I can spend hours watching and listening to Mother Nature. She is a dear friend.” — Anthony D. Williams

311. “A man can have many wives. But he can have only one mother.” ― Soroosh Shahrivar

312. “You just stood up to your mother…. I should think now you could take on the world.” ― Elizabeth Strout

313. “Life begins at the day of birth. Birthday is a great day of honour.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

314. “My mother is a wonderful, eccentric lady who has no concept whatever of interior monologue. We’ll be driving along in the car and she’ll suddenly say, ‘Ants don’t like cucumbers, you know. And roaches don’t like cinnamon. Do you want some cheese, Michael? Rembrandt was the Lord of the day.’ -Mike Myers” ― Mitchell Symons

315. “Zane sighed. Jovan and Mother were just the same. “Maybe later” meant no.” ― C.J. Milbrandt

316. “Yes, it was the love of woman that was the danger, the obstacle on which her dearest wish might founder. How it grieves mothers to tell themselves that, at the very moment it has occurred to them, there already exists a woman who is making her way towards their son from the depths of eternity.” ― Georges Rodenbach

317. “My mother always texts me saying ‘Fighting! Do well, my handsome son!’”. — Jay Park

318. “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life” — John Lennon

319. “We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek – Jesus, her Son.” — Louis de Montfort

Mother and Son Quotes to Celebrate Their Strong Bond

320. “Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.” — Emily Dickinson

321. “My grandmother was a teacher, my sister was a teacher, my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California, and my son-in-law is a high school principal. I am surrounded.” — Loni Anderson

322. “Let us not imagine that we obscure the glory of the Son by the great praise we lavish on the Mother; for the more she is honored, the greater is the glory of her Son. There can be no doubt that whatever we say in praise of the Mother gives equal praise to the Son.” — Bernard of Clairvaux

323. “One of the greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” — Howard W. Hunter

324. “I wanted so much to have a son or daughter. We adopted a son. And it was just the most wonderful thing. I think the only thing that was difficult for both Maury and myself were the sleepless nights.” — Connie Chung

325. “My son’s taking drum lessons, and my daughter’s taking piano lessons. One day they’re going to start a band.” — Chris Daughtry

326. “You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father s. He’s more particular. The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother’s always a Democrat.” — Robert Frost

327. “It seems unbelievable that a man should perish in whose favor Christ said to His Mother: ‘Behold thy son’, provided that he has not turned a deaf ear to the words, which Christ addressed to him: ‘Behold thy Mother.’” — Robert Bellarmine

328. “Before I had a son, I used to look at my father’s example: he left me, he left my mother. When I had a son, I got caught in the same situation that his mother don’t want me to see him. I started looking at my father in a different light.” — French Montana

329. “I’m not really single. I mean I am, but i have a son. Being a single mother is different from being a single woman.” — Kate Hudson

330. “The anxiety of most parents in seeing their sons and daughters enlist does not lie only in the fear of the physical dangers they may encounter.” ― William Lyon Mackenzie King

331. “My mom and stepdad had such open hearts, they taught me to like bringing people into my home. I’m not guarded about it.” ― Tony Gonzalez

332. “I have a chaperone everywhere I go – my mom.” ― Shawn Johnson

333. “I’ve been blessed to have an amazing mom and two amazing sisters – so they set a very high standard.” ―Tim Tebow

334. “My mom raised me to never have anything control me.” ― Chris Tucker

335. “I think the real heroic teachers are the ones who work with kids, like my mom and my sister do.” ― David Duchovny

336. “When I was a kid and got in trouble, I’d always say, Mom, I’m in trouble. Well, Mom, I’m in trouble.” ― Earl Campbell

337. “My mom was always very, very careful with my mind: what I saw and didn’t see.” ― Dominick Cruz

338. “Mamas, don’t let your sons grow up to be Cowboys… or Oilers.” ― Chuck Noll

339. “Parents are sometimes a little more passionate about their sons and daughters.” ― Al Horford

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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  1. 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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