What makes a mother? It’s so much more than welcoming a child into the world. With mother’s day right around the corner, we put together a few of our favorite quotes about mothers. From Abraham Lincoln’s thoughts on how his mother’s prayers and words have followed him through life, to author Mitch Albom’s description of how a mother’s story becomes her child’s, these quotes capture some of the more profound and lovely aspects of motherhood.

It’s hard to put into words how our mothers shape our lives, shelter and protect us, and add spirit to our families. As you’re writing out your Mother’s Day card this May, consider including one of these lovely quotes as an appreciative message to mom.

Quotes about mom

Quotes about mom

Quotes about mom

Quotes about mom

Quotes about mom

quotes about mom

Quotes about mom

Quotes about mom

Quotes about mom

Quotes about mom