50+ A Mother's Sacrifice Quotes

Anuoluwa Soneye
Mar 14, 2023 By Anuoluwa Soneye
Originally Published on Feb 27, 2023
Edited by Oluwapelumi Iwayemi
These mother's sacrifice quotes are very touching.
Age: 3-18
Read time: 9.7 Min

Journey into the heart of the universe, and nestled within is a special place that shines brighter than any star, a mother's heart. This is where a normal human being taps into superhuman reservoirs of love and resilience.

Reflect on the timeless lessons taught by mothers. From the basics of life to navigating its deep abyss, maternal wisdom is unmatched. The magic isn't just in spoken lessons, but in quiet moments, where a mom's hug, filled with love, lingers even after it's released.

The world becomes radiant when children grasp their mother's fingers. Those tiny hands, searching for assurance and guidance, find everything they need in that single touch.

As a tribute to this profound bond, delve into heartwarming quotes that illuminate the depth of a mother's sacrifice. Let these words be a reminder of the love, warmth, and connection that's eternally cherished.

A Mother's Sacrifice Quotes For Mother's Day

Mother and daughter hugging each other and smiling.

Explore a treasure trove of quotes celebrating the heroics of every mom. Each line captures the heart, soul, and endless sacrifices of motherhood.

This Mother's Day, sprinkle a dash of extra love by sharing one of these gems with the leading lady of your life. After all, every day in a child's life is brighter because of those mom-made miracles!

1. "No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother's love." - Edwin Chapin

2. "Mothers are like buttons. They hold everything together." - Unknown

3. "To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow." - Maya Angelou

4. “Mothers hold their children's hands for a while, but their hearts forever.” - Unknown

5. "Every successful child is the product of an enthusiastic mother." - Reed B Markham

6. "I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me." - Antonio Villaraigosa

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

8. "A mother is a daughter's first best friend." - Unknown

9. “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” -Mitch Albom

10. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” - Cardinal Meymillod

11. "God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers." - Rudyard Kipling

12. “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

13. “If you’re a mom, you’re a superhero. Period.” - Rosie Pope

14. "A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go." -Unknown

15. "A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them." - Victor Hugo

16. “If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” - Stevie Wonder

17. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. ” - Robert Browning

Beautiful Mother's Sacrifice Quotes

Embark on a heartwarming journey through quotes that encapsulate the essence of a mother's love. Each sentiment shines a light on the boundless sacrifices and undying devotion that only a mother can give. It's like unwrapping little gifts of wisdom and appreciation, celebrating the unsung wonders of motherhood.

18. "I think my mother taught me what not to do. She put us first, always, sometimes to the detriment of herself. She encouraged me not to do that. She'd say being a good mother isn't all about sacrificing; it's really investing and putting yourself higher on your priority list." - Michelle Obama

19. "A mother's love is something that no one can explain — It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain. It is endless and unselfish and enduring, come what may, For nothing can destroy it or take that love away." - Helen Steiner Rice

20. "It's to be a mother... A woman artist must be... capable of making primary sacrifices." - Mary Cassatt

21. "May each of us remember this truth; 'one cannot forget Mother and remember God. One cannot remember Mother and forget God.' Why? Because these two sacred persons, God and Mother, partners in creation, in love, in sacrifice, in service, are as one." - Thomas Monson

22. "Wherever the State touches the personal life of the infant, the child, the youth, or the aged, helpless, defective in mind, body or moral nature, there the State enters "woman's peculiar sphere," her sphere of motherly succor and training, her sphere of sympathetic and self-sacrificing ministration to individual lives" - Anna Garlin Spencer

23. “The noblest thoughts my soul can claim, / The holiest words my tongue can frame, / Unworthy are to praise the name / More sacred than all other.

/ An infant when her love first came— / A man, I find it just the same; / Reverently I breathe her name, / The blessed name of Mother” - George Griffith Fetter

24. “The best place to cry is in a mother’s arms.” - Jodi Picoult

25. "There are a lot of sacrifices a mother makes when she's raising a child by herself. I saw it when I was growing up, watching all my mother did for me. But it wasn't until recently that I fully understood the price she paid because of how we had to struggle." - Christina Applegate

26. “My mother was the one constant in my life. When I think about my mom raising me alone when she was 20, and working and paying the bills, and, you know, trying to pursue your own dreams, I think is a feat that is unmatched.” - Barack Obama

27. “I would say that my mother is the single biggest role model in my life, but that term doesn’t seem to encompass enough when I use it about her. She was the love of my life.” - Mindy Kaling

28. "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

Powerful Quotes About A Mother's Love

Unfold the pages of heart-touched sentiments that encapsulate the profound depth of a mother's love. Each quote is a testament to the lengths a mother will journey for the joy, well-being, and dreams of her children. Like secret whispers from the heart, these words paint a picture of love in its purest form.

29. "Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries." - TD Talmage

30. "The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” -Jessica Lange

31. “Motherhood is a choice you make every day to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is, … and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong.” - Donna Ball

32. "Men are what their mothers made them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

33. "We were a large and poor farm family, so that meant that we had to kill and eat our animal friends. When you do that you are aware of the sacrifice that someone is making so that you may live. My mother always made sure we were thankful for those precious gifts." - Roger Fouts

34. “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” - Unknown

35. “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” - Henry Ward Beecher

36. “I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” - EM Forster

37. "Let me take this opportunity to thank you, Mother, for all the sacrifices you have made for us." - Agatha Christie

38. “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” - Lisa Alther

39. “My mother is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness and being. I may sometimes forget the words, but I always remember the tune.” - Graycie Harmon

40. “Mother is the name of God in the lips and hearts of children.” - William Makepeace Thackeray

41. “She (mother) pushed us to always try harder, to want the best out of our lives, and to always be strong – a lesson she was forced to learn herself when we were all still young.” - Willie Davis

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

43. “I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” - Lance Conrad

44. “A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being.

When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.” - Jamie McGuire

Simple Quotes About A Mother's Sacrifice

Step into a world illuminated by words that sing praises to the timeless sacrifices of mothers. These simple yet profound quotes resonate with the depth and strength of a mother's love. Each sentiment, though brief, paints a universe of emotions, celebrating the silent and spoken sacrifices made for her children.

45. “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” - Unknown

46. "My mother's one idea was to sacrifice her life for her children and she had done nothing else since the death of my father. We wished that she had married again instead." - Peggy Guggenheim

47. "You make sacrifices to become a mother, but you really find yourself and your soul." - Mariska Hargitay

48. “Mom – the person most likely to write an autobiography and never mention herself.” - Robert Brault

49. "This is what we do, my mother's life said. We find ourselves in the sacrifices we make." - Cammie McGovern

50. “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” - Abraham Lincoln

51. “Mother is a verb, not a noun.” - Shonda Rhimes

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

53. “(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

54. "Mariam saw now the sacrifices a mother made. Decency was but one." - Khaled Hosseini

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

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

Oh, what a magical ride through the universe of maternal love and sacrifice! The beauty of these quotes lies not just in their words, but in the relatable stories and emotions they evoke in every heart.

If there's a takeaway, it's this: while quotes beautifully capture a mother's essence, sometimes, a simple hug or a heartfelt 'thank you' resonates more deeply.

So, why wait? Take a moment today. Share a quote, send a message, or just give that special woman a call.

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Written by Anuoluwa Soneye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English

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Anuoluwa SoneyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English

With a Bachelor's in English from Obafemi Awolowo University and extensive experience as an editor and tutor, Anuoluwa is an award-winning poet who now serves as a content writer for Kidadl. In his spare time, he enjoys online gaming, playing the piano, table tennis, writing poetry, and graphic design. Anuoluwa also serves as vice president of his local branch of the National Youth Service Corps (CDS).

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