Best Mother’s Day Quotes
How do you properly thank your mother for everything she has done for you as well as the impact she has had in your life? When it comes to Mother’s Day, Americans aren’t shy about combining cards and presents for the moms in their lives. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spend about $20 billion a year on meals, gifts and cards on Mother’s Day. Of course, once you choose that perfect card, what will you say? Here are some famous Mother’s Day quotes that will help you to send a special message to a very special person on your Mother’s Day card.
From Stevie Wonder. The Motown music legend wasn’t shy when it came to complimenting his mother, once saying: “Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my other is that sweet flower of love.”
From Michael Jordan. Considered the greatest professional basketball player ever by many experts, Jordan was particularly close with both of his parents. He once described his mother as “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.”
From Washington Irving. The author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow described mothers in this way: “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 desert us; when trouble thickens 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.”
From Abraham Lincoln. The 16th president of the United States lost his mother when he was 9 years old. He developed a close relationship with his stepmother, and his quotes about motherhood indicate the important role that both his natural mother, Nancy Hanks, and his stepmother, Sarah Lincoln, played in his life: “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
From Maya Angelou. Angelou was an author, poet and civil rights leader who died in 2014. She often talked about the highs and lows of her relationship with her mother: “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.”