Mother and son quotes display the softer side of many men—the tender and compelling love they feel for their mothers—and the intense emotions of women for their sons.
To start us off, here's my absolute favorite of all these mother and son quotes because it shows an emotion as old as time...
There are many men who were famous for the affection they showed their mothers, include the great pianist/showman Liberace and Abraham Lincoln. Elvis Presley's love for his mother, Gladys, was legendary.
The quotations about mothers they left us are tender and loving.
The older I become, the more I think about my mother.
A mother is the truest friend we have when trials, heavy and sudden, fall
upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity.
My mother was an authority on pig sties. "This is the worst looking
pigsty I have ever seen in my life, and I want it cleaned up right now."
A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the
Mother—that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.
~T. Dewitt Talmage
Elvis Presley talked about growing up with his mother in these mother and son quotes:
I could wake her up any hour of the night and if I was worried or troubled about something she'd get up and try to help me.
Funny, she never really wanted anything, you know, anything fancy. She just stayed the same, all the way through the whole thing.
My mother... I suppose because I was an only child, I was a little bit closer. I mean, everyone loves their mother, but I was an only child and my mother was always right with me, all my life.
She was such a good loving mother, my best friend. Oh, who was
happier than I when I could still say the dear name "Mother," and it
was heard, and whom can I say it to now?
~Ludwig van Beethoven
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall. A mother's
love outlives them all.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Lenny always wanted an audience. And in the beginning, I was his
~Jennie Bernstein, mother of Leonard Bernstein
What are Raphael's Madonnas
but the shadow of a mother's love, fixed in permanent outline forever?
~Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.
Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.
takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son—and another
woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
A mother's arms are made of
tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
That best academy, a mother's
~James Russell Lowell
Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
When Jack Burns needed to hold his mother's hand, his fingers could see in the dark.
~John Irving, "Until I Find You"
He hesitated for a moment. Then he said softly, "I love you, Mother." He
took my hand and kissed it, and folded my fingers round the stem of the
rose. He had stripped it of its thorns.
~Elizabeth Peters, "He Shall Thunder in the Sky"
Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
~Louisa May Alcott
My number one goal is to love, support and be there for my son.
You're not famous until my mother has heard of you."
A lot of wonderful mother and son quotes come from great presidents, prime ministers and other world leaders...
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to
All that I am or 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.
My mother made a brilliant impression upon my childhood life. She
shone for me like the evening star—I loved her dearly.
If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam.
Whether they are about the mothers or about the sons, these mother and son quotations are all about LOVE.