Mother and Son Quotes

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...

Dear Mother: I'm all right. Stop worrying about me.
~An Egyptian letter, ca. 2000 B.C.

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.
~Ingmar Bergman

A mother is the truest friend we have when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity.
~Washington Irving

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."
~Bill Cosby

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest,
~Irish proverb

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 audience.
~Jennie Bernstein, mother of Leonard Bernstein

You must never feel that you are less than anybody else.
You must always feel that you are somebody.
~Alberta Williams King
mother of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.
~Napoleon Bonaparte

Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.
~Russian Proverb

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

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

That best academy, a mother's knee.
~James Russell Lowell

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
~Erich Fromm

My mother's love for me was so great that I have worked hard to justify it.
~Marc Chagall

by Marc Chagall

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.
~Farrah Fawcett

You're not famous until my mother has heard of you."
~Jay Leno

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 my mother.
~George Washington

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.
~Abraham Lincoln

My mother made a brilliant impression upon my childhood life. She shone for me like the evening star—I loved her dearly.
~Winston Churchill

If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam.
~Lord Langdale

Whether they are about the mothers or about the sons, these mother and son quotations are all about LOVE.

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