70+ Perfect Mother’s Day Mum Quotes For Cards From Daughter, Son, For Wife, New Mums, UK

January 02, 2024 8 min read

what to write in a mothers day card.  Over 70+ mothers day mum quotes from daughter, son and for grandmothers, sisters, new mums and more.

Our 70+ best and inspirational heart-warming Mothers Day Card quotes for 2023. With Mother's Day nearly here again, here are the perfect mum quotes to big up and celebrate your mum, wife, a new mum, grandmother, aunt, step mum, friend or that woman who’s been like a mum to you.
Wish a special mum a Happy Mothers Day with our memorable short quotes and our memorable Mother's Day pop up cards

Inspirational Mothers Day Quotes for Cards

Be inspired by all of our quotes or jump straight to a particular section below:


From Daughter | From Son | From Husband / Wife / PartnerFor a New Mum  | For someone who’s like a Mum to you | For your Grandmother |  For your Sister | Cool & Arty | Funny | Religious | Short and Sweet | Inspirational /Memorable | Famous People


Floral Crown Pop Up Card for Mothers Day Cards by Cardology

If you are still looking for a special Mother's Day Card that is as special and wonderful as she is, then our Floral Crown Pop Up Card ticks all the boxes!  This one is the perfect Mothers Day Gift for the queens in your life!

When opened, up pops a regal crown with lots of flowers including red roses and peonies spilling out - what's not to love!  Click here to check out the rest of the Mother's Day Pop Up Card collection.



 Quotes To Mum From Daughter


We love these mum quotes because they reflect that age-old adage of ‘becoming like your mother’but in all the best ways.


Mother's Day quote from a daughter: 'As is the mother, so is her daughter' - Ezekiel 16:4



  • No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you - life (Anonymous)
  • Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.(T. DeWitt Talmage)
  • As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.(Kristin Hannah)
  • A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.(Cardinal Meymillod)
  • There is no role in life more essential and more eternal than that of motherhood.(Russell Ballard)
  • I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine; she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.(Terri Guillemets)
  • 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)
  • I believe in love at first sight, because I’ve been loving my mother since I opened my eyes. (Author Unknown)




Quotes to Mum From a Son


These are perfect forthe cheeky ‘mummy's boy’, and equally for sons who aren’t scared to show their mothers that they care deeply.


  • The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. (Honore de Balzac)
  • Nobody knows of the work it makes to keep the home together. Nobody knows of the steps it takes Nobody knows but mother. (Author Unknown)
  • I love how we don’t have to say out loud that I’m your favourite child. (Author Unknown)
  • A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. (Author Unknown)



From Husband / Wife / Partner


Wethink these quotes totally nailit -  bigging up the partner/wife in your life  in the mosthonest way and showing her that she is appreciated. Nothing will make her feel more special  


  • The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. (Theodore Hesburgh)
  • A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. (Agatha Christie)
  • You deserve to be appreciated every day, not just on Mother's day. (Author Unknown)


Mothers Day Pop Up Cards from the UK



  • No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed. (Godfrey Winn)

  • Homemaking is surely in reality the most important work in the world. (C.S. Lewis)




Mother's Day quotes for a New Mum

We love that these quotes instill confidence in new mums. Bringing a human into the world is an epic and sacred occasion whichwe think requires lots of joyousverbal (and literal of course) hi-tens!  


  • The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. (Rajneesh)

    Mother's Day quote: 'Making a decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body - Elizabeth Stone'


    • There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed, but in the eyes, heart and mind of your child you are super mom. (Stephanie Precourt)

    • A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty (Author Unknown)

    • A baby will make love stronger, days stronger, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for (Author Unknown)

    • Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother (Lin Yutang)
    • Becoming a mother makes you realize you can do almost anything one-handed. (Author Unknown)

    • Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while but their hearts forever. (Author Unknown)




    Quotes for someone who is like a Mum to you

      It's important to recognise that a mother can come in many guises. Sometimes the woman who guides us, nurtures us and loves us is not the woman who brought us into the world, but they are no less important  


    • A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  (Tenneva Jordan)

    • I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother. (Maya Angelou)

      I love You Pop Up Card for Valentines Day and Mothers Day


      • Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. (Oprah Winfrey)

      • A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. (Victor Hugo)

      • A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. (Emily Dickinson)


      I Love You Pop Up Card

      I Love You Pop Up Card for Valentines Day


      What better way to say 'I Love You' than with an impressive pop up card!  

      This handcrafted “I Love You” 3D Card is a beautiful keepsake that will leave a lasting impression on the mother figure in your life! Click here to take a closer look. 







      Mother's Day quotes for your Grandmother


      Honouring the unique relationship of grandmother and grandchild and her devotion as a mother

      • Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles. (Sharon Jaynes)

      • It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother — that’s why the world calls her grandmother. (Author Unknown)

      • A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend. (Author Unknown)

      • Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. (Author Unknown)

        Mothers Day quotes for grandmother in mothers day cards




        Mothers Day Pop Up Cards UK by Cardology


        Quotes for a Sister

          Because she probably doesn't hear it enough...and who better for praise and recognition to come from than her sister. Tell your sister she's doing a great job with one of these caring messages  


        • Happy Mother's Day, to a loving, selfless, and hard-working mom. (Author Unknown)

        •  Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all. (Author Unknown)

         Mother's Day quote for your sister: 'To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world' - Anonymous




        Funny Mother's Day quotes


        Because sometimes humour simply says it best!

        • If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. (Lawrence Housman)

        • Nothing is lost until your mother can’t find it (Author Unknown)

        • If at first you don't succeed, try doing it the way mom told you to in the beginning. (Author Unknown)




        Arty and Cool quotes


        For the mother who appreciates the art of language and philosophy.

        • All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. (Oscar Wilde)

        • Remember to take care of yourself; you can’t pour from an empty cup. (Author Unknown)

        • Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground. (Zora Neale Hurston)

        • Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are. (Dorothy Canfield Fisher)


        Mothers Day Keepsake Cards




        Inspirational and Memorable quotes for Mother's Day

         Messages that will leave no doubt about the special role your mother has in your life, that will likely raise a tear and that she will definitely remember for a long time to come.  


        • Mothers, I believe, intoxicate us. We idolize them and take them for granted. We hate them and blame them and exalt them more thoroughly than anyone else in our lives. We sift through the evidence of their love, reassure ourselves of their affection and its biological genesis. We can steal and lie and leave and they will love us. (Megan Mayhew Bergman)

        • Even though my words will never do justice in thanking you for the great contribution you made in my life, I want you to know I have a deep sense of gratitude for you. The older I get the more reasons I realize that you have been and continue to be a great mother. (Author Unknown)




        Short and Sweet Mother's Day quotes


        Sometimes less is more. Show her how you feel about her with one of our short and sweet quotes

        • Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. (Author Unknown) 

        • We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves. (Henry Ward Beecher)

        • There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. (Chinese Proverb)

        • Being a mom is a thankless job until Mother's day. Here's your annual thank you! (Author Unknown)

        • No influence is so powerful as that of the mother. (Sarah Josepha Hale)

          Oprah Winfrey Mothers Day quote  




          Religious quotes


          Honouring motherhood through the love of God

          • The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

          • Motherhood is priced; Of God, at price no man may dare to lessen or misunderstand. (Helen Hunt Jackson)

             Religious  Mother's Day quote: 'God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers' -  Anonymous

            • A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

            •  Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in, it is what God gave you time for. (Rachel JanKovic)




            Quotes from famous People


            Words from icons and famous people to inspire the special woman you're celebrating this mothers day


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            • If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. (Stevie Wonder) 

            • All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. (Abraham Lincoln)

            • When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. (Sophia Loren)

            • My mum is definitely my rock. (Alicia Keys)

            •  My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart—a heart so large that everybody's joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. (Mark Twain)

            •  My mom is my hero. She inspired me to dream when I was a kid, so anytime anyone inspires you to dream, that’s gotta be your hero. (Tim McGraw)

            • My mother is 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. (Michael Jordan)

            • Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. … To have been loved so deeply … will give us some protection forever (J.K. Rowling)

            •  My mother's love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters. (Michelle Obama)

             Famous Mother's Day quote: 'A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone elses's.' - Princess Diana







            What to write in a mothers day card - over 70+ mothers day quotes to choose from 





             Need more inspiration?  Wow your mum with one of over seventy original Mother's Day messages from friends and family for you to choose from.


            Did you find your favourite quote? Tell us in the comments below if there’s a quote that is special to you that we’ve missed out.

            Keith Saye
            Keith Saye

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