21 Strong Mother Quotes to Empower and Inspire
Inside: Strong mother quotes to pick you up when you’re feeling down and remind you that you are crushing motherhood!
This past week I was talking to two moms as we chased our children around playgrounds and soccer fields. In the brief moments of quiet conversation, this is how they described motherhood.
One said motherhood was pushing her to her breaking point.
The other noted that motherhood was the joy of her life.
I understood them both, and while not in the exact same words, they understood each other.
Because the conversations each shifted from the hard parts to the wonderful. The joy to the pain. The exhaustion to the happy tears.
They are strong mothers, doing their very best for their children. And so are you.
Best Strong Mother Quotes for Encouragement and Support
So if no one has told you yet today just how strong you are and just how much awesome you are bringing to the world as a mom, you are and you do.
You are raising your children to be kind, brave, and curious. You are showing them how to chase dreams by chasing yours even when the going gets impossible. Put simply, you are strong. Stronger than you know.
So please let these strong mother quotes be another boost as you continue climbing the mountain. These women see you, like really see you, and are here to remind you that it’s super hard but you’ve got this.
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On uncovering new levels of strong.
“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” – Linda Wooten
On finding your own way.
“There is no way to be a perfect mother… but a million ways to be a good one” – Jill Churchill
On finding your inner strength.
“The strength of a mother is second to none. Even when she is in times of stress, when she is fighting her own demons, when she is beyond exhausted both mentally and physically; nothing will stop her from finding the strength she needs to do for her children what she needs to get done.” – Unknown
On the strength it takes to make hard choices.
“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
On the dichotomy of strong mothers.
“A Real Mom: Emotional, yet the rock. Tired, but keeps going. Worried, but full of hope. Impatient, yet patient. Overwhelmed, but never quits. Amazing, even though doubted. Wonderful, even in the chaos. Life changer, every single day.” – Rachel Martin
On the infinite strength it takes to let our children make mistakes.
“I love my mother for all the times she said absolutely nothing…. Thinking back on it all, it must have been the most difficult part of mothering she ever had to do: knowing the outcome, yet feeling she had no right to keep me from charting my own path. I thank her for all her virtues, but mostly for never once having said, “I told you so.” – Erma Bombeck
On your bravery, strength, and the love that shines through.
“It takes someone really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child, and someone special to love someone more than herself.” – Lily
On being hopeful for them and for yourself.
“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
On the strength of motherhood.
“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver
On power, strength, and beauty.
“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
On seeing yourself through the eyes of your children.
“See how they look at you, like you hung the moon and the stars, like you have the answers, like you can do anything. Guess what? They’re absolutely right.” – Becca Carnahan
On the strength it takes to put yourself on the priority list.
“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
Laura Stavoe Harm
On the undeniable strength of women.
“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm
On the strength it takes to make yourself truly known.
“Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.” – Alice Walker
Barbara Katz Rothman
On recognizing how strong you are as a mother.
“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers — strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.” – Barbara Katz Rothman
Diane von Furstenberg
On mothers who lead from example, experience, and unshakeable strength.
“Most people’s mothers are the most influential person in their life. But my mother survived the camps, and she was very strong. She made me strong, but she wanted me to be strong. That’s more important.” – Diane von Furstenberg
On raising children who can take on the world.
“That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.” – Lauryn Hill
On your strength leading the way.
“I will not be a mystery to my daughter. She will know me and I will share my stories with her—the stories of failure, shame, and accomplishment. She will know she’s not alone in that wilderness.” – Viola Davis
On the definition of success in motherhood.
“Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes
On a mother’s love.
“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
On being the glue.
“Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” – Susan Gale
Strong Mother Quotes – Continued
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