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10 Inspiring Quotes For Mom and All Motherly Figures

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With Mother’s Day now just around the corner, it is a wonderful time to reflect on all the lessons and examples we have seen through our own mothers and motherly figures in our lives. Whether you need inspiration for the words to send Mom this year, or simply need a reminder of your own personal worth, here are 10 inspiring quotes just in time for Mother’s Day.

“Sisters, I don’t want to overpraise you as we sometimes do in Mother’s Day talks that make you cringe. You don’t have to be perfect; I don’t claim that you are (with one possible exception who is sitting nearby at the moment). What I mean to say is that whether you are single or married, whether you have borne children or not, whether you are old, young, or in between, your moral authority is vital, and perhaps we have begun to take it and you for granted.” – D. Todd Christofferson

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“I say to mothers collectively, in the name of the Lord, you are magnificent. You are doing terrifically well. The very fact that you have been given such a responsibility is everlasting evidence of the trust your Father in Heaven has in you.” – Jeffrey R. Holland

“Look to your mother…when it comes to matters of the heart and the things of the Lord, she has a wealth of knowledge. As you approach the time for marriage and young motherhood, she will be your greatest source of wisdom. No other person on earth loves you in the same way or is willing to sacrifice as much to encourage you and help you find happiness—in this life and forever.” – M. Russell Ballard“Not all situations are ideal. Not all women are mothers, and not all mothers have children at home. Furthermore, not all mothers can make the choice to be home with their children all of the time. Often circumstances constrain their choices. At other times, other responsibilities and opportunities require that difficult decisions be made. Women and families will be happier with these decisions if they are made using both study and faith.” – Chieko N. Okazaki

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“Can you tell the amount of good that the mothers and daughters in Israel are capable of doing? No, it is impossible. And the good they will do will follow them to all eternity.” – Brigham Young

“The highest and noblest work in this life is that of a mother.” – Russell M. Nelson“Eve set the pattern. In addition to bearing children, she mothered all of mankind when she made the most courageous decision any woman has ever made and with Adam opened the way for us to progress. She set an example of womanhood for men to respect and women to follow, modeling the characteristics with which we as women have been endowed: heroic faith, a keen sensitivity to the Spirit, an abhorrence of evil, and complete selflessness. Like the Savior, ‘who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,’ Eve, for the joy of helping initiate the human family, endured the Fall. She loved us enough to help lead us.” – Sheri L. Dew

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“Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind.” – J. Reuben Clark, Jr

“There are many women in the Relief Society who are not married. Death, divorce, and indeed lack of opportunity to marry have in many instances made it necessary for a woman to stand alone. In reality, she need not stand alone, for a loving Heavenly Father will be by her side to give direction to her life and provide peace and assurance in those quiet moments where loneliness is found and where compassion is needed.” – Thomas S. Monson

“A mother who knows her relationship with God helps her children to know Him and to be encircled by His love.” – Bonnie D. Parkin

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“Love your mother, my young sisters. Respect her. Listen to her. Trust her. She has your best interests at heart. She cares about your eternal safety and happiness. So be kind to her. Be patient with her imperfections, for she has them. We all do.” – M. Russell Ballard

“No woman who understands the gospel would ever think that any other work is more important or would ever say, ‘I am just a mother.’” – Sheri Dew

Additionally, on LDS Bookstore there is a wide selection of inspiring books, Mother’s Day cards, and so many items that are perfect for Mom. Click the link here to see our full selection.

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Devin Justesen
Devin Justesen
Devin is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he studied English and Business Management. He is a writer, photographer, movie-fanatic, and a lover of street tacos. He served his mission in Tokyo, Japan.

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