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30 Inspiring LDS Quotes About Mothers & Motherhood

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Motherhood is an eternal calling and the mother figures in our lives deserve to be celebrated. We’ve gathered 30 inspiring LDS quotes about mothers that are perfect for sharing and studying as we contemplate the divinity of motherhood.

LDS Quotes About Mothers & Motherhood

“Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels.” – First Presidency, Conference Report, October 1942

LDS Quotes About Mothers & Motherhood

“One certain way each can demonstrate genuine love for mother is to live the truths mother so patiently taught.” – Thomas S. Monson

LDS Quotes About Mothers & Motherhood

“When mothers know who they are and who God is and have made covenants with Him, they will have great power and influence for good on their children. There is eternal influence and power in motherhood.” – Julie B. Beck

LDS Quote About Mothers & Motherhood

“In her high duty and service to humanity, endowing with immortality eternal spirits, she is co-partner with the Creator himself.” – David O. McKay

LDS Quotes About Mothers & Motherhood

“As it is his work and his glory to bring his children unto eternal life, it is also our work and our glory as mothers. That it is work, no mother will deny. That it is glory, our Father’s greatest promises concern themselves with joy in posterity.” – Mary F. Foulger

LDS Quotes About Mothers & Motherhood

“The greatest job that any mother will ever do will be in nurturing, teaching, lifting, encouraging, and rearing her children in righteousness and truth. None other can adequately take her place.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

LDS Quotes About Mothers & Motherhood

No love in mortality comes closer to approximating the pure love of Jesus Christ than the selfless love a devoted mother has for her child.” – Jeffrey R. Holland

LDS Quotes About Mothers & Motherhood

“Let us help our mothers and wives be happy in our homes. Let us love them, honor them, respect them, revere them. Let us help them fulfill their call from the Lord. Let us be sure we do our part to make our homes pleasant. Let us help them have time for mental improvement, for educational growth, for cultural pursuits, and for developing talents. A home will be blessed and enriched when a mother is encouraged in these paths.” – H. Burke Peterson

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“Few of us will reach our potential without the nurturing of both the mother who bore us and the mothers who bear with us.” – Sheri Dew

LDS Quotes About Mothers & Motherhood

“There is no role in life more essential and more eternal than that of motherhood.” – M. Russell Ballard

LDS Quotes About Mothers & Motherhood

“Every girl and woman who makes and keeps sacred covenants can have a mother heart. There is no limit to what a woman with a mother heart can accomplish. Righteous women have changed the course of history and will continue to do so, and their influence will spread and grow exponentially throughout the eternities.” – Julie B. Beck

LDS Quotes About Mothers & Motherhood

“To help another human being reach one’s celestial potential is part of the divine mission of woman. As mother, teacher, or nurturing saint, she molds living clay to the shape of her hopes. In partnership with God, her divine mission is to help spirits live and souls be lifted. This is the measure of her creation. It is ennobling, edifying, and exalting.” – Russell M. Nelson

LDS Quotes About Mothers & Motherhood

“No more sacred word exists in secular or holy writ than that of mother. There is no more noble work than that of a good and God-fearing mother.” – Ezra Taft Benson

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“May each of us treasure this truth; one cannot forget mother and remember God. One cannot remember mother and forget God. Why? Because these two sacred persons, God and mother, partners in creation, in love, in sacrifice, in service, are as one.” – Thomas S. Monson

LDS Quotes About Mothers & Motherhood

“Motherhood is the noblest and greatest of all callings.” – L. Tom Perry

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“A righteous woman’s strength and influence are great. Her opportunities to create safe havens for struggling souls are abundant.” – Virginia U. Jensen

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“There are few things more powerful than the faithful prayers of a righteous mother.” – Boyd K. Packer

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“Mothers, we acknowledge and esteem your faith in every footstep. Please know that it is worth it then, now, and forever.” – Jeffrey R. Holland

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“For those who have not yet borne a child—exercise motherhood. Let your arms be an extension of the Savior’s in providing love and security for all his children.” – Mary F. Foulger

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“Becoming a covenant woman in partnership with God is how great and good daughters of God have always mothered, led, and ministered.” – Henry B. Eyring

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“No woman is a more vibrant instrument in the hands of the Lord than a woman of God who is thrilled to be who she is.” – Sheri Dew

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“Daughters of God know that it is the nurturing nature of women that can bring everlasting blessings, and they live to cultivate this divine attribute.” – Margaret D. Nadauld

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“Perhaps the reason we respond so universally to our mothers’ love is because it typifies the love of our Savior.” – Bradley D. Foster

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“Who can justly measure the righteous influence of a mother’s love? What enduring fruits result from the seeds of truth that a mother carefully plants and lovingly cultivates in the fertile soil of a child’s trusting mind and heart? As a mother, you have been given divine instincts to help you sense your child’s special talents and unique capacities.” – Richard G. Scott

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” – James E. Faust

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“In stressful moments—perhaps when you are chasing little ones and a charred smell from the kitchen informs you that your lovingly prepared dinner is now a burnt offering—know that God sanctifies your most difficult days.” – Brian K. Taylor

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhoods

“When you observe kind and gentle mothers in action, you see women of great strength.” – Margaret D. Nadauld

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“Because mothers are essential to God’s great plan of happiness, their sacred work is opposed by Satan, who would destroy the family and demean the worth of women.” – Russell M. Nelson

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“Motherhood is more than bearing children, though it is certainly that. It is the essence of who we are as women. It defines our very identity, our divine stature and nature, and the unique traits our Father gave us. – Sheri Dew

LDS Quotes About Mothers and Motherhood

“To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle—and all will—I say, “Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are.” – Jeffrey R. Holland

We hope these LDS quotes on mothers helped you feel the power of the doctrine of motherhood. Let us know your favorite one or if there is another quote you’d add to the list.

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