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120 Happy Birthday Mom Quotes, Wishes and Loving Messages – Parade Magazine

A mother is one of the most significant influences a person has in their life. From pregnancy, birth, and far beyond, moms give so much of themselves to their children and families. The very least we can do is help them feel cherished and appreciated on their special day! Get started celebrating your mama with these 120 happy birthday mom quotes.

Matriarchs frequently spend their days caring for others and juggling an array of responsibilities. They have a million schedules running through their heads at once, almost always know where to find what’s missing in the house, and are an irreplaceable support system for their loved ones—even long after their children leave the nest. With so much of their energy going to others, moms should have at least a couple of days when it’s all about them! And while Mother’s Day focuses on her important role in the family, celebrating the day your mom was born provides the chance to put the spotlight on her accomplishments, her dreams, the way she carries herself, and her legacy/impact on the world around her.

Before she blows out the candles (perhaps on an unforgettable birthday cake!), let your mom know how proud you are of her as a person, confidante, and friend. Make the commemoration of mom’s birth date memorable with funny birthday quotes for mom, sentimental messages for her birthday card, and uplifting quotes about how life itself truly is the ultimate gift.

120 Happy Birthday Mom Quotes

1. “Having a birthday is like reaching a higher peak on a mountain. Pause to admire the view; reflect on how far you have come.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

2. “In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.” ― N.K. Jemisin

3. “I like it when my mother smiles. And I especially like it when I make her smile.” ― Adriana Trigiani

4. “Behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.” — Mitch Albom

5. “The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.” — Alek Wek

6. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” — Oprah Winfrey

7. “You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” — Bob Hope

8. “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

9. “Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.” — Jean Paul

10. “You don’t get older, you get better.” — Shirley Bassey

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11. “Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.” — Aretha Franklin

12. “Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation.” — Abraham Joshua Heschel

13. “You are evidence of your mother’s strength, especially if you are a rebellious knucklehead and regardless she has always maintained her sanity.” ― Criss Jami

14. “We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.” — Lauren Hutton

15. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust

16. “I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make – pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad – but it carries a certain taste of memory.” ― Mitch Albom

17. “Thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever.” — Nicholas Sparks

18. “Mother’s love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. If it is there, it is like a blessing; if it is not there it is as if all the beauty had gone out of life.” — Erich Fromm

19. “Her love’s ’til the end, she’s my best friend. Ain’t nobody got a mom like mine.”Meghan Trainor

20. “I am everything born of your guidance. I am me only because of you.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

21. “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” — Washington Irving

22. “A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.” — Amit Kalantri

23. “We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” — Whoopi Goldberg

24. “Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

25. “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” — Lisa Alther

26. “Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” — Ausonius

27. “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” — John F. Kennedy

28. “The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” ― Jodi Picoult

29. “Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington

30. “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” — Madeleine L’Engle

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31. “Perhaps it takes courage to raise children..” ― John Steinbeck

32. “Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart. Love yourself and the world will love you.” — Amy Leigh Mercree

33. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” — Cardinal Mermillod

34. “You changed my life without even trying, and I don’t think I could ever tell you how much you mean to me.” — Steve Maraboli

35. “Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” ― Cheryl Lacey Donovan

36. “Celebrate life in a cheerful mood.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

37. “The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.” ― Karl Lagerfeld

38. “Thank you, Mom, for the way you managed yourself during the childish, mean, selfish, insensitive, irresponsible, unreasonable, hateful moments I put you through. From your example I learned to be patient, positive, kind, selfless, sympathetic, reliable, sensible, and loving. You have my endless appreciation.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

39. “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” — Japanese Proverb

40. “Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” — Lady Gaga

41. “There is no teacher equal to mother.” — Amit Ray

42. “When someone asks if you’d like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?” — Lisa Loeb

43. “My mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says, ‘Let’s!’” — Jim Rohn

44. “Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” — Emily Dickinson

45. “Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.” — Sammy Hagar

46. “Each day is a celebration in life.” — Anthony T. Hincks

47. “Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heartthrob.” — Leroy Brownlow

48. “My mother always told me that as you go through life, no matter what you do, or how you do it, you leave a little footprint, and that’s your legacy.” — Jan Brewer

49. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” — Jill Churchill

50. “The mediocre mentor tells. The good mentor explains. The superior mentor demonstrates. The greatest mentors inspire!” — Lucia Ballas Traynor

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51. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein

52. “My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.” ― R.J. Palacio

53. “Life is too short not to celebrate nice moments!” — Jurgen Klopp

54. “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.” — St. Therese of Lisieux

55. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” — Oscar Wilde

56. “All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” — Abraham Lincoln

57. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

58. “We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” — Henry Ward Beecher

59. “All great celebrations break away from the mundane.” — Jessica Marie Baumgartner

60. “For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.” — Michelle Obama

61. “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” ― Mitch Albom

62. “It’s always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it. To remember where you came from is part of where you’re going.” — Anthony Burgess

63. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” — Mother Teresa

64. “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey

65. “Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” — Susan Gale

66. “I’m not interested in my legacy. I made up a word: ‘live-acy.’ I’m more interested in living.” — John Glenn

67. “Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.” — Satchel Paige

68. “There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.” — Sara Josepha Hale

69. “Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.” — Booth Tarkington

70. “You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness.” — Brad Garrett

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71. “Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.” — Plautus

72. “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby

73. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” — Maya Angelou

74. “Don’t just count your years, make your years count.” — George Meredith

75. “My Mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her. ” — Jodi Picoult

76. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

77. “Life is a celebration. Being alive on this earth is a celebration. Learning new things everyday is celebration.” — Purvi Raniga

78. “No man is poor who has a godly mother.” ― Abraham Lincoln

79. “Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.” — Sam Walton

80. “She’s the sky that holds the clouds. She’s the lady of our house. We all need her, but no one more than me.”The Band Perry

81. “I was brought up to respect my elders, so now I don’t have to respect anybody.” ― George Burns

82. “I celebrate myself, and sing myself.” — Walt Whitman

83. “Every year, I think you earn the right to eat cake on your birthday.” — Bret Hart

84. “He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” ― J.K. Rowling

85. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” — Voltaire

86. “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” — James E. Faust

87. “A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” — Shannon Alder

88. “Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

89. “All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” ― George Washington

90. “Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.” — Sam Levenson

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91. “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” — Satchel Paige

92. “Where you lead, I will follow anywhere that you tell me to. If you need, you need me to be with you, I will follow where you lead.”Carole King

93. “When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.” — Jess C. Scott

94. “My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.” — Lisa Leslie

95. “I feel a very unusual sensation—if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.” — Benjamin Disraeli

96. “You realize that you habitually thought of Mom when something in your life was not going well, because when you thought of her it was as though something got back on track, and you felt re-energized.”  ― Kyung-Sook Shin

97. “Savor the day and be good to yourself, love yourself.” — Charlotte Rae

98. “It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations.” — Christine Gregoire

99. “There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas. Creation’s most unique and precious pearls.”Glen Campbell and Steve Wariner

100. “There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” — William Barclay

101. “Our path to reach out to stars should be full of celebrations, the journey is the most beautiful part of these dreams.” — Purvi Raniga

102. “Love is an act of self-assertion, self-expression and a celebration of being alive.” — Nathaniel Branden

103. “A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” — Bob Proctor

104. “Where there is love there is life.” — Mahatma Gandhi

105. “Celebrate life in all its glory – challenge yourself to let the routine sing, and the new dance.” — Maximillian Degenerez

106. “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” — Dr. Seuss

107. “Legacy is not what I did for myself. It’s what I’m doing for the next generation.” — Vitor Belfort

108. “Women helping each other- coaching, mentoring, providing tips is a great way for us to be our own force.” — Indra Nooyi

109. “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton

110. “I ask you, what good is a big picture window and the lavish appointments and a priceless decor in a home if there is no mother there?” ― Spencer W. Kimball

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111. “I love you for giving me your eyes. For staying back and watching me shine. And, I didn’t know if you knew, so I’m taking this chance to say that I had the best day with you today.” Taylor Swift

112. “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” — Thorton Wilder

113. “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” — Maya Angelou

114. “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” — Voltaire

115. “Be who you are and who you were meant to be. And celebrate that. Celebrate all of that.” — Alyssa Edwards

116. “I am writing you from inside a body that used to be yours.” — Ocean Vuong

117. “But kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” ― Barbara Kingsolver

118. “Your birthday is a reminder that God gave you life. It gives you a fresh start every year.” — Sadie Robertson

119. “Every day is a gift. But some days are packaged better.” ― Sanhita Baruah

120. “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” — William Shakespeare

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