Mothers & Motherhood

LDS Quotes About Mothers & Motherhood

Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them—a mother’s approval, a father’s nod—are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.

Mitch Albom  |  The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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“No society will long survive without mothers who care for their young and provide that nurturing care so essential for their normal development.”

Ezra Taft Benson  |  Fundamentals of Enduring Family Relationships


“Indeed, one of the greatest things a father can do for his children is to love their mother. A man who holds the priesthood regards the family as ordained of God. Your leadership of the family is your most important and sacred responsibility. The family is the most important unit in time and in eternity and, as such, transcends every other interest in life.”

Howard W. Hunter

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“No nobler work in this world can be performed by any mother than to rear and love the children with whom God has blessed her. That is her duty.”

David O. McKay

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“This ability and willingness properly to rear children, the gift to love, and eagerness, yes, longing to express it in soul development, make motherhood the noblest office or calling in the world. . .”

David O. McKay  |  Gospel Ideals, Salt Lake City: Improvement Era, 1953, pp. 453-54

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“Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrificing. The mother who, in compliance with eternal law, brings into the world an immortal spirit occupies first rank in the realm of creation.”


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Thomas S. Monson

Men turn from evil and yield to their better natures when mother is remembered.

Thomas S. Monson  |  Behold Thy Mother 1973-O:29


My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. 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


“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  |  Fathers, Mothers, Marriage

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“The father should be full of kindness, and endeavor to happify and cheer the mother, that her heart may be comforted and her affections unimpaired in her earthly protector, that her love for God and righteousness may vibrate throughout her whole being.”

Brigham Young  |  Journal of Discourses, 8:62

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