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Mother's Day Quotes To Remind You About Mom's Awesomeness

04/21/2014 10:01 EDT | Updated 04/30/2014 09:59 EDT

Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 11, 2014, giving kids young and old a chance to celebrate the women who brought them into this world.

What better way to celebrate than to compile some of the greatest quotes about moms? Here are some kind, funny and touching quotes that a mother could love:

  • Maya Angelou
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    “My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more intelligent and more educated than college professors.”
  • Margaret Atwood
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    "Because I am a mother, I am incapable of being shocked as I never was when I was not one."
  • Chaz Bono
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    "What Mom cares about most is that I'm happy, healthy and enjoying my life."
  • Arianna Huffington
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    "My mother was a continual source of wisdom and great advice. She used to say, 'Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.' And she taught me that there is always a way around a problem — you've just got to find it. Keep trying doors; eventually one will open."
  • James Joyce
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    "Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not."
  • Abraham Lincoln
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    "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."
  • Golda Meir
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    "At work, you think of the children you've left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself: your heart is rent."
  • Chloe Moretz
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    "My mom’s the one I look up to for everything ... I feel like I’m a lump of clay and she’s moulding me into a woman."
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
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    "If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much."
  • Joan Rivers
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    "My mother could make anybody feel guilty — she used to get letters of apology from people she didn't even know."
  • Meryl Streep
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    "Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials."
  • Mark Twain
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    "My mother had a good deal of trouble with me but I think she enjoyed it."
  • Oscar Wilde
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    "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his."
  • Oprah Winfrey
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    "I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is."
  • Sophia Loren
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    “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. You are connected to your child and to all those who touch your lives. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”

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