This week little Ian was extra affectionate and his affection inspired me to look up, put together, and share with you quotes to celebrate mom and son love – with images – just to make it even prettier.
Mom and son quotes are an amazing way to celebrate this beautiful bond that exists between a mom and a son.
It is also a good way to always have a pretty Instagram caption up your sleeve for when you finally take an amazing selfie with your little one. So don’t forget to bookmark this page!
If you take a pick at my google history you will see that I look for quotes in many subjects, I really like to look up quotes any time a special occasion is coming up like someone’s birthday or just to cheer up a friend that I hold dear.
A few of these quotes can also be used on Mother’s Day or to send to that friend that just became a mom that you want to cherish with a card.
I’ve curated 48 of the most beautiful mom and son quotes that describe and celebrate such a special bond we moms share with the little boys in our lives.
Quotes to Celebrate Mom and Son Love
“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” — Barbara Kingsolver.
“A mother’s love doesn’t make her son more dependent and timid; it actually makes him stronger and more independent.” — Cherri Fuller.
“Heaven on earth is looking at my little boy. The minute he was born, I knew if I never did anything other than being a mom, I’d be fine.” — Jenny McCarthy.
“There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between the mother and the son.” — Anonymous.
“I’m glad we’ve begun to raise our daughters more like our sons — but it will never work until we raise our sons more like our daughters.” — Gloria Steinem
“That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, son stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, toughen up, this is the reality we are living in.” — Lauren Hill
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“If you would have your son to walk honorably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path but teach him to walk firmly over them — not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.” — Unknown.
“To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, and raise them to be kind.” — Shannon L Alder.
“You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your eyes.” — Unknown
“The connection between a mother and her son opens the gate to a new world of wonder and love.” — Unknown.
“You are not only raising your son, you are raising someone’s husband and someone’s father.” — Unknown
“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.” — Jessica Lange.
“Raising boys has made me a more generous woman than I really am.” — Mary Kay Blakely.
“My greatest blessing has been the birth of my son.” — Unknown.
“I’ve tried and failed at many things, but I will never stop giving 100%being the best mom I can be for my son.” — Unknown.
“You are loved for the boy you are, the man you will become, and the precious son you will always be.” — Unknown.
“Hold him a little longer, rock him a little more. Tell him another story ( you’ve only told him four). Let him sleep on your shoulder, rejoice in his happy smile. He is only a little boy for such a little while.” — Unknown.
“You will be his first kiss. His first love. His first friend. You’re his momma and he is your whole world. He is your little boy.” — Unknown.
“A child’s first teacher is its mother.” — Peng Liyuan.
“Sometimes a mother wonders if her son could have a better mother, but she knows for sure that there doesn’t exist for sure a better son. — Unknown.
“There’s an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.” — Washington Irving.
“If you have a baby, hug him, carry him, look at him, sing to him. Make him the owner of your time. This doesn’t last long, and it never comes back. Everything else can wait.” — Unknown.
“I am raising a son that your daughter will be safe with. I promise.” — Unknown.
“As the mother of a son, I do not accept that alienation from me is necessary for his discovery of himself. As a woman, I will not cooperate in demeaning womanly things so that he can be proud to be a man. I like to think the women in my son’s future are counting on me.” — Letty Cottin Pogrebin.
“Your son will hold your hand for only a little while but he will hold your heart for a lifetime.” — Unknown.
“Be strong out there, my son. Look for the love and kindness in others. Forgive yourself when you make mistakes, and enjoy the journey..” — Kirsten Wreggitt.
“Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.” — Sophocles.
“I adore his smile, I cherish his hugs. But most of all I love that he is my son.” — Unknown.
“Sometimes when I need a miracle, I look into my son’s eyes, and realize I”ve already created one.” — Unknown.
“So there is this boy. He kinda stole my heart. He calls me ‘Mom’.” — Unknown.
“I constantly struggle between wanting you to be my baby boy forever and being excited for the amazing things you’ll do in this life.” — Unknown.
“Mother is her son’s first god; she must teach him the most important lesson of all, how to love.” — T. F Hodge.
“My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed.” — Proverbs 23:15 (NIV)
“The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.” — Samuel T. Coleridge
“No one will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you are the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.” — Unknown.
“As a mother, there will be many times in your life when you hug your son, knowing that you needed that hug more than he did.” — Unknown.
“When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” — The Talmud.
“I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and strong and kind.” — Maya Angelou.
“Son, you will outgrow my lap but never my heart.” — Unknown.
“A mother has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” — Unknown.
“Little boys can test your patience, run you ragged, and make you want to pull your hair out. But they will also melt your hair with just one look, and make you wonder how you ever existed before them.” — Unknown.
“Boys are fun. They make you laugh. They are full of life and can share that energy with you. They also touch your heart; they are deep feeling. — Steve Biddulph
“Being a mother to a little boy and helping him discover the world is one of the greatest experiences in a woman’s life, which makes objective goals dull in comparison.” — Unknown.
“His little hands stole my heart and his little feet ran with it.” — Unknown.
“… and she loved a boy very, very much — even more than she loved herself.” — Shel Silverstein.
And with this quote from Shel Silverstein’s book The Giving Tree, we finish our collection of mother and son quotes. I haven’t read the book yet, but is there a more relatable quote for mothers than this one? Doubtful.
I hope you have had a good time reading these quotes, if you did, please don’t forget to share them with the moms in your life.