baby and mother

Ahead of the 2014 Mother's Day celebratons on Sunday 30 March, IBTimes UK has compiled a list of some of the best quotes about mothers.

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."
William Makepiece Thackaray

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." Honore de Balzac

"The best place to cry is on a mother's arms."
Jodi Picoult

"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 who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."
Washington Irving

"A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled."
Emily Dickinson

"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."
Victor Hugo

"Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not."
James Joyce

"Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible."
Marion C. Garretty

"The mother is everything - she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly."
Kahlil Gibran

"The God to whom little boys say their prayers has a face very like their mother's."
James Matthew Barrie

"A good mother is irreplaceable."
Adriana Trigiani

"A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin."
Amy Tan