There is no love like it.

By Southern Living Editors
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The relationship between a mother and her son is different than any other. There's a reason "Mama Bear" is a common saying—moms get protective of their babies! From the day her son is born, a mother is forever changed. Although that feeling can never be totally explained, these sweet mother son quotes put it best. You don't need an excuse to celebrate Mama, but these mother son quotes will definitely come in handy around Mother's Day if you're filling out a card or writing a sentimental Instagram caption for her. Show Mama some love with these mother son quotes that might make her tear up and a few that will make her laugh. These mother son quotes represent the incomparable love between mamas and their boys.

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These mother son quotes represent the incomparable love between mamas and their boys.

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." Abraham Lincoln

"Sons are the anchors of a mother's life." Sophocles, Phaedra

"Men are what their mothers made them." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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 endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." Washington Irving

"My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind." Michael Jordan

"Moms are as relentless as the tides. They don't just drive us to practice, they drive us to greatness." Steve Rushin, Mothers Know Best

"All these experiences become crystallized and integrated in the experience: I am loved. I am loved because I am mother's child. I am loved because I am helpless. I am loved because I am beautiful, admirable. I am loved because mother needs me. To put it in a more general formula: I am loved for what I am, or perhaps more accurately, I am loved because I am. This experience of being loved by mother is a passive one. There is nothing I have to do in order to be loved—mother's love is unconditional. All I have to do is to be—to be her child. Mother's love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved." Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving

"You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be -
I had a Mother who read to me." Strickland Gillilan, The Reading Mother

"Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness, nor daunted by danger, nor weakened by worthlessness, nor stifled by ingratitude. She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience; she will surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment; she will glory in his fame, and exult in his prosperity :—and, if misfortune overtake him, he will be the dearer to her from his misfortunes; and if disgrace settle upon his name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace; and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to him." Washington Irving, The Widow And Her Son

"No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed." Godfrey Winn, from the Daily Sketch

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." Abraham Lincoln

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his." Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

"Having a child makes you realize the importance of life — narcissism goes out the window. 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, to Good Housekeeping

"A mother's love doesn't make her son more dependent and timid; it actually makes him stronger and more independent." Cheri Fuller, What a Son Needs from His Mom

"I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be." Robert N. Munsch, Love You Forever

"To a mother, a son is never a fully grown man; and a son is never a fully grown man until he understands and accepts this about his mother."

"So there's this boy. He kind of stole my heart. He calls me ‘Mom.'"

"No matter how strong, independent, or ‘man' you are, the first thing that comes to your mind when you're sick is, ‘I wish Mom was here.'"

"Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold."

"With boys, you always know exactly where you stand…right in the path of a hurricane."

"His little hands stole my heart, and his little feet ran away with it."

"Support wildlife—raise boys."

"I smile because you are my son; I laugh because there's nothing you can do about it."

"Son, you will outgrow my lap but never my heart."

"There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between the mother and a son."