"There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart."


Mother’s Day is usually a time for joyful celebration. But for those who have lost their mom, Mother’s Day can be a difficult holiday. Find comfort in knowing you are not alone in your grief, brilliant minds like Mahatma Gandhi and Helen Keller have experienced similar pain. Read through these loss of mother quotes to remember all the meaningful ways your mom shaped who you are today.

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Jandy Nelson

"Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy." Jandy Nelson

Emily Dickinson

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality." Emily Dickinson

Vicki Harrison

"Grief is like the ocean, it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim." Vicki Harrison

Terri Guillemets

"Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity." Terri Guillemets

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"Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi

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Nigella Lawson

"You don't go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be." Nigella Lawson

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Graycie Harmon

"My mother is a never ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune." Graycie Harmon

Mahatma Gandhi Quote

Mahatma Gandhi

"There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart." Mahatma Gandhi

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Helen Keller

"What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us." Helen Keller

Alfred Tennyson

"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you ... I could walk in my own garden forever." Alfred Tennyson

Sarah Dessen

"Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place." Sarah Dessen

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"No matter what age... I'll always need you mom.­" Unknown

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"Mother, you left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, although we cannot see you, you're always at our side." Unknown

Christie Watson

"No daughter and mother should ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them." Christie Watson

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"A mother's love is always with her children. Losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring, and her wisdom live on-like a legacy of love that will always be with you. May that love surround you now and bring you peace." Unknown

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"Mother's hold their children's hands for a while, but their hearts forever." Unknown

Madame de Stael

"We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love." Madame de Stael

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"I truly never learned what the words ‘I miss you’ were until I reached for my mom’s hand and it wasn’t there." Unknown

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"In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill." Unknown


"I cried endlessly when you died but I promise, I won't let the tears mar the smiles that you've given me when you were alive." Unknown

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Eskimo Legend

"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy." Eskimo Legend


"I know you are listening from above. There's nothing that I value more than your love. No matter where I am or what I'm doing, your memories will always keep me smiling." Unknown

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"The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of you, shall never pass away." Unknown

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"A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go." Unknown


"Mothers never really die, they just keep the house up in the sky, They polish the sun by day and light the stars that shine at night, keep the moonbeams silvery bright and in the heavenly home above they wait to welcome those they love." Unknown


"Now I know why you always told me to be strong. You knew that one day I would need the strength to bear your loss." Unknown

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"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, and held so dear." Unknown

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"Whenever I am missing you, I also remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life. I wouldn't trade those moments for the world." Unknown

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Alphonse de Lamartine

"Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated." Alphonse de Lamartine

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"The sand of time will never wash away the love that I have for you. Your sweet memory will remain forever in my heart." Unknown