20 Quotes to Celebrate Mother's Day 2020

Today is Mother's Day in the United States. People all across the country will celebrate their moms and mother-like figures in their lives.

To celebrate, Newsweek has compiled 20 quotes from Good Housekeeping, BrainyQuote, and Wikiquote in honor of mothers across the country.

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Mother walking with her daughter on April 26, 2020,​ at Plaza de Coón in Madrid, Spain. Miguel Pereira/Getty

"He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark."-J.K. Rowling

"Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It's huge and scary — it's an act of infinite optimism."-Gilda Radner

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

"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers."-Rudyard Kipling

"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's."-Princess Diana

"Children are the anchors that hold mothers to life."-Sophocles

"Your child is never not your child. You can be 90 and your mother 120, but your mother is still worried about you."-Joan Rivers

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take."-Cardinal Mermillod

"If anything, my mother taught me how to sur-thrive. That's my word for it."-Carrie Fisher

"As youngsters, my mother taught her children that while we might not be the smartest people around, we could be courteous, polite and considerate of others."-Zig Ziglar

"Most mothers are instinctive philosophers."-Harriet Beecher Stowe

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That is his."-Oscar Wilde

"My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was."-Lisa Leslie

"How vastly important is it, then, for mothers to have a higher regard for their duties—to feel deeply the immense responsibilities that rest upon them! It is through their ministrations that the world grows worse or better."-Timothy Shay Arthur

"Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love."-Stevie Wonder

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."-William Makepeace Thackeray

"When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway."-Erma Bombeck

"The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry."-Billy Graham

"Motherhood is... difficult and... rewarding."-Gloria Estefan

"My mother's love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters."-Michelle Obama