A proverb is a wise short popular saying.

It expresses some truth or useful thought and offers life advice.

Proverbs can teach you about a country’s culture.

They show what’s important to people, what is considered good behavior and what is bad behavior.

Short and memorable, proverbs often capture a point of view in vivid words. They contain folk wisdom gathered through time and experience.

Learn these proverbs about mother and use them in your speech and essays.


“Mother” Proverbs

 God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
Jewish proverb

The greater love is a mother’s; then a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s.
 Polish proverb

Like mother, like daughter.
English proverb

What the daughter does, the mother did.
Jewish proverb

Who takes the child by the hand, takes the mother by the heart.
Danish proverb

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
Chinese proverb


To understand your mother’s love you must raise children yourself.
Chinese proverb

A man loves his sweetheart the most; his wife the best, but his mother the longest.
Irish proverb

A motherless son is a fish in low water.

Burmese proverb

He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin.

English proverb

Mother’s darlings are but milksop heroes.

English proverb

Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother.

Moorish proverb


Definitions of Motherhood

The traditional definition of the word “mother” has grown to include many kinds of mothers.

birth mother – a person’s biological mother

stepmother – a woman who is not the birth mother of a child but is married to the child’s father

working mother – a mother who works for pay outside the home

mom/momma/ma/mommy – an affectionate name for a mother

stay-at-home mother – a woman whose work is taking care of the home and children

foster mother – a woman who cares for a child/children when the parents are unable to

single mother – a woman who is raising her child or children without a husband

super mom – a woman who is the perfect wife, mother and career woman

adoptive mother – a woman who is given the legal right to raise a child that is not hers by birth

surrogate mother – a woman who is paid to carry and give birth to a child for an infertile couple

earth mother – a woman who is warm and loving to her family and friends; a woman who is in tune with nature

godmother – when a child is born, the parents can ask a woman to be a sponsor or guardian of the child

expectant mother – a pregnant woman

grandmother – mom’s or dad’s mother

great grandmother – a grandmother of one’s father or mother


mother-loveIt has been said that there is nothing as great as mother’s love.