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If you are looking for quotes about son – perfect for birthday wishes for your son – then you have come to the right place!


Ah sons!

I have been blessed enough to have a great son in my life.

Now I know that our own words don’t always convey the amazing love we feel for our sons so I have compiled the top 100 very best of the best quotes about sons to help you better express the love you feel for him.

Sometimes a good quote really does say it all!

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Without further ado here is our collection of inspirational, wise, and perfectly-encapsulated mother and son quotes and sayings for you to enjoy.


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1 – Men are what their mothers made them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

2 – When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son. – The Talmud

3 – Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice. – Charles F Kettering

4 – I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind. – Maya Angelou

5 – The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one. – John Dryden

6 – There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between the mother and a son.- Author Unknown

7 – A boy’s best friend is his mother. – Joseph Stefano

8 – Mother and son – there has never been, nor will there ever be anything quite as special as the bond between us.

9 – That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in. – Lauryn Hill

10 – There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart. Washington Irving



11 – Don’t wait to make your son a great man – make him a great boy.

12 – Home is where your mom is.

13 – You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes. Walter M Schirra Sr

14 – A woman with all sons will be surrounded by handsome men the rest of her life.

15 – Mothers are inscrutable beings to their sons, always. – A.E. Coppard

16 – As the mother of a son, I do not accept that alienation from me is necessary for his discovery of himself. As a woman, I will not cooperate in demeaning womanly things so that he can be proud to be a man. I like to think the women in my son’s future are counting on me.  – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

17 – No matter your age, you always need your mom.

18 – Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did.  – Martin Andersen Nexo

19 – Raising boys has made me a more generous woman than I really am. Undoubtedly, there are other routes to learning the wishes and dr eams of the presumably opposite sex, but I know of none more direct, or more highly motivating, than being the mother of sons.  – Mary Kay Blakely

20 – A mom is a son’s first love.



21 – My son’s the most precious thing to me; he’s changed me from being selfish to selfless. Ricardo Antonio Chavira

22 – A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. – Irish Proverb

23 – Before you were born I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you in my heart. Mandy Harrison

24 – Until you have a son of your own… you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.

25 – The only man who has stolen my heart is my son. Sandra Bullock

26 – He who can be a good son will be a good father.

27 – Mother is her son’s first god; she must teach him the most important lesson of all – how to love. – T. F. Hodge

28 – Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life. Sophocles

29 – When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. – Pablo Picasso

30 – 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


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31 – If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.  Sigmund Freud

32 – Mothers see the angel in us because the angel is there. If it’s shown to the mother, the son has got an angel to show, hasn’t he? When a son cuts somebody’s throat the mother only sees it’s possible for a misguided angel to act like a devil – and she’s entirely right about that! – Booth Tarkington

33 – 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. unknown

34 – Even more than the time when she gave birth, a mother feels her greatest joy when she hears others refer to her son as a wise learned one. – Thiruvalluvar

35 – I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother. – Martha Gellhorn, Selected Letters

36 – Tiger father begets tiger son. – Chinese Proverb

37 – When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. – William Shakespeare

38 – Mother is the main pillar of her son`s future.

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

40 – There is more to a boy than what his mother sees. There is more to a boy then what his father dreams. Inside every boy lies a heart that beats. And sometimes it screams, refusing to take defeat. And sometimes his father’s dreams aren’t big enough, and sometimes his mother’s vision isn’t long enough. And sometimes the boy has to dream his own dreams and break through the clouds with his own sunbeams. ―Ben Behunin  



41 – A son is love that lasts a lifetime.

42 – Rare is the son or daughter who can outrun the tenacious love of their mother – Julie Patrick-Barnill

43 – Be brave. Be silly. Be your own magic. Be present. Be full of surprises. Be adventurous. Be kind. Be free. Be you.

44 – When Jack Burns needed to hold his mother’s hand, his fingers could see in the dark. ― John Irving, Until I Find You

45 – Have a little faith in your sons. This journey will be the making of them. –  C.J. Milbrandt, On Your Marks: The Adventure Begins

46 – Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free. ― C.J. Milbrandt, On Your Marks: The Adventure Begins

47 – A mother of a boy often lives her life through her son`s eyes.

48 – A woman is not able to re-educate any man. But she is able to bring up her son to be a real man.

49 – Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.

50 – And she loved a little boy very, very much—even more than she loved herself. – Shel Silverstein


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51 – A man can love different women during his life. But the love for his mother is timeless.

52 – A man is not able to understand, how important a woman is if he didn`t have a mother.

53 – Your son will hold your hand for a little while but he will hold your heart for a lifetime.

54 – Men are what their mothers made them. – Unknown

55 – A son doesn`t need to deserve his mother`s love; he doesn`t need to ask for it. Mother`s love for her son is always unconditional.

56 – Mother gives her hand to a son only for a while, and she presents him her heart for life.

57 – Only a really great woman is able to make her son a real man.

58 – A man, who was brought up by a queen, will bring his wife like a princess.

59 – Fathers force their sons to practice, while mothers force them for greatness.

60 – The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son.- Sarah Shahi



61 – Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life. – Sophocles

62 – Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds. – Terri Guillemets

63 – What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter? – Rose Kennedy

64 – A man, who has managed to become great, was brought up by a woman, who made him believe himself.

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

66 – He who can be a good son will be a good father.

67 – Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.    Louisa May Alcott

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

69 – A son will always need his mom. Even if he has a wife and children, his mother`s hugs will always keep him warm.

70 – Remember that every son had a mother whose beloved son he was, and every woman had a mother whose beloved son she wasn’t. ― Marge Piercy



71 – A son will surely outgrow his mother`s lap. But he will never outgrow his place in her heart.

72 – Only mother is able to teach her son how to love.

73 – Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters. – Friedrich Nietzsche

74 – From the moment they placed you in my arms, you snuggled right into my heart.

75 – A mother is the first love of her son, and a son is a whole world for a mother.

76 – When a woman gives the birth to a son, she has a chance to give the world a real man.

77 – It doesn’t matter how old a son is. Even big and strong he is always a small boy for his mother.

78 – Only one woman is able to love a man more than she loves herself. It`s his mother.

79 – Sometimes when I need a miracle, I look into my son’s eyes, and realize I’ve already created one.

80 – The eternal love between man and woman really exists. It`s the love between mother and her son.



81 – I want you to remember to never give up no matter what. I want you to keep going ahead even if it pains a lot. I want you to understand that life can be unfair. I want you to remember that I will always be there.

82 – A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it’s too late to let her know that he sees it. – W. D. Howells

83 – My little boy yesterday. My best friend today. My son forever.

84 – The best way for a woman to get away from the problems is to see her son`s smile.

85 – A son makes love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.

86 – The hardest thing for every mother is to teach her son to bite the bullet and keep going ahead.

87 – A woman has one boy she will never lose feelings for. Her son.

88 – A mother is always proud of her son… Not because he has achieved something, but because he has become her son.

89 – It doesn’t matter what problems follow a man; he always knows that he is the best for her mother.

90 – A son is the only man, who can complete his mother`s womanhood.



91 – You’ll be his first kiss, his first love, his first friend. You are his mother and he is your whole world.

92 – Sons may grow into men and grow out of their toys but in the hearts of mothers, they are still their little boys.

93 – You are my son, my moons, my stars.

94 – Superheroes are often disguised as sons.

95 – I may not be perfect but when I look at my children I know that I got something in my life perfectly right.

96 – I live for my sons. I would be lost without them. Princess Diana

97 – No love is greater than that of a father for his son. Dan Brown

98 – His little hands stole my heart and his little feet ran away with it.

99 – No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.

100 – My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to be, your dreams stay big and your worries stay small, you never need to carry more than you can hold, and while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to, I hope you know somebody loves you and wants the same things too. This is my wish. Rascal Flatts



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