This year marks the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson proclaiming Mother’s Day a national celebration in the United States. Here are a few quotations to show mom how much you love her. 

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

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

3. “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.” — George Washington

4. “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 desert us; when trouble thickens 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

5. “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” — Abraham Lincoln

6. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” — Robert Browning

7. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” — Jill Churchill

8. “Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.” — Mildred B. Vermont

9. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” — Jessica Lange

10. “My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” ― Jodi Picoult

11. "The sweetest sounds to mortals given are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven." — William Goldsmith Brown

12. "If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been." — Robert Brault

13. "A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest." — Irish Proverb

14. "Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother." — Oprah Winfrey

15. "Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, we are never far from home." — Author Unknown

16. "Children are a great comfort in your old age — and they help you reach it faster, too." — Lionel Kauffman

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