75 Son Quotes That'll Resonate With Any Boy Mom

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Got a Mama’s boy? Don’t let anyone tell you it’s a bad thing. The tenderness between a mother and son should never be anything but celebrated. There’s just something special about the love of a little boy. Whether your son is 15, 25, or 50 years old, he’ll always be your baby. Instead of looking at his baby pictures and reminiscing about how adorable he used to be, we’ve collected a bunch of quotes that’ll remind you just how lucky you are to have a boy. After you read these you’ll definitely want to hold your little prince in your arms.

Whether it’s his birthday or you just want to to drop him a random note to remind him you love him, (or to give you call more often) these touching and inspiring son quotes and sayings will send the perfect message to your No. 1 guy. Grab some tissues, Mama.

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1. “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.” — Wally Schirra

2. “Raising boys has made me a more generous woman than I really am.” — Mary Kay Blakely

3. “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” — Irish Proverb

4. “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, Remembering Isaac: The Wise and Joyful Potter of Niederbipp

5. “The years will rush by, and one day you will be watching your son as a man, and feeling incredibly proud that he is caring, safe, making a contribution, and hopefully going far beyond you in the scope of his life.” — Steve Biddulph

6. “The best love in the world is the love of a man. The love of a man who came from your womb, the love of your son! I don’t have a daughter, but maybe the love of a daughter is the best, too. I am first and foremost me, but right after that, I am a mother. The best thing that I can ever be, is me. But the best gift that I will ever have, is being a mother.” — C. JoyBell C

7. “Mother is her son’s first god; she must teach him the most important lesson of all, how to love.” — T.F. Hodge

8. “You can know a thing to death and be for all purposes completely ignorant of it. A man can know his father, or his son, and there might still be nothing between them but loyalty and love and mutual incomprehension.” — Marilynne Robinson

9. “To wake up to the sound of my son saying ‘Mama, mama!’ It’s the best sound ever.” — Miranda Kerr

10. “A wise son makes a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother… A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.” — The Proverbs of Solomon

11. “Good wombs have borne bad sons.” — William Shakespeare, The Tempest

12. “A mother’s love doesn’t make her son more dependent and timid; it actually makes him stronger and more independent.” — Cheri Fuller


13. “You are ugly when you love her, you are beautiful and fresh, vital and free, modern and poetic. When you don’t, you are more beautiful as an orphan than as your mother’s son.” — Witold Gombrowicz

14. “There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.” — Washington Irving

15. “Being a mother to a little boy and helping him discover the world is one of the greatest experiences in a woman’s life, which makes objective goals dull in comparison. The connection between a mother and her son opens the gate to a new world of wonder and love.” — Anonymous

16. “Heaven on Earth is looking at my little boy.” — Jenny McCarthy

17. “Have a little faith in your sons. This journey will be the making of them.” — C.J. Milbrandt

18. “Ain’t a woman alive who could take my mama’s place.” — Tupac Shakur

19. “A boy’s best friend is his mother.” — Joseph Stefano

20. “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

21. “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” — Oscar Wilde

22. “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

23. “Most young men are such bores. They haven’t lived long enough to learn that they are not the wonders to the world they are to their mothers.” — L.M. Montgomery

24. “Moms are as relentless as the tides. They just don’t drive us to practice, they drive us to greatness.” — Steve Rushin

25. “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

26. “Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free.” — C.J. Milbrandt

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

28. “My mother carried me for ten months. I asked her ‘Mother, you had an extra month, why you didn’t make me a beautiful face?’ and mother told me, ‘My son, I was busy making your beautiful hands and heart.'” — Mstislav Rostropovich

29. “I listen to my mother, and that keeps me out of trouble. I’m a good son.” — Mr. T

30. “Mothers are inscrutable beings to their sons, always.” — A.E. Coppard

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31. “It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.” — Friedrich von Schiller

32.”Sons worship their mothers, seeing them as flawless, almighty beings who spread love and who are able to do anything. That is why the most important lesson that a mother can teach her son is to respect, love, and understand women.” — Unknown

33. “Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.” — Louisa May Alcott

34. “Men are what their mothers made them.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

35. “Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough.” — Robert Downey Jr.

36. “Sometimes when I need a miracle, I look into my son’s eyes, and realize I’ve already created one.” — Unknown

37. “Son, you will outgrow my lap, but never my heart.” — Unknown

38. “My wild, wild son, run free. Ooh, you’ll know it when you’re where you’re supposed to be.” — Armin van Buren and Sam Martin

39. “The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son.” — Sarah Shahi

40. “Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.” — Sophocles

41. “I cannot be more grateful for the things that I have because I love my son and I have him.” — Unknown

42. “Yet now in my arms I was holding a helpless baby boy who would grow into a man — I cannot imagine that soft little face one day having whiskers.” — Rhonda Stoppe

43. “You will be his first his, his first love, his first friend. You’re his momma and he is your whole world. He is your little boy.” — Unknown

44. “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

45. “If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.” — James A. Baldwin

46. “Son, you remind me how so much depends on days made of now.” — Alison McGhee

47. “Father and son relationships can be complicated – mine certainly is. Love. Hate. Respect. Fear. Worship. Disdain. Pride. Disappointment. Happiness. Anger. Joy. Sadness. The list goes on.” — John H. Clark III

48. “Until you have a son of your own, you will never know what that means. You will never know the joy beyond joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.” — Kent Nerburn

49. “To my son, never forget that I love you. Life is filled with hard times and good times. Learn from everything you can. Be the man I know you can be.” — Unknown

50. “My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed.” — Proverbs 23:15 (NIV)

51. “One of the greatest gifts you can give your teenage boy is the gift of letting him know you get it. You’ve been there.” — Sebastian R. Jones

52. “How can we expect our boys to become powerful, successful, and complete men if we ourselves don’t possess or act on the tools and the know-how to take them there?” — Eric Davis

53. “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” — The Talmud

54. “I want my son to become aware that he is in charge of the choices he makes, and it’s good to make thoughtful, good choices.” — Karen Salmansohn

55. “If you would have your son to walk honorably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them — not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.” — Anne Bronte

56. “I want my son to have a choice to contribute fully in the workforce or at home.” — Sheryl Sandberg

57. “A boy needs his mother’s respect. Not only her love but also her respect.” — Emerson Eggerichs

58. “Boys are fun. They make you laugh. They are full of life and can share that energy with you. They also touch your heart; they are deeply feeling.” — Steve Biddulph

59. “But now, being a parent, I go home and see my son and I forget about any mistake I ever made or the reason I’m upset. I get home and my son is smiling or he comes running to me.” — LeBron James

60. “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

61. “My son’s the most precious thing to me; he’s changed me from being selfish to selfless.” — Ricardo Antonio Chavira

62. “If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.” — Bruce Barton

63. “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” — Johann Schiller

64. “A man’s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.” — Helen Rowland

65. “When your son grows up, become his brother.” — Arabic Proverb

66. “But boys are different from girls and not just physically. Acknowledging, appreciating, and understanding that boys are boys is essential in raising a son.” — Catherine Musco Garcia-Prats

67. Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example rather than his advice.” — Charles F. Kettering

68. “The moment that little bundle of pink, squirming flesh slips into our arms, love touches us. We feel it, not just in our hearts, but also on our skin. He is there. Our son.” — Meg Meeker

69. “Be strong out there, my son. Look for the love and kindness in others. Forgive yourself when you make mistakes, and enjoy the journey.” — Kirsten Wreggitt

70. “If my son is happy, then I am happy.” — Chris Paul

71. “If you are going to help [your son], you first need to show support and appreciation for the person he is, so you can build that person up.” — Clayton Lesser

72. “Making a conscious effort to allow and even orchestrate opportunities for your son to accomplish tasks away from your watchful eye will allow him to develop his courage and his ability to make decisions. allow and even orchestrate opportunities for your son to accomplish tasks away from your watchful eye will allow him to develop his courage and his ability to make decisions.” — Rhonda Stoppe

73. “Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.” — George Bernard Shaw

74. “The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on which depends the rest of our days.” — Voltaire

75. “You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen.” — Jean-Paul Sartre

76. “Though our new son is barely a part of our present, we look at his squirming, warm bundle of future potential and say to ourselves, ‘Hello, little man.’ Little do we know the adventure we are beginning!” — Dr. Gregory L. Jantz

77. “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

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