The pressures modern mothers face can feel daunting. Every day, moms give their best to their families and it can be easy for the proverbial morale well to dry up. If you need a pick-me-up, here are 25 quotes that will feel like a soothing balm on even the most stressful of days. They’re touching, adorable, hilarious and everything in between.

25 Quotes on Parenting

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

“The work of a mother is hard, too often unheralded work. Please know that it is worth it then, now, and forever.” —Jeffrey R. Holland

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe

“The joy in motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times, but amid the challenges there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction.” —M. Russell Ballard

“A mother’s love is whole no matter how many times it’s divided.” —Unknown

“The phrase “working mother” is redundant.” —Jane Sellman

“There is no role in life more essential and more eternal than that of motherhood.” —M. Russell Ballard

“Being a mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field since the payment is pure love.” —Mildred B. Vermont

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while but their hearts forever.” —Unknown

“I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.” —Phyllis Diller

“Becoming a mother makes you realize you can do almost anything one-handed.” —Unknown

“There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed, but in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child, you are super mom.” —Stephanie Precourt

“The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.” ―Dorothy Parker

“A mother’s body remembers her babies-the folds of soft flesh, the softly furred scalp against her nose. Each child has its own entreaties to body and soul.” ―Barbara Kingsolver

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” —Calvin Trillin

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” ―Barbara Kingsolver

“There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” ―James E. Faust

“A mother is a mother from the moment her baby is first placed in her arms until eternity. It didn’t matter if her child were three, thirteen, or thirty.” ―Sarah Strohmeyer

“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car for ever after.” —Peter De Vries

“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

“Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” —Lisa Alther