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90 Amazing To My Sons Quotes From Proud Parents


Having kids is one of the most magical and rewarding experiences a parent can have.

Not only do you get to watch them grow into amazing little humans, but you also get to witness many major accomplishments in their early lives.

As parents, it’s no surprise that we want to share our pride for our children with words that will inspire them as they go through life.

To help express your special bond with your sons, here are some of the best quotes that capture how incredible, strong, and resilient they are — as well as how much we adore our boys!

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90 Amazing To My Sons Quotes From Proud Parents

“Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.” – C.S. Lewis

“A mother’s love doesn’t make her son more dependent and timid; it actually makes him stronger and more independent.” – Cheri Fuller, What a Son Needs From His Mom

“You are the best thing I’ve done with my life.” – unknown

“Raising boys has made me a more generous woman than I really am. Undoubtedly, there are other routes to learning the wishes and dreams 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

“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

“I am a family man, and my most important role is a father to my son.” – Ed Skrein

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

“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

“My wild, wild son, run free. Ooh, you’ll know it when you’re where you’re supposed to be.” – unknown

“A boy’s best friend is his mother.” – Joseph Stegano

“May the Lord always bless you, my precious son.” – unknown

“My son is the best gift God has given me. He is the sunshine in my day and the love of my life. The joy in my soul is full.” – unknown

“Being a parent to an active little boy is one of the greatest experiences you will ever have. You can help him discover the world around him and use his bold energy on bright adventures that only you will share.” – unknown

Inspirational quotes about a son's love.

Inspirational Quotes About A Son’s Love

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

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

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

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

“Once a good son, always a good person.” – unknown

“Son, I never want you to think that the world revolves around you, but please know that my whole world does.” – unknown

“I adore your smile, I cherish your hugs, I admire your heart, but most of all…I love that you are my son.” – unknown

“If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling, he retains throughout life triumphant feelings…This is altogether the most perfect, the most free from ambivalence of all human relationships.” – Sigmund Freud

“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.

“A good son isn’t born overnight. It takes determination, hard work, enduring tenderness, and unwavering love to make him a better man.” – unknown

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Good Father And Mom Quotes In A Son’s Life

“Be the hero of your children’s story. Never let them believe for a minute that honor, courage, and doing what is right is only reserved for other fathers and mothers.” – Shannon L. Alder

“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. It has just made me grow as an individual and grow as a man.” – Lebron James

“Children start out loving their parents, but as they grow older and discover their parents are human, they become judgmental. And sometimes, when they mature, they forgive their parents, especially when they discover they are also human.” – Oscar Wilde

“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

“I’m struck by a few things today, most of which is the power of the invisible role model… Perhaps it’s the newfound clarity I have as a father knowing that my son will always be watching what I do, mimicking my behavior, one day maybe even following in my footsteps.” – Prince Harry

“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, Letters to My Son

mother-son quotes to celebrate this special relationship

Mother-Son Quotes To Celebrate This Special Relationship

“The bond between mother and son is a special one. It remains unchanged by time or distance. It is the purest love – unconditional and true. It’s understanding of any situation and forgiving of any mistake.” – unknown

“Motherhood is beautiful. Everything [my son] does makes me so happy.” – Sandra Bullock

““… and she loved a boy very, very much– even more than she loved herself.”” – Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree

“My mother carried me for 10 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

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

“To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to care for the earth, raise them to be kind, compassionate and honest. If you do these things you are raising a leader– someone that will affect the lives of countless people with their morality. Their future wife and children will thank you, but most of all Heavenly Father…for anyone can raise a son, but only a faithful Daughter of God can raise a warrior.” – Shannon L. Alder

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” – Michael Jordan

“Mothers are inscrutable beings to their sons, always.” – A.E. Coppard, Dusky Ruth

“I listen to my mother, and that keeps me out of trouble. I am a good son.” – Mr. T

“Love the whole world as a mother loves her only child.” – Buddha

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” – Stevie Wonder

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Heartwarming Quotes For Your Little Man

“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

A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

“You are the best gift I’ve ever received.” – unknown

“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.” – NASA astronaut Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

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

“There is no greater privilege in living than bringing a tiny new human being into the world and then trying to raise him or her properly during the next eighteen years.” – James C. Dobson, Bringing Up Boys

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

“You will be his first kiss, his first love, his first friend. You are his mama, and he is your little boy.” – unknown

quotes for my son's future

Quotes For Your Son’s Future

“To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.” – Sugar Ray Robinson

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

“Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.” – unknown

“I failed my exam in some subjects, but my friend passed. Now he’s an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner.” – Bill Gates

“It matters not when someone is born, but what they grow up to be.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Son, I closed my eyes for but a moment and suddenly a man stood where a boy used to be. I may not carry you now in my arms but I will always carry you in my heart. You have given me so many reasons to be proud of the man you have become, but the proudest moment for me is telling others that you are my son. I love you now and forever.” – unknown

“Good fathers make good sons.” – unknown

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

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

“One of the hardest things in the world is to stop being the prodigal son without turning into the elder brother.” – John Ortberg

“Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.” – unknown

“You grew up and your kind heart grew bigger.” – unknown

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More Quotes For Your Beautiful Little Boy

“I could never ask for a better son because God sent me one of His best.” – unknown

“Every time you pick your baby up, he gets the feeling that he belongs to you and that you belong to him.” – unknown

“If you are going to help him (son), you first need to show support and appreciation for the person he is, so you can build that person up.” – Clayton Lessor, Saving Our Sons

“You little bundle is a miracle. He is going to change the world.” – unknown

“It’s a little thing or two my son does that makes life so beautiful.” – unknown

“A mother’s heart is a special place where you son will always have a home.” – unknown

“Your son holds a special place in your heart. He is a great blessings, and the joy he brings to your life is incomparable.” – Mom Junction

“I don’t know of any great man who ever had a great son.” – Anthony Mann

“I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father, and friend.” – Dante Hall

“Of course, my son has been the center of my life and will always be the center of my love. When he was young, I was the rock in his life. Now that I am old, he is the rock in my life.” – Hyacinth Mottley

“The connection between a mother and her son opens the gate to a new world of wonder and love.” – Micah Klug, Home Faith Family

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

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Tender Messages When You’re Grieving Your Son

“My mind knows you are in a better place, son, where there is no pain And you are at peace. I understand that, but I just wish I could explain that to my heart. I miss you son.” – unknown

“I am now missing you longer than I’ve known you. But my love for you only grows stronger.” – unknown

“The hardest thing I have ever had to hear was that my child died. The hardest thing that I have ever done is to live every day since that moment.” – unknown

“There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.” – Dwight Eisenhower

“A sudden death divides everything into a ‘before’ and an ‘after’. In the ‘after’ of life without you, I carry your memory everywhere.” – unknown

“We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death, but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven.” – Tryon Edwards

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Best Quotes By Celebrities and Famous People

“My greatest blessing has been the birth of my son.” – Maya Angelou

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

A mother is the truest friend we have when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity.” – Washington Irving

“I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams.” – Princess Diana

“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

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” – Sigmund Freud

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

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

“If my sons are to become the kind of men our daughters would be pleased to live among, attention to domestic details is critical.The hostilities that arise over housework…are crushing the daughters of my generation….Change takes time, but men’s continued obliviousness to home responsibilities is causing women everywhere to expire of trivialities.” – Mary Kay Blakely

“Our sons should be better than we are; as fathers, that should be all of our dreams — that they will be taller, richer, healthier, happier.” – Michael Jordan

“There is little that gives children greater pleasure than when a grown-up lets himself down to their level, renounces his oppressive superiority and plays with them as an equal.” – Sigmund Freud

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Touching Abraham Lincoln’s Letter To His Son’s Head Master

“Respected Teacher,

My son will have to learn that all men are not just, all men are not true.

But teach him also that for ever scoundrel there is a hero; that for every selfish politician, there is a dedicated leader.

Teach him that for every enemy there is a friend.

It will take time, I know; but teach him, if you can, that a dollar earned is far more valuable than five found.

Teach him to learn to lose and also to enjoy winning.

Steer him away from envy, if you can.

Teach him the secret of quite laughter.

Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest to tick.

Teach him, if you can, the wonder of books… but also give him quiet time to ponder over the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and flowers on a green hill.

In school teach him it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat.

Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if every one tells him they are wrong.

Teach him to be gentle with gentle people and tough with the tough.

Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when every one is getting on the bandwagon.

Teach him to listen to all men but teach him also to filter all he hears on a screen of truth and take only the good that comes through.

Teach him, if you can, how to laugh when he is sad.

Teach him there is no shame in tears.

Teach him to scoff at cynics and to beware of too much sweetness.

Teach him to sell his brawn and brain to the highest bidders; but never to put a price tag on his heart and soul.

Teach him to close his ears to a howling mob… and to stand and fight if he thinks he’s right.

Treat him gently; but do not cuddle him because only the test of fire makes fine steel.

Let him have the courage to be impatient, let him have the patience to be brave.

Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind.

This is a big order; but see what you can do. He is such a fine little fellow, my son.” – Abraham Lincoln

A father and a son standing next to each other in an embrace.

This list of quotes for your sons provides meaningful yet simple messages that share the powerful bond between you and them.

Take a look through the list to find one that speaks to you.

Then, share these quotes with family, friends, and followers on social media so they can appreciate just how wonderful your sons are too!

Of course, words don’t always do the job – giving lots of hugs, kisses, and having real conversations will always be what matters most in a parent-kid relationship.

No matter how old they get, our children need our unconditional love more than ever before.

Until next time, moms and dads – keep enjoying those wonderful moments with your amazing sons!


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