Searching for the perfect quote to pair with an Instagram picture of your mom this Mother’s Day? Stop right there -- we've got you covered.

There are more than 86 million moms in the United States and each May Americans devote a day to celebrating them. Whether you honor your mother this Sunday by surprising her with flowers or just a phone call, make sure she knows how much you appreciate everything she's done.

One way to do this eloquently is by including a famous quotation. Here are a few of the best sayings about mothers, compiled from Goodreads, mothersdaycelebration.com and Community Table:

  1. "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." ― 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. “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” — Oprah Winfrey

  4. "God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers." ― Ruyard Kipling

  5. "A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary." ― Dorothy Canfield Fisher

  6. “If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam.” — Henry Bickersteth

  7. “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” — Roald Dahl

  8. “You sacrificed for us. You the real MVP.” — Kevin Durant

  9. “A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” ― Amy Tan

  10. "The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." ― Honore de Balzac

  11. "Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground." ― Zora Neale Hurston

  12. “There is nothing as sincere as a mother's kiss.” ― Saleem Sharma

  13. "Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother's love is not." ― James Joyce

  14. “Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.” ― Marguerite Duras

  15. “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

  16. “The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” — Jodi Picoult

  17. “A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.” — Peter De Vries

  18. "To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” — Maya Angelou

  19. “I tell my kids, ‘I am thinking about you every other minute of my day.’” — Michelle Obama

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