Aunts play a very special role in many people’s lives.
They can be surrogate mothers, providing love and support when needed the most.
They may be the strict but loving type, or the more ‘fun’ motherly figure in your life.
They can also be the great role models, the ones that also understand your parent like you do, and they can also be a great sounding board for advice and valuable life lessons.
On Mother’s Day (or any time of the year) take the time to let your aunt know how much she means to you with a thoughtful message of appreciation or a beautiful quote that shows how much you care.
Mother’s Day Quotes For Aunts
“Only an aunt can give hugs like a mother, keep secrets like a sister and share love like a friend.” Unknown
“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” Desmond Tutu
“A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.” Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
“The best aunts aren’t substitute parents, they’re co-conspirators.” Daryl Gregory
“An aunt is a safe haven for a child. Someone who will keep your secrets and is always on your side.” Sara Sheridan
“Aunts are the ones who stand beside Moms when nieces and nephews enter the world.” Karen Moore
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” Richard Bach
“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” Lee Iacocca
“Aunts offer kids an opportunity to try out ideas that don’t chime with their parents and they also demonstrate that people can get on, love each other and live together without necessarily being carbon copies.” Sara Sheridan
“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” Michael J. Fox
“Aunts are to be a pattern and example to all aunts; to be a delight to boys (and girls) and a comfort to their parents; and to show that at least one daughter in every generation ought to remain unmarried, and raise the profession of auntship to a fine art.” Dave Isay
“Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” Margaret Mead
“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” Alex Haley
“Becoming an auntie and having the opportunity to be in an active role as one, has been an absolutely marvelous opportunity.” Tamara Traeder
“Family is the most important thing in the world.” Princess Diana
“Aunts are discreet, a little shy by instinct. They forbear to pry.” Phyllis McGinley
“My mom, my aunt, and my grandma banded together and gave me a village of support when I was growing up.” Michael Tubbs
“When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” Guy Lafleur
“I have always maintained the importance of aunts.” Jane Austen
“My Aunt Helen was my favorite person in the whole world. She was my mom’s sister. She got straight A’s when she was a teenager and she used to give me books to read. My father said that the books were a little too old for me, but I liked them so he just shrugged and let me read.” Stephen Chbosky
“Women’s natural role is to be a pillar of the family.” Grace Kelly
“Every man should have aunts. They illustrate the triumph of guess work over logic.” Agatha Christie
“My mother was from West Bromwich; my grandfather was Pakistani. I had an aunt who started trying to trace the family tree and stopped when she saw what turned up.” Peter Hammill
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