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Mother’s Day Sayings

Mother’s Day sayings are the essential heart of this holiday of recognition. When we say, “There’s nothing like a Mother’s love,” we really mean it.

Mothers are special, and it’s only appropriate that they have a day to honor them. It’s a day to honor a Mother’s love, devotion, memories, caring, and dedication. A true day of appreciation.

To give all Mothers the gift of a day is a way to remember everything they have done for us. Giving birth to a child is like nothing else. It is a singular experience that changes two lives forever.

So, choose carefully, and feel free to enjoy and use any of these Mother’s Day messages and sayings as inspiration or as is. The second Sunday in May is an important day. Use your words wisely, and remember that no matter what you say, your Mother will always love you. Happy Mother’s Day!

When is Mother’s Day 2023?

Mother’s Day in the U.S. is celebrated on Sunday, May 14, 2023.

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Happy Mother’s Day Sayings

1.) Speaking for myself and my siblings, I’d just like to say, well done! Happy Mother’s Day!

2.) I love our silent understanding that I’m the favorite. You’re the best, Mom!

3.) Even I couldn’t put up with me, Mom. You’re an angel!

4.) Mother: A noun. A person who does the work of twenty for free.

5.) Mom, you gave me all the best things in life, and yet you seemed to ask nothing for yourself. And, yet still, I will not be accepting your Facebook friend request any time soon.

6.) There are times in your life when you know that everything is going to be alright. That’s every time I’m with you, Mom.

7.) You were a mentor, a taxi driver, a cheerleader, and everything a child could ever want. You were and still are my everything. Happy Mother’s Day!

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8.) Mom, you were always humble, always caring, always giving, and always there.

9.) When we were growing up, Mom, how is it that you never made a mistake consoling us? I’d like to know.

10.) I don’t have any idea how I was so fortunate to get you as a Mom, but I’d like to thank whoever was in charge.

11.) To make Mother’s Day the perfect special day, all I would have to do is spend it with you.

12.) I have thought long and hard, and I can’t think of anyone I’d like as a Mom more than you.

13.) There are so many things that I didn’t know, and you explained them all to me. Thanks, Mom!

14.) If I could give you everything in the world, Mom, I would because you gave everything to me.

15.) Mom, every success I have is because of you, and for every failure, you helped me get through.

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16.) I know many times in my life, I have leaned on you for the support I need. Now, if you need me, I’m here for you to lean on. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

17.) It’s easy to see why I have the best Mother in the world; I see you.

18.) The strength of a Mother isn’t easy to gauge, but I’ve seen your strength, and I’m in awe! Happy Mother’s Day!

19.) I believe if my Mother would give me any advice, it would be to believe in myself because she certainly did!

20.) My Mom gave me things growing up that I knew we couldn’t afford, I don’t know how she did it, but she did. Thanks, Mom!

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21.) I got you a Mother’s Day Card, but I forgot to send it. Happy Mother’s Day.

22.) Mom, how come you were always right, and I was always wrong? Oh yeah, I remember now.

23.) I drove you crazy, Mom; I’m just glad you didn’t run screaming from the house.

24.) Even in the darkest of times, you shined a light to guide me to love. Happy Mother’s Day!

25.) Mom, thanks for not selling me to the gypsies; I know you wanted to.

26.) I heard you joined Facebook, Mom. Now don’t be a nerd like Dad.

27.) Mom, as a teen, I must have been a handful, but now not so much, huh?

28.) I’m sure I get my great genes from you and something from Dad. Happy Mother’s Day!

29.) Mom, our hearts are always sure of each other. I think, right?

30.) A Mother is an incredible person, no one can replace them, and no one can do all of the things they can.

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31.) One day is just not enough; every day should be Mother’s Day!

32.) Sleep peacefully tonight, Mom; no one could ever replace you!

33.) You are more than a Mom; you’re a National Treasure!

34.) Mom, you survived my childhood like a Western Movie: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

35.) Happy Mother’s Day to my one and only Mom!

36.) Mom, knowing now how hard you worked and all the things you did, I don’t understand why you never seemed to look tired.

37.) There is only one way to celebrate Mother’s Day, celebrate You!

38.) You gave me life, Mom, cause I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Dr. Frankenstein.

39.) Mom, you had the toughest job in the world; you had to raise me.

40.) I can’t say enough about all of the things you’ve done for me; well, I guess I could, but I don’t have enough room.

41.) Sooner or later, we all quote our mothers.

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Wishes For Your Wife on Mother’s Day

42.) My heart is full because of you, my wonderful wife. Hoping you have a perfect Mother’s Day!

43.) We have built a sweet home together, and I couldn’t have done it without you. On Mother’s Day, I toast to you, my Wife!

44.) To my Wife, you are filled with generous, selfless love. Thank you for loving me, and happy first Mother’s Day.

45.) Thank you for being such a wonderful Mother to our children, a treasure to my Mother, and an incredible Wife.

46.) It means so much to me that you have completed my life and that we can share the rest of our lives together. Have a fantastic Mother’s Day!

47.) When I say the words “you are my Wife,” it makes me the proudest man in the world. You are a walking miracle!

48.) I love you more each day, and you get more beautiful in my eyes each day; I can’t wait for our tomorrow!

49.) To the very best Wife in the world, my Wife, Happy Mother’s Day, honey!

50.) You’re all mine, and there’s nothing you can do about it, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Love you today and forever.

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Mother’s Day Messages for Grandmothers

51.) Grandma, you were more than just a Grandma to me; you were like my second Mother.

52.) A Grandmother holds a special place in a child’s heart, and Grandma, you have a special place in mine. Happy Mother’s Day!

53.) I wonder if Mom ever knew that you spoiled me, rotten Grandma; thank you.

54.) Love means saying the word “Grandma.” Happy Mother’s Day, Grams!

55.) We have a tradition in our family to always tell our Grandmother how much we love her. Love from all of us on Mother’s Day!

56.) Grandma, you are the center of all of my loving childhood memories, and when I think about you, I smile.

57.) I’m so happy you’re my Grandma, and I’m not sure how I got the best Grandma in the world, but I did!

58.) Everyone in our family agrees that without you, Grandma, we wouldn’t have a family. We love you!

59.) On this special Mother’s Day, we wish you all the best because you cared for all of us, our children, and our grandchildren.

60.) For all you do, for all you’ve been through, and for all you mean to us, have a happy and wonderful Mother’s Day.

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What to Say to Sister on Mother’s Day

Recognizing your sisters with the perfect Mother’s Day sayings will make her and you both feel better.

61.) To you, my Sister, on Mother’s Day. Thank you for being my sister; I’m so proud of the Mother you have become.

62.) On Mother’s Day, I’d just like to celebrate our kids’ favorite Aunt; you’re the best, Sis!

63.) I have the greatest Sister, and she has turned into the greatest Mother. Have a great day!

64.) The fact that our kids are cousins and they play together makes me smile. Thanks for being my Sister.

65.) Sis, hope you have a great Mother’s Day that’s sweet and quiet but filled with the laughter of your children.

66.) To my fabulous sister, I’m so glad we can be Moms together, especially on this day.

67.) You, my Sister, are my friend and a Mother, and I can tell you honestly tell you, you’re the best at both!

68.) Growing old with you, my twin, will be just as much fun as growing up with you.

69.) Hey Sis, how about we go out for Margaritas on Mother’s Day, my treat!

70.) I really don’t know how you do it all; you’re a Sister, a Mother, and the Best Friend a girl could ask for. I’m just happy that you’re my Sister.

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71.) You probably never knew this, but to me, you have been one of the most important women in my life. Thank you for being my friend.

72.) You are going to be such a good Mom; Happy Mother’s Day to the Mom-to-Be!

73.) I hear you are going to join the Mom’s Club. All I can say is WELCOME ABOARD!

74.) We hope you spoil your baby on this first Mother’s Day; he (she) deserves it.

75.) There’s nothing better than us both knowing that I’m the favorite child.

76.) On this wonderful day, both you and your new addition deserve to be pampered. Enjoy the day!

77.) To my Aunt, on this special day, it’s true that you’re family, but the fact that you’re in my family makes me happy!

Warmest Wishes

78.) Warmest wishes to someone who is a great Mother from someone who hopes to be a Mom someday!

79.) You have been such a positive role model to me over the years; I just wanted to tell you that I have tried to raise my kids through your example.

80.) You have loved me and my siblings like a second Mom, and we just wanted you to know how much we appreciate it!

81.) As an amazing woman and a friend, you have always been there to help me through the dark times. Thank you!

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82.) Hope you have the best Mother’s Day ever.

83.) I want to pattern my life after you, Mom; after all, you did a pretty good job with me. Thanks, Mom.

84.) To my Mom, I love you unconditionally.

85.) When I was growing up, you made me feel like I was so protected and safe. I hope I can do the same for my children. I love you, Mom.

86.) I’m sorry I wasn’t the easiest kid to raise, but you still did a great job.

Mother’s Day Messages for Wife

87.) For years, my mother took care of me and nurtured and loved me, but now I have you, my wonderful Wife.

88.) I love the way you keep our family together, and I love that you are my wife.

89.) There are so many things I admire about you, my wonderful Wife, and most of all, the Mother that you are. Thank you.

90.) To my Wife on Mother’s Day, thanks for all you do to create a home that the kids and I love.

91.) My first thought today is you, and my last thought is you because you’re the best!

92.) Sometimes I think I’m the luckiest guy in the world since I met you, but then I realize I am the luckiest guy in the world. Thanks for being my Wife.

93.) You raise our kids; you clean the house; you have a career; you do it all! Have a great day!

94.) Happy Mother’s Day to my first and last Wife!

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95.) To the Mother of our children on this most beautiful day, you are the best Mother and Wife a man could ask for.

96.) I truly believe that you go above and beyond for our family every day. I couldn’t live without you, my beautiful Wife.

97.) The one word I can use to describe you, my wife, on Mother’s Day, is grateful. Have an awesome day!

98.) You’re not the best Mother in the world; you’re the best Mother in the Universe!

99.) Happy Mother’s Day, no one is more special to me than you.

100.) Mom, you nurtured me and built me up, and took care of me when I was down; you were always around.

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101.) No matter what I’m doing, it’s always better with you, Mom.

102.) I’m proud you are my Mother.

103.) You were always there, Mom, whenever I needed you.

104.) I am so blessed that you nurtured, cared for, and supported me, Mom.

105.) Mom, it takes finally growing up to realize just how much you did for me.

106.) It took you a lot of patience to raise me. I appreciate it.

107.) You don’t have to tell me I’m your favorite; I already knew.

108.) I give you this card with all my love. Thanks, Mom.

109.) Thanks for everything, Mom; you’re just the best.

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110.) I’m so lucky you’re my mother; I could have gotten anyone.

111.) Mom, you put up with my bad behavior for so long. Only you could have handled it, thanks.

112.) Lots of love, Mom, for all you’ve done and continue to do.

113.) There is no one else like you, Mom; truly you are the only one.

114.) How could I be so lucky to have a Mother like you?

115.) You’ve been like a Mom to me; oh wait, you are my Mom. Love you.

116.) Mom, you’re amazing, and you continue to amaze me every day.

117.) Love you like crazy, Mom, and you know from experience I’m a little nuts.

118.) Surprise, it’s Mother’s Day, Mom; let’s go celebrate!

119.) If I wasn’t your child, I’m not sure what I would do. Love you, Mom.

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Good Mother’s Day Sayings

120.) You deserve everything you get on this joyous occasion because you’ve given so much.

121.) Even when you’re not here, Mom, I feel like you’re standing next to me.

122.) Mom, you’re the one that taught me to talk and walk; face it, you rock!

123.) I can’t decide what the greatest thing is you’ve done for me, Mom; it’s everything.

Messages For Mom

124.) Nothing is as precious as a Mother’s love for her child. I love you too, Mom!

125.) The love between a mother and daughter is unlike any other. It’s like two branches of a tree that spring from the same root.

126.) Mom, I consider our time together as a gift. A gift from your heart to my heart.

127.) The love of a Mother can never be replaced. Sure, Dad tries, but he’s no Mom.

128.) Mom, I remember growing up, you rarely took a vacation. Was it because you didn’t want to leave us?

129.) You always taught us to love through your words and actions and grace through your commitment.

130.) I can’t believe that you have always been there every time I needed your love. Thanks, Mom.

131.) You deserve all of the love and happiness you can possibly receive. Happy Mother’s Day!

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132.) I love you, Mom, for all you have done for me, the ways you have supported me, and the warmth you surround me with.

133.) Mom, the first time I remember seeing your face, I knew that I was in my peaceful place. I love you, Mom!

134.) A Mother is filled with love, and it is the love for her child that spills out and fills the child’s life.

135.) When a young child says “Mom,” in their hearts, they are really saying love.

136.) Your love is like a beacon that guides me effortlessly through life. I admire your bravery, tolerance, and spine of steel.

137.) I can’t think of anything I could appreciate more than all of your love. Happy Mother’s Day!

138.) All of the love in the world starts and finishes with one word, Motherhood.

139.) Mom, when I look into your eyes, I see all the love you have for me. Happy Mother’s Day!

140.) A Mother’s love gives you the peace you need to tolerate all of the ups and downs of life.

141.) While my youth has faded away, my love for you and Mom never will.

142.) There is puppy love; there is romantic love; there is brotherly and sisterly love, and above all of them, the love of a Mother.

143.) It is not something I say very often, but I love you, Mom, and I love the fact that you love me.

Caring Mother’s Day Quotes

144.) Mothers and daughters are never truly apart, maybe in distance, but not in the heart.
A special bond.

145.) A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did like pie.
Tenneva Jordan
Mom – Peacemaker.

146.) A man may work from dusk ‘til dawn, but a woman’s work is never done.
It’s tough being a Mom.

Mom Love Quotes

147.) Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short time, but their hearts forever.
A special touch.

148.) My Mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
Mark Twain
Home Spun Humor. Any truth to the thought that you had to be a bad boy to be a good man?

149.) The days are long, but the years are short.
Gretchen Rubin
Every mother would attest to this.

150.) Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.
Mom’s the boss.

151.) Enjoy every single moment. The good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the inspiring, and the not-so-glamourous moments. And thank God through it all.
Megan Matt
Live in the moment.

152.) If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Herman Hesse
Sweet and to the point.

Quotes for Mom

153.) A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity; it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
Agatha Christie
The mystery of motherhood.

154.) A little girl asked where her home was, and the reply was, where Mother is.
Keith L. Brooks
Oh, so true.

155.) I was always at peace because of the way my mom treated me.
Martina Hingis
A fair leader.

156.) Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired; it need not be deserved
Erich Fromm
A mother’s love.

157.) 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
Mom as a teacher.

158.) My Mom is definitely my rock.
Alicia Keys
The foundation of all great Mother’s Day sayings is that moms are really important in people’s lives.

Sayings About Mothers

159.) A Mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.
Victor Hugo
A Mother’s arms.

160.) Motherhood is…difficult and…rewarding.
Gloria Estefan
The joy of motherhood.

161.) When my mother had to get dinner for 8, she’d just make enough for 16 and only serve half.
Gracie Allen
Only a Mom.

162.) There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child, you are a super Mom.
Stephanie Precourt
Not all superheroes wear capes.

163.) A Mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.
Marion C. Garrity
Love as fuel.

164.) When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.
Charley Benetto

165.) Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.
Susan Gale

166.) A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.
Princess Diana

166.) All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Abraham Lincoln

Inspirational Mother’s Day Quotes

167.) Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
Emily Dickinson

168.) A mother’s love is more beautiful than any fresh flower.
Debasish Mridha

169.) A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.
Cardinal Mermillod

170.) Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

171.) A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity; it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
Agatha Christie

172.) Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.
George Eliot

173.) A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
Honore de Balzac

174.) The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.
Elaine Heffner

175.) If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
Stevie Wonder

176.) To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.
Maya Angelou

Short Mother’s Day Quotes

177.) Life doesn’t come with a manual; it comes with a mother.

178.) A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.
Victor Hugo

179.) Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.
Gilda Radner

180.) There is no influence so powerful as that of a mother.
Sara Joseph Hale

181.) Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired; it need not be deserved.
Erich Fromm

182.) God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
Rudyard Kipling

183.) A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

184.) Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow.
Reed Markham

185.) Mother—that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.
T. Dewitt Talmage

186.) When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.
Mitch Albom

187.) I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.
Lance Conrad

188.) Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
Oprah Winfrey

189.) Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
Lin Yutang

190.) Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
Barbara Kingsolver

191.) There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.
Jill Churchill

Funny Mother’s Day Quotes

Look, you probably got your sense of humor from your mom. So, don’t be afraid to share some humorous quotes on being a mother.

192.) The phrase ’working mother’ is redundant.
Jane Sellman

193.) It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.
The Golden Girls

194.) My mom made me think I was gorgeous. When I was younger, she was like, “Look at you! You’re an angel. You sparkle!” And I was like, “I do!” You believe your parents.
Amy Schumer

195.) 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

196.) Every year for my birthday, she would make me a birthday cake from scratch, and then she would let me lick the egg beaters. And then she would turn them on, and that would hurt my tongue.
Gene Pompa

197.) I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then, I want to move in with them.
Phyllis Diller

198.) Mom, I love you, even though I’ll never accept your Facebook friend request.

199.) My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
Mark Twain

200.) Any mother could do the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.
Lisa Alther

201.) If evolution really works, how come mothers have only two hands?
Milton Berle

202.) There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
Chinese Proverb

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Tips for Writing Mother’s Day Messages

Tips for writing Mother's Day - Mother's messages.
  • Keep your Mother’s Day saying simple and heartfelt.
  • Less is more; try to be brief and to the point.
  • A good compliment goes a long way.
  • Be warm and sincere.
  • Base your sentiment on the kind of relationship you have with your Mom.
  • You can’t miss saying I love you.
  • Don’t forget to tell her she’s beautiful inside and out.
  • Share your feelings with every woman that is important to you.
  • Encourage her about her achievements.
  • Tell her how proud you are of her.

How to Make Mother’s Day Special

How to make Mother's Day special.
  • Breakfast in bed never hurts.
  • Surprise Mom with a special dinner you made yourself (or with help from the kids).
  • Make finding her card a treasure hunt with clues.
  • Drive Mom to her favorite restaurant, but blindfolded (uh, Mom’s blindfolded).
  • Make sure you have plenty of Mom’s favorite beverage.

Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

  • Giving flowers is a nice touch, but do a little homework first and find out which ones are her favorite. Oh, and including flower pots with flowers is always well received.
  • Chocolate is always appreciated but sometimes not appropriate, especially in the middle of a diet.
  • If you are giving multiple gifts, stagger giving them throughout her special day. Handmade mother gifts work well for that mom who seems to already have everything.
  • Let the person you’re honoring read their card first, then give them your gift.
  • Saying, “I thought you might enjoy this,” sets the stage for your gift-giving.

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Tips For Making Mom Feel Special

  • Making Mom homemade cards is always a hit.
  • In addition, you can’t beat homemade gifts.
  • Have the kids draw Mom some pictures of your family.
  • Let the kids make breakfast or lunch. Dinner might be too much.
  • Whatever you do, make sure you include the dog or cat too!

Signing Off On Your Cards

Wrapping up your Mother’s Day message with closing from the heart will help make your message even more special. Here are some closings sure to bring a smile.

  • With all my love,
  • To you warmly,
  • With my heartfelt wishes,
  • Giving you a big hug,
  • Smooches to you,
  • Wishing you the best,
  • With my gratitude,
  • Blessings on this day,
  • Warm feelings,
  • Love you always,
  • You’re on my mind, and
  • Embracing you today.

Mother’s Day Sayings Final Thoughts

Your mother is a person like no one else in the world, and you should tell her you to love her in a special way. Yes, gifts like candy and flower arrangements are nice, but it is your words that will touch her heart.

So you’ve purchased your Mother’s Day Cards, now what do you write in them for the Moms in your life? How do you express everything your Mother means to you with some fun Mother’s Day sayings?

It seems like a daunting task. A mother does so much for a child that she becomes the child’s universe. Everything a child sees is seen first through the eyes of a Mother.

Take a deep breath and remember all of the things your mother has done for you growing up.

We hope you enjoy these Mother’s Day messages and found something that is just right for you. Show Mom you love her with a thoughtful message she can cherish for years to come.

By Tim Moodie and Mike O’Halloran

Tim Moodie has spent many years writing funny greeting cards for Recycled Paper Products. Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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