Christie "You do not really understand something unless you
can explain it to your grandmother."
-- Albert Einstein "By and large, mothers and housewives are
the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the
great vacationless class."
-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because
they are more certain they are their own."
-- Aristotle "Mother is far
too clever to understand anything she does not like."
-- Arnold Bennett "A mother is
she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one
else can take."
-- Cardinal Mermillod "A
mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning
-- Dorothy Canfield Fisher "I
really learned it all from mothers."
-- Dr. Benjamin Spock "If
there were no schools to take the children away from home part of
the time, the insane asylum would be filled with mothers."
-- Edgar Watson Howe "My
mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to
my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral,
intellectual and physical education I received from her."
-- George Washington (1732-1799)
"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."
-- Henry Ward Beecher "What
the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the
-- Henry Ward Beecher "The
heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will
always find forgiveness."
-- Honore' de Balzac
"Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word
spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the
formation of character."
-- Hosea Ballou "Whatever else
is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is
-- James Joyce "The best
academy, a mother's knee."
-- James Russell Lowell "The
phrase "working mother" is redundant."
-- Jane Sellman "God could not
be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers."
-- Jewish proverb "Mothers all
want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want
them to become politicians in the process."
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy "A
boy's best friend is his mother."
-- Joseph Stefano "Most of all
the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by
dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows,
brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in
the whole world."
-- Kate Douglas Wiggin "Of all
the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother."
-- Lin Yutang "My mother had a
great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."
-- Mark Twain "Motherhood is
like Albania-- you can't trust the descriptions in the books, you
have to go there."
-- Marni Jackson "We are not
born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit
later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are
attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly
painful. Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical
birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual
-- Mary Antin "To describe my
mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect
-- Maya Angelou "Over the
years I have learned that motherhood is much like an austere
religious order, the joining of which obligates one to relinquish
all claims to personal possessions."
-- Nancy Stahl "Youth fades,
love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope
outlives them all."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(1775-1817) "All women become like their mothers. That is
their tragedy. No man does. That's his."
-- Oscar Wilde "When I was a
child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a
general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead
I became a painter and wound up as Picasso."
-- Pablo Picasso "A mother's
hardest to forgive. Life is the fruit she longs to hand you, Ripe
on a plate. And while you live, Relentlessly she understands
-- Phyllis McGinley "Men are
what their mothers made them."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson "There
never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson "A
mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive."
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day,
little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find
that it withers until they are literally 'being lived.' They are
acting out scripts written by parents, associates, and
-- Stephen R. Covey "Never say
anything on the phone that you wouldn't want your mother to hear
at your trial."
-- Sydney Biddle Barrows "The
commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes
one a mother—which is as absurd as believing that having a piano
makes one a musician."
-- Sydney J. Harris "An ounce
of mother is worth a ton of priest."
-- Spanish proverb "The most
important thing a father can do for his children is to love their
-- Theodore Hesburgh "A woman
has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a
lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the
first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love."
-- Thomas C. Haliburton "Grown
don't mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get
bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don't mean a thing."
-- Toni Morrison "Children are
the sum of what mothers contribute to their lives."
-- Unknown "A mother's arms
are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."
-- Victor Hugo "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
who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles
thicken 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 "The only
thing a lawyer won't question is the legitimacy of his
-- W. C. Fields "A man never
sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to
let her know that he sees it."
-- W. D. Howells "Mother is
the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."
--William Makepeace Thackeray
"The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the
-- William Ross Wallace
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