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Quotes About Mothers

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All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.  ~ Abraham Lincoln


The mother's heart is the child's school-room.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


No one in the world can take the place of your mother.  Right or wrong, from her viewpoint you are always right.  She may scold you for little things, but never for the big ones.  ~ Harry Truman


A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.  ~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher


The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.  ~ Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh


An ounce of mother is worth a pound of priests.  ~ Spanish proverb


When their children flourish, almost all mothers have a sense of well-being.  ~ Sara Ruddick


My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart - a heart so large that everybody's joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.  ~ Mark Twain


Let parents then bequeath to their children not riches but the spirit of reverence.  ~ Plato


Sons branch out, but one woman leads to another.  ~ Margaret Atwood


We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.  ~ Washington Irving


No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.  ~ Florida Scott-Maxwell


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


I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.  ~ Maya Angelou


When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.  ~ Sophia Loren


In the eyes of its mother every beetle is a gazelle.  ~ Moroccan proverb


I know how to do anything - I'm a mom.  ~ Roseanne


That is the injustice of a woman's lot. A woman has to bring up her children; and that means to restrain them, to deny them things they want, to set them tasks, to punish them when they do wrong, to do all the unpleasant things. And then the father, who has nothing to do but pet them and spoil them, comes in when all her work is done and steals
their affection from her.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


Mothers arms are made of tenderness, And sweet sleep blesses the child who lies therein.  ~ Victor Hugo


Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.  ~ Aristotle


Men are what their mothers made them.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


It is not until you become a mother that your judgement slowly turns to compassion and understanding.  ~ Erma Bombeck


There's no way to repay a mother's love, or lack of it.  ~ Mignon McLaughlin


All mothers think their children are oaks, but the world never lacks for cabbages.  ~ Robertson Davies


I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life.  ~ Abraham Lincoln


What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


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