Quotes about Mothers

A mother’s love is a special kind of love–a love you can count on. One who makes everything look brighter, a heart that was made to love you…there is no greater love than a mother’s love for her child.

Mother and Daughter Holding Hands22 Quotes about Mothers
A Mother holds her children’s hands for a while…their hearts forever. Unknown

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, where mother is. Keith L. Brooks

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

A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children. James Agee

All mothers are working mothers. Unknown

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

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. Oscar Wilde

A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. An Irish Proverb

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

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

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

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. Tenneva Jordan

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. Emily Dickinson

 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 endeavour her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. Washington Irving

A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes. Robert Frost

 A mother understands what a child does not say. Jewish proverb

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. Alice Walker

 An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. Spanish Proverb

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. Lisa Alther

  Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love. Mildred B. Vermont

Children are the sum of what mothers contribute to their lives. Unknown

  Every mother generally hopes that her daughter will snag a better husband than she managed to do…but she’s certain that her boy will never get as great a wife as his father did. Anonymous

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise… specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine. Allan Bloom

 For mothers who must earn, there is indeed no leisure time problem. The long hours of earning are increased the hours of domestic labor, until no slightest margin for relaxation or change of thought remains. Katharine Anthony

For the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. W.S. Ross

 God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. Jewish Proverb

He is a poor son whose son-ship does not make him desire to serve all men’s mothers. Harry Emerson Fosdick

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. E. M. Forster

I cannot forget my mother. She is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely. Renita Weems

  I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights. Adabella Radici

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

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

I was so ugly when I was born; the doctor slapped my mother. Henny Youngman

If I had a flower for each time I thought of My Mother, I could walk in my garden forever. Unknown

It is not until you become a mother than your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. Emma Bombeck

 It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. Agatha Christie

It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him. Helen Rowland

 It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. Phyllis Diller

Many working mothers feel guilty about not being at home. And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect. This pressure to make every minute happy puts working parents in a bind when it comes to setting limits and modifying behavior. Cathy Rindner Tempelsman

 Men are what their mothers made them. R.W. Emerson

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. Harriet Beecher Stowe

 Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. Marion C. Garretty

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

 Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. Robert Browning

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. Meryl Streep

 Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. William Makepeace Thackeray

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be President, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process. John F. Kennedy

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

Mother that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. T. DeWitt Talmage

 My mom is a never ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune. Graycie Harmon

My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors. Carrie Latet

 My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it. Buddy Hackett

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

 My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn’t have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

No influence is so powerful as that of the mother. Sarah Josepha Hale

 No matter who takes the credit, it was a long time over-due to honor all those Ladies who gave life to me and you. Del Abe Jones

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

 Nobody can misunderstand a boy like his own mother. Norman Douglas

Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother. Beverly Jones

 One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. George Herbert

Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children. Maxim Gorky

 Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth. Mary Antin

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along. Margaret Culkin Banning

 Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. Pearl S. Buck

That best academy, a mother’s knee. James Russell Lowell

 The best conversations with mothers always take place in silence, when only the heart speaks.

The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother. Napoleon Bonaparte

 The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. W.R. Wallace

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. Rajneesh

 The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. Calvin Trillin

The phrase working mother is redundant. Jane Sellman

 The sweetest sounds to mortals given.

And heard in Mother, Home and Heaven. W.G. Brown

 There’s nothing like a mama hug. Adabella Radici

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. Oliver Wendell Holmes

 There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps. Archibald Thompson

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

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

There was never a great man who had not a great mother it is hardly an exaggeration. Olive Schreiner

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

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own. Aristotle

 We honor motherhood with glowing sentimentality, but we don’t rate it high on the scale of creative occupations. Leontine Young

We say that a girl with her doll anticipates the mother. It is more true, perhaps, that most mothers are still but children with playthings. F. H. Bradley

 What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all. Benjamin Spock

What is home without a mother? Alice Hawthorne

 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

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

 With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood. Isadora Duncan

Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort. John Lancaster Spalding

Women who miscalculate are called mothers. Abigail Van Buren

 Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life. Unknown

You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around and why his parents will always wave back. William D. Tammeus.

 Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly. Sarah Malin

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. Oliver Wendell Holmes

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