Mother Quotes

“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

“Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.”
— Arnold Bennett

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

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.”
— 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

“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 growth.”
— Mary Antin

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.”
— 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)

“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 you.”
— 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 asleep.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive.”
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Never say anything on the phone that you wouldn’t want your mother to hear at your trial.”
— Sydney Biddle Barrows

“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 mother.”
— 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

“The only thing a lawyer won’t question is the legitimacy of his mother.”
— W. C. Fields

“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 world.”
— William Ross Wallace


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