"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."
-- Jewish proverb
"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will
always find forgiveness." -- Honore' de Balzac (1799-1850)
"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother." -- Yin Lutang
"A mother understands what a child does not say." -- Jewish Proverb
"The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world."
-- William Ross Wallace
"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 (1813-1887)
"There was never a great man who had not a great mother." -- Olive Schreiner
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love
their mother." -- Author Unknown
"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)
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to
me all my life." -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
"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 (1907-)
"An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy." -- Spanish Proverb
"How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are,
we must know our mothers names. -- Alice Walker
"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall;
A mother's secret hope outlives them all."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)
"There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave
as a lioness... The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all,
the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have
made my way." -- Andrew Jackson
"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 (1809-1894)
"Woman knows what man has long forgotten, that the ultimate economic
and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family."
-- Clare Boothe Luce
"Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to
the country and to mankind is to bring up a family. But here again,
because there is nothing to sell, there is very general disposition to
regard a married woman's work as no work at all, and to take it as a
matter of course that she should not be paid for it."
-- George Bernard Shaw
"Mother's Day is in honor of the best Mother who ever lived - the Mother
of your heart." -- Anna Jarvis
"In all my efforts to learn to read, my mother shared fully my ambition
and sympathized with me and aided me in every way she could. If I have
done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the
disposition from my mother." -- Booker T. Washington
I Loved You Enough
The Meanest Mother in the World