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Mother’s Day Quotes

If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. Lawrence Housman

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

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. Red Buttons

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age. William Feather

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

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

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. Elizabeth Stone

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn’t have anything to do with it. Haim Ginott

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh

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





Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. Marilyn Penland

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family

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

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

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. Rudyard Kipling

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

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

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. Sophocles

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

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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

Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart. Author Unknown

Now that… my kids are grown, I understand how much work and love it takes to raise and to keep a family together. The example of your strength, devotion, and patience is now rippling through the generations. Thank you! Forest Houtenschil, c.1980

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. Oprah Winfrey

Motherhood is priced
Of God, at price no man may dare
To lessen or misunderstand.
Helen Hunt Jackson

A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go. Author Unknown

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I was always at peace because of the way my mom treated me. Martina Hingis

My dear Mama, you are definitely the hen who hatched a famous duck. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

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

When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she’d just make enough for 16 and only serve half. Gracie Allen

The babe at first feeds upon the mother’s bosom, but it is always on her heart. Henry Ward Beecher

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Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust

If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden. Claudia Adrienne Grandi

A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. Author Unknown

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. Ambrose Bierce

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895

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It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful? Mahatma Gandhi

Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. George Eliot

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. Barbara Kingsolver

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

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing. Billy Sunday

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Are we not like two volumes of one book? Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t. Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
My Mother.
~Ann Taylor

Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My mother.
~Ann Taylor

A mother’s heart is a patchwork of love. Author Unknown

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If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? Milton Berle

My mother is a walking miracle. Leonardo DiCaprio

Motherhood is… difficult and… rewarding. Gloria Estefan

For when a child is born the mother also is born again. Gilbert Parker

Who’s a boy gonna talk to if not his mother? Donald E. Westlake

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My mom is a lifelong smile in my heart, her voice a comfort to my soul, her hugs my ladder to the stars. Terri Guillemets

Before a day was over,
Home comes the rover,
For mother’s kiss — sweeter this
Than any other thing!
~William Allingham

I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich. Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, M*A*S*H, “Identity Crisis,”

Where we love is home — home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. Albert Schweitzer

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My mom is definitely my rock. Alicia Keys

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me. Antonio Villaraigosa

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

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. Jewish Proverb

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On Mother’s Day I have written a poem for you. In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines:
You’re my mother,
I would have no other!
Forest Houtenschil, c.1979

Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, we are never far from home. Author Unknown

Children are a great comfort in your old age — and they help you reach it faster, too. Lionel Kauffman

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

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 trouble thickens 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

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When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she’d just make enough for 16 and only serve half. Gracie Allen

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

My mother is a walking miracle. Leonardo DiCaprio

Children are the anchors of a mother’s life. Sophocles

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh

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This heart, my own dear mother, bends,
With love’s true instinct, back to thee!
Thomas Moore

Insanity is hereditary. You can get it from your children. Sam Levenson

Mother is a name held sacred
By most mortals of the earth;
It means great love and sacrifice
From the very day of birth,
A love that’s so full of beauty,
So tender, so very true!
Something, seemingly, from Heaven
That has come to me and you.
There’s no love so understanding
And so faithful to the end
As a Mother’s love—God bless her!—
That to us our Lord did send.
Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “Mother” (1940s)

The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. John J. Plomp

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. Harriet Beecher Stowe

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A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. Peter De Vries

If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam. Lord Langdale (Henry Bickersteth)

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. Author Unknown

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

All mothers are working mothers. Author Unknown

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, Women and Beauty

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul

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

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? Milton Berle

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

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

A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. Peter De Vries