Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.
~ Lisa Alther
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
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
~ Milton Berle
Men are what their mothers made them.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.
~ Dorothy on The Golden Girls
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
A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother’s love endures through all.
~ Washington Irving
All that I am or ever hope to be I owe to my angel mother.
~ Abraham Lincoln
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~ Abraham Lincoln
The bravest battle that ever was fought;
Shall I tell you where and when?
On the maps of the world you will find it not;
It was fought by the mothers of men.
~ Joaquin Miller
Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that suppose to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing.
~ Toni Morrison, in Beloved
Few women realize what great service they are doing for mankind and for the kingdom of christ when the provide a shelter for the family and good mothering—the foundation on which all else is built. A mother builds something far more magnificent than any cathedral—the dwelling place for an immortal soul.
~ Dorothy Patterson, in Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
~ Jewish proverb
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
~ Spanish Proverb
Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
~ Anne Taylor
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of children.
~ William M. Thackeray
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
~ Oscar Wilde in The Importance of Being Earnest