Mother Quotes

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Mother Quotes and Quotations

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you. ~Erma Bombeck

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont

Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn't interest you, don't do it - I would have made a terrible mother. ~Katharine Hepburn

Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with fears you didn't know existed. ~Linda Wooten

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

Children are the anchors of a mother's life. ~Sophocles

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Diligence is the mother of good luck. ~Benjamin Franklin

Don't ever tell the mother of a newborn that her baby's smile is just gas. ~Jill Woodhull

Don't forget Mother's Day. Or as they call it in Beverly Hills, Dad's Third Wife Day. ~Jay Leno

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Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother. ~Moorish Proverb

Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up. ~Camille Paglia

Fear is the mother of morality. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things. ~Sophocles

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

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness. ~Henry Ward Beecher

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, Beloved

Hatred of the mother is familiar, but the mother's hatred still comes as a surprise. ~Mason Cooley

He is a poor son whose sonship does not make him desire to serve all men's mothers. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

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His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork. ~Mae West

How beautifully everything is arranged by Nature; as soon as a child enters the world, it finds a mother ready to take care of it. ~Jules Michelet

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her. ~Ellen DeGeneres

I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was 'the man goes on top and the woman underneath.' For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds. ~Joan Rivers

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

I do not believe in God because I do not believe in Mother Goose. ~Clarence Darrow

I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli. ~George H. W. Bush

I don't have a bank account because I don't know my mother's maiden name. ~Paula Poundstone

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

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine — she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights. ~Terri Guillemets

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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

I think God made a woman to be strong and not to be trampled under the feet of men. I've always felt this way because my mother was a very strong woman, without a husband. ~Little Richard

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have tried to walk a Christian life. And now that I'm getting older, I realized that I'm walking even closer with my God. ~Andy Griffith

I was so ugly my mother used to feed me with a sling shot. ~Rodney Dangerfield

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. ~Abdul Kalam

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

If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! I know whose love would follow me still Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! ~Rudyard Kipling

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

If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. ~Robert Brault

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I'm 23 years old. I might just be my mother's child, but in all reality, I'm everybody's child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society. ~Tupac Shakur

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own. ~Alice Walker

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder. ~Joseph Wood Krutch

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. ~Erma Bombeck

It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~The Golden Girls

I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage. ~Elizabeth Taylor

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms. ~Khalil Gibran

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

Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Memory is the mother of all wisdom. ~Aeschylus

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Mom - the person most likely to write an autobiography and never mention herself. ~Robert Brault

Mommies are just big little girls. ~Author Unknown

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. ~Gloria Steinem

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

Mother is a verb, not a noun. ~Proverb

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

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

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

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

Motherhood is priced of God, at price no man may dare to lessen or misunderstand. ~Helen Hunt Jackson

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

Mother's love grows by giving. ~Charles Lamb

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

'My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.' ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

My family, frankly, they weren't folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn't raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead. ~Barack Obama

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

My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart - a heart so large that everybody's joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. ~Mark Twain

My mother had morning sickness after I was born. ~Rodney Dangerfield

My mother is a poem I'll never be able to write, though everything I write is a poem to my mother. ~Sharon Doubiago

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My mother never breast fed me, she told me she only liked me as a friend. ~Rodney Dangerfield

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors. ~Maya Angelou

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso. ~Pablo Picasso

My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully. ~Chris Brown

My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque. ~Denzel Washington

My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next. ~Nora Ephron

My mother was a good recreational cook, but what she basically believed about cooking was that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you. ~Nora Ephron

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

My mother's wonderful. To me she's perfection. ~Michael Jackson

Necessity is the mother of taking chances. ~Mark Twain

Mother Quotes and Quotations

Necessity... the mother of invention. ~Plato

Night is the mother of counsels. ~George Herbert

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed. ~Harold MacMillan

No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology. ~Ronald Reagan

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

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

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety. ~Aeschylus

One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. ~George Herbert

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children. ~Billy Graham

Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic heart. ~William Butler Yeats

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Perhaps we are given a mom that we might take into death the memory of a lullaby. ~Robert Brault

Poverty is the mother of crime. ~Marcus Aurelius

She is the mother I never had, she is the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don't know a better person. ~Oprah Winfrey

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

Silence is the mother of truth. ~Benjamin Disraeli

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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

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth. ~Voltaire

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

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

That strong mother doesn't tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in. ~Lauryn Hill

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

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. ~Albert Ellis

The desolation and terror of, for the first time, realizing that the mother can lose you, or you her, and your own abysmal loneliness and helplessness without her. ~Francis Thompson

The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. ~Chief Joseph

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat. ~Robert Frost

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The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery. The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests. ~Author Unknown

The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between. ~Mother Teresa

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. ~Honoré de Balzac

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter. ~Meryl Streep

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

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

The mother of boys work son-up to son-down. ~Author Unknown

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom. ~Henry Ward Beecher

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. ~Jessica Lange

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The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother's Day are the good ones. ~Mignon McLaughlin

The phrase "working mother" is redundant. ~Jane Sellman

The precursor of the mirror is the mother's face. ~D.W. Winnicott

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

The sweetest sounds to mortals given are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven. ~William Goldsmith Brown

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

There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child - and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own. ~Robert Brault

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's nothing like a mama-hug. ~Terri Guillemets

To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive. I could not look at myself in the morning if I did that. I wouldn't be attracted to a man who would cheat on his wife. ~Angelina Jolie

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Well-behaved: he always speaks as if his mother might be listening. ~Mason Cooley

What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin. ~Henry Ward Beecher

What are Raphael's Madonnas but the shadow of a mother's love, fixed in permanent outline forever? ~Thomas Wentworth Higginson

What is a mom but the sunshine of our days and the north star of our nights. ~Robert Brault

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not. ~James Joyce

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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

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 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 you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps. ~Dick Gregory

When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway. ~Erma Bombeck

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

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 have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. ~Coco Chanel

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Women who miscalculate are called mothers. ~Abigail Van Buren

Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that. ~Golda Meir

Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me. ~Alice Walker

You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool mom. ~Author Unknown

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. ~Robert Frost

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

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