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Notable Quotations About Mothers and Mothering







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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 heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

-- Honore de Balzac


The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.

-- Henry Ward Beecher


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


Men are what their mothers made them.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all.

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes


-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


A mother understands what a child does not say.

-- Jewish Proverb


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

-- Abraham Lincoln


I regard no man as poor who has a godly mother.

-- Abraham Lincoln


That best academy, a mother's knee.

-- James Russell Lowell


If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.

-- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


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


For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

-- William Ross Wallace


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


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



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