I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
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
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
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.
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>The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
-Honoré de Balzac
No ordinary work done by a man is either as hard or as responsible as the work of a woman who is bringing up a family of small children; for upon her
time and strength demands are made not only every hour of the day but often every hour of the night.
- Theodore Roosevelt
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
- Theodore Hesburgh
Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
- Michael Levine
Before you were conceived I wanted you Before you were born I loved you Before you were here an hour I would die for you This is the miracle of life.
- Maureen Hawkins
The sweetest sounds to mortals given Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
-William Goldsmith Brown
Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.
- Jane Welsh Carlyle
Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to
expand women’s opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering.
- Elaine Heffner
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
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.
A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one mother the wide world over.
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, 1987
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
My mother is a poem I’ll never be able to write, though
everything I write is a poem to my mother.
There’s nothing like a mama-hug.
Who fed me from her gentle breast And hushed me in her arms to rest, And on my cheek sweet kisses
prest? My Mother.
Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place
to make it well? My mother.
A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family
confederacy, an extension of her self. And mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their
The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to
be never violated.
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, comrades and friends – but only one mother in the whole
-Kate Douglas Wiggin
It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.
-From the television show The Golden Girls
My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors.
God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
Because I feel that in the heavens above The angels, whispering one to another, Can find among their
burning tears of love, None so devotional as that of “Mother,” Therefore, by that dear name I have long called you, You who are more than mother unto me.
-Edgar Allan Poe
A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.