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Mothers and motherhood
Mother is the name of God in the lips and hearts of children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray
"We Have a Beautiful Mother"
We have a beautiful
Her green lap
Her brown embrace
Her blue body
- Alice Walker
Woman knows what man has long forgotten, that the ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.
- Clare Boothe Luce
Oh what a power is motherhood, possessing
A potent spell
All women alike
Fight fiercely for a child.
A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror, that confidence of success that often induces real success.
- Sigmund Freud
....my opinion is that the future good or bad conduct of a child depends on its mother.
- Letizia Ramolino Buonaparte, Napoleon's mother
Our lady of the Snows
Daughter am I in my mother's house
But mistress in my own.
- Rudyard Kipling
Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
- William Shakespeare
Now that I've reached the age,
or maybe the stage,
where I need my children more
that they need me,
I really understand how grand it is
to be a grandmother.
- Mrs Margaret Whitlam
A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.
- Cardinal Mermillod
Motherhood is a wonderful thing - what a pity to waste it on chldren.
- Judith Pugh
With such a mother!
Faith in womankind
Beats with his blood.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
It seems to me that my mother was the most splendid woman I ever knew....I have met a lot of people knocking around the world since, but I have never met a more thoroughly refined woman than my mother. If I have amounted to anything, it willbe due to her.
- Charles Chaplin
Mothers are the pivot on which the family spins,
Mothers are the pivot on which the world spins.
- Pam Brown
The mother is the most precious possessions of the nation, so precious that society advances its highest well-being when it protects the functions of the mother.
- Ellen Key
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
There is so much to teach, and the time goes so fast.
- Erma Bombeck
It will be gone before you know it. The fingerprints on the wall appear higher and higher. Then suddenly they disappear.
- Dorothy Evslin
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