Mothers quotations

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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

mother

Her green lap

immense

Her brown embrace

eternal

Her blue body

everything

we know.

- 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.

- Euripides

 

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

 

 

 

Sonnets

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

 

The Princess

Happy he

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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