A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
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.
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.
~Mildred B. Vermont
The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
~William Goldsmith Brown
If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.
~Peter De Vries
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 Bickersteth)
Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
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.
All mothers are working mothers.
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, Women and Beauty
Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.
~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul
Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.
~T. DeWitt Talmage
A mother is a mother still,
The holiest thing alive.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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
God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
A mother understands what a child does not say.
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.
Woman in the home has not yet lost her dignity, in spite of Mother's Day, with its offensive implication that our love needs an annual nudging, like our enthusiasm for the battle of Bunker Hill.
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.
A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.
You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.
~William D. Tammeus
Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart.
Now that... my kids are grown, I understand how much work and love it takes to raise and to keep a family together. The example of your strength, devotion, and patience is now rippling through the generations. Thank you!
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
Motherhood is priced
Of God, at price no man may dare
To lessen or misunderstand.
~Helen Hunt Jackson
Are we not like two volumes of one book?
It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.
~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
A mother's heart is a patchwork of love.
On Mother's Day I have written a poem for you. In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines: You're my mother, I would have no other!
Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, we are never far from home.
Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
~William Makepeace Thackeray
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.
This heart, my own dear mother, bends,
With love's true instinct, back to thee!
Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.
~John J. Plomp
Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
~Harriet Beecher Stowe
Before a day was over,
Home comes the rover,
For mother's kiss - sweeter this
Than any other thing!
I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.
~Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, M*A*S*H, "Identity Crisis,"
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.
~Attributed to Claudia Ghandi
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
A man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done.
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.
Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
~Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.
Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
~William Feather, The Business of Life, 1949
Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion-picture star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word "collectible" as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success.
~Fran Lebowitz, "Parental Guidance," Social Studies, 1981