Mother's Day Quotes

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God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.

Jewish Proverb

A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.

Cardinal Mermillod

[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.

Emily Dickinson

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along.

Margaret Culkin Banning

The sweetest sounds to mortals given Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.

William Goldsmith Brown

No one in the world can take the place of your mother. Right or wrong, from her viewpoint you are always right. She may scold you for little things, but never for the big ones.

Harry Truman

A mother is a person who sees only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.

Tenneva Jordan
Motherhood is priced of God, at price no man may dare to lessen or misunderstand.
Helen Hunt Jackson

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.

Lin Yutang

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.

Erich Fromm

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.

Washington Irving
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
Ambrose Bierce

Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort.

John Lancaster Spalding

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

Honore de Balzac

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.

Lisa Alther

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

Marion C. Garretty in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother's Day are the good ones.

Mignon McLaughlin in The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

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.

Tenneva Jordan

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

Abraham Lincoln

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

Honore de Balzac

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

Oscar Wilde in The Importance of Being Earnest

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

Abraham Lincoln

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

Victor Hugo

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.

James Joyce