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That Wonderful Woman Called Mother


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, but only one mother in the whole world.
--Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923), U.S. Author and Educator

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
—Stevie Wonder

All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.
—George Washington

No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.
—Sarah Josepha Hale

Motherhood is the most important of all the professions, requiring more knowledge than any other department in human affairs.
--Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), U.S. Campaigner for Women's Suffrage

From my experience and observation, if a family is held together in difficult circumstances, nine times out of ten it's the woman who's doing it.
--Roddy Doyle (1958- ), Irish Novelist and Playwright

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
--William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British Novelist

The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
—Barbara Kingsolver

The role of a mother is probably the most important career a woman can have.
--Janet Mary Riley (1915- ), U.S. Lawyer and Writer

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
--Spanish Proverb

My mother was the making of me.
--Thomas A. Edison

All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. No man is poor who has a godly mother.
--Abraham Lincoln

Rejecting things because they are oldfashioned would rule out the sun and the moon and a mother's love.
--Author Unknown

Women and children, mother and child--these belong together as naturally as heaven and earth.
--Tang Min (1956- ), Chinese Writer

Mother is the one we count on for the things that matter most of all.
—Katharine Butler Hathaway

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
--Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850), French Novelist

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
--George Eliot (1819-1880), British Novelist

Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind, but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages, long after paintings shall have faded and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give.
—David O. McKay

The hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world.
--William Ross Wallace (1819-1881), U.S. Poet and Songwriter


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