Mother Quotes

Drama is based on the Mistake. I think someone is my friend when he really is my enemy, that I am free to marry a woman when in fact she is my mother, that this person is a chambermaid when it is a young nobleman in disguise, that this well-dressed young man is rich when he is really a penniless adventurer, or that if I do this such and such a result will follow when in fact it results in something very different. All good drama has two movements, first the making of the mistake, then the discovery that it was a mistake.

W. H. Auden

Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.

Thomas Hobbes

At the heart of the controversy in these cases are those recurring pregnancies that pose no danger whatsoever to the life or health of the mother but are, nevertheless, unwanted for any one or more of a variety of reasons convenience, family planning, economics, dislike of children, the embarrassment of illegitimacy, etc. ... I find nothing in the language or history of the Constitution to support the Court's judgment. ... As an exercise of raw judicial power, the Court perhaps has authority to do what it does today; but, in my view, its judgment is an improvident and extravagant exercise of the power of judicial review that the Constitution extends to this Court

Byron R. White

The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.

Jill Churchill

Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn't interest you, don't do it - I would have made a terrible mother.

Katharine Hepburn

For the mother is and must be, whether she knows it or not, the greatest, strongest and most lasting teacher her children have.

Hannah W. Smith

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

Honore de Balzac

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.

Mildred B. Vermont

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

My father was a simple man. My mother was a simple woman. You see the result standing in front of you, a simpleton.

Chic Murray

Everything I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

Abraham Lincoln

What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.

Henry Ward Beecher

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.

Nancy Friday

Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.

Evan Esar

There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace.

Bourke Coekran

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.

Erma Bombeck

A mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same.

Unknown

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.

Chinese Proverb

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother

Abraham Lincoln

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest

Spanish Proverb

Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My mother

Ann Taylor

A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive

Samuel Taylor

The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best.

Hamilton Wright Mabie

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