Mother Theresa Quotes

Necessity is the mother of taking chances.

Mark Twain

A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot

Allan Beck

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

Albert Ellis

... a big man, and you're a little boy, I shall ask you to have some jam," I should have failed entirely to smother my laughter. Do you think the doleful one would have seen the fun of the remark if she had any power over the body or soul of that devoted child? Nay. She would have whined about slyness, and cunning hints, and greediness, and the probabilities of utter ruin and disgrace overtaking underhand schemers, until that child would have been stunned, puzzled, deprived of self-respect, and rendered entirely wretched. Long ago I heard of a doleful one who turned ...

James Runciman

When a child is born, so are grandmothers.

Judith Levy

Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.

Paulette Bates Alden

If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.

Victor Hugo

Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother.

Edward H. Dreschnack

Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy - the mother

Claudette Colbert

Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old; it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother.

G. Norman Collie

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-three today and we don't know where the hell she is.

Ellen DeGeneres

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.

Joseph Wood Krutch

n the love of a brave and faithful man there is always a strain of maternal tenderness; he gives out again those beams of protecting fondness which were shed on him as he lay on his mother's knee.

George Eliot

As a child, I was very shy. Painfully, excruciatingly shy. I hid a lot in my room. I was so terrified to read out loud in school that I had to have my mother ask my reading teacher not to call on me in class.

Kim Basinger

Telegram to a friend who had just become a mother after a prolonged pregnancy: Good work, Mary. We all knew you had it in you

Dorothy Parker

Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do

Unknown

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love

Thomas C. Haliburton

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

A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone

Unknown

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety

Aeschylus

Rather would I have the love songs of romantic ages, rather Don Juan and Madame Venus, rather an elopement by ladder and rope on a moonlight night, followed by the father's curse, mother's moans, and the moral comments of neighbors, than correctness and propriety measured by yardsticks

Goldman, Emma

Be funny on a golf course? Do I kid my best friend's mother about her heart condition?

Phil Silvers

There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little, and therefore men should remedy suspicion by procuring to know more, and not keep their suspicions in smother.

Francis Bacon

What is stronger than a mother's love? The smell of spring onions on your girl's breath.

Unknown

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