Most popular mother quotes
What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
There is no such thing as a nonworking mother.
Our mother is the person who first teaches us love, the most important subject in life.
The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
Nobody can cook as well as mother.
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
The hand that rocks the cradle may not rule the world, but it certainly makes it a better place.
I will never understand children. I never pretended to. I meet mothers all the time who make resolutions to themselves. 'I'm going to ... go out of my way to show them I am interested in them and what they do. I am going to understand my children.' These women end up making rag rugs, using blunt scissors.
Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.
I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best I could bring it.
Oh, what a power is motherhood, possessing A potent spell. All women alike Fight fiercely for a child.
You become about as exciting as your food blender. The kids come in, look you in the eye, and ask if anybody's home.
I gave her life. I can take life away.
The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
What tigress is there that does not purr over her young ones, and fawn upon them in tenderness?
Blaming mother is just a negative way of clinging to her still.
A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. And mothers are their daughters' role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships.
God is a Mother.
Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.
I am a piece of machinery which, not understanding, my mother winds up the wrong way, setting all the wheels of my composition going in creaking discord.
My mother has been dead for several years. But old mothers never die, and they never fade away. They are too complicated for either.
Probably there is nothing in human nature more resonant with charges than the flow of energy between two biologically alike bodies, one of which has lain in amniotic bliss inside the other, one of which has labored to give birth to the other. The materials are here for the deepest mutuality and the most painful estrangement.
In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
She is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely.
There is no division nor subtraction in the heart-arithmetic of a good mother. There are only addition and multiplication.
Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.
What fabrications they are, mothers. Scarecrows, wax dolls for us to stick pins into, crude diagrams.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along.
There is no slave out of heaven like a loving woman; and of all loving women, there is no such slave as a mother.
Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.
Nature's loving proxy, the watchful mother.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive.
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes one a mother—which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician.
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.
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.
Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.
Two new beings are brought forth during childbirth: a newborn and a mother.
No joy in nature is so sublimely affecting as the joy of a mother at the good fortune of a child.
Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see.
An ounce of mother is worth a ton of clergy.
God could not be everywhere, so he made mothers.
Mothers are the only race of people that speak in the same tongue. A mother in Manchuria could converse with a mother in Nebraska and never miss a word.
I doubt if a charging elephant, or a rhino, is as determined or as hard to check as a socially ambitious mother.
The ideal mother, like the ideal marriage, is a fiction.
Mothers of the race, the most important actors in the grand drama of human progress.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
The hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world.
A mother who is really a mother is never free.