Mother Quotes

Most popular mother quotes

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
God is a Mother.

God

Nobody can cook as well as mother.

cooking

I gave her life. I can take life away.
Nature's loving proxy, the watchful mother.
An ounce of mother is worth a ton of clergy.

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The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
There is no such thing as a nonworking mother.
A mother who is really a mother is never free.

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God could not be everywhere, so he made mothers.
— Jewish proverb

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In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.

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A mother is a mother still,
The holiest thing alive.
The ideal mother, like the ideal marriage, is a fiction.
Blaming mother is just a negative way of clinging to her still.

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The hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.

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Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.

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Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.
Two new beings are brought forth during childbirth: a newborn and a mother.
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.

parenting

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.
She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along.
Mothers of the race, the most important actors in the grand drama of human progress.
Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.
The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.

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Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.

future

Our mother is the person who first teaches us love, the most important subject in life.

buddhist

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
What tigress is there that does not purr over her young ones, and fawn upon them in tenderness?

parents

The hand that rocks the cradle may not rule the world, but it certainly makes it a better place.
No joy in nature is so sublimely affecting as the joy of a mother at the good fortune of a child.
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall;
A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
What fabrications they are, mothers.  Scarecrows, wax dolls for us to stick pins into, crude diagrams.
Oh, what a power is motherhood, possessing A potent spell. All women alike Fight fiercely for a child.
An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.

authors

Every mother is like Moses.  She does not enter the promised land.  She prepares a world she will not see.
She is my bridge.  When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely.

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Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
— Exodus 20:12

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I doubt if a charging elephant, or a rhino, is as determined or as hard to check as a socially ambitious mother.
There is no slave out of heaven like a loving woman; and of all loving women, there is no such slave as a mother.

proverbs

You become about as exciting as your food blender. The kids come in, look you in the eye, and ask if anybody's home.
There is no division nor subtraction in the heart-arithmetic of a good mother. There are only addition and multiplication.
Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.
My mother has been dead for several years.  But old mothers never die, and they never fade away.  They are too complicated for either.

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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.
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.

personal

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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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.
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.

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