Meaningful Quotes about Mothers
All that I am, my mother made me.—J.Q. Adams.
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends toward the formation of character. Let parents bear this ever in mind.—Hosea Ballou.
Nature sent women into the world with this bridal dower of love, for this reason, that they might be, what their destination is, mothers, and love children, to whom sacrifices must ever be offered and from whom none are to be obtained.—Richter.
A kiss from my mother made me a painter.—Benjamin West.
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
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.
Women in health are the hope of the nation. Men who exercise a controlling influence—the master spirits—with a few exceptions, have had country-born mothers. They transmit to their sons those traits of character—moral, intellectual, and physical—which give stability to institutions, and promote order, security, and justice.—Dr. J.V.C. Smith.
Mothers who force their daughters into interested marriage, are worse than the Ammonites who sacrificed their children to Moloch—the latter undergoing a speedy death, the former suffering years of torture, but too frequently leading to the same result.—Lord Rochester.
Take the daughter of a good mother.—Fuller
The mother in her office holds the key of the soul.—Old Play.
There is a sight all hearts beguiling—
A youthful mother to her infant smiling,
Who with spread arms and dancing feet,
A cooing voice, returns its answer sweet.
"What is wanting," said Napoleon one day to Madame Campan, "in order that the youth of France be well educated?" "Good mothers," was the reply. The emperor was most forcibly struck with this answer. "Here," said he, "is a system in one word."—Abbott.
A mother is a mother still,
The holiest thing alive.
A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all; in good repute, in bad repute, in the face of the world's condemnation, a mother still loves on, and still hopes that her child may turn from his evil ways, and repent; still she remembers the infant smiles that once filled her bosom with rapture, the merry laugh, the joyful shout of his childhood, the opening promise of his youth; and she can never be brought to think him all unworthy.—Washington Irving.
If there be aught surpassing human deed or word or thought, it is a mother's love!—Marchioness de Spadara.
I think it must somewhere be written, that the virtues of mothers shall, occasionally, be visited on their children, as well as the sins of fathers.—Dickens.
Unhappy is the man for whom his own mother has not made all other mothers venerable.—Richter.
The instruction received at the mother's knee, and the paternal lessons, together with the pious and sweet souvenirs of the fireside, are never effaced entirely from the soul.—Lamennais.
One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.—George Herbert.
"An ounce of mother," says the Spanish proverb, "is worth a pound of clergy."—T.W. Higginson.
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall;
A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
A mother's love is indeed the golden link that binds youth to age; and he is still but a child, however time may have furrowed his cheek, or silvered his brow, who can yet recall, with a softened heart, the fond devotion or the gentle chidings of the best friend that God ever gives us.—Bovee.