Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul
This heart, my own dear mother, bends,
With love’s true instinct, back to thee!
Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. ~Marilyn Penland
Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~Author Unknown
God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. ~Jewish Proverb
A mother is a mother still,
The holiest thing alive.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A mother’s heart is a patchwork of love. ~Author Unknown
All mothers are working mothers. ~Author Unknown
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. ~Ambrose Bierce
Now that… my kids are grown, I understand how much work and love it takes to raise and to keep a family together. The example of your strength, devotion, and patience is now rippling through the generations. Thank you! ~Forest Houtenschil
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~Abraham Lincoln
Woman in the home has not yet lost her dignity, in spite of Mother’s Day, with its offensive implication that our love needs an annual nudging, like our enthusiasm for the battle of Bunker Hill. ~John ErskineCOE
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~Albert Schweitzer
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. ~Chinese ProverbFW
Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, we are never far from home. ~Author Unknown
Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
Before a day was over,
Home comes the rover,
For mother’s kiss – sweeter this
Than any other thing!
The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
~William Goldsmith BrownCD
If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. ~Lawrence Housman
Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-ValmorePIH
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. ~Peter De Vries
If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Attributed to Claudia GhandiGU
The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. ~John J. Plomp
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. ~Aristotle
Motherhood is priced
Of God, at price no man may dare
To lessen or misunderstand.
~Helen Hunt JacksonCOE
A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. ~Irish ProverbFW
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Craik
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace ThackerayCOE