My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men are what their mothers made them.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
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.
Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
That strong mother doesn't tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
E. M. Forster
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
Henry Ward Beecher
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully.
I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.
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