Quotes About Mothers

I wanted to pass along a few of my favorite quotes about mothers. I hope they make you smile the same way they do me:

“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
— Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

“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.”
— Agatha Christie

“By and large, mothers are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but
whose place no one else can take.”
— Cardinal Mermillod

“A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”
— Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“The phrase “working mother” is redundant.”
— Jane Sellman

“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.”
— Kate Douglas Wiggin

“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.”
— Lin Yutang

“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”
— Mark Twain

“Motherhood is like Albania– you can’t trust the descriptions in the books, you have to go there.”
— Marni Jackson

“There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Never say anything on the phone that you wouldn’t want your mother to hear at your trial.”
— Sydney Biddle Barrows

“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.”
— Sydney J. Harris

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”
— Theodore Hesburgh

“Children are the sum of what mothers contribute to their lives.”
— Unknown

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.”
— Victor Hugo


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