Quotations: Mother's Day

To a child's ear, "mother" is magic in any language.
- Arlene Benedict, For Mother with Love
God sees us through our Mothers' eyes and rewards us for our virtues.
- Ganeshan Venkatarman, Indian philosopher
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face
- George Eliot, English novelist
Mother is the name of God in the lips and hearts of children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray, English novelist
A mother is she who can take the place of all others.
- Cardinal Mermillod
A mother's love is instinctual, unconditional, and forever.
- Joe Chapo, FTD.com customer
Mother is the bank where we deposit all our hurts and worries.
- unknown
For mother's sake the child was dear, and dearer was the mother for the child.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet
My mother's love for me was so great I have worked hard to justify it.
- Marc Chagall
For mother's sake the child was dear, and dearer was the mother for the child.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet
No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.
- Sarah Josepha Hale
The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver
Mothers are instinctive philosophers.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
A good mother is worth hundreds of schoolmasters.
- George Herbert
A mother loves her children even when they least deserve to be loved.
- Kate Samperi, "Mothers"
There is no substitute for mother.
- FTD customer
Mother is the one we count on for the things that matter most of all.
- Katherine Butler Hathaway, "The Journals and Letters of the Little Locksmith"
When it comes to love, Mom's the word.
For all the ways you've helped me grow
I want to say I love you so.
- Renaissance® Greeting Cards, a div. of FTD Inc.
Who ran to help me when I fell,
Or kissed the place to make it well?
....My mother.
- Ann Taylor
A mother understands what a child does not say.
- Jewish proverb
Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
- Erich Fromm, psychologist
All I am I owe to my mother.
- George Washington, first U.S. president
A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.
- Irish proverb
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, And that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash
Mother is the home we come from.
She is nature, soil, ocean.
- Erich Fromm, psychologist
A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy C. Fisher (1879-1958)
She brings the sunshine into the house; it is now a pleasure to be there.
- Cecil Beaton, British fashion photographer (1904-80)
Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
- Margaret Mead
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.
My mother loved children - she would have given anything if I had been one.
- Groucho Marx
The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.
- W.R. Wallace
God could not be everywhere and therefore He made mothers.
- Jewish Proverb
Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Calvin
Her voice was ever soft,
Gentle and low, an excellent thing in woman.
- William Shakespeare, King Lear
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
-Lin Yutang