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Notable & Quotable: Mother

Notable & Quotable: She Who is my Mother



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, 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.

- RenaissanceĀ® Greeting Cards,


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.

-Unknown


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.

-Unknown


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

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