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A mother issomeonewho guidesand inspires.She helps usto attain ourdreams anddesires.Wisdom andinsight arepart of herway,and her faithin herchildrenbrightenstheir days.
All mothers are rich when they love theirchildren. There are no poor mothers, no uglyones, no old ones. Their love is always themost beautiful of joys. —Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)
My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, youll be ageneral; if you become a monk, youll end up as the pope."Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
A partially deaf boy came home from school one day carrying a note fromofficials at the school. The note suggested that the parents take the boy out ofschool, claiming that he was "too stupid to learn." The boys mother read thenote and said, "My son Tom isnttoo stupid to learn. Ill teach himmyself." And so she did. When Tom died many yearslater, the people of the UnitedStates of America paid tribute tohim by turning off the nationslights for one full minute. You see,this Tom had invented the lightbulb—and not only that, butmotion pictures and the recordplayer. In all, Thomas Edison hadmore than one thousand patentsto his credit. —Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)
You may have tangiblewealth untold; Caskets of jewelsand coffers of gold. Richer than I youcan never be— I had a mother whoread to me. —Strickland Gillian (1869-1954)
—Janet Mary Riley (1915- ), U.S. Lawyer and Writer
—Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923), U.S.Author and Educator