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INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS ON MOTHERHOOD
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 (1856-1923), U.S. Author and Educator
Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher
of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If
love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is
that sweet flower of love.
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.
No influence is so powerful as that of
—Sarah Josepha Hale
Motherhood is the most important of
all the professions, requiring more
knowledge than any other department
in human affairs.
--Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), U.S. Campaigner for Women's Suffrage
From my experience and observation,
if a family is held together in difficult
circumstances, nine times out of ten
it's the woman who's doing it.
--Roddy Doyle (1958- ), Irish Novelist and Playwright
Mother is the name for God in the lips
and hearts of little children.
--William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British Novelist
The strength of motherhood is greater
than natural laws.
The role of a mother is probably the most
important career a woman can have.
--Janet Mary Riley (1915- ), U.S. Lawyer and Writer
An ounce of mother is worth a
pound of clergy.
My mother was the making of me.
--Thomas A. Edison
All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my
angel mother. No man is poor who has
a godly mother.
Rejecting things because they are oldfashioned would rule out the sun and
the moon and a mother's love.
Women and children, mother and
child--these belong together as
naturally as heaven and earth.
--Tang Min (1956- ), Chinese Writer
Mother is the one we count on for the
things that matter most of all.
—Katharine Butler Hathaway
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always
--Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850), French Novelist
Life began with waking up and loving
my mother's face.
--George Eliot (1819-1880), British Novelist
Youth fades, love droops, the leaves
of friendship fall; a mother's secret
hope outlives them all.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes
The noblest calling in the world is that of a
mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful
of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She
who can paint a masterpiece or write a book
that will influence millions deserves the plaudits
and admiration of mankind, but she who rears
successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons
and daughters whose immortal souls will be
exerting an influence throughout the ages, long
after paintings shall have faded and books and
statues shall have been destroyed, deserves
the highest honor that man can give.
—David O. McKay
The hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.
--William Ross Wallace (1819-1881), U.S. Poet and Songwriter
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Send this to your mother & all the other mothers you know!
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