Like kites without strings, and butterflies without wings, my mother taught me to soar with my dreams. – William H. McMurry III

My MotherI believe in you” were my mother’s supportive embrace when I needed a cane to push my laming spirit forward. “Your happiness is mine too” were my mother’s fortune wish behind my cloudy decisions.How can she always be present when sometimes I refused to accept her gift of affection like a madman running away from a healing cloak?

How can she be a healing face when I am beaten down with pride and pain?

Is it because she is a mother?

Through the years, I witness the essence of true love and forgiveness in her words and gestures. If my every thought for Mom can be likened to a flower, I will be walking through a big beautiful garden.

My words mean little to describe her and no words or actions can suffice to show my gratitude for having a mother like her.

Thank you Mom and Happy Mother’s Day!

MOTHER’S QUOTES

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. –Aristotle

Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort. –John Lancaster Spalding

Take the word “family.” Strike out the “m” for mother and the “y” for youth – and all you have left is “fail.” – Omar Burleson

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. –Washington Irving

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. –Meryl Streep

Mothers are like fine collectibles – as the years go by, they increase in value. – Unknown

The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven. – William Goldsmith Brown

What are Raphael’s Madonnas but the shadow of a mother’s love, fixed in permanent outline forever? –Thomas Wentworth Higginson

My mom is a never ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune. – Graycie Harmon

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. –Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine – she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights. –Adabella Radici

[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. –Emily Dickinson

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

Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that suppose to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing. –Toni Morrison, Beloved, 1987

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.”
Abraham Lincoln

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. –Washington Irving

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
Abraham Lincoln

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.”- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”- Albert Einstein

By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacation-less class.”- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.”- Arnold Bennett

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

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylum would be filled with mothers.”
Edgar Watson Howe

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. 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.”- George Washington

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 heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”- Honore’ de Balzac

Education commences at the mother’s knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.”- Hosea Ballou

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, “where mother is.” –Keith L. Brooks

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

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”- Jewish proverb

A boy’s best friend is his mother.”- Joseph Stefano

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

We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful. Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.”- Mary Antin

To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.”
Maya Angelou

Over the years I have learned that motherhood is much like an austere religious order, the joining of which obligates one to relinquish all claims to personal possessions.”
Nancy Stahl

Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”- Oliver Wendell Holmes

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”- Oscar Wilde

When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”- Pablo Picasso

A mother’s hardest to forgive. Life is the fruit she longs to hand you, Ripe on a plate. And while you live, Relentlessly she understands you.”- Phyllis McGinley

Men are what their mothers made them.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally ‘being lived.’ They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates, and society.”- Stephen R. Covey

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

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

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother’s love.”- Thomas C. Haliburton

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

The only thing a lawyer won’t question is the legitimacy of his mother.”- W. C. Fields

A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it’s too late to let her know that he sees it.”- W. D. Howells

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.”-William Makepeace Thackeray

A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. –Honoré de Balzac

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother’s love endures through all. –Washington Irving

My mother is a poem
I’ll never be able to write,
though everything I write
is a poem to my mother.
Sharon Doubiago

With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood. –Isadora Duncan

One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. –George Herbert

Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. –Erich Fromm

Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. –T. DeWitt Talmage

A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. And mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships. –Victoria Secunda

Mother’s love grows by giving. –Charles Lamb

The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated. –Washington Irving

I cannot forget my mother. She is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely. –Renita Weems

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. –Oliver Wendell Holmes

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, comrades and friends – but only one mother in the whole world. –Kate Douglas Wiggin

My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. –Mark Twain

It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. -From the television show The Golden Girls

Women know
The way to rear up children (to be just)
They know a simple, merry, tender knack
Of tying sashes, fitting baby shoes,
And stringing pretty words that make no sense,
And kissing full sense into empty words.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The desolation and terror of, for the first time, realizing that the mother can lose you, or you her, and your own abysmal loneliness and helplessness without her. –Francis Thompson

My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors. –Carrie Latet

Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother. –Moorish Proverb

A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done. –Author Unknown

One of the very few reasons I had any respect for my mother when I was thirteen was because she would reach into the sink with her bare hands – bare hands – and pick up that lethal gunk and drop it into the garbage. To top that, I saw her reach into the wet garbage bag and fish around in there looking for a lost teaspoon. Bare hands – a kind of mad courage. –Robert Fulghum

No one in the world can take the place of your mother. Right or wrong, from her viewpoint you are always right. She may scold you for little things, but never for the big ones. –Harry Truman

Life is the fruit she longs to hand you,
Ripe on a plate.
And while you live,
Relentlessly she understands you.
Phyllis McGinley

The best conversations with mothers always take place in silence, when only the heart speaks. –Carrie Latet

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