Quotations for Mother's Day   

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There was never a great man who had not a great mother. - Olive Schreiner

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

For a mother the project of raising a boy is the most fulfilling project she can hope for. She can watch him, as a child, play the games she was not allowed to play; she can invest in him her ideas, aspirations, ambitions, and values- or whatever she has left of them; she can watch her son, who came from her flesh and whose life was sustained by her work and devotion, embody her in the world. So while the project of raising a boy is fraught with ambivalence and leads inevitably to bitterness, it is the only project that allows a woman to be- to be through her son, to live through her son. - Andrea Dworkin

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. - Jewish Proverb

Good family life is never an accident but always an achievement by those who share it. - James H.S. Bossard

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

God sends children to enlarge our hearts, and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affections. - Mary Howitt

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

As is the mother, so is her daughter. - The Bible, Ezekiel 16:44

I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education which I received from my mother. - George Washington

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

Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be. - Clementine Paddleford

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. - Florida Scott-Maxwell

My mother used to say, "He who angers you, conquers you!" But my mother was a saint. - Elizabeth Kenny

If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.  - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Before you were conceived I wanted you, Before you were born I loved you, Before you were here an hour I would die for you, This is the miracle of life.  - Maureen Hawkins

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.  - Margaret Sanger

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see -- or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. - Alice Walker

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. - Lin Y-tang

A mother understands what a child does not say. - Jewish Proverb

When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her; when she is thirty, he preserves her; and when forty, he makes her young again. - Lיon Blum

We say that a girl with her doll anticipates the mother. It is more true, perhaps, that most mothers are still but children with playthings. - F.H. Bradley

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. - Pearl S. Buck

I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met. - Marguerite Duras

But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man. - George Eliot

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.  - Erich Fromm

I opine..."Judicious mothers will always keep in mind, that they are the first book read, and the last put aside, in every child's library."  - C. Lenox Redmond

Lord Illingworth: All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. Mrs. Allonby: No man does. That is his. - Oscar Wilde

Only mothers can think of the future, because they give birth to it in their children. - Maxim Gorky


Happy Mother's Day

Mother, you know that you are dear to my heart, and because of that we will never part.

Through childhood days of gladness, sorrow, laughter and tears, you where always there with knowledge to share.

Now that I am grown and able to reflect. I have chosen those qualities which you exude best. Be it a winning smile, a kind word, or a helping hand, on you everyone can depend.

So on this special day mother, I am proud to say, that it is because of you these virtues shine through.

Happy Mother's Day, I Love You Mom

(c) Treasured Blessings

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