Thoughts on Mothers and Motherhood

Thoughts on Mothers and Motherhood

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
–William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British Novelist

The role of a mother is probably the most important career a woman can have.
–Janet Mary Riley (1915- ), U.S. Lawyer and Writer

Rejecting things because they are old-fashioned would rule out the sun and the moon and a mother’s love.
–Author Unknown

Women and children, mother and child–these belong together as naturally as heaven and earth.
–Tang Min (1956- ), Chinese Writer

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
–Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850), French Novelist

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

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 troubles thicken 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 (1783-1859), U.S. Writer

Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.
–George Eliot (1819-1880), British Novelist

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
–Spanish Proverb

My mother was the making of me.
–Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931), U.S. Inventor

The thing that makes a mother wonderful is that self-sacrificial spirit that is willing to sacrifice her own time and strength and even her health, if need be, for the sake of her child.
–David Brandt Berg (1919-1994)

All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. No man is poor who has a godly mother.
–Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. President

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

The hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.
–William Ross Wallace (1819-1881), U.S. Poet and Songwriter

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3 Comments

  1. dale
    August 8, 2013, 11:08 pm   /  Reply

    I can t help crying reading this.Its MY Mother, My Mother in law.my sisters and sister in laws and Maryann, Stevie s Mother in law and now “sister Glama “,all the amazing Mom s I have worked for.,and of course MY Gillian.(My daughter in law)I am so proud of you as a mother,I love watching you with Scarlett. Franchon “Mother to all of us” I have so much respect and love for all the Moms.God Bless you all.

  2. meri
    February 29, 2016, 6:10 pm   /  Reply

    So Touching

  3. terri
    March 17, 2016, 11:31 am   /  Reply

    I could cry reading this, could literally cry. ..
    Oh wait i am crying……what an impact, such an important message.

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