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Mother Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Mother

Please enjoy these Mother Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

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

Life is a nurturing mother,
when you just remember to say "thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

 

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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The girl of my dreams is my mother's shadow,
cast upon the distant movie screen of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

Love is a fruit in season at all times,
and within reach of every hand.
- Mother Teresa

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
but how much love we put in that action.
- Mother Teresa

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the magnitude of our actions
but the amount of love
that is put into them that matters.
- Mother Teresa

The hunger for love is
much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

God Loves an Open Mind, Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
So does Your Mother.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

The success of love is in the loving -
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

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

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

My father invented a cure for which there was no disease
and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.
- Victor Borge

I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
- George Eliot

If you ever become a mother, can I have one of the puppies?
- Charles Pierce

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
- Aeschylus

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
- Quentin Crisp

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.
- Antonio Villaraigosa

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

My mother thinks I could have even run a larger company.
- Christie Hefner

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? The mother.
- Claudette Colbert

Where there is a mother in the home,
matters go well.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism
and become a fearless is mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly -
indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
- Arianna Huffington

Mother Nature may be forgiving this year,
or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you.
You've got to be prepared.
- Geraldo Rivera

We are all pencils in the hand of God.
- Mother Teresa

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting
on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother:
the alternatives are all too expensive.
- Ann Oakley

No man is responsible for his father.
That was entirely his mother's affair.
- Margaret Turnbull

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa


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