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Mothers Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Mothers

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God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

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

The being of our mothers is forever branded onto our own being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

 

Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Bill Watterson

I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt,
working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
- Arianna Huffington

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
- Louisa May Alcott

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What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present.
- Janice Dickinson

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are,
we must know our mothers names.
- Alice Walker

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet,
there would be no more wars.
- E. M. Forster

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

If there were no schools to take the children away
from home part of the time,
the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
- Edward W. Howe

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler

Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do.
Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
- Amy Heckerling

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Girls are the future mothers of our society,
and it is important that we focus on their well-being.
- Miriam Makeba

Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth;
we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.
- Mary Antin

Mothers - especially single mothers -
are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children,
but men must also take responsibility for their children
and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being.
- Evan Bayh

In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment
as a sign of love and respect.
Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.
- Michael Lewis

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men -
from mothers most of all,
who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Our mothers and fathers want change.
They worked all of their lives, but today live in destitution.
- Viktor Yushchenko

I sincerely believe that if Bush and Cheney recognized
the full humanity of other people's mothers around the world,
they wouldn't commit the crimes they commit.
- Wallace Shawn

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
- Cathy Guisewite

One thing all stage mothers share is an overpowering
ambition for their daughters.
- Lawrence Welk

Sexism is not the fault of women - kill your fathers,
not your mothers.
- Robin Morgan

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

I hope the film will help mothers and fathers to be
aware that 15 is a very vulnerable age.
- Ellen Muth

We found that when people put this issue on the table,
it turns out that men acknowledge the issue,
and employers and employees can work out solutions
just as working mothers do.
- James Levine

We should be the natural home for young mothers.
But we're not.
Because too often we sound like people who think the
only good mother is a married mother.
- Francis Maude

We never got anything out of the recordings.
I'm still as broke as I was when I was with the Mothers.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair.
I solicited clothes for the ragged children,
for the desperate mothers.
I laid out the dead, the martyrs of the strike.
- Mary Harris Jones

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime,
welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens,
the more you control all the people.
- Noam Chomsky

The capitalist class shoots down mothers and children.
It stops at nothing, no matter how monstrous,
to prevent the organization of the workers.
- Ella R. Bloor

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers,
If I belittle dogs and mothers.
- Ogden Nash

Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie,
unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.
- Mike Royko

We are not a Zappa cover band.
We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the
Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex.
- Jimmy Carl Black

In their 30s women really start to live...
they're not children anymore, and they're not just mothers.
- Kelly Lynch

I think that the old Mothers started that trend of rehearsing long hours.
We went as long as the later bands did except we didn't
get paid for it like they did.
- Jimmy Carl Black

At about 40, the roles started slowing down.
I started getting offers to play mothers and grandmothers.
- Kathleen Turner

The causes of youth violence are working parents who
put their kids into daycare,
the teaching of evolution in the schools,
and working mothers who take birth control pills.
- Tom DeLay

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
- Rudyard Kipling

Mothers are not supposed to give guidance,
right' Sean's doing his own thing.
- Yoko Ono

I think a lot of the Mothers stuff that we recorded
was written while we were on the road.
- Jimmy Carl Black

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

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to
their children than fathers:
it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and
are more certain that they are their own.
- Aristotle

Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than
reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.
- Will Durant

Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason.
And those of us who are mothers know it's the most exquisite love of all.
- Maggie Gallagher

Mothers always find ways to fit in the work -
but then when you're working,
you feel that you should be spending time with your
children and then when you're with your children,
you're thinking about working.
- Alice Hoffman

After the crash happened, I was so humiliated and embarrassed.
I thought of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers,
that they must hate me.
- Tracey Gold

Mothers are all slightly insane.
- J. D. Salinger

Mothers don't want to pinch me or put me in their purse.
- Paul Lynde

We criticize mothers for closeness.
We criticize fathers for distance.
How many of us have expected less from our fathers
and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of
us always let them off the hook?
- Ellen Goodman

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

Working mothers do an hour more per day than working
fathers do and working mothers do on average an hour
more per day with the kids than working fathers do.
- James Levine

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

The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is:
mothers really need to be given the ability to parent.
- Joan Blades

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

Obviously Victoria and Mel B have become mothers and
there is a part of me that wants to be a mum.
- Geri Halliwell

A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.
- Margaret Sanger

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Working mothers are just as likely to want to conform
to a standard of perfection and just as likely to suffer
from their failure to meet it as their stay-at-home counterparts.
- Melinda M. Marshall

I don't think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they're black or poor.
The question is not morality, the question is money.
That's what we're upset about.
- Toni Morrison

Good mothers know that their relationship with each
of their children is like a movable feast,
constantly changing and evolving.
- Sue Woodman

A mother's got to be there to raise the children.
That's all there is to it.
I feel badly for those mothers who work hard,
and can't do it all the time.
- Eric Braeden

No country in history ever sent mothers of toddlers
off to fight enemy soldiers until the United States
did this in the Iraq war.
- Phyllis Schlafly

And getting older, what's happening is,
I play only mothers.
- Sonia Braga

You can make children believe whatever you want,
and the children of today are the soldiers and mothers of tomorrow.
- Dudley Nichols

But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers,
I started going on freedom rides in 1966.
- June Jordan

I can't think why mothers love them.
All babies do is leak at both ends.
- Douglas Feaver

Countries are either mothers or fathers,
and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.
- Edna O'Brien


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