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Mother Stories/Quotes




Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of children.

-William Makepeace Thackeray-


Every Mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see.

-Pope Paul VI-


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

-Oscar Wilde-


Only a mother knows a mother's fondness.

-Lady Mary Wortley Montagu-


You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular.

-Robert Frost-


The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.

-Henry Ward Beecher-


The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always discover forgiveness.

-Honor' de Balzac-


Mothers...are the first book read and the last put aside in every child's library.

-C. Lenox Redmond-


A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning necessary.

-Dorothy Canfield Fisher-


Women as the guardians of children possess a great power. They are the molders of their children's personalities and the arbiters of their development.

-Ann Oakley-


A mother has, perhaps, the hardest earthly lot; and yet no mother worthy of the name ever gave herself thoroughly for her child who did not feel that, after all, she reaped what she had sown.

-Henry Ward Beecher-


"She broke the bread into two fragments and gave them to the children, who ate with avidity.

"She hath kept none for herself," grumbled the Sergeant.

"Because she is not hungry," said a soldier.

"Because she is a mother," said the Sergeant."

-Victor Hugo-


There is no slave out of heaven like a loving woman; and of all loving women, there is no such slave as a mother.

-Henry Ward Beecher-


The precursor of the mirror is the mother's face.

-D.W. Winnicott-