Mother Quotes

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

Honoré de Balzac

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 trouble thickens 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 Irvin

A mother understands what a child does not say.

Unknown Author

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine - she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights. 

Terri Guillemets

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.

James Joyce

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.

Sophia Loren

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

Abraham Lincoln

Being a full-time mother is one of highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.

Mildred B. Vermont

A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.

Cardinal Mermillod

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands.  But a mother's love endures through all.

Washington Irvin

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.

Robert Browning

Misery is when you make your bed and then your mother tells you it’s the day she’s changing the sheets.

Suzanna Heller

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, comrades and friends - but only one mother in the whole world. 

Kate Douglas Wiggin

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

Florida Scott Maxwell

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

Oscar Wilde

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

D.W. Winnicott

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

Honoré de Balzac

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.

Meryl Streep

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.

Erma Bombeck

What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.

Henry Ward Beecher

I cannot forget my mother.  She is my bridge.  When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely.

Renita Weems

Motherhood is the keystone of the arch of matrimonial happiness.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Emily Dickinson

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.

Elain Heffner

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.

Barbara Kingsolver

How beautifully everything is arranged by Nature; as soon as a child enters the world, it finds a mother ready to take care of it.

Jules Michelet

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her

George Washington

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


Men are what their mothers made them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Victor Hugo

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