A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
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
A woman must combine the role of mother, wife and politician.
Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history.
Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.
Everyone checks out my mom. My mom's hot.
Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.
How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.
I am no mother, and I won't be one.
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
E. M. Forster
I am truly my mother's son.
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
I auditioned on my own. I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help, not even Mom's.
I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom. That was my way of being a bad girl.
I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.
I guess I was a mom so late in life, my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.
I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
I sing seriously to my mom on the phone. To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag, motherhood and the Bible. That's why people love me.
I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
I wanted to escape so badly. But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school. It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
I was a brownie for a day. My mom made me stop. She didn't want me to conform.
I was always at peace because of the way my mom treated me.
I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values.
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.
I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy.
I'm a Mommy's Girl - the strongest influence in my young life was my mom.
I'm sure that my mom would have been happy with any path I chose.
I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.
If my mom reads that I'm grammatically incorrect I'll have hell to pay.
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
If you ever become a mother, can I have one of the puppies?
It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment.
Honore De Balzac
Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap, there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness.
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
Men are what their mothers made them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to. She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time, so we got whipped.
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?
Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.
Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched.
Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare To lessen or misunderstand.
Helen Hunt Jackson
Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.
Motherhood is... difficult and... rewarding.
Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
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.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
Mothers are the necessity of invention.
Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present.
My mom always said that there would be haters. Not everyone can love ya.
My mom is definitely my rock.
My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age.
My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It's humiliating.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.
My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully.
My mother thinks I could have even run a larger company.
My mother told me on several different occasions that she was livin' her dream vicariously through me. She once said that I was getting' to do all the things that she would have wanted to have done.
My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque.
My mother was a personal friend of God's. They had ongoing conversations.
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.
My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic, worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.
Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out, about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the career ladder nonexistent.
The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The man in our society is the breadwinner; the woman has enough to do as the homemaker, wife and mother.
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
Henry Ward Beecher
The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age.
There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that I've always looked up to.
What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
Louisa May Alcott
What is free time? I'm a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.
What motivated me? My mother. My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman, struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.
When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps.
Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?
Donald E. Westlake
Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? The mother.
With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood.
Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.