Mother’s Day Quotes
May 6, 2009 · Published By Administrator
Mother’s Day Quotes
Quotations for Mother’s Day
With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday May 10, 2009, We asked our famous quotes experts to come up with some of their best quotes and sayings about Mother’s Day, mom, mothers and mothering. Some of these quotations are thought provoking, some are sappy, some are funny and some are inspirational. We hope you enjoy this small Mother’s Day Quotations collection and hope you and your mom have a great day on Sunday. Mother’s Day in the United States is celebrated on the second Sunday of May and is set aside as an occasion to honor each family’s mother and to express love and respect for all she has done for us over the years.
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Mother’s Day Quotes by Famous People
There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness… The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way.
- Andrew Jackson, U.S. President
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, U.S. President
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, Women and Beauty
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
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MOTHER’S DAY by Del “Abe” Jones
There were some different beginnings
To what we know as, “Mother’s Day”
One woman, Anna Reeves Jarvis
“Mothers’ Work Day Clubs”, her way.
They focused on sanitary conditions
And provided medicines for the poor
They promised to care for all Soldiers
From both sides in the Civil War.
After that War that had divided
The new-found peace would take her
To healing families and friends
And she became a real peacemaker.
Then, in the Eighteen seventies
Something we could sure use now
“Mothers’ Peace Day”, was started
By, Julia Ward Howe.
A famous woman of the time
Reformer, lecturer, and writer of note
“The Battle Hymn Of The Republic”
Is something that she wrote.
A woman’ suffrage association
Voted her their first President
And hers, the first suggestion
To have a Mother’s Day event.
Then there was Frank Hering
In the year Nineteen ought-four
Of the Fraternal Order Of Eagles
Who claimed to open the door.
In Nineteen fourteen Woodrow Wilson
Recommending a Federal Mother’s Day
Signed a joint resolution
That we now observe each year in May.
No matter who takes the credit
It was a long time overdue
To honor all those Ladies
Who gave life to me and you.
So, those who still have theirs
Should remember those times passed
And thank Her now for all those things
She’s done for you in the past.
For those whose Mom is gone
It’s a time to reflect and say,
“Mom, I love and miss you,
On this, and every other day.”
Our Mothers shape our being
And have an endless wealth to give
And She will be a part of us
For as long as we may live.
Source: Del “Abe” Jones 05-04-2005 Mother Quotes
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
Woman in the home has not yet lost her dignity, in spite of Mother’s Day, with its offensive implication that our love needs an annual nudging, like our enthusiasm for the battle of Bunker Hill.
- John Erskine
The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
- William Goldsmith Brown
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
- Tenneva Jordan
All I am or can be I owe to my angel Mother.
- Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray
That best academy, a mother’s knee.
- James Russell Lowell, poet, critic and diplomat
All mothers are working mothers.
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
God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
- Jewish Proverb
A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
- Chinese Proverb
The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.
- Henry Ward Beecher, US Congressional clergyman
Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?
- Nancy Thayer, author
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.
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, author
Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
- Lin Yutang, Chinese writer
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.
- Mildred B. Vermont
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac, author
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
- Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
- Ambrose Bierce
Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, physician and poet
On Mother’s Day I have written a poem for you. In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines: You’re my mother, I would have no other!
- Forest Houtenschil
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
- Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.
- Peter De Vries