Mothers Quotes

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Mothers Quotes

As we prepare for Mother’s Day let us regale each other with “momilies” (those truisms mother’s produce spontaneously–like: “I’m only doing this for your own good,” “Rise & Shine,” “There’s no use crying over spilt milk,” “Two wrongs don’t make a right” or “Anything worth doing is worth doing well,” to name but a few). Let us also reflect on these quotes selected for your edification and amusement.

A Mother knows all about her children–She knows about romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams–A father is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house¢â‚¬¦

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.

The phrase “working mother” is redundant.

A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~Abraham Lincoln

Women’s Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s the men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one’s likely to do anything about that. ~Golda Meir

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. ~Spanish Proverb

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


If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton Berle

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


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

[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. ~Emily Dickinson


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 Irving


Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother. ~Beverly Jones

Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that suppose to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing. ~Toni Morrison, Beloved, 1987

The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother’s Day are the good ones. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. ~Mark Twain




It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~From the television show The Golden Girls

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. ~Abraham Lincoln

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


A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. ~Irish Proverb

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

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 (1732-1799)


“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.”
– James Joyce

“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”
– Mark Twain


Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.”
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy


When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”
– Pablo Picasso
“Men are what their mothers made them.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”
– Theodore Hesburgh

A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it’s too late to let her know that he sees it.”
– W. D. Howells

“The death of a mother is the first sorrow wept without her”

There’s something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she’s only measured water in it. Erma Bombeck

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing” Phyliss Diller

“We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve years telling them to sit down and shut up.” Phyliss Diller

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