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 best medicine in the world is a mother’s kiss.
Mama was my greatest teacher—a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
To a child’s ear, “mother” is magic in any language.
Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes
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 troubles thicken 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
God sees us through our mothers’ eyes and rewards us for our virtues.
Mother is the bank where we deposit all our hurts and worries.
My mother’s love for me was so great I have worked hard to justify it.
No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.
—Sarah Josepha Hale
The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
Mothers are instinctive philosophers.
—Harriet Beecher Stowe
A good mother is worth hundreds of schoolmasters.
The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.
—Henry Ward Beecher
Mother-love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.
A mother loves her children even when they least deserve to be loved.
Mother is the one we count on for the things that matter most of all.
—Katharine Butler Hathaway
A mother understands what a child does not say.
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.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind, but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages, long after paintings shall have faded and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give.
—David O. McKay