Quotation Explorer - 'Mothers'

Because it is the lot of mothers to remember what no one else cares to, Mrs. Dutta thinks. To tell them over and over until they are lodged, perforce, in family lore. We are the keepers of the heart's dusty corners. - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. - Aristotle
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework - an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life. - Betty Friedan
I imagined the sound of whips on black backs and the roar of the overseer over the cry of mothers being separated from their babies. I pulled on all the strength I had not to shot out every valuable leaded pane of glass in that stinking house. - Linda Leigh Hargrove
And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. - Alice Walker
Everyone is guilty at one time or another of throwing out questions that beg to be ignored, but mothers seem to have a market on the supply. "Do you want a spanking or do you want to go to bed?" Don't you want to save some of the pizza for your brother?" Wasn't there any change? - Erma Bombeck
For we think back through our mothers if we are women. - Virginia Woolf
Guilt is unavoidable for mothers. - Linda Gray
Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same. - Pearl Buck
I no longer want to see others as humans. I want to learn to see others as brothers, sisters, mothers, & fathers. - Rabbi Shaul David Judelman
I hope that you mothers will realize that when all is said and done, you have no more compelling responsibility, nor any laden with greater rewards, than the nurture you give your children in an environment of security, peace, companionship, love, and motivation to grow and do well. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Girls are pearls, ladies are rubies, mothers are moulders, and women are wonderful. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
All I can say to people who hate their mothers for giving birth to them is "get the fuck out of your scaredy shells and kiss the world". - Jay Woodman
Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne. - Mabel Hale
Because we are the only women who are mothers of men." Gorgo: when asked by a woman from Attica why Spartan women were the only women in the world who could rule men. - Gorgos
In these last days, what the world really needs is courageous parenting from mothers and fathers who are not afraid to speak up and take a stand. - Larry R. Lawrence
Mothers are the ultimate executives. Instead of raising profits they are raising humanity. - Virginia Burges
The day we serve humanity, as we serve our mothers, we shall find Allah. - Zarina Bibi
I always wondered why God was supposed to be a father," she whispers. Fathers always want you to measure up to something. Mothers are the ones who love you unconditionally, don't you think? - Jodi Picoult
There is such a thing as crazy-mother bonding. . . . It happens when one realizes the other also has had a crazy mother, and it is both painful and pleasurable. There are more crazy mothers than you might think. - Minrose Gwin
You see, they were Mothers, not in our sense of helpless involuntary fecundity, forced to fill and overfill the land, every land, and then see their children suffer, sin, and die, fighting horribly with one another; but in the sense of Conscious Makers of People. - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Some things I never learned to like. I didn't like to kiss babies, though I didn't mind kissing their mothers. - Pierre Trudeau
I don't think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they're black or poor. The question is not morality, the question is money. That's what we're upset about. - Toni Morrison
A mother's love is the morning sunshine that always enlightens our way. A mother occupies the most special place in our heart every moment of every day. I wish all mothers a very happy and brightest Mother's Day. - Debasish Mridha
Sometimes through a smile it can be a lot of pain, but no matter what, mothers love will keep you strong. - Auliq-Ice
When I walk into my kitchen today, I am not alone. Whether we know it or not, none of us is. We bring fathers and mothers and kitchen tables, and every meal we have ever eaten. Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, and who we want to be. - Molly Wizenberg
It is raining in my heart.Humanity is shedding a tear.I asked, Who is suffering?Is it my mother?Silence.No answer.Everyone has a mother,And she always suffers.Why as a child do we let our mothers suffer?I could not get an answer. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Imagine that the world had created a new 'dream product' to feed and immunize everyone born on earth. Imagine also that it was available everywhere, required no storage or delivery, and helped mothers plan their families and reduce the risk of cancer. Then imagine that the world refused to use it. - Frank A. Oski
Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
Be the hero of your children’s story. Never let them believe for a minute that honor, courage and doing what is right is only reserved for other fathers and mothers. - Shannon L. Alder
If Congress refuse to listen to and grant what women ask, there is but one course left then to pursue. What is there left for women to do but to become the mothers of the future government? - Victoria Claflin Woodhull
Daughters go into analysis hating their fathers and come out hating their mothers. They never come out hating themselves.
Mothers are a biological necessity; fathers are a social invention. - Margaret Mead
Sooner or later we all quote our mothers. - Bern Williams
What we choose to call sanity is a big house where the mad have no mothers.
Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.
متى استعبدتم الناس وقد ولدتهم أمهاتهم أحرارا When did you start enslaving people, when their mothers gave birth to them free? - Umar ibn Al-Khattab
No occupation in this world is more trying to soul and body than the care of young children. What patience and wisdom, skill and unlimited love it calls for. God gave the work to mothers and furnished them for it, and they cannot shirk it and be guiltless. - Isabella MacDonald Alden
Mothers train your children to only Speak Truth - Imran Khan
Only mothers will ever know the true struggle and sacrifice it takes to create life. Authors come in at a close second. - R.P. Falconer
A good mother does not live only for her children. She always has some bond with other mothers, no matter what class, nationality or race they may be. All mothers have the same joys, the same sorrows, the same anxieties. All mothers think first of their child and of children. - Werenfried Von Straaten
Gone are the days when girls used to cook like their mothers and boys used to dress like their fathers. Now girls drink like their fathers and boys dress like their mothers. - Habeeb Akande
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? - Milton Berle
One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
Mothers may still want their sons to grow up to be President, but according to a famous Gallup poll of some years ago, some 73 percent do not want them to become politicians in the process. - John F. Kennedy
When anyone thinks a woman who serves "gives 'cause that's what mothers or real women do," they deny her full humanity and thus fail to see the generosity inherent in her acts. - bell hooks
You know, that was what we missed most. Not our beds, not our homes, not even our mothers. We would talk about food. - Jodi Picoult
There is always so much talk about the sins of the fathers, but it is the sins of the mothers that are the most difficult to avoid repeating. - Melanie Benjamin
Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If there are not mothers, where will men come from and who will feed them? - Debasish Mridha
No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed. I have known mothers who remake the bed after their children do it because there is wrinkle in the spread or the blanket is on crooked. This is sick. - Erma Bombeck
Mothers, food, love, and career, the four major guilt groups.
And it was darkSo dark at nightAnd we held on to each otherLike brother to brotherWe promised our mothers we'd writeAnd we would all go down together - Billy Joel
I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks so I wondered, what do Chinese mothers use? Toothpicks? - George Carlin
Neither enemy faces, nor the mothers that love them, come to mind when one is thinking of nothing but endeavouring to survive. Philosophising about war is useless under fire. - Linda Berdoll
Who were these people, these specially selected tenants? They were mothers and fathers and children. A dressmaker, a secretary, an inventor, a doctor, a judge. And, oh yes, one was a bookie, one was a burglar, one was a bomber, and one was a mistake. - Ellen Raskin
American culture at large has failed working mothers. - Emily Matchar
What the world really needs is courageous parenting from mothers and fathers who are not afraid to speak up and take a stand. - Larry R. Lawrence
Our mothers were largely silent about what happened to them as they passed through this midlife change. But a new generation of women has already started to break the wall of silence. - Trisha Posner
What their scorned, over-fucked mothers never teach them is this: men can be hurt, too. - Darnell Lamont Walker
It took me a long time to realiseThat mothers are women who carry you And not necessarily in their womb. - Stacy Morris
Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but ... life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves. - Gabriel García Márquez
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