"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."
"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother."
~ Abraham Lincoln
"What is home without a mother?"
~ Alice Hawthorne
"On Mother's Day a minister gave this perfect tribute: "My mother practices what I preach."
~ Capper's weekly
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
~ David O. McKay
"Healthy families are our greatest national resource."
~ Dolores Curran
"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary."
~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher
"He that wipes the child's nose, Kisses the mother's cheeks."
~ George Herbert
"The babe first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but is always on her heart."
~ H W Beecher
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, and call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."
~ Jane Howard
"A light-heel'd mother makes a heavy-heel'd daughter."
~ John Ray
"That best academy, a mother's knee."
~ J R Lowell
"The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother."
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
"Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret love outlives them all."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
"The holiest thing alive."
~ S T Coleridge
"Creating a warm, caring, supportive, encouraging environment is probably the most important thing you can do for your family."
~ Stephen Covey
"The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes one a mother - which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician."
~ Sydney Harris
"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of children."
~ W M Thackeray
"For the hands that rock the cradle,
Is the hand that rules the world."
~ W R Wallace
"Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground."
~ Zora Neale Hurston