Mother's Day/Motherhood Quotes

"The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven."
- William Goldsmith Brown

"A mother understands what a child does not say."
- Author Unknown

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

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."
- William Makepeace Thackeray

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever."
- Author Unknown

"You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around and why his parents will always wave back."
- William D. Tammeus

"Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart."
- Author Unknown

"Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother."
- Oprah Winfrey

"Motherhood is priced
Of God, at price no man may dare
To lessen or misunderstand."
- Helen Hunt Jackson

"A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go."
- Author Unknown

"Most mothers are instinctive philosophers."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Before a day was over,
Home comes the rover,
For mother's kiss sweeter this
Than any other thing!"
- William Allingham

"There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one."
- Jill Churchill

"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary."
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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