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(M)Other Love

It’s been a while since I posted, due to general business and a trip abroad.  More posts to come, but here’s something for Mother’s Day…..

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

-James Joyce

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.”  

-Victor Hugo

“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

“Mother is a verb, not a noun.”


“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

“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

“One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.

-George Herbert

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.  

-Honoré de Balzac

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

My mother’s love for me was so great I have worked hard to justify it.

– Marc Chagall

“[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.”  

-Emily Dickinson

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.”

— Maya Angelou

“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

“Giving kids clothes and food is one kind of thing, but it’s much more important to teach them that other people besides themselves are important and that the best thing they can do with their lives is to use them in the service of other people.”

— Dolores Huerta

“Mothers are all slightly insane.”

–J.D. Salinger

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

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.

-Lisa Alther

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”


Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee

Calls back the lovely April of her prime.

~William Shakespeare

“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”

-Marion C. Garretty

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder

where you are when you don’t come home at night.

– Margaret Mead

A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. –

Honoré de Balzac

The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.

– Barbara Kingsolver

The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room.

-Henry Ward Beecher



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