Quotations on Mother

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Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Friendship, Love, Mother, Example)

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Success, Mother, Obedience, Safety)

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Wisdom, Mother, Memory)

My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Power, Dreams, Mother, Courage)

Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Faith, Mother, Son)

Am I calm all the time? That is a question to ask my mother. I am very happy in my home. I have a good family, that gives me something extra.
- Jean Alesi
(Keywords: Family, Home, Time, Mother, Question)

Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life.
- Saul Alinsky
(Keywords: Life, Politics, Time, Mother, Father, Bed, Corruption, Play)

This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Wisdom, Mother, Blood, Country, Land, Now, Tears)

I probably spend more time with my kids than the average stay-at-home mother.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Time, Mother, Kids)

Even though I love my mother, I didn't want to make an idealized portrait of her. I'm fascinated more by her defects - they are funnier than her other qualities.
- Pedro Almodovar
(Keywords: Love, Mother, Want)

After the enormous success of All About my Mother, all the awards and everything, I wanted to start a movie in exactly the same place that I used to be before. I wanted to show that all of the success had not changed my perception.
- Pedro Almodovar
(Keywords: Success, Mother, Perception, Awards)

My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety.
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Keywords: Home, Death, Mother, Life, Anxiety, Being, Duty, Letters, Living, Pain, Post, Relatives)

I think maintaining relationships with my friends, my mother, my manager, they're all important.
- Christina Applegate
(Keywords: Manager, Mother, Friends, Relationships)

When a mother quarrels with a daughter, she has a double dose of unhappiness hers from the conflict, and empathy with her daughter's from the conflict with her. Throughout her life a mother retains this special need to maintain a good relationship with her daughter.
- Terri Apter
(Keywords: Life, Mother, Daughter, Conflict, Empathy, Quarrels, Unhappiness)

Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.
- Jean Arp
(Keywords: Art, Mother, Man)

It's so hard to be a mother and to also want to practice your art.
- Rosanna Arquette
(Keywords: Art, Mother, Practice, Want)

My mother, she had a very good attitude toward money. I'm very grateful for the fact that we had to learn to save. I used to get like 50 pence a week, and I'd save it for like five months. And then I'd spend it on Christmas presents. I'd save up like eight pounds. It's nothing, but we did that.
- Gemma Arterton
(Keywords: Money, Mother, Attitude, Christmas, Fact, Months, Nothing)

Winning that first game was so important; my mother always said that the first game of the second set was the chance to keep it going if you were ahead or change things if you were behind.
- Tracy Austin
(Keywords: Change, Mother, Winning, Chance, First)

People in England were coming up to me, saying, My mother and father turned me on to your music. This happened to me 20 years ago. When I was 40 they were saying that.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Music, Mother, Father, People, England, Saying, Years)

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
- Hosea Ballou
(Keywords: Education, Mother, Character, Children, Word)

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Mother, Heart, Deep, Will)

A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Life, Mother, Now)

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Happiness, Mother, Future, Memories, Past)

Mothers, unless they were very poor, didn't work. Both of my parents had to leave education. My mother had to work in a cotton mill until 18 or 19, when she took some training in domestic science.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Science, Work, Education, Mother, Mothers, Parents, Poor, Training)

When I was about to break a world record and become well known, my mother used to say that for her the important thing was for me to become a doctor - a career which had not been possible in her generation and in her society. Sport was something to be set aside.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Society, Mother, Career, World)

When a 12-year-old, a 13-year-old, so desperately wants a baby what she's looking for is the kind of unconditional love a child gives a mother and a mother gives a child.
- Ellen Barkin
(Keywords: Love, Mother, Baby)

You've got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really.
- Ellen Barkin
(Keywords: Family, Love, Mother, Daughter, Choice, Cute)

My mother and my father were teachers. My grandmother and my grandfather were teachers. This is something I really know about. Even when I was a kid, it was a profession my father couldn't stay in, because he couldn't make enough money.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: Money, Mother, Father, Profession, Teachers)

Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude.
- Beck
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Mother, Attitude)

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Mother, God, Kisses)

If they had killed by father and my mother and all my friends, yet if they had come to treat of peace, they ought to have gone in peace.
- William Berkeley
(Keywords: Peace, Mother, Father, Friends)

I don't see a white woman. I see a black woman, even though my mother is white. Knowing that has made my life easier, I think.
- Halle Berry
(Keywords: Life, Mother, Woman)

My mother's sympathies were strongly with the Union. She knew that war was bound to come, but so confident was she in the strength of the Federal Government that she devoutly believed that the struggle could not last longer than six months at the utmost.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Government, War, Mother, Strength, Months, Struggle)

I've been writing Indian music for a while. Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception.
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Keywords: Music, Mother, Earth, Writing)

Even though mother's issues are not front page news, they touch us all personally, some more than others, and I believe passionately in the power of grassroots engagement.
- Joan Blades
(Keywords: Power, Mother, News)

The grandmother, the mother, the worker, the student, the intellectual, the professional, the unemployed, everybody identified with the songs because they were descriptions of life in the city.
- Ruben Blades
(Keywords: Life, Mother, Songs)

When I was 13 I asked my mother if it was possible for this to end - I'd had enough of it. And that was right about the time that we got a call for "The Exorcist" interview.
- Linda Blair
(Keywords: Time, Mother, End, Right)

Mother is the first word that occurs to politicians and columnists and popes when they raise the question, 'Why isn't life turning out the way we want it?'
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Keywords: Life, Mother, First, Politicians, Question, Want, Word)

My mother was a modern woman with a limited interest in religion. When the sun set and the fast of the Day of Atonement ended, she shot from the synagogue like a rocket to dance the Charleston.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Religion, Mother, Dance, Day, Interest, Sun, Woman)

My mother enjoyed old age, and because of her I've begun to enjoy parts of it too. So far I've had it good and am crumbling nicely.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Age, Mother, Old)

Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Wisdom, Mother, Infinite)

Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Business, Society, Mother, Gifts, Years)

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Home, Work, Mother, Being, Hurt, Occupation, Summer)

My mother, brave woman, lost her whole family when she decided to marry a black man in the '60s. When the marriage fell apart, she had to come back to her family.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: Family, Marriage, Mother, Man, Woman)

My mother's studies stopped with the third year of primary school, my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family.
- Emma Bonino
(Keywords: Family, Politics, Father, Mother, Deep, Duty, First, School, Sense)

I had a very strong-willed mother, who I totally adored. She was always in control of her life.
- Jan de Bont
(Keywords: Life, Mother, Control)

So although women can do anything that men can't do, they can also do something that men can't do, and that is mother their children.
- Pat Boone
(Keywords: Men, Women, Mother, Children)

The prejudice was so bad in the United States at that time that a dark person with a white person would not be served in a restaurant. My father, mother, and I would try it occasionally. We would sit there, and the food would never come.
- Amar Bose
(Keywords: Food, Time, Mother, Father, Prejudice, states, United)

The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India, so it could well have been an Indian household.
- Amar Bose
(Keywords: Food, Mother, Father, Deep, Philosophy)

I think Mick Jagger would be astounded and amazed if he realized that to many people he is not a sex symbol, but a mother image.
- David Bowie
(Keywords: Sex, Mother, People, Symbol)



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