Quotations on Mothers

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For mothers who must earn, there is indeed no leisure time problem. The long hours of earning are increased by the hours of domestic labor, until no slightest margin for relaxation or change of thought remains.
- Katharine Anthony
(Keywords: Change, Time, Thought, Labor, Leisure, Mothers, Relaxation)

Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.
- Mary Antin
(Keywords: Growth, Mothers, Spiritual)

Their mothers had finally caught up to them and been proven right. There were consequences after all but they were the consequences to things you didn't even know you'd done.
- Margaret Atwood
(Keywords: Consequences, Mothers, Right)

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)

Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being.
- Evan Bayh
(Keywords: Men, Children, Mothers, Nation, Responsibility)

What does the truth matter? Haven't we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast!
- Georges Bernanos
(Keywords: Truth, Lies, Mothers, Sons, Taste)

We are not a Zappa cover band. We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex.
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Keywords: Invention, Mothers, Play, Songs)

The capitalist class shoots down mothers and children. It stops at nothing, no matter how monstrous, to prevent the organization of the workers.
- Ella R. Bloor
(Keywords: Children, Class, Mothers, Nothing, Workers)

I know from my constituency what is going on. Doctors that are told, begged, by mothers, 'Please don't write down that my child as asthma. Please lie and say it's bronchitis, because if you write down asthma, when my child turns 18 or 20 and has to get his or her own insurance, it will be a pre-existing condition.'
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Lie, Doctors, Mothers, Will)

Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers' suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions and unwanted children.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Keywords: Morality, Children, Connection, Dying, Hypocrisy, Mothers, Suffering)

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Children, Fathers, Mothers, Ugly)

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: People, Fear, Control, Crime, Drugs, Mothers, Welfare)

I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me. I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams.
- Miley Cyrus
(Keywords: Dreams, Family, Hope, Daughters, Fans, Kids, Memories, Mothers, World)

Our mothers' generation fought so hard to change things and we're the first generation to benefit. And now you get girls in their twenties who say they're not feminists.
- Kristin Davis
(Keywords: Change, First, Girls, Mothers, Now)

The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills.
- Tom DeLay
(Keywords: Control, Birth control, Causes, Evolution, Kids, Mothers, Parents, Schools, Teaching, Violence, Youth)

Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present.
- Janice Dickinson
(Keywords: Daughters, Mothers, Present)

Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it's the most exquisite love of all.
- Maggie Gallagher
(Keywords: Love, People, Mothers, Reason)

If Romeo and Juliet make a tragedy of it nowadays, they have only to blame their own mismanagement, for the world is with them as it has never been before, and all sensible fathers and mothers know it.
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Keywords: Blame, Fathers, Mothers, Tragedy, World)

In the past, when I'd recorded during a break in a tour, it was so easy to sing, because I felt strong. Also, like so many new mothers, I wasn't getting a lot of sleep, and sleeping is such a huge part of being able to sing.
- Amy Grant
(Keywords: Being, Mothers, Past, Sleep)

Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
- Amy Heckerling
(Keywords: Babies, Baby, Care, Fathers, Mothers, Needs)

And some of what we're doing in Government even now, some of the welfare reform programs that are helping lone mothers come into work are based on things that were very new under the Labour Government in the eighties.
- Patricia Hewitt
(Keywords: Government, Work, Mothers, Now, Reform, Welfare)

Mothers always find ways to fit in the work - but then when you're working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you're with your children, you're thinking about working.
- Alice Hoffman
(Keywords: Time, Work, Children, Mothers, Thinking)

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Keywords: Men, Religion, Women, Key, Mothers, World)

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
- Edward W. Howe
(Keywords: Home, Time, Children, Mothers, Schools)

The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics - and our external ones too - the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are - as women and as mothers.
- Arianna Huffington
(Keywords: Women, Choices, Confidence, Mothers, Will)

Today, Arizona's sons and daughters, mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country.
- Jane D. Hull
(Keywords: Country, Daughters, Fathers, Mothers, Sons, Today)

Mothers and daughters can stay very connected during teenage years. In the middle of your life, you can become very alone. Even though you're connected deeply to other family members, lovers, husbands, friends.
- Holly Hunter
(Keywords: Family, Life, Daughters, Friends, Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, Teenage, Years)

It has to be real, and I think a lot of the problems we have as a society is because we don't acknowledge that family is important, and it has to be people who are present, you know, and mothers and fathers, both are not present enough with children.
- James Earl Jones
(Keywords: Family, Society, People, Children, Fathers, Mothers, Present, Problems)

I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair. I solicited clothes for the ragged children, for the desperate mothers. I laid out the dead, the martyrs of the strike.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Men, Children, Clothes, Despair, Martyrs, Mothers, Sanity)

It's the kind of clothes that mothers and daughters can wear, in terms of concept... It's not about age. It's about taste, and it's about lifestyle. I believe women of all ages can wear anything.
- Ralph Lauren
(Keywords: Women, Age, Clothes, Daughters, Mothers, Taste)

In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment as a sign of love and respect. Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.
- Michael Lewis
(Keywords: Love, Achievement, Accomplishment, Children, Mothers, Respect)

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
(Keywords: Time, Class, Mothers, Workers)

Working mothers are just as likely to want to conform to a standard of perfection and just as likely to suffer from their failure to meet it as their stay-at-home counterparts.
- Melinda M. Marshall
(Keywords: Failure, Mothers, Perfection, Want)

We should be the natural home for young mothers. But we're not. Because too often we sound like people who think the only good mother is a married mother.
- Francis Maude
(Keywords: Home, Mother, People, Mothers, Sound)

Sexism is not the fault of women - kill your fathers, not your mothers.
- Robin Morgan
(Keywords: Women, Fathers, Fault, Mothers, Sexism)

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
(Keywords: Money, Morality, Mothers, Poor, Question)

I hope the film will help mothers and fathers to be aware that 15 is a very vulnerable age.
- Ellen Muth
(Keywords: Age, Hope, Fathers, Film, Help, Mothers, Will)

Even if society dictates that men and women should behave in certain ways, it is fathers and mothers who teach those ways to children not just in the words they say, but in the lives they lead.
- Augustus Y. Napier
(Keywords: Men, Society, Women, Children, Fathers, Mothers, Words)

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers, If I belittle dogs and mothers.
- Ogden Nash
(Keywords: Hope, Dogs, Mothers, Tongue)

You can make children believe whatever you want, and the children of today are the soldiers and mothers of tomorrow.
- Dudley Nichols
(Keywords: Children, Mothers, Soldiers, Today, Tomorrow, Want)

What's really fun is seeing mothers bringing their daughters to the shows. And the best part is the mothers know they don't have to worry about sexual innuendo in the songs. The shows are family shows.
- Peter Noone
(Keywords: Family, Daughters, Fun, Mothers, Songs, Worry)

David Stern should get with the mothers of the NBA and let the moms decide what the dress code should be. I asked my mother if I could wear a chain, and she told me yeah. So I do stuff that my parents allow me to do.
- Shaquille O'Neal
(Keywords: Mother, Dress, Mothers, Parents)

If kids can forget their own mothers but still have a sense of comrade Lenin, then Soviet power really is here to stay!
- Andrei Platonov
(Keywords: Power, Forget, Kids, Mothers, Sense)

Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers' incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?
- Anna Quindlen
(Keywords: Fear, Strength, Children, Mothers, Will)

Like any other people, like fathers, mothers, sons and daughters in every land, when the issue of peace or war has been put squarely to the American people, they have registered for peace.
- Paul Robeson
(Keywords: Peace, War, People, American, Daughters, Fathers, Land, Mothers, Sons)

No country in history ever sent mothers of toddlers off to fight enemy soldiers until the United States did this in the Iraq war.
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Keywords: History, War, Country, Enemy, Fight, Iraq, Mothers, Soldiers, states, United)

We have tried you citizens; we are trying you now, and you have a couple of dollars for the sorrowing mothers, brothers and sisters by way of a charity gift.
- Rose Schneiderman
(Keywords: Brothers, Charity, Mothers, Now, Sisters, Trying)

I sincerely believe that if Bush and Cheney recognized the full humanity of other people's mothers around the world, they wouldn't commit the crimes they commit.
- Wallace Shawn
(Keywords: People, Humanity, Mothers, World)

The outcome can truly determine whether our homes will be destroyed, whether our children will be torn from their mothers, trained as conspirators and turned against their parents, their home and their church.
- George Smathers
(Keywords: Home, Church, Children, Mothers, Parents, Will)

The images I like best are parts of series that I've started, in some cases, with the pregnancies of the mothers of the children in question, and I continue that series right on through the birth of children to the child that resulted from that first pregnancy.
- Jock Sturges
(Keywords: Children, First, Mothers, Pregnancy, Question, Right)



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