Quotations on Mother

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Joseph and his mother come from the black kings who were before the white man.
- Peter Abrahams
(Keywords: Mother, Kings, Man)

Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Mother, Being, Constitution, Country, Democracy, English, Revolution, Opposition, Result, states, Traditions, United)

Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Mother, Thought, Knowledge, Daughters)

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 gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It's humiliating.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Mother, Sleep, Want)

My mother was the total influence. My father was what we call a nomadic person; he was a wanderer.
- Danny Aiello
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Influence)

I don't know anyone who curses the way they do on the Sopranos. Not in an Italian household. I never said the word hell in front of my mother.
- Danny Aiello
(Keywords: Mother, Hell, Word)

Well, financially it's a little bit better. But it's better than than when I was a teacher. But I kind of - it's allowed me to buy a house. And I've been able to help my mother with some stuff and my brother. So, that's nice.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Mother, Brother, Help)

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)

My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six, but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.
- Alan Alda
(Keywords: Mother, Father)

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 used to take my brother and me to get any books we wanted, but they were second hand books published in the '30s and '40s. I liked scary books.
- Alejandro Amenabar
(Keywords: Mother, Brother, Books)

During my grief, I realised there was nothing I could do for my mother, but I did have a child.
- Namie Amuro
(Keywords: Mother, Grief, Nothing)

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)

My daughter teases me once in a while saying, Remember when you used to be my mother and you had black hair?
- Loni Anderson
(Keywords: Mother, Daughter, Hair, Saying)

I'm a mother with two small children, so I don't take as much crap as I used to.
- Pamela Anderson
(Keywords: Mother, Children)

Sarah will talk to me about someone and I don't know who she's talking about, but if she talks to my mother, the two of them will know exactly - and across several generations, too.
- Prince Andrew
(Keywords: Mother, Generations, Talk, Talking, Will)

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Mother, People, College, Ignorance, School, Understanding)

My mother turned into a professional widow. She couldn't understand why I wanted to be an engineer; she thought I should be a chicken farmer.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Mother, Thought)

When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Mother, Husband, Approval, Autobiography)

I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.
- Marie Antoinette
(Keywords: Mother, Wife, Husband, Blood, Children, Queen)

No one understands my ills, nor the terror that fills my breast, who does not know the heart of a mother.
- Marie Antoinette
(Keywords: Mother, Heart, Terror)

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)

When you grow up your mother says, 'Wear rubbers or you'll catch cold.' When you become an adult you discover that you have the right not to wear rubbers and to see if you catch cold or not. It's something like that.
- Diane Arbus
(Keywords: Mother, Right)

My mother bought a piano, put it in the front room, and I just started writing my songs.
- Joan Armatrading
(Keywords: Mother, Songs, Writing)

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)

If necessity is the mother of invention, it's the father of cooperation. And we're cooperating like never before.
- John Ashcroft
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Cooperation, Invention, Necessity)

Comic books and The Chronicles of Narnia. My mother used to read those to me and my twin brother growing up.
- Shawn Ashmore
(Keywords: Mother, Brother, Books, Growing up)

The interest of my mother was more in the entertainment field. She loved to go to concerts and to the theatre.
- Leon Askin
(Keywords: Mother, Entertainment, Interest, Theatre)

When I was eight years old I went to visit my brother who was working on a movie of the week with my mother and I saw how much fun he was having and I decided I wanted to try it too.
- Mackenzie Astin
(Keywords: Mother, Brother, Fun, Old, Visit, Years)

Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked: as I never was when I was not one.
- Margaret Atwood
(Keywords: Mother, Being)

Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased.
- John James Audubon
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Duty)

Poverty is the mother of crime.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Mother, Crime, Poverty)

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)

There's huge, massive mother ships going up to the Yukon. They've been filmed and are on video.
- Dan Aykroyd
(Keywords: Mother, Ships)

A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Mother, Wife, Fault, Man, Misfortune)

As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings - not run across the street and ask what my mother thinks.
- Ralph Bakshi
(Keywords: Mother, Feelings, Artist, Want)

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)



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