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Mother Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Mother are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

Related topics: Family Relationship Life Human-Nature Psychology

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

 

My mother was against me being an actress -
until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra.
- Angie Dickinson

Don't forget Mother's Day.
Or as they call it in Beverly Hills,
Dad's Third Wife Day.
- Jay Leno

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa


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Life is a nurturing mother,
when you just remember to say "thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The girl of my dreams is my mother's shadow,
cast upon the distant movie screen of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't have a bank account because I don't know my mother's maiden name.
- Paula Poundstone

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are all pencils in the hand of God.
- Mother Teresa

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
- H. L. Mencken

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

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

God Loves an Open Mind, Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
So does Your Mother.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A little girl at the wedding afterwards asked her mother
why the bride changed her mind.
What do you mean? responded her mother.
Well, she went down the aisle with one man,
and came back with another.
- Anonymous

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism
and become a fearless is mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly -
indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
- Arianna Huffington

When you are alone you are not alone,
you are simply lonely -
and there is a tremendous difference
between loneliness and aloneness.
When you are lonely you are thinking of the other,
you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state.
You are feeling that it would have been
better if the other were there -
your friend, your wife, your mother,
your beloved, your husband.
It would have been good if the other
were there, but the other is not.
Loneliness is absence of the other.
Aloneness is the presence of oneself.
Aloneness is very positive.
It is a presence, overflowing presence.
You are so full of presence
that you can fill the whole universe
with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
- Osho

People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years,
but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not
let them forget indefinitely.
- Henry Cantwell Wallace

My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage,
and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
- Carly Fiorina

Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?
- Donald E. Westlake

All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom,
but it is always on her heart.
- Henry Ward Beecher

My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams.
What I lacked was the courage.
- Clay Aiken

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

Death is nothing else but going home to God,
the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.
- Mother Teresa

Words which do not give the
light of Christ increase the darkness.
- Mother Teresa

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

Yes, Mother.
I can see you are flawed.
You have not hidden it.
That is your greatest gift to me.
- Alice Walker

My mother was a personal friend of God's.
They had ongoing conversations.
- Della Reese

There are only two things a child will share willingly;
communicable diseases and its mother's age.
- Benjamin Spock

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
- Henry Ward Beecher

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
- Mother Teresa

My mother used to tell me man gives the award,
God gives the reward.
I don't need another plaque.
- Denzel Washington

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
- Sophocles

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.
- Francesco Petrarch

I get whatever placidity I have from my father.
But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.
- Norma Shearer

I am no mother, and I won't be one.
- Brigitte Bardot

The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money.
Money is not enough, money can be got,
but they need your hearts to love them.
So, spread your love everywhere you go.
- Mother Teresa

The man in our society is the breadwinner;
the woman has enough to do as the homemaker,
wife and mother.
- Dorothy Fields

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

The most terrible poverty is loneliness
and the feeling of being unloved.
- Mother Teresa

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting
on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother:
the alternatives are all too expensive.
- Ann Oakley

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

My mother thinks I could have even run a larger company.
- Christie Hefner

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
but how much love we put in that action.
- Mother Teresa

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
- Quentin Crisp

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
- Mother Teresa

Every man must define his identity against his mother.
If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.
- Camille Paglia

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa


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