My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
Men are what their mothers made them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
That strong mother doesn't tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
E. M. Forster
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
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.
Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.
Being a mother is hard and it wasn't a subject I ever studied.
My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully.
I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.
Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
Henry Ward Beecher
Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history.
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.
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.
I was a brownie for a day. My mom made me stop. She didn't want me to conform.
The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly - indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that I've always looked up to.
How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.
Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.
Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
E. W. Howe
It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment.
Honore de Balzac
A woman must combine the role of mother, wife and politician.
I am no mother, and I won't be one.
My mom always said that there would be haters. Not everyone can love ya.
Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to. She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time, so we got whipped.
I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values.
Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.
I sing seriously to my mom on the phone. To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
Louisa May Alcott
My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.
I'm a Mommy's Girl - the strongest influence in my young life was my mom.
I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up. I wish my grandmother had done the same. I wanted my girls to know me.
I want to be a cool mom.
I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom. That was my way of being a bad girl.
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.
Mothers are the necessity of invention.
Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present.
I am truly my mother's son.
The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out, about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the career ladder nonexistent.
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?
Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Everyone checks out my mom. My mom's hot.
I want to be more successful as a mother than I am in show business.
I guess I was a mom so late in life, my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic, worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.
I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy.
My mother thinks I could have even run a larger company.
I wanted to escape so badly. But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school. It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched.
I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
What is free time? I'm a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.
The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I think my mother is my biggest influence. There are so many things I hate about her but at the same time I'm thankful for her. All I know is that when I'm a parent I want to be just like my mom. I can talk to my mom more than any of my friends could talk to their parents.
The man in our society is the breadwinner; the woman has enough to do as the homemaker, wife and mother.
Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.
Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
I'm sure that my mom would have been happy with any path I chose.
What motivated me? My mother. My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman, struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag, motherhood and the Bible. That's why people love me.
My mother told me on several different occasions that she was livin' her dream vicariously through me. She once said that I was getting' to do all the things that she would have wanted to have done.
I auditioned on my own. I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help, not even Mom's.
My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age.
Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.
Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? The mother.
There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age.
I'm so happy and thankful I made it a point be a stay-at-home mom.
Candace Cameron Bure
My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
If my mom reads that I'm grammatically incorrect I'll have hell to pay.
If you ever become a mother, can I have one of the puppies?
A guy is a lump like a doughnut. So, first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there's my personal favorite, the male ego.
Being a Hot Mom means being respected as a mom and a woman. And, the key to being a Hot Mom is having a sense of humor about yourself and all the crazy situations that arise.
Mom and Dad were married 64 years. And if you wondered what their secret was, you could have asked the local florist - because every day Dad gave Mom a rose, which he put on her bedside table. That's how she found out what happened on the day my father died - she went looking for him because that morning, there was no rose.
It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do - write songs and sing them to people.
My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all - the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do.
I don't want to be perfect, but I do want to be a role model. My mom always tells me that imperfections equal beauty. All of us are imperfect.
As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else's, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids.
My mom and I have always been really close. She's always been the friend that was always there. There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn't have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.
I believe this with all my heart: The greatest coach of all time in my eyes is my mom. She's instilled in me a toughness and a perseverance and just a never-quit mentality, and I thank her every day for providing me, for what she sacrificed her life for.
I know I'm talented, but I wasn't put here to sing. I was put here to be a wife and a mom and look after my family. I love what I do, but it's not where it begins and ends.
I told my mom, 'I'm not buying another magazine until I can get past this thought of looking like the girl on the cover'. She said, "Miley, you are the girl on the cover,' and I was, like, 'I know, but I don't feel like that girl every day.' You can't always feel perfect.
When I was really young, my mom enrolled me in dance classes.
I think my love of journalizing my life comes from my mom.
My mom wasn't a movie star.
One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.
When my mom ran for the Senate, my dad was there for her every step of the way. I can still hear her saying in her beautiful voice, 'Why should women have any less say than men, about the great decisions facing our nation?'
My mom is at my house every day, and she nags me about everything, especially hygiene.
My mom is the backbone not just of my family but of many families.
When love is gone, there's always justice. And when justice is gone, there's always force. And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi, Mom!
I'm a mom, so I have to be comfortable. Jeans are a staple - I have way too many in my closet! It's warm in Florida, so I wear jeans and a tank top every day. I love my True Religions, my Rich and Skinny, and Citizens of Humanity. But I also love getting dressed up!
Candace Cameron Bure
My mom brought me up to believe that my talent is a gift and a blessing.
Thankfully, I have my mom and a small group of close friends who are there for me 24/7 and whom I can trust and depend on.
I remember watching the Grammys and looking at the performances and crying to my mom, saying how much I wanted to be there.
My mom and I are very close.
My mom and I had the same vision, and we want the same things. We would always make a goal list every year.
I'd go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked.
I could get away with not taking care of myself as a bachelorette but as a mom I can't.
I became a mom at 37 and having a child has been an emancipation for me.
I remember driving to North Carolina when I was a little girl in a snowstorm to get down to my mom's family in the Carolinas. There were chains on the car - it was the late sixties - and we were just singing in the car. Christmas carols.
When I was little, my mom tells me, I used to say things like, 'Mom do you hear the string section? Do you hear the string section?' And she would look at me and say, 'No honey, I don't know what you're talking about.'
My mom was tough.
Mom was 50 when my Dad died. She got on a bus every weekday for years, and rode 40 miles each morning to Madison. She earned a new degree and learned new skills to start her small business. It wasn't just a new livelihood. It was a new life.