“Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met.” – Marguerite Duras

“There’s no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.” – Stephen King

“My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” – Buddy Hackett

“Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” – Barbara Kingsolver

“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the Kids don't stay with you if you do it right. Barbara Kingsolverseed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” – Michael Jordan

Children and mothers never truly part –
Bound in the beating of each other’s heart.
– Charlotte Gray

“It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.” – Erma Bombeck

“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” – Marion C. Garretty

“The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” – Chinese Proverb

“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” - Gail Tsukiyama“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown

“Mother — that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” – T. Dewitt Talmage

“The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.” – Sam Levenson

“Only mothers can think of the future – because they gave birth to it in their children.” – Maxim Gorky

“The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

“Making the decision to have a child — it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone

“Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” – Emily Dickinson

“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.” – Jessica Lange

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm

Before you were conceived I wanted you
Before you were born I loved you
Before you were here an hour I would die for you
This is the miracle of life.
– Maureen Hawkins

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” – Washington Irving

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

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

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” – Dorothy on The Golden Girls

“My mother taught me to be nice to everybody. And she said something before I left home. She said, ‘I want you to always remember that the person you are in this world is a reflection of the job I did as a mother.’” – Jason Segel

“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.” - Zora Neale Hurston“Motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace. Children don’t think about yesterday, and they don’t think about tomorrow. They just exist in the moment.” – Jessalyn Gilsig

“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” – Lin Yutang

“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at de sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.” – Zora Neale Hurston

“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” – Gail Tsukiyama

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.”- Jodi Picoult

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle

“No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you–life.” – Unknown