Inspirational and Inspiring Gifts

Quotations About Mothers

"A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap. " -- Danish Proverb

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. " -- Charles R. Swindoll

"If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money." -- Abigail Van Buren

"My mother was the making of me." (Thomas Alva Edison)

"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you." -- Exodus 20:12

"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you."  (Robert Fulghum)

"Children will carry in their character the subtle impressions of our marriage and home. We are determining the quality of future marriages by strengthening the quality of our own." (J. Allan Peterson)

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."  (Henry Ward Beecher)

"To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today." -- Barbara Johnson

"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." -- George Washington

"No one is poor who had a godly mother" -- Abraham Lincoln

During a Sunday School Class a small boy was told that it is God who makes bad people good. "I know," said the little boy, "but mothers help a lot, too." (Milestones)

In the face of difficulty you need to go Deeper Still.

"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all." (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

"What the child says, he has heard at home." (African Proverb)

"Mother's love grows by giving."  (Charles Lamb)

"A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, 'where mother is.'"  (Keith L. Brooks)

"The mother love is like God's love; he loves us not because we are lovable, but because it is His nature to love, and because we are His children." (Riney)

"The Joy of Motherhood: What a mother experiences when all her children are in bed." (Barbara Johnson)

"I remember my mother's prayer and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."  (Abraham Lincoln)

"We only have One Mom, One Mommy, One Mother in this World, One life. Don't wait for the Tomorrow's to tell Mom, you love her." (Unknown)

"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all." Oliver (Wendell Holmes)

"A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest." (Irish Proverb)

"The Proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother... A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother."  (Proverbs 10:1:15:20 NKJV)

"Never try to make your son or daughter another one of you; one is enough." (Arnold Glasow)

"A child like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it." (Frank Clark)

"There is but one way to eliminate juvenile delinquency -  that is by providing each child in America with competent parents." (J. Edgar Hoover)

"Parental permissiveness is the breeding ground for juvenile delinquency. Parents unwilling to exercise self-disciple find it difficult to discipline their children and when they do, their children do not respect them.   This lack of self-discipline is the breeding ground for all activities, and more, to be found under the umbrella of juvenile delinquency."   (R. Robert Flatt)

"When the shell you live in has taken on the savor of your love... then your house is a home." (Scott Russell Sanders)

"Andrew, if I should not see you again, I wish you to remember and treasure up some things I have already said to you.  In this world you will have to make your own way.  To do that you must have friends.  You can make friends by being honest and you can keep them by being steadfast.  You must keep in mind that friends worth having will, in the long run, expect as much from you as they give to you. To forget an obligation or be ungrateful for a kindness is a base crime, not merely a fault or a sin, but an actual crime. Men guilty of it sooner or later must suffer the penalty.  In personal conduct be always polite but never obsequious.  None will respect you more than you respect yourself. Avoid quarrels as long as you can without yielding to imposition. But sustain your manhood always.  Never bring a suit in law for assault and battery or for defamation. The law affords no remedy for such outrages that can satisfy the feelings of a true man. Never wound the feelings of others.  Never brook wanton outrage upon your own feelings. If you ever have to vindicate your feelings or defend your honor, do it calmly. If angry at first, wait till your wrath cools before you proceed." (Last Words to Her Fourteen-Year-Old Son by Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson -Mother of Andrew Jackson)

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive.
If a child lives with jealousy, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident.
If a child lives with praise, he learns to be appreciative.
If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with recognition, he learns it is good to have a goal.
If a child lives with honesty, he learns what truth is.
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith in himself and those about him.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.
-- Dorothy Nolte

"Scotland, with her well-known reverence for motherhood, insists that an ounce of mother is worth more than a pound of clergy." (H. H. Birkins)

Blessed is the Mother...
Who can hold onto her children while letting them go;
Who puts a tranquil home ahead of an immaculate house;
Who knows a kind act will be remembered longer than an easy word;
Who really believes that prayer changes things;
Whose faith in the future sweetens the present;
Whose Bible never needs dusting; and
Whose sense of humor is alive and well.
-- The Promoter

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