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Mother's Day quotes page 2

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy - the smile that accepts a lover before
words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a
mother's love.
Thomas C. Haliburton

Mother knows best.
Edna Ferber

My father got me strong and straight and slim
And I give thanks to him.
My mother bore me glad and sound and sweet
I kiss her feet.
Marguerite Wilkinson

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

The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home and Heaven.
William Goldsmith Brown

The mother is the child's supreme parent.
Havelock Ellis

Don't aim to be an earthly Saint, with eyes fixed on a star; just try to be the fellow that
your mother thinks you are.
Will S. Adkin

Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to
the better sort.
John Lancaster Spalding

You never get over being a child, 'long as you have a mother to go to.
Sarah Orne Jewett

You may have friends, fond, dear friends, but never will you have again the inexpressible love
and gentleness lavished upon you, which none but a mother bestows.
Thomas B. Macaulay

I find, by close observation, that the mothers are the levers which move in education.
The men talk about it, but the women work most for it.
Frances Watkins Harper

Nothing else will ever make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired, as motherhood.
Elia Parsons

A mother's love endures through all; in good repute, in the face of the world's condemnation,
a mother still loves on and still hopes that her child may turn from his evil ways, and repent.
Washington Irving

The best academy, a mother's knee.
James Russell Lowell

Children are what the mothers are; no fondest father's fondest care can so fashion the infant's
heart or so shape the life.
Walter Savage Landor

One moment makes a father, but a mother is made by endless moments, load on load.
John C. Neihardt

An infant, when her love first came -
A man, I find it just the same;
Reverently I breathe her name,
The blessed name of mother.
George Griffith Fetter 

So for the mother's sake the child was dear,
And dearer was the mother for the child.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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