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
Behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin.
― Mitch Albom
No man is poor who has a Godly mother.
― Abraham Lincoln
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
― George Washington
(Motherhood) is the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won't be needed in the long run.
― Barbara Kingsolver
(A mother) can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.
― N.K. Jemisin
How vital are mother’s influence and teaching in the home—and how apparent when neglected!
― Ezra Taft Benson
God knows that a mother needs fortitude and courage and tolerance and flexibility and patience and firmness and nearly every other brave aspect of the human soul.
― Phyllis McGinley
(Mothers) worry only about those we brought into this world, regardless of whether they loved us back or treated us fairly or understood our shortcomings.
― Adriana Trigiani
I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.
― Mitch Albom
You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be. I had a mother who read to me.
― Strickland Gillilan
The daughter of a good mother will be the mother of a good daughter.
― Vikrant Parsai
No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother's love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.
— Edwin Hubbell Chapin
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.
— Mildred B. Vermont
The phrase “working mother” is redundant.
— Jane Sellman
If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.
— Robert Brault
She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along.
— Margaret Culkin Banning
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
— Milton Berle
Mom—the person most likely to write an autobiography and never mention herself.
— Robert Brault
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.
— Erich Fromm