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M is for the Many Things...


On Mother's Day, it seems appropriate to ponder what other people have said about motherhood. Some quotations for your enjoyment:


"Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." ~ Marion C. Garretty


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


"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." ~ Abraham Lincoln


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


"Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young." ~ Author Unknown


"I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them." ~ Phyllis Diller


"There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it." ~ Chinese Proverb


"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found." ~ Calvin Trillin


"A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car for ever after." ~ Peter De Vries


"Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life." ~ Author Unknown


"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it." ~ Mark Twain


The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous. ~ Anna Quindlen


"My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it." ~ Buddy Hackett


Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.
~Rita Rudner


Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same. ~ Pearl Buck


The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. ~ Jill Churchill


The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mother and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all. ~ Benjamin Spock


A mother understands what a child does not say. ~ Jewish Proverb


She ain't my mother, so I ain't gonna get her nothin'. ~ Lee Trevino on a Mother's Day gift for his wife



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