Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
- Ann Taylor
Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?
- Nancy Thayer
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
Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
- Lin Yutang
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
- Abraham Lincoln
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
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
Is my mother my friend? I would have to say, first of all she is my Mother, with a capital 'M'; she's something sacred to me. I love her dearly... yes, she is also a good friend, someone I can talk openly with if I want to.
- Sophia Loren
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