Favorite Quotations ~  Motherhood, 2 Gift of Motherhood

"Mother's love grows by giving." ~ Charles Lamb

When God thought of mother, he must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly--so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception. ~ Henry Ward Beecher, Motherhood a Celebration, 1987

No matter how old a mother is she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. ~ Florida Scott-Macwell

We think back through our mothers if we are women. ~ Virginia Woolf

So mothers have God's license to be missed. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as great to be a woman as to be a man, And I say there is nothing greater than the mother of a man. ~ Walt Whitman

Mother is the one we count on for the things that matter most of all. ~ Katherine Butler Hathaway

All that I am, my mother made me. ~ John Quincy Adams

Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promise land. She prepares the world she will not see. ~ Pope Paul VI

My surgeon said recently to me that no one really knows how much you feel like an orphan until you lose a parent yourself. I would have to agree. ~ Joni B. Hannigan

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease. ~ Lisa Alther

When I woke up this morning, I found I'd turned into my mother. ~ Mary Rodgers, Freaky Friday

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