, it can be an endless routine task. Parenting
can be quite a trying job, especially if you have a handful of boisterous bundles of destructive energy. It takes more than your mettle to deal with the minute-to-minute parenting. If you are in need to perk yourself up for the job, grab a mug of coffee and read these inspiring quotes about mothers.
- Jill Bennett
Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you.
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Golda Meir
At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent.
- Gregory Nunn
Anyone who doesn't miss the past never had a mother.
- W. Somerset Maugham
Few misfortunes can befall a boy which brings worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
- James Fenton
The lullaby is the spell whereby the mother attempts to transform herself back from an ogre to a saint.
- Florida Scott-Maxwell
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
- Betty Rollin
Biological possibility and desire are not the same as biological need. Women have childbearing equipment. For them to choose not to use the equipment is no more blocking what is instinctive than it is for a man who, muscles or no, chooses not to be a weightlifter.
- Elaine Heffner
Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women's opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering.
- James Joyce
Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.
- Germaine Greer
All that remains to the mother in modern consumer society is the role of scapegoat; psychoanalysis uses huge amounts of money and time to persuade analysis and to foist their problems on to the absent mother, who has no opportunity to utter a word in her own defense. Hostility to the mother in our societies is an index of mental health.