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Motherhood Quotes

Quotes About Mothers


There is probably no relationship as pure as the relationship of a mother and child. With these quotes, you will realize just how much a mother means to you.
  • Honore de Balzac
    The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

  • Zora Neale Hurston
    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.

  • Tenneva Jordan
    A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.

  • Sophia Loren
    When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.

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

  • Rebecca West
    Motherhood is the strangest thing; it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.

  • Emily James Putnam
    Maternity is on the face of it an unsociable experience. The selfishness that a woman has learned to stifle or to dissemble where she alone is concerned, blooms freely and unashamed on behalf of her offspring.

  • Victoria Billings
    The best thing that could happen to motherhood already has. Fewer women are going into it.

  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out, about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the career ladder nonexistent.

  • Emma Goldman
    Morality and its victim, the mother – what a terrible picture! Is there indeed anything more terrible, more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?

  • Honore de Balzac
    A mother who is really a mother is never free.

  • Marguerite Duras
    For that's what a woman, a mother wants – to teach her children to take an interest in life. She knows it's safer for them to be interested in other people's happiness than to believe in their own.

  • Andrea Dworkin
    The fact that we are all trained to be mothers from infancy on means that we are all trained to devote our lives to men, whether they are our sons or not; that we are all trained to force other women to exemplify the lack of qualities which characterizes the cultural construct of femininity.

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