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The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best.

Hamilton Wright Mabie Quotes

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[Milton] calls the university "A stony-hearted step-mother."

Augustine Birrell Quotes , Source: Obiter Dicta

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And say to mothers what a holy charge Is theirs--with what a kingly power their love Might rule the fountains of the new-born mind.

Lydia Huntley Sigourney Quotes , Source: The Mother of Washington (l. 33)

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They say that man is mighty, He governs land and sea, He wields a mighty scepter O'er lesser powers that be; But a mightier power and stronger Man from his throne has hurled, For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world.

William Ross Wallace Quotes , Source: What Rules the World, written about 1865-66

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It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.

Erma Bombeck Quotes

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The pretty and sweet manner of it forced Those waters from me which I would have stopped; But I had not so much of man in me, And all my mother came into mine eyes And gave me up to tears.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Fifth (King Henry at IV, vi)

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Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.

Mildred B. Vermont Quotes

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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.

Tenneva Jordan Quotes

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We know that birth takes a woman from one place in her life to another. The birth of a child certainly does change her viewpoint of herself and I believe her viewpoint of the world.

Sameerah Shareef Quotes

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When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her; when she is thirty, he preserves her; and when forty, he makes her young again.

Leon Blum Quotes

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One woman will brag about her children, while another complains about hers; they could probably swap children without swapping tunes

Meryl Streep Quotes

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Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

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A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot

Allan Beck Quotes

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At the cross, her station keeping, Stood the mournful mother, weeping, Where He hung, the dying Lord. [Lat., Stabat mater, dolorosa Juxta crucem lacrymosa Que pendebat Filius.]

Anonymous Quotes , Source: (translated by Dr. William Josiah Irons)

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And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Bible Quotes , Source: Genesis (ch. III, v. 20)

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The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.

Bible Quotes , Source: Judges (ch. V, v. 7)

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Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXXI, v. 28)

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A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: The Three Graves (st. 10)

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The mother says to her daughter: Daughter bid thy daughter, to her daughter, that her daughter's daughter is crying. [Lat., Mater ait natae die natae filia natum Ut moneat natae plangere filiolam.]

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: The Three Graves (st. 10)

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There is none, In all this cold and hollow world, no fount Of deep, strong, deathless love, save that within A mother's heart.

Mrs. Felicia D. Hemans Quotes , Source: Siege of Valencia (sc. Room in a Palace of Valencia)

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The mother said to her daughter, "Daughter, bid thy daughter tell her daughter that her daughter's daughter hath a daughter."

George Hokewell (Hakewell) Quotes , Source: Apologie (bk. III, ch. V, sec. 9)

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If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! I know whose love would follow me still, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine!

Rudyard Kipling Quotes , Source: Mother O' Mine

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There was a place in childhood that I remember well, And there a voice of sweetest tone bright fairy tales did tell.

Samuel Lover Quotes , Source: My Mother Dear

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A woman's love Is mighty, but a mother's heart is weak, And by its weakness overcomes.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: Legend of Brittany (pt. II, st. 43)

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The bravest battle that ever was fought; Shall I tell you where and when? On the maps of the world you will find it not; It was fought by the mothers of men. - Joaquin Miller (pseudonym of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller),

Joaquin Miller (pseudonym of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller) Quotes , Source: The Bravest Battle--Mothers of Men

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