“Mothers – especially single mothers – are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation’s children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families’ well-being.”
~ Evan Bayh
“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
~ James Baldwin
“A three-year-old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.”
~ Bill Vaughn
“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”
~ Anne Frank
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
~ Rudyard Kipling
The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed.
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.
~ Sophia Loren
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
Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.
~ Pearl S. Buck
Raising a family is difficult enough. But it’s even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet. They don’t need more obstacles. They need more opportunities.
~ Bill Richardson
Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.
~ Lisa Alther
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
~ Jesse Jackson
If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam.
~ Lord Langdale
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
~ Honore’ de Balzac
I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
~ Arianna Huffington
Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
Mothers always find ways to fit in the work – but then when you’re working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you’re with your children, you’re thinking about working.
~ Alice Hoffman
It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.
~ Phyllis Diller
A man’s work is from sun to sun. A mother’s work is never done.
Many working mothers feel guilty about not being at home. And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect. This pressure to make every minute happy puts working parents in a bind when it comes to setting limits and modifying behavior.
~ Cathy Rindner Tempelsman
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.
~ Mildred B. Vermont
Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it’s the most exquisite love of all.
~ Maggie Gallagher
Only mothers can think of the future – because they give birth to it in their children.
~ Maxim Gorky
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.
~ Robert A. Heinlein
If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.
~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.
~ Lane Olinghouse
Good mothers know that their relationship with each of their children is like a movable feast, constantly changing and evolving.
~ Sue Woodman