Thursday, November 25, 2010

Words of wisdom

For moms...

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” - Lin Yutang

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” - Cardinal Mermillod

“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

“To a child's ear, "mother" is magic in any language.” - Arlene Benedict

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one” - Jill Churchill

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” - Maya Angelou

“A mother's heart is the child's classroom.” - Henry Ward Beecher

“You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.” - William D. Tammeus

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” - Oprah Winfrey

“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

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” - Stevie Wonder

“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

“Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.” - Maxim Gorky

“The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”- W.R. Wallace