Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.
– Kate Douglas Wiggin
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
– Honoré de Balzac, 1799 – 1850
In particular, [my mother] had a wonderful sense of humor, and I learned from her that the highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
– Richard Feynman, 1918 – 1988
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
– Rudyard Kipling, 1865 – 1936
Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.
– James Joyce, 1882 – 1941
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
– Henry Ward Beecher, 1813 – 1887
Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
– Erich Fromm, 1900 – 1980