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Letter "M" » Mothers
«It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.»
«Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see.»
«However we may pity the mother whose health and even life is imperiled by the performance of her natural duty, there yet remains no sufficient reason for condoning the direct murder of the innocent»
«I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.»
«If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters.»
«I no more thought of style or literary excellence than the mother who rushes into the street and cries for help to save her children from a burning house, thinks of the teachings of the rhetorician or the elocutionist.»
«It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.»
«I never saw my mother happy with me and proud of me for doing something: She only knew me as being a wild kid running the streets, coming home with new clothes that she knew I didn't pay for. I never got a chance to talk to her or know about her. Professionally, it has no effect, but it's crushing emotionally and personally.»
«I regard no man as poor who has a godly mother.»
«Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother»