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Famous Mother's Day quotes

"All I am or can be I owe to my angel Mother."
-Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
-George Washington, U.S. President

"There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness... The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way."
- Andrew Jackson, U.S. President

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."
Henry Ward Beecher, US Congressional clergyman

"Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?
-Nancy Thayer, author

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."
-Honore de Balzac, author  

"By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother."
Lin Yutang, Chinese writer

"Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground."
-Zora Neale Hurston, folklorist and writer

"That best academy, a mother's knee."
-James Russell Lowell, poet, critic and diplomat

"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes, physician and poet

"Is my mother my friend? I would have to say, first of all she is my Mother, with a capital 'M'; she's something sacred to me. I love her dearly...yes, she is also a good friend, someone I can talk openly with if I want to."
-Sophia Loren, actress

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
-Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President