Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My Mother.

— Ann Taylor

Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?

— Nancy Thayer

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

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

— Abraham Lincoln

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

— Author Unknown

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

Nobody knows of the work it makes;
To keep the home together.
Nobody knows of the steps it takes,
Nobody knows – but Mother.

— Anonymous

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.

— Chinese Proverb

The Greatest Battle That Ever Was Fought

The greatest battle that ever was fought— Shall I tell you where and when?
On the maps of the world you will find it not: It was fought by Mothers of Men.

Not with cannon or battle shot, With sword or nobler pen;
Not with eloquent word or thought From the wonderful minds of men;

But deep in a walled up womanʼs heart; A woman that would not yield;
But bravely and patiently bore her part; Lo! there is that battlefield.

No marshalling troops, no bivouac song, No banner to gleam and wave;
But oh these battles they last so long— From babyhood to the grave!

But faithful still as a bridge of stars She fights in her walled up town; Fights on, and on, in the endless wars; Then silent, unseen goes down!

Ho! ye with banners and battle shot, With soldiers to shout and praise,
I tell you the kingliest victories fought Are fought in these silent ways.

— Joaquin Miller

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