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  • And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see -- or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
    - Alice Walker

  • Whenever I'm with my mother, I feel as though I have to spend the whole time avoiding land mines.
    The Kitchen God's Wife
    - Amy Tan

  • Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
    - Annie Sullivan

  • My mother used to say, "He who angers you, conquers you!" But my mother was a saint.
    - Elizabeth Kenny

  • At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent.
    - Golda Meir

  • If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.
    - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

  • Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.
    - Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • The family is the nucleus of civilization.
    - Ariel and Will Durant

  • So when the great word "Mother!" rang once more,
    I saw at last its meaning and its place;
    Not the blind passion of the brooding past,
    But Mother -- the World's Mother -- come at last,
    To love as she had never loved before --
    To feed and guard and teach the human race.
    - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  • Life is nothing but a series of crosses for us mothers.
    - Colette

  • The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant -- and let the air out of the tires.
    - Dorothy Parker

  • Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women's opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering.
    - Elaine Heffner

  • Women know
    The way to rear up children (to be just)
    They know a simple, merry, tender knack
    Of tying sashes, fitting baby-shoes
    And stringing pretty words that make no sense.
    Aurora Leigh
    - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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