There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.
Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.
I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them.
I asked mom if I was a gifted child. She said they certainly wouldn't have paid for me.
As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.
Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out.
Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.
She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along.
OF COURSE I'd like to be the ideal mother. But I'm too busy raising children.
Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart-a heart so large that everybody's joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.
By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.
Most mothers kiss and scold together.
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
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