Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.
Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Virtue and Happiness are Mother and Daughter.
You are your child's keeper until she's mature enough to keep herself.
If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.
A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.
A Mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually VACCINATES her daughter against low self-esteem.
My mother wanted me to be her wings, to fly as she never quite had the courage to do. I love her for that. I love the fact that she wanted to give birth to her own wings.
Momma was home. She was the most totally human, human being that I have ever known, and so very beautiful. Within our home, she was an abundance of love, discipline, fun, affection, strength, tenderness, encouragement, understanding, inspiration, support.
When we weren't scratching each other's eyes out, we were making each other laugh harder than anyone else could.
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition, but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did.
Maybe mom is my alter ego and the woman I'm able to be when I'm working.
A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
The older I get, the more I see the power of that young woman, my mother.
We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters' lengthening flight.
The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex.
Fame is rot; daughters are the thing.
The older I get, the more I feel.
From the time I was a child I wanted to be like my mother. Not necessarily an actress - I never dreamed I'd have the courage. But an active, volatile woman like she was.
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