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"America 's greatest asset is home-building, God-fearing mothers." - Theodore Roosevelt

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother." - Abraham Lincoln

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

"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

"Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations as all other earthly causes combined." - John S. C. Abbott

"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

Campbell Morgan stated that his sermons were Bible stories heard from his mother. Dr. Morgan's four sons became preachers, their dedication no doubt stemmed from their godly heritage. Someone once asked the youngest son who was the greatest preacher in the Morgan family, and the son answered without hesitation, "My mother." - Ruth Starnes

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." - Washington Irving

"Even He that died for us upon the cross, in the last hour, in the unutterable agony of death, was mindful of His mother, as if to teach us that this holy love should be our last worldly thought - the last point of earth from which the soul should take its flight for heaven." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, who was born of the promise to a virgin named Mary. I believe in the love Mary gave her Son, that caused her to follow Him in His ministry and stand by His cross when He died. I believe in the love of all mothers, and its importance in the lives of the children they bear. It is stronger than steel, softer than down, and more resilient than a green sapling on the hillside. It closes wounds, melts disappointments, and enables the weakest child to stand tall and straight in the fields of adversity. I believe that this love, even at its best, is only a shadow of the love of God, a dark reflection of all that we can expect of him, both in this life and the next. And I believe that one of the most beautiful sights in the world is a mother who lets this greater love flow through her to her child, blessing the world with the tenderness of her touch and the tears of her joy." - John Killinger, Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise.

"An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest." - Spanish proverb

"The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world." – W. R. Wallace

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." - Henry Ward Beecher

"In all my efforts to learn to read, my mother shared fully my ambition and sympathized with me and aided me in every way she could. If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother." - Booker T. Washington

"I cannot tell you how much I owe to the solemn word of my good mother."
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character." - Hosea Ballou

"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws." - Barbara Kingsolver

"The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power." - Maya Angelou

"It seems to me that my mother was the most splendid woman I ever knew. I have met a lot of people knocking around the world since, but I have never met a more thoroughly refined woman than my mother. If I have amounted to anything, it will be due to her." - Charles Chaplin

"The mother, more than any other, affects the moral and spiritual part of the children's character. She is their constant companion and teacher in formative years. The child is ever imitating and assimilating the mother's nature. It is only in after life that men gaze backward and behold how a mother's hand and heart of love molded their young lives and shaped their destiny." - E.W. Caswell

"The noblest calling in the world is that of mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after painting shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give." - David O. McKay

"My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn't have to pay the extra fifty cents the adults had to pay." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No matter how old a mother is she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement." - Florida Scott-Maxwell

Many scholars have concluded that you cannot really understand John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, unless you understand his mother Susanna Wesley. She was so instrumental in his life that she inevitably affected the movement and its direction. Americans know that Abraham Lincoln led this nation through perhaps its time of greatest crisis; but who was it that made Abraham Lincoln the man that he was? I know what Lincoln thought. He said it was his mother. I would submit to you this morning that there is not a person sitting here that in one, five, ten, a thousand different ways has not been forever influenced by their mother. I firmly believe that you cannot understand who a person is and what motivates them until you understand their past. And you cannot understand a person's past without understanding the source that co-created that person along with God—their parents. - Unknown

"Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love."
- Stevie Wonder

"My mother never gave up one me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back." - Denzel Washington

"My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier you'll be a general; if you become a monk you'll end up as the pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso." - Pablo Picasso

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