Ten Literary Quotes for Mom
In honor of the two best moms I know — my wife, Melanie, and my mom, Helen Wasko:
A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
Honore de Balzac
A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
Peter De Vries:
A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
Oliver Wendell Holmes:
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.
William D. Tammeus:
You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.
Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
Happy Mother’s Day!
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