Quotes about Motherhood

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“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

“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.” ~Tenneva Jordan

“The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery. The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests.” ~Author Unknown

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. ~Spanish Proverb

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” ~Honoré de Balzac

“The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best.” ~Hamilton Wright Mabie

“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life.” ~Abraham Lincoln

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

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