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Mother’s Day 2010

Sunday, May the 9th, is Mother’s Day in the U.S. In honor of Mothers everywhere, here are some quotes about mothers and motherhood that will give you a chuckle and bring a tear and a sigh …..

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

Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. ~Pearl S. Buck

A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. ~Author Unknown

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. ~Ambrose Bierce

Women’s Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s the men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one’s likely to do anything about that. ~Golda Meir

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. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895

He is a poor son whose sonship does not make him desire to serve all men’s mothers. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
~William Shakespeare

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

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along. ~Margaret Culkin Banning

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

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton Berle


  1. Mrs. Joseph Wood

    Happy Mother’s Day dear friend!!!
    With lots of love,
    Mrs. Joseph Wood

    • Sylvia

      Thank you Mrs Joe, I hope you had a great Mother’s Day too <3

  2. Sylvia

    Marcia, thank you so much for those lovely words and wishes. I appreciate it so much! I will be stopping by to see your blog soon. I’m so glad you’ve found the motivation you needed here at CHK 😀

  3. Marcia

    What a wonderful post in appreciation of mothers. Happy Mother’s Day to you. I’ve enjoyed the motivation you provided for cleaning my house. I’ve cleaned out so many things around here and I don’t think I would’ve gotten to half of them, had it not been for your posts. Thank you so much. My neighbor and I are having a yard sale next weekend to get rid of some of our stuff!
    Drop by my blog and say ‘hi’ sometime.