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Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.--Mildred B. Vermont

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.  --Peter De Vries

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.--Oprah Winfrey

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.--William Makepeace Thackeray

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.--William D. Tammeus

Now that... my kids are grown, I understand how much work and love it takes to raise and to keep a family together.  The example of your strength, devotion, and patience is now rippling through the generations.  Thank you!--Forest Houtenschil

It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.--Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

On Mother's Day I have written a poem for you.  In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines:  You're my mother, I would have no other!--Forest Houtenschil

Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.--Lionel Kauffman

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.--Phyllis Diller

Woman in the home has not yet lost her dignity, in spite of Mother's Day, with its offensive implication that our love needs an annual nudging, like our enthusiasm for the battle of Bunker Hill.--John Erskine



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