Dear Annie: Moms are celebrated with quotes on this Mother's Day

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AdvicePublished: May. 12, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

Annie shares quotes from famous writers about mothers. Prostock-studio -

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Dear Readers: Wishing you all a Happy Mother’s Day. Below are some beautiful quotes to enjoy on Mother’s Day.       

“We are born of love; love is our mother.” -- Rumi       

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” -- Maya Angelou       

“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” -- E. M. Forster       

“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” -- George Washington       

“All that I am, or 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       

“Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in the everyday.” -- Martha Stewart       

“Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.” -- Sophocles       

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” -- Jodi Picoult       

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” -- Erich Fromm       

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” -- Rudyard Kipling        “Men are what their mothers made them.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson       

“As is the mother, so is her daughter.” -- Ezekiel 16:4       

“A mother takes 20 years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in 20 minutes.” -- Robert Frost       

“A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive.” -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge       

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.” -- Victor Hugo       

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” -- George Eliot       

“A mother understands what a child does not say.” -- Jewish proverb       

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” -- Harriet Beecher Stowe       

“It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” -- Mahatma Gandhi       

“My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart -- a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.” -- Mark Twain       

“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       

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

“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” -- Oprah Winfrey       

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