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- Mother Teresa: Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary
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American lawyer, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court 1908-1993
A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
Francis Maitland Balfour
British biologist 1851-1882
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
American poet 1874-1963
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
American comic actor 1895-1977
My mother loved children - she would have given anything if I had been one.
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
William Dean Howells
American writer, criticus 1837-1920
A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know he sees it.
Irish civil rights activist 1947-
Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism... to ward off threats to her own security and influence.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Commerce is one of the daughters of Fortune, inconsistent and deceitful as her mother. she chooses her residence where she is least expected, and shifts her home when in appearance she seems firmly settled.
Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
Cuban Writer, Essayist, Journalist 1923-1985
Everything can change, but not the language that we carry inside us, like a world more exclusive and final than one's mother's womb.
William Somerset Maugham
English writer 1874-1965
Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
Louisa May Alcott
American Author 1832-1888
Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
American statesman 1809-1865
Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap. Let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges. Let it be written in primers, spelling books, and in almanacs. Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in the courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
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