Quotes: mothers

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  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be President, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
  • Norman Schwarzkopf
    Norman Schwarzkopf
    United States Army general 1934-2012
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    A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That is his.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
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    And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    American Author 1906-
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    By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.
  • Allan Bloom
    Allan Bloom
    American writer 1930-1992
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    Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
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    How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
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    I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhood and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.
  • Diana Spencer Princess of Wales
    Diana Spencer Princess of Wales
    British princess 1961-1997
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    I wish all the mothers, fathers and children out there realize how much I need them and how much I value their support.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Lord Illingworth: All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. Mrs. Allonby: No man does. That is his.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Men are what their mothers made them.

    Source: The Conduct of Life (1860) Fate

  • Alice Hoffman
    Alice Hoffman
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    Mothers always find ways to fit in the work - but then when you're working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you're with your children, you're thinking about working.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers.
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