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'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.
  • Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan
    American musician 1941-
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    Come mothers and fathers
    Throughout the land
    And don't criticize
    What you can't understand
    Your sons and your daughters
    Are beyond your command
    Your old road is rapidly agin'.
    Source: The Times They Are A-Changin (1964)
  • Calvin Trillin
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    Even today, well-brought-up English girls are taught by their mothers to boil all veggies for at least a month and a half, just in case one of the dinner guests turns up without his teeth.
  • 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.
  • Brendan Behan
    Brendan Behan
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    God forgive us—but most of us grew up to be the sort of men our mothers warned us against.
  • 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.
  • Angelina Grimke
    Angelina Grimke
    American activists and female advocates of abolition and women's rights 1805-1879
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    I appeal to you, my friends, as mothers: are you willing to enslave your children? You stare back with horror and indignation at such questions. But why, if slavery is not wrong to those upon whom it is imposed?
  • 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.
  • Arianna Huffington
    Arianna Huffington
    Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman 1950-
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    I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
  • 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.
  • Louis Bernieres
    Louis Bernieres
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    In reality the world is as full of bad mothers as it is of bad fathers, and it is not the motherless children who become delinquent but the fatherless ones.
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