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Mother's Day Quotations and Humor

This collection is for all you who may be crafting a plaque or card for that special mom this year.

Quotations

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie."
-Tenneva Jordan

"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."
-Jewish Proverb

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."
-Honore' de Balzac

"A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary."
-Dorothy C. Fisher

"One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade."
-Chinese proverb

"No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement."
-Florida Scott-Maxwell

"The hand that rocks the cradle (is the hand that) rules the world."
-William Ross Wallace

"Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world."
-Kate Douglas Wiggin

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That is his."
-Oscar Wilde

"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."
-Bill Cosby

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.You are connected to your child and to all those who touch your lives. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."
-Sophia Loren

"A Mother holds her children's hands for a while...their hearts forever."
-Unknown

Poems

WONDERFUL MOTHER
God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And He moulded her heart of pure gold;
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks fair roses you see;
God made a wonderful mother,
And He gave that dear mother to me.
-Pat O'Reilly

M-O-T-H-E-R
"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.
-Howard Johnson

MOTHER
M is for the miracle of Being.
O is for its origin in love
T is for the tenderness of seeing.
H is for a home no wind can move.
E is for the ecstasy of living.
R is for the recklessness of giving.
-Nick Gordon

Mothers are the place that we call home.
On them we rest our heads and close our eyes.
There's no one else who grants the same soft peace,
Happiness, contentment, sweet release,
Erasing nighttime tears with lullabies,
Restoring the bright sun that makes us bloom
-Nicholas Gordon

RICHER THAN GOLD
You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be
I had a mother who read to me.
-Strickland Gillilan



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