These are some quotes I saved on index cards, but I want to throw out the cards. Here are the quotes. Do you like some of them?
There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.
There is nothing wrong with teenagers that reasoning with them won't aggravate.
Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking them.
If evolution really works how come mothers have only two hands?
I have willed to go forward and have not advanced beyond the borders of my grave.
Saniya Salih, Syrian poet.
I have this wretched willow soul of mine, patiently enduring, plaited or twisted by other hands.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
Harold S. Hulbert
It is always one's virtues and not one's vices that precipitate one into disaster.
Mother has an uncanny way of thinking that if she doesn't tell us about something we will never find out--that she is our only source of knowledge.
One learns in life to keep silent and draw one's own confusions.
Cornelia Otis Skinner
Who will cry when you die?
Govern a family as you would cook small fish--very gently.
If you bend over backwards for your children, you will eventually lose your balance.
Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion, and sorrow, too. Nothing else ever will make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality--especially while you struggle to keep your own.
Marguerite Kelly a. Elia Parsons.
The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection and not a fountain, to show them that we love them, not when we feel like it, but when they do.
The parents exist to teach the child, but they also must learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them.
A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once and by car forever after.
Peter De Vries
A mother understands what a child does not say.
The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.