Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom"
"My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic, worked in a restaurant, always had a second job"
"My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully"
"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there"
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life"
"Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up"
"I sing seriously to my mom on the phone. To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up"
"Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history"
"My mother thinks I could have even run a larger company"
"How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names"
"I wanted to escape so badly. But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school. It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place"
"The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born"
"Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved"
"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories"
"I was always at peace because of the way my mom treated me"
"I auditioned on my own. I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help, not even Mom's"
"My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage"
"My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them"
"Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo"
"I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy"
"I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom. That was my way of being a bad girl"
"I was a brownie for a day. My mom made me stop. She didn't want me to conform"
"What is free time? I'm a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl"
"I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her"
"Motherhood is... difficult and... rewarding"
"My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque"
"I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values"