These reflections, quotes and thoughts on mothers and motherhood throw light on the importance and role of mothers in our lives.

Reflections Concerning Mothers And Motherhood

Mothers are the precious treasure troves which remain an important part of one's life even after they lose contact with her. There are times you just sit back and think about the times you learnt from your mother, or suddenly after tasting a dish you prepared, you think of how your mother used to prepare it. These are some precious moments which you are reminded about incessantly even after many years. Such reflections never fail to bring a smile on your face. Mothers are such; they become a part of your psyche, as cherished memories. These reflections are usually nothing but the reasons for you to thank her. If the feelings are strong and beautiful enough, they often come out in form of a saying or a quote, which is reiterated by generations that follow. Some of these quotes are listed below, each one of these giving the word 'Mother' a new dimension.

Reflections Concerning Mothers And Motherhood
  • "No man is poor who has had a godly mother." - Abraham Lincoln
  • "The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." - Honore' de Balzac
  • "Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • "Before becoming a mother I had a hundred theories on how to bring up children. Now I have seven children and only one theory: love them, especially when they least deserves to be loved." - Kate Samperi
  • "Making a decision to have a child -- it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." - Elizabeth Stone
  • "If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much." - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • "Adorable children are considered to be the general property of the human race. Rude children belong to their mothers." - Judith Martin
  • "The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best." - Hamilton Wright Mabie
  • "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 and Elia Parsons
  • "A mother understands what a child does not say." - Jewish Proverb
  • "The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent." - Erich Fromm
  • "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." - Cardinal Mermillod
  • "Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother." - Lin Yü-tang
  • "Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the Promised Land. She prepares a world she will not see." - Pope Paul VI
  • "The mother is the most precious possessions of the nation, so precious that society advances its highest well-being when it protects the functions of the mother." - Ellen Key
  • "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