- Monday, May 14, 2007

Motherly Quotes

And so I was online doing my assignment when I stumbled upon this quotes site by MSN Encarta...

8 Quotes About Moms
"The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears."
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), English philosopher, lawyer, and statesman.
From "Of Parents and Children" (1625)

"A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834), British poet.
From "The Three Graves" (1798)

"The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world."
William Ross Wallace (1819 - 1881), U.S. poet and songwriter.
From "What Rules the World" (1865)

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his."
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish-born writer and wit.
From "The Importance of Being Earnest" (1895).

"Though motherhood is the most important of all the professions - requiring more knowledge than any other department in human affairs - there was no attention given to preparation for this office."
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), U.S. abolitionist and campaigner for woman suffrage.
From "Eighty Years and More: 1815-1897" (1898)

"Dear Mary, we all knew you had it in you."
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. writer and wit.
Telegram sent to a friend upon the successful outcome of a much-publicized pregnancy.

"I love all my children, but some of them I don't like."
Lilian Carter (1902-1983), mother of former U.S. president Jummy Carter.
In "Woman" (April 9, 1977)

"Motherhood meant I have written four fewer books, but I know more about life."
A.S.Byatt (1936-), British novelist and academic.
In the London "Sunday Times" (October 21, 1990)

Happy Mothers Day to all mothers. xD

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