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Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.

Author: Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)

Profession: American Educator, Social Reformer

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?

Author: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

Profession: American Author

A mother who is really a mother is never free.

Author: Honore De Balzac (1799-1850)

Profession: French Novelist

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

The best thing that could happen to motherhood already has. Fewer women are going into it.

Author: Victoria Billings (1945)

Profession: American Journalist, Author

When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her; when she is thirty, he preserves her; and when forty, he makes her young again.

Author: Leon Blum (1872-1950)

Profession: French Statesman and Prime Minister

Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

Women know the way to rear up children (to be just). They know a simple, merry, tender knack of tying sashes, fitting baby-shoes, and stringing pretty words that make no sense. And kissing full sense into empty words.

Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Profession: British Poet

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same -- and most mothers kiss and scold together.

Author: Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

Profession: American Novelist

The kind of power mothers have is enormous. Take the skyline of Istanbul -- enormous breasts, pathetic little willies, a final revenge on Islam. I was so scared I had to crouch in the bottom of the boat when I saw it.

Author: Angela Carter (1940-1992)

Profession: British Author

There are lots of things that you can brush under the carpet about yourself until you're faced with somebody whose needs won't be put off.

Author: Angela Carter (1940-1992)

Profession: British Author

Nobody can misunderstand a boy like his own mother. Mothers at present can bring children into the world, but this performance is apt to mark the end of their capacities. They can't even attend to the elementary animal requirements of their offspring. It is quite surprising how many children survive in spite of their mothers.

Author: Norman Douglas (1868-1952)

Profession: British Author

For that's what a woman, a mother wants -- to teach her children to take an interest in life. She knows it's safer for them to be interested in other people's happiness than to believe in their own.

Author: Marguerite Duras (1914)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhood and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.

Author: Marguerite Duras (1914)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

The fact that we are all trained to be mothers from infancy on means that we are all trained to devote our lives to men, whether they are our sons or not; that we are all trained to force other women to exemplify the lack of qualities which characterizes the cultural construct of femininity.

Author: Andrea Dworkin (1946)

Profession: American Feminist Critic