Moms, through their eyes

Updated on May 16, 2007 01:15 PM IST

To some they mean love, to some their life, to some their anchors and to others their bosom buddies. Here is what some of the world famous rulers and authors had to say on their mothers.

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1. The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother.
Napoleon Bonaparte

2. I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
Abraham Lincoln

3. My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
---George Washington, First President of the USA

4. Lord Illingworth: All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.
Mrs. Allonby: No man does. That is his.
-------------Oscar Wilde

5. A mother's heart is always with her children.

6. He that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin.
----------English Proverb

7. A mother understands what a child does not say.
Jewish Proverb Sayings

8. God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers
Jewish Proverb Sayings

9. An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
---------Spanish Proverb

10. The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.
- ----W.R. Wallace

11. The best medicine in the world is a mother's kiss.
- ---Anonymous

12.My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
- ------Mark Twain

13. You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool Mom.
- --Anonymous

14. "I am not a perfect mother and I will never be.
You are not a perfect daughter and you will never be.
But put us together and we will be the best mother and daughter we would ever be".

-----Zoraida Pesante

15. "A mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same."
---Author Unknown

16."A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie."
--------Tenneva Jordan

17."Who is it that loves me and will love me forever with an affection which no chance, no misery, no crime of mine can do away? It is you, my mother."
-----------Thomas Carlyle

18."Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries."
------T. DeWitt Talmage

19. "A mother is the one who is still there when everyone else has deserted you."
----------Author Unknown

20. "A mother holds her children's hands for a while, their hearts forever."
--------Author Unknown

21. "The mother love is like God's love; He loves us not because we are lovable, but because it is His nature to love, and because we are His children."
------------Earl Riney

22."Motherhood...What a glorious career!"
---------Author Unknown, from Not Just a Mom

23."There is a religion in all deep love, but the love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father."
-----Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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