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Quotes of the Day for 13 May 2001 – Mothers' Day

I've never been much for sending cards to mark the passage of the calendar, and Mother's Day cards are no exception - I doubt if I've sent a dozen of them. Imagine, if you will, that you're reading a card from me to my mother:

Mom, thanks for the love and commitment. I'm sure I didn't make it easy. Not trusting my own words on this occasion, let me borrow a few comments from my files.

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The quotes:

Marriage and the up-bringing of children in the home require as well-trained a mind and as well-disciplined a character as any other occupation that might be considered a career.
     - Eleanor Roosevelt

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
     - Agatha Christie

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
     - Victor Hugo, 1802 - 1885

There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
     - Ralph Waldo Emerson

No matter how old a mother is she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
     - Florida Scott-Maxwell

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