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Quotes of the Day for 12 May 2002 – Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day in the US. Thanks, Mom, you had to put up with a lot!

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The quotes:

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
     - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
     - Oscar Wilde

Men are what their mothers made them.
     - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 - 1882

Over the years I have learned that motherhood is much like an austere religious order, the joining of which obligates one to relinquish all claims to personal possessions.
     - Nancy Stahl

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
     - Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910

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