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Quotes of the Day for 11 May 2003 – Mother's Day

Long-time readers know that my character has two sides: the sappy romantic underneath, and the heartless cynic I normally present myself as. Mother's Day is such a revoltingly saccharine experience that the cynic in me demands center stage, but my mother is not only living but subscribing to this, so I'd better behave myself!

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The quotes:

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, 1890 - 1976

A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
     - Dorothy Canfield Fisher

And it came to me, and I knew what I had to have before my soul would rest. I wanted to belong - to belong to my mother. And in return - I wanted my mother to belong to me.
     - Gloria Vanderbilt

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
     - Rudyard Kipling 1865 - 1936

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.
     - Kate Douglas Wiggin

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

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.
     - Spanish proverb

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