Quotes of the Day for 10 May 2009 – Mother's Day
Today is the day of busy signals - the heaviest telephone call volume of the year, at least in the US. Also the biggest day of the year for greeting cards. (I've given up on that, my mother knows that this issue of QOTD, and maybe a phone call, are all she'll get.) Mother's Day is celebrated in 150 countries around the world, 71 of them observe it on the second Sunday in May. A mother's gifts surround us throughout life, so it's hardly out of line to dedicate one day to remembering she who had the most influence over who and what we are today. Thanks, Mom, you had to put up with a lot!
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, 1879 - 1958
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
- Henry Ward Beecher, 1813 - 1887
The phrase "working mother" is redundant.
- Jane Sellman
Motherhood is like Albania - you can't trust the descriptions in the books, you have to go there.
- Marni Jackson
There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 - 1882
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