Quotes of the Day for 9 May 2010 – 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. 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 is apt to dedicate one day to remembering she who had the most influence over who and what we are today. Thanks, Mom, you've had to put up with a lot!
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
- Hosea Ballou, 1771 - 1852
A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.
- Honoré de Balzac, 1799 - 1850
A mother is a mother still,
The holiest thing alive.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772 - 1834
Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
- Louisa May Alcott, 1832 - 1888
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
- Rudyard Kipling, 1865 - 1936
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
- Oprah Winfrey
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