Monday, May 5, 2008

Mother's Day quotes and sentiments

Today, designer Laura Williams has put together a great list of quotes and sentiments for those of you working on Mother's Day cards this week.

Mom, you know you're more than welcome
to come over to my place for dinner,
but there's one little problem...
...all the food I have needs to be cooked.
Happy Mother's Day

I'm glad I've got you for a mother...
...some stranger wouldn't have
put up with me this long.
Happy Mother's Day

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

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

Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.
Amos Bronson Alcott

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
Sophia Loren

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
Honore de Balzac

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.

Erma Bombeck

Paul Revere's Mother:
"I don't care where you think you have to go, young many. Midnight is past your curfew!"

Michelangelo's Mother:
"Mike, can't you paint on walls like other children? Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?"

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. -Jewish proverb

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. -Chinese Proverb

For a mother is the only person on earth
Who can divide her love among ten children
And each child still have all her love.

Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.

-Sarah Malin

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
-Abraham Lincoln

I cannot forget my mother. She is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely. ~Renita Weems

"A man's got to do what a man's got to do. A woman must do what he can't."
-Rhonda Hansome-

"I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on."
-Roseanne Barr-

My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint."
-Erma Bombeck-

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother."
-- Abraham Lincoln

"Making the decision to have a child-it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
--Elizabeth Stone

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."
-- Henry Ward Beecher

"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall;
A mother's secret hope outlives them all."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

" Who is it that loves me and will love me forever with an affection which no chance, no misery, no crime of mine can do away? — It is you, my mother."
-- Thomas Carlyle

"When God thought of mother, He must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly—so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception."
-- Henry Ward Beecher

"I think my life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."
-- George Eliot


Julie Campbell said...

OH MY GOSH! Those are great! I especially love the one about making dinner. LOL! I am using that one for my mom this year! Thank you so much for the list!

Barb Schram said...

Oh wow...I love these and are so helpful! Thanks so much for compiling this list!

Carrie said...

GREAT! Thanks so much I've been looking and these are perfect:)

Linda said...

WOWIE! You could create cards all day long with that amazing list of word ideas!

Anabelle said...

Awesome job, Laura!!!