Quotes on Motherhood
"Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one."   - Gloria Steinham
"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother". - Abraham Lincoln
"The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother"  -Napolean
"I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing, when they, who are so fresh from God, love us."
"Kids really brughten a household. They never turn off the lights."   -Ralph Bus
"Babies are such a nice way to start people". - Don Herold
"A sweet child is the sweetest thing in nature" -Charles Lamb
"No language can express the power and beauty and heroism and majesty of a mother's love. It shrinks not where a man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over the wastes of worldly fortune sends the radience of its quenchless fidelity like a star in heaven.  -E.H. Chapin
"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." - Thomas Paine
"There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it."  -old English proverb
"If you would reform the world from its errors and vices, begin by enlisting the mothers"
   -C. Simmons
"God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race--
To enlarge our hearts; and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affections; to give our souls higher aims; and to bring round our firesides bright faces, happy smiles, and loving tender hearts. My soul blesses the great Father every day, that he has gladdened the earth with little children." ---Mary Howitt
"Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother"  - Moorish proverb
"The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother and to become fully independent. -Erich Fromm
"Each time you look at your child you see something mysterious and contradictory-- bits and pieces of other people- grandparents, your mate, yourself, all captured in a certain stance, a shope of a head, a look in the eyes, combined with something very precious-- a new human rich in individuality and possibility." -Joan Sutton
"Children are poor men's riches"  - old English proverb
"Of all the joys that brighten suffering earth, what joy is welcomed like a newborn child? 
-Caroline Norton
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