Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall;
A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–94) American Physician, Essayist
The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother’s Day are the good ones.
—Mignon McLaughlin (1913–83) American Journalist, Author
Whenever I heard thunder in the mountains it was like the iron of my mother’s love.
—Jack Kerouac (1922–1969) American Novelist, Poet
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
—Honore de Balzac (1799–1850) French Novelist
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 the stands in its path.
—Agatha Christie (1890–1976) British Novelist, Short-Story Writer, Playwright
Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.
—Thomas De Witt Talmage (1832–1902) American Presbyterian Clergyman, Religious Leader
Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same — and most mothers kiss and scold together.
—Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973) American Novelist, Human Rights Activist
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
—Oprah Winfrey (b.1954) American TV Personality