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Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
John F. Kennedy
No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
Freud is the father of psychoanalysis. It had no mother.
Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.
Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.
My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
E. W. Howe
A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.
Peter De Vries
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass'; 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.'
Poverty is the mother of crime.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
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.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.
Laurence J. Peter
Careful?! Was my mother careful when she stabbed me in the heart with a coat hanger while I was still in womb?
Mothers are the necessity of invention.
I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli.
George H. W. Bush
When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she'd just make enough for 16 and only serve half.
It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.
I was terrible at straight items. When I wrote obituaries, my mother said the only thing I ever got them to do was die in alphabetical order.
For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift.
Wernher von Braun
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