Quotations About / On: MOTHER

  • 11.
    Love is a selfish step-mother.
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  • 12.
    Memory, workmaid and mother of the Muses.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 461.)
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  • 13.
    A boy's best friend is his mother.
    (Joseph Stefano, U.S. screenwriter, and Alfred Hitchcock. Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), in Psycho (1960).)
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  • 14.
    Indifference is commonly the mother of discretion.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Sept. 1749, The French Correspondence of the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, vol. I, p. 65, ed. Rex A. Barrell, trans. James Gray, Ottawa, Borealis Press (1980) I. 65.)
  • 15.
    Leisure is the mother of Philosophy.
    (Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), British philosopher. Leviathan, pt. 4, ch. 46 (1651).)
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  • 16.
    Ignorance is the mother of devotion.
    (Dean Henry Cole (1500-1580), British prelate. Disputation with the Papists at Westminster (March 31, 1559).)
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  • 17.
    Ignorance is the mother of all evils.
    (François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Aeditue, in Fifth Book, ch. 7, p. 740, Pleiade edition (1995).)
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  • 18.
    Men are what their mothers made them.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Fate," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 19.
    Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 612 (Phaedra).)
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  • 20.
    Oh, I've got the prettiest mother. I've got the nicest mother. That's what I tell everybody. I say I've got the sweetest mother in the world.
    (John Lee Mahin (1902-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and novel by William March. Mervyn Le Roy. Rhoda (Patty McCormack), The Bad Seed, this is what Rhoda says to keep her mother from inquiring too closely into her activities (1956). If you can think of a better category, you're welcome to change it.)
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