Quotations About / On: MOTHER
' A mother is the daughter's everything '
(This quotation is from poem called' Like mother, like daughter')
MOTHER is a child's first love.
A mother more, an orphan less
(A Mia Mamma.)
How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers' names.
(Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. repr. In In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (1983). "A Letter to the Editor of Ms.," Ms. (New York, Aug. 1974).)
The kind uncles and aunts of the race are more esteemed than its true spiritual fathers and mothers.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 84, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
We are not a nation, so much as a world; for unless we claim all the world for our sire, like Melchisedec, we are without father or mother.
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Redburn (1849), ch. 33, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 4, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1969).)
How shall a man escape from his ancestors, or draw off from his veins the black drop which he drew from his father's or mother's life?
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Fate," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things.
(Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 1360.)
Do you think your mother and I should have lived comfortably so long together, if ever we had been married? Baggage!
(John Gay (1685-1732), British dramatist, poet. Peachum, in The Beggar's Opera, act 1, sc. 8 (1728), ed. F.W. Bateson (1934).)
Our souls are like those orphans whose unwedded mothers die in bearing them: the secret of our paternity lies in their grave, and we must there to learn it.
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 114, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).)