MOTHERS DAY THOUGHTS
No sincere human being can deny the importance of mother in the world and her place in a child’s life. At the same time one needs to have that unique sense for realizing this fact. Of course for all of us our mothers are just like God. But it is equally true that it is not necessary that each one of us is capable of expressing this fact in our own words in the form of poem or quotes. But there are some of the great sons and daughters who have done this job marvelously. Go through the following thoughts and check it out for yourself. You can certainly pick some of these to please your mother on the special occasion of Mother’s Day.
Famous Mother’s Day Thoughts
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.”
~ Abraham Lincoln
“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
~ Abraham Lincoln
“There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness… The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way.”
~ Andrew Jackson
“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”
~ Barbara Kingsolver
“In all my efforts to learn to read, my mother shared fully my ambition and sympathized with me and aided me in every way she could. If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.”
~ Booker T. Washington
“It seems to me that my mother was the most splendid woman I ever knew… I have met a lot of people knocking around the world since, but I have never met a more thoroughly refined woman than my mother. If I have amounted to anything, it will be due to her.”
~ Charles Chaplin
“I cannot tell you how much I owe to the solemn word of my good mother.”
~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“The noblest calling in the world is that of mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after painting shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give.”
~ David O. McKay
“My mother never gave up one me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back.”
~ Denzel Washington
“The mother, more than any other, affects the moral and spiritual part of the children’s character. She is their constant companion and teacher in formative years. The child is ever imitating and assimilating the mother’s nature. It is only in after life that men gaze backward and behold how a mother’s hand and heart of love molded their young lives and shaped their destiny.”
~ E.W. Caswell
“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”
~ George Washington
“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher
“Education commences at the mother’s knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character.”
~ Hosea Ballou
When Robert Ingersoll, the notorious skeptic, was in his heyday, two college students went to hear him lecture. As they walked down the street after the lecture, one said to the other, “Well, I guess he knocked the props out from under Christianity, didn’t he?” The other said, “No, I don’t think he did. Ingersoll did not explain my mother’s life, and until he can explain my mother’s life I will stand by my mother’s God.”
~ James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited, Tyndale.
“Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations as all other earthly causes combined.”
~ John S.C. Abbott
“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.”
~ Maya Angelou
“The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother.”
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
“My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier you’ll be a general; if you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”
~ Pablo Picasso
“An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.”
~ Spanish proverb
“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”
~ Stevie Wonder
Many scholars have concluded that you cannot really understand John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, unless you understand his mother Susanna Wesley. She was so instrumental in his life that she inevitably affected the movement and its direction. Americans know that Abraham Lincoln led this nation through perhaps its time of greatest crisis; but who was it that made Abraham Lincoln the man that he was? I know what Lincoln thought. He said it was his mother. I would submit to you this morning that there is not a person sitting here that in one, five, ten, a thousand different ways has not been forever influenced by their mother. I firmly believe that you cannot understand who a person is and what motivates them until you understand their past. And you cannot understand a person’s past without understanding the source that co-created that person along with God-their parents.
“The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”
~ W. R. Wallace
FAMOUS MOTHER’S QUOTES
On the one hand for a child its mother is its life and on the other hand for a mother her child is her world. This sweet relationship of mother and child cannot be expressed in a few words. But still some great Moms’ certain views have been very famous throughout the world. It is quite possible that all these famous quotes by some famous Moms represent that all the mothers think the same way for their children. After all being the mom of a famous personality is also a responsibility, which these moms have accepted so intellectually. No wonder if now and then you have also heard some of these quotes from your mother…
“Again with the stovepipe hat, Abe? Can’t you just wear a baseball cap like the other kids?”
~ Abraham Lincoln’s Mom
“I realize strained plums are your favorite, Barney, but you’re starting to look a little purple!”
~ Barney’s Mom
“I’m not upset the you lamb followed you to school, Mary, but I would like to know how he got a better grade than you!”
~ Mary’s Mom
“It’s a nice car, Bruce, but do you realize how much the insurance will be!”
~ Batman’s Mom
“I’ve got a bill here for a busted chair from the bear family. You know anything about this Goldie?”
~ Goldilock’s Mom
“Well, all I’ve got to say is if you don’t get of your tuffet and start cleaning your room, there’ll be a lot more spiders around here!”
~ Little Miss Muffet’s Mom
“But, Albert, it’s your senior picture. Can’t you do something about your hair? Styling gel, mousse, something….?”
~ Albert Einstein’s Mom
“The next time I catch you throwing money across the Potomac, you can kiss your allowance good-bye!”
~ George Washington’s Mom
“That’s a nice story, but now tell me where you’ve really been for the past 3 days!”
~ Jonah’s Mom
“Clark, your father and I have discussed it, and we’ve decided you can have your own telephone line. Now will you quit spending so much time in all those phone booths!”
~ Superman’s Mom
“Of course I’m proud that you invented the electric light bulb, dear. Now turn off that light and get to bed!”
~ Thomas Alva Edison’s Mom
MOTHER TERESA SAYINGS
Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
Mother Teresa was born at Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Yugoslavia. She joined an Irish order of nuns serving in Calcutta, West Bengal, India, with a purpose to serve the poor. She received medical training in Ireland and India. She founded the Missionaries of Charity and focused on serving the dying, along with many other projects at the same time. For her contributions to the upliftment of the society she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. She died in 1997 after long illnesses and was beatified by Pope John Paul II on October 19, 2003.
Mother Teresa Quotations And Favorite Sayings
Love is doing small things with great love.
Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives – the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them.
There should be less talk. A preaching point is not a meeting point.
The dying, the cripple, the mental, the unwanted, the unloved – they are Jesus in disguise.
In the West there is loneliness, which I call the leprosy of the West. In many ways it is worse than our poor in Calcutta. (Commonweal, Dec 19, 1997)
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
The poor give us much more than we give them. They’re such strong people, living day to day with no food. and they never curse, never complain. We don’t have to give them pity or sympathy. We have so much to learn from them.
I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper’s wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?
I do not pray for success. I ask for faithfulness.
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
I work for the people, because I feel I must do something.
People are generally irrational, unreasonable and selfish. They deserve to be loved, anyway.
It’s law of nature that the good you do, will be forgotten tomorrow. But the good work must be carried on.
Your honesty and frankness will expose you to problems but your work should not stop for it means the world to so many people.
Years of your hard work may be destroyed overnight, that should not deter you from building upon your hard work.
Despite giving your best to the world, you may be kicked in the teeth. Give the best you’ve got anyway.
Places like Calcutta can be seen all over the world if you have eyes to see.
Developed countries suffer from poverty of understanding, poverty of will, of loneliness, of lack of love and spirit. There is no greater disease in the world today than this.
When you don’t have anything, then you have everything.
The person who gives with a smile is the best giver because God loves a cheerful giver.
It is not the size of our actions but the amount of love and care that is put into them that matters.
You should never lose heart. God is merciful and kind- he has endowed you with the best gift- smile, which can make millions happy.
Show kindness through your face, your eyes, your smile and through the warmth of your greetings. You must bear a cheerful smile. Don’t only give your care, but give your heart as well.