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"What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?" Louisa May Alcott

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"A mother understands what a child does not say." Jewish Proverbs

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"Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well." Amos Bronson Alcott

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Henry Ward Beecher

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." Henry Ward Beecher

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"For that's what a woman, a mother wants -- to teach her children to take an interest in life. She knows it's safer for them to be interested in other people's happiness than to believe in their own." Marguerite Duras

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George Eliot

"But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man." George Eliot

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"Nobody can misunderstand a boy like his own mother. Mothers at present can bring children into the world, but this performance is apt to mark the end of their capacities. They can't even attend to the elementary animal requirements of their offspring. It is quite surprising how many children survive in spite of their mothers." Norman Douglas

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"An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy." Spanish Proverbs

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"Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers." Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Barbara Ehrenreich

"No culture on earth outside of mid-century suburban America has ever deployed one woman per child without simultaneously assigning her such major productive activities as weaving, farming, gathering, temple maintenance, and tent-building. The reason is that full-time, one-on-one child-raising is not good for women or children." Barbara Ehrenreich

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"A busy mother makes slothful daughters." Portuguese Proverbs

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"All that remains to the mother in modern consumer society is the role of scapegoat; psychoanalysis uses huge amounts of money and time to persuade analysis and to foist their problems on to the absent mother, who has no opportunity to utter a word in her own defense. Hostility to the mother in our societies is an index of mental health." Germaine Greer

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"Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother." W. Somerset Maugham

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"The fact that we are all trained to be mothers from infancy on means that we are all trained to devote our lives to men, whether they are our sons or not; that we are all trained to force other women to exemplify the lack of qualities which characterizes the cultural construct of femininity." Andrea Dworkin

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"The watchful mother tarries nigh, though sleep has closed her infants eyes." John Keble

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"A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know he sees it." William Dean Howells

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"Men never think, at least seldom think, what a hard task it is for us women to go through this very often. God's will be done, and if He decrees that we are to have a great number of children why we must try to bring them up as useful and exemplary members of society." Queen Victoria

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"As her sons have seen her: the mother in patriarchy: controlling, erotic, castrating, heart-suffering, guilt-ridden, and guilt-provoking; a marble brow, a huge breast, an avid cave; between her legs snakes, swamp-grass, or teeth; on her lap a helpless infant or a martyred son. She exists for one purpose: to bear and nourish the son." Adrienne Rich

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Oscar Wilde

"Lord Illingworth: All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. Mrs. Allonby: No man does. That is his." Oscar Wilde

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"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

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"Maternity is on the face of it an unsociable experience. The selfishness that a woman has learned to stifle or to dissemble where she alone is concerned, blooms freely and unashamed on behalf of her offspring." Emily James Putnam

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