"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." --Honore de Balzac

"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

"By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class." --Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all." --Oliver Wendell Holmes

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." --Abraham Lincoln

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." --Author Unknown

You may have tangible wealth untold; Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be - I had a mother who read to me. --Strickland Gillilan

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. --Washington Irving