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If you would reform the world from its errors and vices, begin by enlisting the mothers.

It is the general rule, that all superior men inherit the elements of superiority from their mothers.

journey through scorching years.

Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.

Maternal love! thou word that sums all bliss.

Men are what their mothers made them. You may as well ask a loom which weaves huckaback, why it does not make cashmere, as expect poetry from this engineer, or a chemical discovery from that jobber.

My mother's influence in molding my character was conspicuous. She forced me to learn daily long chapters of the Bible by heart. To that discipline and patient, accurate resolve I owe not only much of my general power of taking pains, but the best part of my taste for literature.

Nature's loving proxy, the watchful mother.

No joy in nature is so sublimely affecting as the joy of a mother at the good fortune of her child.

No language can express the power and beauty and heroism and majesty of a mother's love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over the wastes of worldly fortune sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star in heaven.

Observe how soon, and to what a degree, a mother's influence begins to operate! Her first ministration for her infant is to enter, as it were, the valley of the shadow of death, and win its life at the peril of her own! How different must an affection thus founded be from all others!

Oh, wondrous power! how little understood, entrusted to the mother's mind alone, to fashion genius, form the soul for good, inspire a West, or train a Washington.

Say to mothers, what a holy charge is theirs; with what a kingly power their love might rule the fountains of the newborn mind.

Stories first heard at a mother's knee are never wholly forgotten, - a little spring that never quite dries up in our

The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but is always on her heart.

The bravest battle that ever was fought; Shall I tell you where and when? On the maps of the world you will find it not; It was fought by the mothers of men.

The dignity, the grandeur, the tenderness, the everlasting and divine significance of motherhood.

The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother.

The future of society is in the hands of the mothers. If the world was lost through woman, she alone can save it.

The instruction received at the mother's knee, and the paternal lessons, together with the pious and sweet souvenirs of the fireside, are never effaced entirely from the soul.


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