All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
——Abraham Lincoln （1809—1865）
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 （1732—1799）
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 （1767—1845）
A good mother is worth a hundred schoolmaster.
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall. A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.
——Oliver Wendell Holmes（1809—1894）
God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. ——Jewish proverb
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
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 （1881—1915）
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.