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Inspirational quotes from mom

Updated on January 2, 2011

As I get a little older each moment and I reflect on my relationship with my mother I can’t help to think that (even when I don’t want to admit to it), she was right a bout a few things, like; everything happens for a reason, when one door closes another opens, time heals and there are more fish in the sea. At the time when my heart was breaking at sixteen, I didn’t want to hear that I would love someone else, when I vowed to love that one guy for the rest of my life. My mother would tell me she went through the same heart aches, but I couldn’t imagine my mother crying over a girlish crush. But now, I am fully aware that if she didn’t experience the pain of losing a first love then she wouldn’t be able to tell me that I would be okay.

When I moved away from home I found myself calling my mother for more advise on how to cook a turkey, why I couldn’t do whites and colors in the same laundry (I have a few pink shirts now), and the big one was when I was breaking up with someone, I knew she’d always be on the other end telling me that I was special and that the guy was losing out on the most special person he’d ever meet. Even if I didn’t like that she was right, it felt and still feels good to have that one bond with my mother that I can complain to her about everything but her, many relationships with mothers is a compromise and I wanted to share some quotes from a calendar that my mother gives me each for Christmas to remind that I am still her little girl. The quotes are not just for daughters, they are for everyone, to remind us that we were once little girls and little boys to our parents, and still are.

A mother’s treasure is her daughter ~ Catherine Pulsifer

Life’s aspirations come in the guise of children ~ Rabindranath Tagore

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family ~ Lee lacocca

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.

Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal ~ Pamela Vaull Starr

At 15 life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was a honorable as resistance,especially if one had not choice ~ Maya Angelou


Life is a long lesson in humility ~  Sire James M. Barrie


There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart  ~ Jane Austen


If one has determination, then things will get done ~ Chinese Proverb


We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take us or spare us ~ Marcel Proust


Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes


You were born an original. Don’t die a copy ~ John Mason


It’s very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice ~ Anne Taylor


So much of growing up is an unbearable waiting.

A constant longing for another time. Another Season. ~ Sonia Sanchez


Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves ~ William Hazlitt


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted ~ Aesop


‘Home’ is any four walls that enclose the right person ~ Helen Rowland




Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love ~ Jane Austen


All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up ~  Pablo Picasso


Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved ~ D.H. Lawrence


Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself.

~ Marcus A. Antoninus


Make the most of yourself for that is all there is to you ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


No wonder it’s so difficult to raise children properly-they are always imitating their parents ~ Anonymous


We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give ~ Sir Winston Churchill


Sooner or later we all quote our mothers ~ Bern Williams





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