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Poll: Top 25 Mother's Day Quotes by Famous Personalities

Dedicated to My Mother.

In honor of Mother's Day, which of these 25 Mother's Day quotes by famous personalities do you consider the most memorable?

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    Mohandas K. Gandhi

    "It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?"
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    Oscar Wilde

    "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his."
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    Rudyard Kipling

    "God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers."
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    Abraham Lincoln

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

    "A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."
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    Sophia Loren

    "When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."
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    Milton Berle

    "If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?"
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    Gracie Allen

    "When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she'd just make enough for 16 and only serve half."
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    Jacqueline Kennedy

    "If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much."
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    William Makepeace Thackeray

    "Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."
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    Robert Browning

    "Motherhood: All love begins and ends there."
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    Theodore Hesburgh

    "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
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    Honoré de Balzac

    "The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."
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    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    "The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father."
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    Barbara Kingsolver

    "Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."
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    "Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life."
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    Stevie Wonder

    "Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love."
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    Erich Fromm

    "Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved."
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    Billy Sunday

    "There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing."
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    Gilbert Parker

    "For when a child is born the mother also is born again."
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    Golda Meir

    "At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent."
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    Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    "By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class."
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    James Joyce

    "Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not."
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    Oliver Wendell Holmes

    "The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms."
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    Yutang Lin

    "Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother."

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