I loves quotes. Two of my most cherished possessions are John Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, which my momma gave to me in 1969, and The New Dictionary of Thoughts – a Cyclopedia of Quotations, which her momma gave to her in 1963. Enjoy these gems of thought on love, parenting, mothers, and wisdom. Send me yours, you might see them posted! ~ ily momma

~ Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle. -Henri-Frédéric Amiel

~ If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much. -Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

All that I am, all that I hope to be I owe my angel mother;
My hand she guided as I learned to write,
My feet she guided in the ways of right,
My hopes she cherished,
like a flame of light,
God bless her soul,
God bless her memory,
My angel mother.

Her weary hands are crumbled into dust,
But they shall live in leaves of forest trees;
Her tender heart may make sweet flowers I trust,
Heaven bless her soul,
Earth bless her memories,
My angel mother.
-Abraham Lincoln

~ A torn jacket is soon mended, but harsh words bruise the heart of a child. -Longfellow

~ God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race – to enlarge our hearts; and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affections; to give our souls higher aims; to call out all our faculties to extended enterprise and exertion; and to bring round our firesides bright faces, happy smiles, and loving, tender hearts. — My soul blesses the great Father, every day, that he has gladdened the earth with little children. -Mary Howitt

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