It’s sad if people think that’s (homemaking) a dull existence, but you can’t just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It’s the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don’t want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn’t it?
— Audrey Hepburn
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.
— George Washington
A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
— Emily Dickinson
A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.
— Victor Hugo
If you want to get warm, you move near the fire. If you want joy, peace, eternal life, you must get close to what has them.
— C.S. Lewis
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
— Mahatma Gandhi