11 Quotes About Mothers That’ll Make You Call Yours

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The heart of a mother is a deep abyss

The heart of a mother is a deep abyssiStock/Thinkstock
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. —Honore de Balzac<!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Geneva; panose-1:2 11 5 3 3 4 4 4 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; panose-1:0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:128; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-format:other; mso-font-pitch:fixed; mso-font-signature:1 134676480 16 0 131072 0;} @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; panose-1:0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:128; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-format:other; mso-font-pitch:fixed; mso-font-signature:1 134676480 16 0 131072 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-1610611985 1073741899 0 0 159 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0cm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} @page WordSection1 {size:612.0pt 792.0pt; margin:72.0pt 90.0pt 72.0pt 90.0pt; mso-header-margin:36.0pt; mso-footer-margin:36.0pt; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} -- [/slide][slide title="A mother is not a person to lean on," image_radio="image_url_3" slide_template="full_wdth_template_slide" url="http://www.rd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/01-mothers-day-lions-fsl.jpg" page="2"] but a person to make leaning unnecessary. —Dorothy Canfield Fisher

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. Fuse/Thinkstock
When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. —Jessica Lange

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall.

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall. Digital Vision/Thinkstock
A mother's secret hope outlives them all. —Oliver Wendell Holmes

A mother's arms are made of tenderness

A mother's arms are made of tendernessiStock/Thinkstock
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Each day of our lives

Each day of our lives iStock/Thinkstock
we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. —Charles R. Swindoll

Mother,

Mother, iStock/Thinkstock
the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart. —Anonymous

The best medicine

The best medicineiStock/Thinkstock
in the world is a mother's kiss. —Anonymous

I want my children

I want my children iStock/Thinkstock
to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them. —Phyllis Diller

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