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Nothing is quite so all-encompassing as a mother's love, and these mothers love quotes go straight to the heart of that emotion.

There are those who say that emotions are what distinguish human life from all other life. Have you ever watched a mother robin defending her young? or a pussycat? or a lion?

No, the emotions of mothers transcend all beings, great and small, and while these mother's love quotes are very touching, they but touch the surface of the emotion that lies beneath.

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In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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.
Sophia Loren

A mother's love quote so complete in its simplicity: a mother's love goes everywhere:

In a child's lunch basket, a mother's thoughts.
Japanese proverb

Motherhood is not for the fainthearted.  Used frogs, skinned knees, and the insults of teenage girls are not meant for the wimpy.
Danielle Steele

A mother understands what a child does not say.
Yiddish Proverb

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of children.
William Makepeace Thackeray

This mother's love quote bring the ultimate message to all mothers:

Before becoming a mother I had a hundred theories on how to bring up children. Now I have seven children and one theory: Love them, especially when they least deserve to be loved.
Kate Samperi

The source of human love is the mother.
African proverb

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always discover forgiveness.
Honore de Balzac

Some are kissing mothers, and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same. And most mothers kiss and scold together.
Pearl S. Buck

I have found that no kisses can ever compare to "mom" kisses, because mom kisses can heal anything. You can have a hangnail, a broken heart, or a catatonic schizophrenia; with moms, one kiss and you're fine.
Robert G. Lee

How does a mother divide her love amongst her brood? As this mother's love quote amply says, the love is not divided, it is multiplied:

I got more children that I can rightly take care of, but I ain't got more than I can love.
Ossie Guffy

Even St. Augustine understood the universal power of mother's love quotes:

What tigress is there that does not purr over her young ones, and fawn upon them in tenderness?
Saint Augustine

When God thought of Mother, he must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly -- so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception.
Henry Ward Beecher

Oh what a power if motherhood, possessing, possessing a potent spell.

It takes a poet as masterful as Maya Angelou to write such a haunting mother's love quote:

To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.
Maya Angelou

It seems to me my mother was the most splendid woman I ever knew. If I have amounted to anything, it will be due to her.
Charles Chaplin

Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky,
Hundreds of shells on the shore together,
Hundreds of birds that go singing by,
Hundreds of birds in the sunny weather,
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
George Cooper

In the heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother".
Edgar Allan Poe

Mothers always know.
Oprah Winfrey

She broke her bread into two fragments and gave them to the children, who ate with avidity.
"She hath kept none for herself," grumbled the Sergeant.
"Because she is not hungry," said a solder.
"Because she is a mother," said the Sergeant.
Victor Hugo, "Les Miserables"

A mother is not to be compared with another person.  She is incomparable.
African proverb

The phrase "working mothers" is redundant.
Jane Sellman

I come from a Greek household. My mother wouldn't let a FedEx man come in without eating.
Arianna Huffington

Mother Knows Best
Edna Ferber

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