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Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. ...
by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism;
but the moment she is introduced,
there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness,
sobriety, and order.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

The past, the present and the future are really one:
they are today.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to
the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum:
you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong,
something the best people have always done.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

To be really great in little things,
to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life,
is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

A woman's health is her capital.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls,
why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful;
and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being
sure I had a better one to put in its place.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Friendships are discovered rather than made.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I did not write it.
God wrote it.
I merely did his dictation.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

A man builds a house in England with the expectation
of living in it and leaving it to his children;
we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words
left unsaid and deeds left undone.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Human nature is above all things lazy.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression
of the highest moral and spiritual ideas,
there music is sublimely strong.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

To do common things perfectly is far better worth our
endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

One would like to be grand and heroic,
if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something,
very great, very heroic; or if not that,
then at least very stylish and very fashionable.
It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all
the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us;
but most people do all they can to get rid of it,
and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The being of our mothers is forever branded onto our own being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

Girls are the future mothers of our society,
and it is important that we focus on their well-being.
- Miriam Makeba

Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present.
- Janice Dickinson

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because
they are more certain they are their own.
- Aristotle

Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do.
Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
- Amy Heckerling

If there were no schools to take the children away
from home part of the time,
the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
- Edward W. Howe

I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt,
working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
- Arianna Huffington

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are,
we must know our mothers names.
- Alice Walker

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
- Louisa May Alcott

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler

Only mothers can think of the future -
because they give birth to it in their children.
- Maxim Gorky

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet,
there would be no more wars.
- E. M. Forster

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
- Cathy Guisewite

Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Bill Watterson

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
- Miguel de Cervantes

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

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

The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is:
mothers really need to be given the ability to parent.
- Joan Blades

All women become like their mothers.
That is their tragedy.
No man does.
That's his.
- Oscar Wilde

By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers
who do not have regular time off.
They are the great vacationless class.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Their mothers had finally caught up to them and been proven right.
There were consequences after all but they were the
consequences to things you didn't even know you'd done.
- Margaret Atwood

One thing all stage mothers share is an overpowering
ambition for their daughters.
- Lawrence Welk

A mother's got to be there to raise the children.
That's all there is to it.
I feel badly for those mothers who work hard,
and can't do it all the time.
- Eric Braeden

We are not a Zappa cover band.
We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the
Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex.
- Jimmy Carl Black

But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers,
I started going on freedom rides in 1966.
- June Jordan

Sexism is not the fault of women - kill your fathers,
not your mothers.
- Robin Morgan

Mothers don't want to pinch me or put me in their purse.
- Paul Lynde

No country in history ever sent mothers of toddlers
off to fight enemy soldiers until the United States
did this in the Iraq war.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Today, Arizona's sons and daughters,
mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country.
- Jane D. Hull

Mothers always find ways to fit in the work -
but then when you're working,
you feel that you should be spending time with your
children and then when you're with your children,
you're thinking about working.
- Alice Hoffman

Countries are either mothers or fathers,
and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.
- Edna O'Brien

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers,
If I belittle dogs and mothers.
- Ogden Nash

We should be the natural home for young mothers.
But we're not.
Because too often we sound like people who think the
only good mother is a married mother.
- Francis Maude

We never got anything out of the recordings.
I'm still as broke as I was when I was with the Mothers.
- Jimmy Carl Black

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to
their children than fathers:
it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and
are more certain that they are their own.
- Aristotle

They say geniuses mostly have great mothers.
They mostly have sad fates.
- David Herbert Lawrence

You can make children believe whatever you want,
and the children of today are the soldiers and mothers of tomorrow.
- Dudley Nichols

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime,
welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens,
the more you control all the people.
- Noam Chomsky

In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment
as a sign of love and respect.
Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.
- Michael Lewis

Our mothers' generation fought so hard to change things
and we're the first generation to benefit.
And now you get girls in their twenties who say they're not feminists.
- Kristin Davis

Mothers are all slightly insane.
- J. D. Salinger

Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie,
unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.
- Mike Royko

Mothers are not supposed to give guidance,
right' Sean's doing his own thing.
- Yoko Ono


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