Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day Greetings

Mother's Day Quotes

"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers." - Jewish proverb

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." - Henry Ward Beecher

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother." - Abraham Lincoln

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." - Washington Irving

A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man - George Eliot

Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons - Napoleon Bonaparte

That best academy, a mother's knee - James Russell Lowell

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not - James Joyce

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother." - Lin Yutang

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie - Tenneva Jordan

"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

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

A mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart - a heart so large that everybody's grief and everybody's joy found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation - Mark Twain

A mother understands what a child does not say - Jewish proverb

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers - Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Happy Mother's Day Around the World

Afrikaans - Moeder, Ma
Albanian - Nënë, Mëmë
Arabic - Ahm
Belarusan - Matka
Bolognese - Mèder
Bosnian/ Bulgarian - Majka
Brazilian/Portuguese - Mãe
Chechen - Nana
Croatian - Mati, Majka
Czech - Abatyse
Danish - Mor
Dutch - Moeder, Moer
English - Mother, Mama, Mom

Finnish - Äiti
French - Mère, Maman
German - Mutter
Greek - Màna
Hawaiian - Makuahine
Hindi - Ma, Maji
Hungarian - Anya, Fu
Icelandic - Móðir
Indonesian - Induk, Ibu, Biang, Nyokap
Irish - Máthair
Italian - Madre, Mamma
Japanese - Okaasan, Haha
Judeo/Spanish - Madre
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Macedonian - Majka
Marathi - Aayi
Norwegian - Madre
Persian - Madr, Maman
Polish - Matka, Mama
Portuguese - Matka, Mama
Punjabi - Mai, Mataji, Pabbo
Romanian - Mama, Maica
Russian - Mat'
Serbian - Majka
Slovak - Mama, Matka
Spanish - Madre, Mamá, Mami
Swedish - Mamma, Mor, Morsa
Swiss/German - Mueter

Turkish - Anne, Ana, Valide
Ukrainian - Mati
Urdu - Ammee
Welsh - Mam
Yiddish - Muter
Zeneize - Moæ

Happy Mother's Day to all!



Soulsearcher said...

Beautiful tribute,Mike. :)

jipzeecab said...

An illuminating list of universal truths this mother's day..Thanks..

cathy said...

Thankyou (speaking as a mother)
You're tagged (speaking as a pain in the behind)