Sayings for 'Mommie Dearest'

May 10, 2012

Anna Jarvis worked hard to make Mother’s Day a holiday. She started the effort in 1908, and by 1914 convinced President Woodrow Wilson to declare it an official national holiday. But nine years later, commercialization of the day had become so rampant, that she became a major opponent of the very holiday she helped create. She was actually arrested while protesting against it.

This week we show our gratitude to Mom with a collection of distinguished sayings…

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

"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."  Mark Twain

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

 “It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy fathers would do it.”  The Golden Girls

"The phrase 'working mother' is redundant."  Jane Sellman

"Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease."  LisaAlther

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

"Mothers are the necessity of invention."  Bill Watterson

“The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. ”  William Ross Wallace

"What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce."  Mark Twain