“There is no division nor subtraction in the heart-arithmetic of a good mother. There are only addition and multiplication.” ― Bess Streeter Aldrich, A Lantern in Her Hand
"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children." — William Makepiece Thackeray, Vanity Fair
“Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.” ― Louisa May Alcott, Jo's Boys
“Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark ... To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
“Mother's arms are made of tenderness, and sweet sleep blesses the child who lies within.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
"She thought her life was over. But suddenly her love for her mother showed her that the essence of life―love―was still alive in her. Love awoke, and life awoke." ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
"But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs." ― George Eliot, Middlemarch
"It is at our mother's knee that we acquire our noblest and truest and highest ideals." ― Mark Twain