A woman labourer carries her daughter in a basket back to her home after finishing her work on Mother's Day near Jammu May 9, 2010.
“This heart, my own dear mother, bends, With love’s true instinct, back to thee!” Thomas Moore
“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895
“A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” Irish Proverb
“Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” T. DeWitt Talmage
“My mother had handed down respect for the possibilities—and the will to grasp them.” Alice Walker