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Mom Quotes: 15 Sayings For Mother's Day 2010

07/08/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

There's still time for last-minute Mother's Day surprises, and these mom quotes can help in those efforts.

A good mom quote might be the perfect addition to a card or provide inspiration for gift-giving.

Here are 15 mom quotes that capture some important traits about our mothers, perfect for this Mother's Day 2010.

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

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." -Honore de Balzac

"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

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." -Anonymous

"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary." -Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"Motherhood is priced; Of God, at price no man may dare/To lessen or misunderstand." -Helen Hunt Jackson

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born." -Rajneesh

"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

"No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement." -Florida Scott-Maxwell

"We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves." -Henry Ward Beecher

"Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you." -Jill Bennett

"Anyone who doesn't miss the past never had a mother." -Gregory Nunn

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

"As is the mother, so is her daughter." -Ezekiel 16:44

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

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