Observations about some men and their mothers
~ Jill Bennett
Men are what their mothers made them.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unhappy is the man for whom his own mother has not made all other mothers venerable.
It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
~ Helen Rowland
Children are the sum of what mothers contribute to their lives.
No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
~ Harold Macmillan
If you could choose your parents,... we would rather have a mother who felt a sense of guilt—at any rate who felt responsible, and felt that if things went wrong it was probably her fault—we’d rather have that than a mother who immediately turned to an outside thing to explain everything, and said it was due to the thunderstorm last night or some quite outside phenomenon and didn’t take responsibility for anything.
~ D.W. Winnicott