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I don't think necessity is the mother of invention — invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so…
And moreover my mother taught me as a boy
(repeatingly) 'Ever to confess you're bored
means you have no
Inner Resources.' I conclude now I have no
inner resources, because I am heavy bored.
We say that a girl with her doll anticipates the mother. It is more true, perhaps, that most mothers are still but children with playthings.
F. H. Bradley
What does the truth matter? Haven't we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast!
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
E. M. Forster
No matter how old we become, we can still call them 'Holy Mother' or 'Father' and put a child-like trust in them (or their agents, who often adopt similar titles for themselves).
It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
Joseph Wood Krutch
How do you tell your mother that you feel you're getting... old? If I'm... old, then what is she?
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
William Makepeace Thackeray
There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
The ideal mother, like the ideal marriage, is a fiction.
When I was six years old, my mother died; and then, for the first time, I learned, by the talk around me, that I was a slave.
What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
Louisa May Alcott
Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.
Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
I always went to my sister, because she was older and had the care of me after my mother died.
Sexism is not the fault of women - kill your fathers, not your mothers
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.
My mother was a Northern woman, daughter of Hon. John Sergeant, a distinguished lawyer, and for many years representative in Congress from Philadelphia.
John Sergeant Wise
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