My mother was the most beautiful woman. All I am I owe to her. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
— George Washington
There’s no way you can prepare for the presidency. The only things I ever learned from anybody that might have helped were some of the early things I learned from my mother.
— John F. Kennedy
My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s grief and everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. She was the natural ally and friend of the friendless.
— Mark Twain
Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
— Stevie Wonder
In all my efforts to learn to read, my mother shared fully my ambition and sympathized with me and aided me in every way she could. If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.
— Booker T. Washington