"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." - Robert Browning

"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers." - Rudyard Kipling

"Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing." - Ricki Lake

"Motherhood changes everything." - Adriana Trigiani

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." - Abraham Lincoln

"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws." - Barbara Kingsolver

"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?" - Milton Berle

"You don't take a class; you're thrown into motherhood and learn from experience." - Jennie Finch

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." - Theodore Hesburgh

"He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark." - J.K. Rowling

"We are born of love; love is our mother." - Rumi

"The best place to cry is on a mother's arms." - Jodi Picoult

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother." - Unknown

"When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth." - Mitch Albom

"A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them." - Victor Hugo

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." - Cardinal Meymillod

"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's." - Princess Diana

"A child’s first teacher is its mother." - Peng Liyuan

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

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

"Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved." - Erich Fromm

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

"For when a child is born the mother also is born again." - Gilbert Parker

"There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing." - Billy Sunday

"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face." - George Eliot

"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories." - Honore de Balzac

"Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life." - Sophocles

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials." - Meryl Streep

"I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars." - E. M. Forster

(From Country Living: 31 Best Mom Quotes About the True Meaning of Motherhood)

And to end with Jeffery R. Holland: "No love in mortality comes closer to approximating the pure love of Jesus Christ than the selfless love a devoted mother has for her child."

I love you Mom. I love you Lori. Thanks for everything, and I literally mean everything.

Bro. Connors