A mother is someone who guides and inspires.
She helps us to attain our dreams and desires.
Wisdom and insight are part of her way, and her faith in her children brightens their days.
All mothers are rich when they love their children. There are no poor mothers, no ugly ones, and no old ones. Their love is always the most beautiful of joys.
—Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)
She broke the bread into two fragments and gave them to the children, who ate with avidity.
"She hath kept none for herself," grumbled the sergeant.
"Because she is not hungry," said a soldier.
"Because she is a mother," said the sergeant.
—Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
What a mother can do …
My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the pope." Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
A partially deaf boy came home from school one day carrying a note from officials at the school. The note suggested that the parents take the boy out of school, claiming that he was "too stupid to learn."
The boy's mother read the note and said, "My son Tom isn't 'too stupid to learn.' I'll teach him myself." And so she did. When Tom died many years later, the people of the United States of America paid tribute to him by turning off the nation's lights for one full minute. You see, this Tom had invented the light bulb—and not only that, but motion pictures and the record player. This boy is none other than “Thomas Edison” who had more than one thousand patents to his credit.
My mother was the making of me.
—Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
You may have tangible wealth untold; Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be— I had a mother who read to me.
—Strickland Gillian (1869-1954)
The role of a mother is probably the most important career a woman can have.
—Janet Mary Riley (1915- ), U.S. Lawyer and Writer
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
—George Eliot (1819-1880), British Novelist
Motherhood is the most important of all the professions, requiring more knowledge than any other department in human affairs.
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)
The hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world.
The difference between Empathy and Sympathy can be explained this way: when we hear/see something really bad happening to someone we sympathise. It is our reaction. We do not help in any way to prevent that happening.
Whereas we empathise when we are proactive. We really want that bad thing not to happen. We caution that person by empathising.
So the difference is as good as being Proactive and Reactive