motherhood

A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on motherhood, world, and worship

All womanhood is hampered today because the world on which it is emerging is a world that tries to worship both virgins and mothers and in the end despises motherhood and despoils virgins.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on discretion, economics, future, independence, life, motherhood, women, and work

The future woman must have a life work and economic independence. She must have the right of motherhood at her own discretion.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by Vivien Leigh on life and motherhood

Scarlett tells Mammy: "I'm too young to be a widow." She weeps to her mother: "My life is over. Nothing will ever happen to me anymore." Her mother comforts her: "It's only natural to want to look young and be young when you are young."

Vivien Leigh (1913 - 1967)

Source: As Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind, 1939 — based on Margaret Mitchell's novel

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on brothers, camping, children, commitment, destruction, existence, family, fatherhood, hunger, life, losing, love, meaning, memory, motherhood, possessions, sister, suffering, suicide, talent, time, value, wives, and worth

Allport, Gordon W., in his preface to Man's Search for Meaning: "WHY DO YOU NOT COMMIT SUICIDE?" Dr. Frankl asks his patients. . . . in one life there is love for one's children to tie to; in another life, a talent to be used; in a third, perhaps only lingering memories worth preserving. . . . As a long-time prisoner in bestial concentration camps he [Viktor Frankl] found himself stripped to naked existence. His father, mother, brother, and his wife died in camps or were sent to gas ovens, so that, excepting for his sister, his entire family perished in these camps. How could he - every possession lost, every value destroyed, suffering from hunger, cold and brutality, hourly expecting extermination - how could he find life worth preserving?

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Preface by Gordon W. Allport to Man’s Search for Meaning, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1963, p. 127.

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A Quote by unknown on faith, fatherhood, learning, motherhood, and work

Learning: work from father, faith from mother.

unknown

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on home, husbands, motherhood, and wishes

Her husband wishes she were his mother, so he could run away from home.

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on children, earth, life, men, motherhood, respect, and sons

You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.

unknown

Source: Native American Wisdom

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A Quote by unknown on blindness, darkness, fear, motherhood, vision, world, and path

[The Prajnaparmita, Mother of the Bodisattvas, Mother of the Buddhas . . . ] She is a source of light, and from everyone in the triple world. She removes darkness. . . . She brings light to the blind, She brings light, so that all fear and distress may be forsaken. She has gained the Five Eyes, and She shows the path to all beings. She Herself is an organ of vision.

unknown

Source: Perfection of Wisdom Sutra, Mahayana Buddhist scripture, circa 100 A.D.

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A Quote by unknown on forgiveness, life, motherhood, and understanding

A mother's hardest to forgive. Life is the fruit she longs to hand you, Ripe on a plate. And while you live, Relentlessly she understands you.

unknown

Source: The Adversary

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A Quote by unknown on brides, motherhood, and trouble

Bride: "Now I have come to the end of all my troubles." Mother: "Yes, but you don't know which end."

unknown

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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