All mothers are mothers of great people, and it is not their fault that life later disappoints them.

Doctor Zhivago
A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness
A mother who is really a mother is never free
Happy he
With such a mother! faith in womankind
Beats with his blood, and trust in all things high
Comes easy to him; and tho' he trip and fall,
He shall not blind his soul with clay.
You must wake and call me early, call me early, mother dear;
To-morrow'll be the happiest time of all the glad New Year,
Of all the glad New Year, mother, the maddest, merriest day;
For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be queen o' the May.

The May Queen


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."