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Life was a lot simpler when what we honoured was father and mother rather than all major credit cards. - Robert Orben


Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms. - Khalil Gibran


Sweater: Garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


When you grow up your mother says, 'Wear rubbers or you'll catch cold.' When you become an adult you discover that you have the right not to wear rubbers and to see if you catch cold or not. It's something like that. - Diane Arbus


The less I behave like Whistler's mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after. - Tallulah Bankhead


A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us; when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. - Washington Irving


Getting caught is the mother of invention. - Robert Eugene Byrne


His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it. - Lois McMaster Bujold