"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Aristotle on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Aristotle on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Aristotle on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Aristotle on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Aristotle on Pablo Picasso
"Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age."
"Education is the best provision for old age."
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them for these only gave them life, those the art of living well."