"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."
"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."Henry Ward Beecher 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."Henry Ward Beecher on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Henry Ward Beecher on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Henry Ward Beecher 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."Henry Ward Beecher on Pablo Picasso
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."
"To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine."
"Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments."
"Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one."