"Men are what their mothers made them."
"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."Ralph Waldo Emerson 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."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Mark Twain
"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."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Pablo Picasso
"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Aristotle
"All diseases run into one, old age."
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."
"Each age, it is found, must write its own books or rather, each generation for the next succeeding."
"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
"Every artist was first an amateur."