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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A bustling mother makes a slothful daughter.  Latin.  1
A fond mother produces mischief.  Spanish.  2
A good mother does not hear the music of the dance when her children cry.  German.  3
A light heeled mother makes a heavy (lazy) heeled daughter.  4
A mother is a mother all the days of her life,
A father is a father ’till he gets a new wife.
A mother is a mother still,
The holiest thing alive.  Coleridge.
A mother’s attachment, a dog’s attachment.  Tamil.  7
A mother’s heart is always with her children.  German.  8
A mother’s love changes never.  German.  9
A mother’s love is best of all.  West African.  10
A mother’s love the best love, God’s love the highest love.  German.  11
A mother’s love will draw up from the depths of the sea.  Russian.  12
A tender-hearted mother makes a scabby daughter.  French, Italian.  13
An indulgent mother makes a sluttish daughter.  Dutch.  14
An old mother in a house is a hedge.  German.  15
Better the child cry than the mother sigh.  Danish.  16
Each has a part and both all (Victor Hugo speaking of maternal affections).  17
Every mother’s child is handsome.  18
Every one can keep house better than her mother till she trieth.  19
Forget not the mother that fondled you at the breast.  Sri Lankan.  20
From the father comes honor, from the mother, comfort.  Dutch.  21
He who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart.  Danish.  22
Mothers’ darlings are but milksop heroes.  23
Mother’s love is ever in its spring.  French.  24
Mother’s truth keeps constant youth.  25
No mother is so wicked but she desires to have good children.  Italian.  26
One tear of a mother can blot out a thousand complaints against her.  Alexander.  27
The good mother saith not, “will you?” but gives.  28
The mither’s breath is aye sweet.  29
The mother knows best whether the child be like the father.  30
The mother of a timid son never weeps.  Turkish.  31
The mother reckons well, but the child reckons better.  Spanish.  32
The mother of a coward does not often weep.  Nepos.  33
There is no mother like the mother that bore us.  Spanish.  34
What is sucked in with the mother’s milk runs out in the shroud.  Spanish.  35
When yet was ever found a mother,
Would give her booby for another.  Gay.
Whom will he help that does not help his mother.  Turkish.  37
God could not be everywhere, therefore he made mothers.  (Ben Hur.) Wallace.  38

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