Dear Mom, these words are for you

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Talk about goosebumps.

Between Friday’s Mother Goose photo and story and today’s mini tributes to some of the world’s best moms, the heartstrings are vibrating wildly.

As they should be.

In honor of all you mothers reading this, here are some of the best quotes we could find about moms. This editorial is dedicated to Hana Patrick of Portsmouth, England, who became a mother Wednesday with the birth of her son, Ellis William Patrick.

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“It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” Mahatma Gandhi

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“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” Rudyard Kipling

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“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.” Honore de Balzac

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“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” Barbara Kingsolver

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“The babe at first feeds on the mother’s bosom, but it is always on her heart.” Henry Ward Beecher

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“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” Theodore Hesburgh

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“The love of a mother is the veil of softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Abraham Lincoln

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“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” Roald Dahl

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“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” Robert A. Heinlein

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“Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.” P.J. O’Rourke

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“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

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