A good quote from a mother to son is, "There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between a mother and son." Another example is, "Son, you'll outgrow my lap, but never my heart."
A good mother to son quote with an unknown author is, "Your son will hold your hand only for a little while, but he will hold your heart for a lifetime."
"Little Boy" by Alison McGhee contains the quote, "Little boy, you remind me how so much depends on days made of now."
Steve Rushin once said, "Moms are relentless as the tides. They don't just drive their sons to practice, they drive them to greatness."
George Eliot stated, "I think my life began with waking up and loving my mother's face." Amy Heinz of DisneyBaby.com said George Eliot's quote could just as easily be turned around from mother to son and still be just as true.
The lyrics in the song "Godspeed" by the Dixie Chicks read, "Godspeed, little man. Sweet dreams, little man. Oh, my love will fly to you each night on angel's wings. Godspeed and sweet dreams."
Erich Fromm said, "Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired. It need not be deserved."
There are quotes about a mother's love and support for her son, as well as advice to him. There is also advice to mothers as to how to raise sons properly, and quotes about a son's responsibility to his family. Many of these expressions can be changed in order to be spoken directly to a son.
Early 19th-century author Washington Irving, generally accepted as having written "elegantly," stated that the endearing tenderness of a mother's love for her son transcends all the other affections of one's heart. Actress Farrah Fawcett said that her first priority was to support her son. According to Anne Bronte, to have a son who walks honorably throughout the world, a mother must allow him to walk alone, without her leading by the hand. Chanakya, said that just as a lone withered tree set ablaze could burn an entire forest, so could a "rascal" son ruin an entire family.