145 Mother In Law Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Mother In Law Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Give up all hope of peace so long as your mother-in-law is alive. — Juvenal

I haven't spoken to my mother-in-law for eighteen months-I don't like to interrupt her. — Ken Dodd

I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, 'Get the hell off my property.' — Joan Rivers

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law? — Dick Clark

Mothers easily become jealous of their sons' friends when they are particularly successful. As a rule a mother loves herself in her son more than she does the son himself. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Look at the mother before marrying the daughter. — Turkish Proverbs

Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you. — Jill Bennett

Never marry a man who hates his mother because he'll end up hating you. — Jill Bennett

I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother. — Martha Gellhorn

In every form of womanly love something of motherly love also comes to light. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Short Mother In Law Quotes

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  • The more the mother-in-law drinks the more friendly is her greeting — Greek Proverbs
  • Mothers-in-law are fine so long as they are deaf and blind. — Yiddish Proverbs
  • Adam was the first lucky man as he had no mother-in-law. — Jewish Proverbs
  • Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport. — Henny Youngman
  • The grumbling mother-in-law forgets that she once was a bride — Greek Proverbs
  • Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law. — Hubert Humphrey
  • Adam was the luckiest man; he had no mother-in-law. — Mark Twain
  • I can always tell when the mother in law's coming to stay; the mice throw themselves on the traps. — Les Dawson
  • Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends. — H. L. Mencken
  • Scrum is like your mother-in-law, it points out ALL your faults. — Ken Schwaber
Mother in law quote All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.
All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.

Mother-in-law Quotes

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A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. — Agatha Christie

Every time I’ve listened to the wife’s side of the story, the mother-in-law’s side of the story and most importantly, a completely different story from the sandwiched man … one thing has been a constant - ‘I am right; the other is wrong. Endorse it. — Mahatria Ra

My grandmother was a teacher, my sister was a teacher, my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California, and my son-in-law is a high school principal. I am surrounded. — Loni Anderson

Mother in law quote When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to l
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life

I cook mostly vegetarian vegetable and bean stews. Quinoa salads. I make my mother-in-law's recipe for chicken and barley stew all the time. — Gail Simmons

We never make sport of religion, politics, race or mothers. A mother never gets hit with a custard pie. Mothers-in-law-yes. But mothers-never. — Mack Sennett

My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent. The study of law was unusual for women of my generation. For most girls growing up in the '40s, the most important degree was not your B.A., but your M.R.S. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mother in law quote Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.

If someone should ask, "how should an Opposition function?" the best answer would be, "in the manner of a traditional mother-in-law who watches the performance of household work by a daughter-in-law and follows her about with her comments. — R.K. Narayan

My mother-in-law broke up my marriage. My wife came home from work one day and found me in bed with her. — Lenny Bruce

If the foundation of a well-ordered society is a healthy, happy home, then the problem of lawlessness will not be solved by more laws or legislation; but by fathers and mothers exerting a moral influence and example in their own families, tempered with love and understanding. — J. Spencer Kinard

What could ever be a sufficient reason for excusing in any way the direct murder of the innocent? This is precisely what we are dealing with here. Whether inflicted upon the mother or upon the child, it is against the precept of God and the law of nature: 'Thou shalt not kill.' — Pope Pius XI

Father In Law Quotes

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The government of the United States of America has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims. — John Adams

America faces serious challenges. A broken economy, terrorism, gaping trade deficits… intolerance should be added to that list. I’m confident that my father-in-law will be successful tackling these challenges. — Jared Kushner

How far would you go to protect your family? I'm a father, I'm a son, I'm a grandson, and I'm a husband. If someone were to hurt the women in my life and the law didn't take care of it, what would I do? Pretty awful things. — Jason Momoa

Mother in law quote Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else!
Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else!

My father-in-law saw me at a dance performance. The next day, I got a phone call, and the caller said, 'I'm Dhirubhai Ambani... may I talk to Nita?' I said, 'It's a wrong number' and put down the phone. Then he called again... and I said, 'If you're Dhirubhai Ambani, then I'm Elizabeth Taylor.' — Nita Ambani

Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. — Thomas Jefferson

I verily believe Christianity necessary to the support of civil society. One of the beautiful boasts of our municipal jurisprudence is that Christianity is a part of the Common Law... There never has been a period in which the Common Law did not recognize Christianity as lying its foundations. — Joseph Story

Mother in law quote One of the greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their moth
One of the greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

We have three generations at home, including my father-in-law. I keep a very low profile, and a lot of things I do are very much with the family in mind. I have actually made films with the family around me. — Mira Nair

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe. — Noah Webster

My father-in-law was once Chairman of Military Affairs in the Senate, the latter part of the Wilson Administrations. He knew a lot about and was fond of the Army. — Stuart Symington

For an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. — Thomas Jefferson

Sister In Law Quotes

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You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. — Anais Nin

More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you've been bad and good. — Linda Sunshine

Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer. — Louise Glück

Mother in law quote Laws control a lesser person, right conduct controls a greater one.
Laws control a lesser person, right conduct controls a greater one.

When I was very young I was the ugly duckling. I had a lot of complexes. My sister was wonderful and I was nothing. — Nana Mouskouri

It is in struggle and service with our brothers and sisters, individually and collectively, that we find the meaning of life. — Jesse Jackson

My sister-in-law is a painter, and I'll say, how long did it take you to paint that painting. She'll say, It took me maybe three days, but it took me all my life to get the skills to paint that painting. — Anthony Doerr

Mother in law quote  Always love your mother, because you will never get another.
Always love your mother, because you will never get another.

I started walking at night with my sister in law which has been amazing. It really does something for you. It just kind of clears the mind, it just makes you feel better, things start to tighten a little bit. — Ashley Scott

It's a bit startling to achieve global recognition before the age of 30, on account of your sister, brother in law and your bottom. — Pippa Middleton

This show has shown me how to throw a punch. But watching my future sister-in-law go through breast cancer has also shown me how to take one. — Charlotte Ross

My wrestling and family go together. It's always been that way, from day one with my mom and dad, my sister, my wife, four daughters, grandsons, son-in-laws. — Dan Gable

Daughter In Law Quotes

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Other daughters-in-law came, they make other cookies — Greek Proverbs

The daughter-in-law of Pythagoras said that a woman who goes to bed with a man ought to lay aside her modesty with her skirt, and put it on again with her petticoat — Michel de Montaigne

When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter - that's something. — Lou Gehrig

Mother in law quote Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under god is ackno
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under god is acknowledged.

The man who is fortunate in his choice of son-in-law gains a son; the man unfortunate in his choice loses his daughter also. — Democritus

Death is my son-in-law. Death is my heir. My daughter he hath wedded. I will die, And leave him all. Life, living, all is Death’s. — William Shakespeare

When the purpose of the appointment to ,cohabit with the widow bas been attained in accordance with the law, those two shall behave towards each other like a father and a daughter in law. — Guru Nanak

Daughters-in-law lived with their husbands' parents, not their own; a synonym for marriage in Chinese is "taking a daughter-in-law. — Maxine Hong Kingston

One of the best things about being [joyfully] retired is the freedom to travel when I want. When my son and daughter-in-law asked me to stay at their house for a week to house-sit while they were away on vacation, I had the freedom to do it. — Helen A. Rosburg

You're a white male living in America, brought up in one of the richest cities in the county, Palo Alto. You went to high school with Steve Jobs' daughter, and your journalism teacher is the mother-in-law of Sergey, co-founder of Google. — James Franco

The death of distance. There is hardly any middle class family in India who doesn't have a son, a daughter, a son-in-law, a brother, a brother-in-law in the United States. That is a very powerful new bond. — Manmohan Singh

Brother In Law Quotes

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When my brother-in-law, BIll Clinton, was elected, he had gay friends. That was a coming out. — Kate Clinton

Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security, to law and order, to efficiency of operation, to scientific advancement and the like. — William O. Douglas

My brother-in-law wrote an unusual murder story. The victim got killed by a man from another book. — Robert Sylvester

In America, you break law. In Soviet Russia, law breaks you! In America, you watch Big Brother. In Soviet Russia, Big Brother watch you! — Yakov Smirnoff

My brother-in-law had to give up his last job because of illness. His boss became sick of him. — Henny Youngman

We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers. — Booker T. Washington

Neurotic means he is not as sensible as I am, and psychotic means he's even worse than my brother-in-law. — Karl A. Menninger

My other brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then joined the army. The first time he saluted, he killed himself. — Henny Youngman

My children have no prejudices at all. My own brother-in-law is Jewish! — Dorothy Kilgallen

My fiancee's brother-in-law was recently paralysed in an accident and it really brought home the fact that thousands of young people live with spinal injuries. It's an issue I wish had more coverage. — Gary Lineker

Son In Law Quotes

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When I was a baby, my mama told me son, always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns. But I shot a man in Reno. — Johnny Cash

With a body like he has, I want him to be a bully. But he is too nice - he is perfect son-in-law material, but I don't want a team of son-in-laws. — Graeme Souness

If fathers are sometimes sulky at the appearance of the destined son-in-law, is it not a fact that mothers become sentimental and, as it were, love their own loves over again. — William Makepeace Thackeray

I happen to have the benefit of having a son-in-law who was the former Mr. France and a trainer. I like being his benefactor and I like the way he works. — Suzanne Somers

The impenetrable stupidity of Prince George (son-in-law of James II) served his turn. It was his habit, when any news was told him, to exclaim, "Est il possible?"-"Is it possible?" — Thomas B. Macaulay

Mother-in-law: A woman who destroys her son-in-law's peace of mind by giving him a piece of hers. — Unknown

As a father ,supports his sons, so let the eldest support his younger brothers, and let them also in accordance with the law behave towards their eldest brother as sons ,behave. — Guru Nanak

The bravery of Stanley Kramer's 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' amounted to two Hollywood legends - Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy - telling the world that a black son-in-law is something they can live with, and so should you, especially if he looks like Sidney Poitier and has degrees. — Wesley Morris

Wherever you find a wife and mother-in-law slugging it out, you'll find a son who's not speaking up to either his mother or his wife. — Harriet Lerner

Death is my son-in-law, death is my heir. — William Shakespeare

Brother-in-law Quotes

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Right before Euro 2016, I also lost my brother-in-law who was a football fanatic. Life takes people away from us, but it gives us unexpected forms of strength. — Didier Deschamps

All my brothers, my brothers-in-law, they're always telling me what a good-hearted guy I am. You don't get to be good-hearted by accident. You get kicked around long enough, you get to be a real professor of pain. — Paddy Chayefsky

I'm the only Red in our family! You know my father, my brother, my brother-in-law, my 14-year-old niece and two of my uncles are all City season ticket holders. So I'm gonna say 5-0 to United! — Ian Brown

Recently a young journalist came to interview me about what I was doing the day war broke out. During the course of the interview I recounted the deaths of my only brother, my husband's only brother, a brother in law and my four best friends. "So," she said, did the war affect you in any way? — Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire

Is anyone saying same-sex couples can't love each other? I love my children. I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too? — Rick Santorum

The only siblings I have are half-siblings. My nuclear family would have been an extra-suffocating threesome. Instead, I have an interesting brother and sister, in-laws, and darling nephews. — Jane Smiley

I spent two years in the Army. And my older brother, who was also a great positive influence on me, encouraged me to think about law school, and I said - well, I didn't have any money. — George J. Mitchell

And not only my own brothers and sisters agreed so but my brothers and sisters in law; and their children, although but young, had the like agreeable natures and affectionate dispositions. — Margaret Cavendish

In the 'Garnethill' trilogy, people always forget that Maureen O'Donnell's dad was a journalist and she did art history at uni and her brother did law, but no-one ever thinks they're middle-class - they're just working class because they speak with accents. — Denise Mina

Getting close to books, and spending time by myself, I was obliged to think about things I would never have thought about if I was busy romping around with a brother and sister. — Shelby Foote

Son-in-law Quotes

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If people are worried about unfair advancement, they should look at the sons-in-law of the world running companies. They've truly slept their way to the top. — Mary Cunningham Agee

Being a son, brother, uncle and brother-in-law is all I care about. — Chris Burke

I'm so much more than just Angelina [Jolie's] brother. I'm also Jon Voight's son and Billy Bob Thorton's brother-in-law. — James Haven

If there's anything I'd hate as a son-in-law, it's an actor; and if there's anything I think I'd hate worse than an actor as a son-in-law, it's an English actor. — Joseph P. Kennedy

Donald Trump places great faith in his son-in-law Jared Kushner. — Steve Inskeep

Son-In-Law was kind of my crossover. It was the movie that brought me out of the MTV audience into the mainstream. — Pauly Shore

I'm a family guy. Most important thing in my life by far is my relationship with my wife and my sons, daughters-in-law, and 18 grandchildren. And for me, this is all about them. — Mitt Romney

Is it possible that my sons-in-law will do toilets? If we raise boys to know that diapers need to be changed and refrigerators need to be cleaned, there's hope for the next generation. — Anne Roiphe

Courage--judgment--integrity--dedication--these are the historic qualities of the Bay Colony and the Bay State....And these are the qualities which, with God's help, this son of Massachusetts hopes will characterize our government's conduct in the four stormy years that lie ahead. — John F. Kennedy

If there's an award for best mother-in-law in the universe, in the future, when my son gets married, I will win that award. — Laura Schlessinger

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More Mother In Law Quotes

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The perfect family doesn't exist, nor is there a perfect husband or a perfect wife, and let's not talk about the perfect mother-in-law! It's just us sinners. A healthy family life requires frequent use of three phrases: "May I? Thank you, and I'm sorry" and "never, never, never end the day without making peace." — Pope Francis

Pregnant and birthing mothers are elemental forces, in the same sense that gravity, thunderstorms, earthquakes, and hurricanes are elemental forces. In order to understand the laws of their energy flow, you have to love and respect them for their magnificence at the same time that you study them with the accuracy of a true scientist. — Ina May Gaskin

Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses. — St. Jerome

If you have a mother-in-law with only one eye and she has it in the center of her forehead, don't keep her in the living room. — Lyndon B. Johnson

Not the man in the moon, not the groaning-board, not the speaking of friar Bacon's brazen- head, not the inspiration of mother Shipton, or the miracles of Dr. Faustus, things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed. — Daniel Defoe

The wife's Mother said, ‘When you're dead, I'll dance in your grave.’ I said: ‘Good, I'm being buried at sea’. — Les Dawson

I wanted to do something nice so I bought my mother-in-law a chair. Now they won't let me plug it in. — Henny Youngman

A guy wanted the vet to cut his dog's tail off. The vet asked why. Well, my mother in law is visiting next month and I want to eliminate any possible indication that she is welcome. — Karel Capek

Just because you're unemployed doesn't mean you're not doing anything useful. You are, for example, at least keeping your mother-in-law's wit sharp. — Marilyn vos Savant

What can you say about a man, who on Mother's Day sends flowers to his mother-in-law, with a note thanking her for making him the happiest man on Earth? — Nancy Reagan

I don't think you have to live in the fantasy world of Westeros to have problems with your mother-in-law. — Natalie Dormer

I bought my mother-in-law a beautiful chair for Christmas, but she won't let me plug it in. — Milton Berle

We cannot ensure that women will be free of discrimination in the workplace and everywhere as long as women are not universally defended under our Constitution. As it stands now, the equal rights of women are subject to interpretation of law. That is a risk our mothers, sisters and daughters cannot afford. — Carolyn Maloney

They say the definition of ambivalence is watching your mother-in-law drive over a cliff in your new Cadillac. — David Mamet

Humility is the mother of all virtues: the humble in spirit progress and are blessed because they willingly submit to higher powers and try to live in harmony with natural laws and universal principles. Courage is the father of all virtues; we need great courage to lead our lives by correct principles and to have integrity in the moment of choice. — Stephen Covey

I sang a song at my sister's wedding. My mother forced me into that, too. But that one felt all right. — Adam Sandler

I suppose, mother-in-laws are frightening figures. Especially, more so for mother-in-laws to be. — Sonia Gandhi

I told my mother-in-law my house is your house. So she sold it. — Henny Youngman

When a chap is in love, he will go out in all kinds of weather to keep an appointment with his beloved. Love can be demanding, in fact more demanding than law. It has its own imperatives - think of a mother sitting by the bedside of a sick child through the night, impelled only by love. Nothing is too much trouble for love. — Desmond Tutu

The difference between America and England is that the English think 100 miles is a long distance and the Americans think 100 years is a long time. The difference between an autobiography and an unauthorized biography is like the difference between an account of your life written by your mother and one written by your mother-in-law. — Marilyn vos Savant

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