Matriarch Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old matriarch quotes, matriarch sayings, and matriarch proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Man, born of woman, has found it a hard thing to forgive her for giving him birth. The patriarchal protest against the ancient matriarch has borne strange fruit through the years. Lillian Smith
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. Meryl Streep
Strong women, when respected, make the whole society stronger. One must be careful with such rapid changes, though, and make an effort to preserve, at the same time, the positive traditions of Indian culture. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The most-honored ancestors of your matriarch besmirched the season of the orange blossom. Nick Bakay
What is called matriarchy is simply moral anarchy, in which the mother alone remains fixed because all the fathers are fugitive and irresponsible. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Matriarchy is a time-honored staple for any writer looking to invent an exotic society. Marie Brennan
Our matriarchs had an interesting advantage over today's western women. Matriarchs didn't begin their marriage with love. Instead, they were taught how to love. They entered marriage with an earnest determination to grow a love that would sustain their marriage for a life time. Michael Ben Zehabe
The grandmother is the matriarch, and by the end she helps reunite the estranged family. Steve Schirripa
A strong woman is the lifeline of her family. She carries within her the power to endure pain and the courage to sacrifice. She has the power to create and nurture life. She is indeed the epitome of love and sacrifice. Aarti Khurana
A grandmother is a remarkable woman. She's a wonderful combination of warmth and kindness, laughter and love. She overlooks our faults, encourages our dreams, and praises our every success. Anonymous
A little more matriarchy is what the world needs, and I know it. Period. Paragraph. Dorothy Thompson
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. Alex Haley
Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, in every gesture dignity and love. John Milton
Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother. Beverley Jones
Motherhood is priced of God, at price no man may dare to lessen or misunderstand. Helen Hunt Jackson
Women who miscalculate are called mothers. Abigail Van Buren
While the matriarch operates on the basis of knowledge, the rest of the herd operates on the basis of trust. Frans De Waal