As Mother’s Day approaches, First Ladies of the United States of America have offered their sentiments and wisdom on motherhood over the decades:

“If we do not advocate a love of country to our children and the generations to come, then why would our children grow up to fight for our country’s founding principles and moral truth?” Melania Trump

“At the end of the day my most important job is still MOM-IN-CHIEF.” Michelle Obama

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“Whatever the era, whatever the times, one thing will never change: fathers and mothers, if you have children they must come first. Your success as a family, our success as a society depends not on what happens at The White House but on what happens inside your house.” Barbara Bush

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” Jacqueline Kennedy

“What is it that affectionate parents require of their children, for all their care. anxiety, and toil on their account? Only that they would be wise and virtuous, benevolent and kind.” Abigail Adams