There are few things as universal as a mother's love. Depictions of mothers and children are found in nearly every culture, and can be found far into history. There is something in that connection which unites us all.
"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." ~Rajneesh
"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his." ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895
"Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not." ~James Joyce