Quotes From Parents That Will Make You Love Your Parents More
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Quotes From Parents That Will Make You Love Your Parents More

Parents Quotes and Sayings About Family

Top 10 Parents Quotes

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.” – Bill Ayers

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” – Jesse Jackson

“You’re just like a human napkin for kids, like, they just wipe their face on you and stuff.” – Tina Fey

“You, the parent, are your child’s first teacher and his best teacher. It’s an awesome responsibility, but one that brings immeasurable rewards.” – Jacquie McTaggart

“You will always be your child’s favorite toy.” – Vicki Lansky

“You see much more of your children once they leave home.” – Lucille Ball

“You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.” – Kevin Durant

“You nurtured and protected me and taught me with great care. And every time I’ve needed you, you were always there.” – Ron Tranmer

“You must first teach a child he is loved. Only then is he ready to learn everything else.” – Amanda Morgan

Respect Your Parents Quotes

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“What’s it’s like to be a parent. It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” – Nicholas Sparks

“What works for one couple or father may not work for another couple or father. You will need to research to locate or help find your comfort zone for you and your growing family.” – Jacob Westlin

“What I think is happening is not that men value work less, but that fatherhood is becoming equally important. While work was once the only source of meaning for a man, fatherhood and parenting have become as important to his self-esteem as his work.” – Bruce Linton

“We used to sing along to Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald records together. She had the most amazing voice … She’s always encouraged me, and she’s still that person who, when things look dire, lifts me up and reminds me of who I am and that we all have a capacity for greatness.” – Sheryl Crowe

“We receive our inheritance the day we learn a skill from a parent. How we use that skill will determine how far we go!” – Andrew-Knox B Kaniki

“We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“We need fathers to realize that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child, it’s the courage to raise one.” – President Barak Obama

“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“There is no such thing as being the perfect parent. So just be a real one.” – Sue Atkins

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“There are no illegitimate children – only illegitimate parents.” – Leon R. Yankwich

“The world talks to the mind. Parents speak more intimately — they talk to the heart.” – Hain Ginott

“The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants.” – William Shakespeare

“The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.” – Jim Morrison

“The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.” – Frank A. Clark

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver

“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” – Ruth E. Renkel

“Sometimes just look at your parents as normal human beings not as your parents.” – Aashu Kandoi

“Sometimes I’m amazed that my wife and I created two human beings from scratch yet struggle to assemble the most basic of IKEA cabinets.” – John Kinnear

“Some of us can live without a society but not without a family.” – Amit Kalantri

“Some men have wanted to be fathers for as long as they can remember. They have always seen themselves as fathers-to-be.” – Marcus Berkmann

“Some children threaten to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parent’s going.” – Phyllis Diller

“Some believe all those parents, tutors, and kindred belief. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates because they are born heirs to them.” – Alan Watts

“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” – Abigail Van Buren

“If you want a baby, have a new one. Don’t baby the old one.” – Jessamyn West

“If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.” – Brian Tracy

“If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.” – George Bernard Shaw

“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive at this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.” – Bette Davis

“Character is largely caught, and the father and the home should be the great sources of character infection.”

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” – Charles Wadsworth

“By profession I am a Soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father.” – General Douglas MacArthur

“By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.” – Eileen Kennedy-Moore

“By examining the different ideas about fatherhood in the ancient and modern worlds, studying the diaries of fathers, interviewing present-day fathers, and making use of other kinds of empirical research, we learn something that most of us already knew: fathers matter.” – Adrienne Burgess

“But now, being a parent, I go home and see my son and I forget about any mistake I ever made or the reason I’m upset. I get home and my son is smiling or he comes running to me. It has just made me grow as an individual and grow as a man.” – LeBron James

Toxic Parents Quotes

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“Thought everything would be cool if I left them alone for an 8-minute shower. Came out, 5 boxes of cereal mixed into one giant mixing bowl.” – Dax Shepard

“They’ve got great parents; I’m just trying to be the fun uncle.” – Sarah Silverman

“They’re your parents. They’re meant to love you because. Never in spite.” – Patrick Ness

“These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that.” – Steve Jobs

“There’s sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.” – Dean Koontz

“To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” – Oscar Wilde

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou

“To be your father is the greatest honor I have ever received. It allowed me to touch mystery for a moment, and to see my love made flesh. If I could have but one wish, it would be for you to pass that love along. After all, there is not much more to life than that.” – Kent Nerburn

“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.” – Barbara Johnson

“To be a father requires patience, love, and giving up the ‘all about me’ attitude.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.” – Red Auerbach

“Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.” – George Santayana

“Parents have to instill the right principles in their children, but then it’s up to the children to live up to those principles.” – Mary Lydon Simonsen

“Parents had some kind of sin radar, Claire thought. They always called when you were in the middle of something you just knew they’d consider wrong. Or at least risky.” – Rachel Caine

“Parents don’t make mistakes because they don’t care, but because they care so deeply.”

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” – Anne Frank

“Parents can cultivate the character of a child, not the competence of a child.”

“Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up.” – Jodie Picoult

“In some sense every parent does love their children. But some parents are too broken to love them well.” – Paul Young

“In case you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.” – Haim Ginott

“Imagine the progress in education and a child’s school and life success if parents embraced their role as their child’s first teacher and role model.” – James L. Casale

“If your parents didn’t have any children, there’s a good chance that you won’t have any.” – Clarence Day

“If your parents bring you no shame, be very grateful. If you’re proud of them, celebrate.” – Dennis Prager

“If your parents are alive, be grateful at the opportunity to earn Jannah by serving them.” – Nouman Ali Khan

“If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says keep away from children.” – Susan Savannah

“If your children spend most of their time in other people’s houses, you’re lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you’re blessed.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.” – Bette Davis

“I unapologetically and unabashedly am deeply biased toward my mother.” – Chelsea Clinton

“I thought I’d never been that annoying person, but as soon as Winnie was born, I was showing iPhone snaps to a cab driver.” – Jimmy Fallon

“I think people who have good parents come into the world with strength, yes, and an advantage.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible — oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.” – Tina Fey

“I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.” – Sherman Alexie

“Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride, and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.” – Naveen Jain

“Being a dad isn’t just about eating a huge bag of gummy bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word ‘hero.’” – Ryan Reynolds

“Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” – Matthew Jacobson

“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” – John Wilmot

“Becoming a parent erased many of my negative childhood feelings and filled them in with something new.” – Mariska Hargitay

“Becoming a mom to me means that you have accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky purse.” – Nia Vardalos

“Becoming a good father is not automatic – it takes time and effort. We must be willing to invest in this job – our most important, second to being a husband – as any other career we might pursue.” – Dr. John C. Maxwell

“Becoming a good father is not about learning five practical handy techniques that can be pulled out of the kitbag whenever they’re needed. It’s a mind game. It’s about having a set of attitudes and ideas that shape what you do in the thousands of different situations you find yourself in as a dad.” – Tony Payne

“Becoming a father is one of the most important, exciting, absorbing, and life-changing events in a man’s life. There is nothing like it and nothing that can fully prepare you for it.” – Tim Atkinson

“A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.” – Raymond Duncan

“A good father wants his son to succeed in life. But a good father knows that success is not having an easy life where everything is just provided, requiring nothing more from his son than a request.” – Gary Schulz

“A good father is a source of inspiration and self-restraint. A good mother is the root of kindness and humbleness.” – Dr. T.P.Chia

New Parents Quotes

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“Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year but for all eternity – a very challenging and exciting thought for a mother.” – Rose Kennedy

“When I had my first child I thought, ‘This is the best-kept secret.’ You know how parents rattle on to you about, ‘Oh, you won’t believe your life will never be the same,’ and da, da, da and you think, ‘Why can’t these people just get over it? All they’re doing is yakking on about their kids. It’s such a bore.’ And then you have kids and you just want to do all the same things.” – Uma Thurman

“Whatever the parents are doing, the kids will follow suit.” – Bob Harper

“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.” – James Joyce

“There’s something that just happens to you when you have a baby, and you look at their little eyes for the first time when you’re holding them. They’ve been safe inside your belly for almost 10 months, and now they’re in your arms. Intuition kicks in, where you will do anything for them and you have all the tools inside of you to take care of them.” – Hillary Duff

“Parents, deliberately or unaware, teach their children from birth how to behave, drink, feel and perceive. Liberation from these influences is no easy matter.” – Eric Berne

“Parents wonder why the streams are bitter when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.” – John Locke

“Parents with their words, attitudes, and actions possess the ability to bless or curse the identities of their children.” – Craig Hill

“Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” – Ann Brashares

“Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do.” – Barbara Walters

“Parents must get across the idea that I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.” – Amy Vanderbilt

“Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.” – Ed Asner

“Raising children is like making biscuits: it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the dough.”

“Perfectly imperfect sons become perfectly imperfect fathers. I pray that I’m as good a parent as my mother and father.” – Nick Vujicic

“Part of the reason that Lombardi’s players were willing to work with him was that he nurtured and cared for them like a father. When Lombardi succeeded, so did they.” – Donald T. Phillips

“Parents. They didn’t leave you when you were young. So don’t leave them when they are old.”

“Parents. Honestly. Sometimes they really do think the world revolves around them.”

“So, I stepped away for like two seconds.” – the beginning of every parenting horror story.

“So, as all proud fathers do, I boasted about all of their successes and all of the joy they bring to my wife and me.” – Dennis Lominac

“My biggest parenting conundrum: why is it so hard to put someone who is already sleepy to sleep?” – Chrissy Teigen

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” – George Eliot

“Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” – Plato

“Lecturing to you will not make you a better father, because fatherhood is not a matter of conscious information; it’s a matter of having the right frame of mind and the right pattern of reactions to children’s behaviors and needs.” – Rob Wagner

“Lately all my friends are worried they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not.” – Dan Zevin

“Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” – Barbara Kingsolver

“Kids don’t do what their parents say-they do what they see their parents do.” – Harlan Coben

“Just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean your needs aren’t important.” – Hilary Duff

“Even if we give parents all the information they need and we improve school meals and build brand new supermarkets on every corner, none of that matters if when families step into a restaurant, they can’t make a healthy choice.” – Michelle Obama

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” – Robert Fulghum

“Don’t use the sharpness of your tongue on the mother who taught you to speak.” – Ali Ibn Abi Talib

“Don’t listen to anyone’s advice. Listen to your baby … There are so many books, doctors, and well-meaning friends and family. We like to say, ‘You don’t need a book. Your baby is a book. Just pick it up and read it.’” – Mayim Bialik

“Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“Don’t be ridiculous, Charlie, people love the parents who beat their kids in department stores. It’s the ones who just let their kids wreak havoc that everybody hates.” – Christopher Moore

“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!” – Lydia M. Child

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Biology does not make a man a father–nor a woman a mother. We are what we do.” – Andrew Vachss

“Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station.” – Robbie Coltrane

“Being a parent is the greatest trust that has been given to human beings.” – David O. McKay

“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“A two-year-old is a kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“A perfect parent is a person with excellent child-rearing theories and no actual children.” – Dave Barry

“A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.” – Paul Lewis

“A father’s goodness is higher than the mountain, a mother’s goodness deeper than the sea.” – Japanese Proverb

“Being a father is the single greatest feeling on Earth. Not including those wonderful years, I spent without a child, of course.” – Ryan Reynolds

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad because you are so special to me.” – Wade Boggs

“Any parents are as ordinary human beings like others, making them angels or even more is up to their next generation.” – Sandeep Sahajpal

“Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell, the name will carry.” – by Bill Cosby

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

“All parents are concerned about their children’s well-being. As a parent of three kids, I’m very concerned about their well-being.” – Tom Brady

“Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.” – Tina Fey

“Affection without sentiment, authority without cruelty, discipline without aggression, humor without ridicule, sacrifice without obligation, companionship without possessiveness.” – William E. Blatz

“Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” – Lady Gaga

“Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Tina Fey

“Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.” – William Hurt

“A father should present the fundamental qualities of leadership, responsibility, and accountability, as well as the capabilities of planning, disciplining, and loving. Fathering is a full-time job.” – Myles Munroe

“A father never gives up on a son, not really, no matter how poorly he behaves at times or how many stupid decisions he makes. He tries to help that son learn how to become the man he was meant to be.” – Aleksandra Layland

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.”

“A father is a banker provided by nature.” – French Proverb

“A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.” – Gregory E. Lang

“A child, like your stomach, doesn’t need all you can afford to give it.” – Frank A. Clark

“A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.” – Billy Graham

“Being a father truly is a blessing and a role not to be taken for granted.” – Derek Polen

“Being a father means you have to think fast on your feet. You must be judicious, wise, brave, tender, and willing to put on a frilly hat and sit down to a pretend tea party.” – Matthew Buckley

I Love My Parents Quotes

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“You may not have an earthly father that cares for you, but you have a heavenly one that does.” – Angelina Talpa

“You learn so much about yourself from being a parent and you care more about the world you are raising your kids in.” – Kim Kardashian

“The reason we love our parents is because they loved us first. Every single company should take this advice.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

“The most important influence in my childhood was my father.” – DeForest Kelley

“The most beautiful thing in the world is to see your parents happy and knowing that you are the reason behind their happiness.”

“The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.” – Francis Bacon

“The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.” – Meryl Streep

“The Hebrew word for parents is Horim, and it comes from the same root as Moreh, teacher. The parent is, and remains, the first and most important teacher that the child will have.” – Rabbi Kassel Abelson

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Prevost Abbe

“My mother … had a very deep inner spirituality that allowed her to rebuild her life. It’s extraordinary that she had such a strong sense of self and such a commitment to the future and such a strong creative sense that she could build new worlds for herself and for us out of the total devastation in her life.” – Caroline Kennedy

“My mom used to say it doesn’t matter how many kids you have… because one kid will take up 100% of your time so more kids can’t possibly take up more than 100% of your time.” – Karen Brown

“My mom is my hero. [She] inspired me to dream when I was a kid, so anytime anyone inspires you to dream, that’s gotta be your hero.” – Tim McGraw

“My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, ‘Happiness is your own responsibility.’ That’s probably what I quote from her and live by the most.” – Jennifer Garner

“My mom had four kids, one with special needs. She had a full-time job, and she still came home and made dinner for us every night, from scratch. It was amazing.” – Eva Longoria

“My mom has always been my hero. Watching her experience something like breast cancer was pivotal, I think in my whole family’s life and experience. She is one strong lady.” – Emma Stone

“My heroes are and were my parents, I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.” – Michael Jordan

“Much of what we learn about eating comes from the way our parents feed us.” – Bee Wilson

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm

“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.”

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

“Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” – Meryl Streep

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm

“Most people’s mothers are the most influential person in their life. But my mother survived the camps, and she was very strong. She made me strong, but she wanted me to be strong. That’s more important.” – Diane von Furstenberg

“It’s not always about convincing your parents of what you want to do, but just saying, ‘This is what I’m doing; this is what I love.’” – Stormzy

“It’s especially hard to admit that you made a mistake to your parents, because, of course, you know so much more than they do.”

“It’s difficult seeing parents for who they are rather than who we want them to be.” – Amy Meyerson

“It’s a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.” – Ama Ata Aidoo

“It was good for us, I suppose. Those kinds of times produce qualities in us that make us better for having had them. My parents were not getting along. My mother was quite intolerant of friendships that were being developed.” – Fay Wray

“It takes a long time to appreciate one’s parents.” – Kristin Scott Thomas

“It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of the foods that my kid didn’t finish.” – Carrie Underwood

“I love my parents no matter what we go through, no matter how much we argue, because I know, at the end, they’ll always be there.”

“I like my body so much better after I had kids. Is that a crazy thing to say? I’m more womanly. I feel sexier.”

“I learned from my parents the idea that, if you are devoted enough and you want to study something enough, you can really teach yourself anything.” – Brit Marling

“I know my parents care and love me, but they never show it the way that they do for my brother.” – Tashie Bhuiyan

“I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.” – Miguel Indurain

“I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.” – Orson Scott Card

“I have repeatedly stated and emphatically declared that the key to the restoration and preservation of a sane and healthy society is the salvaging of the male, especially as a responsible father.” – Myles Munroe

“I have my parents to thank for that, they raised me to be active and play all sports. They taught me the importance of staying healthy, being focused and setting goals in whatever I do.” – Kiana Tom

“I have found being a mother has made me emotionally raw in many situations. Your heart is beating outside your body when you have a baby.” – Kate Beckinsale

Love Your Parents Quotes

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“The real menace about dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.” – Jean Kerr

“The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself but for his family.” – Reed Markham

“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” – Jane Sellman

“The only things kids wear out faster than shoes are their parents.” – John J. Plomp

“The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” – Tim Russert

“The most rewarding aspect of parenting is seeing my children be authentic. The most rewarding thing for me is to see them do anything that they’re proud of.” – Jamie Lee Curtis

“Studies show that when a baby, child, or teenager has a good father, that child will soar.” – Meg Meeker

“Still, it is a little disconcerting to consider that my father has been proven right about nearly everything he cautioned me against, warned me to avoid, or emphatically told me not to do!” – Nick Vujicic

“Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather augment a child’s life experience.” – Azriel Johnson

“Somewhere it is written that parents who are critical of other people’s children and publicly admit they can do better are asking for it.” – Erma Bombeck

“Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it’s just as important to sit down and ask my son how he’s feeling or talk to him about life.” – Angelina Jolie

“My parents loved us but I wasn’t always sure they liked us.” – Tahereh Mafi

“My parents have lived longer than most and have expected very little. We have been blessed in too many ways to count.” – Ralph Webster

“My parents elected me president of the family when I was 4. We actually had an election every year and I always won. I’m an only child, and I could count on my mother’s vote.” – Condoleezza Rice

“My parents didn’t raise me to order something expensive when someone else is paying.” – Nitya Prakash

“My parents couldn’t give me a whole lot of financial support, but they gave me good genes. My dad is a handsome son-of-a-gun, and my mom is beautiful. And I’ve definitely been the lucky recipient. So, thank you, Mom, and Dad.” – Ashton Kutcher

“Love, respect and appreciate your parents as it is the one gift they truly cherish and desire.” – Margo Vader

“Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.”

“Love your parents and treat them with loving care. For you will only know their value when you see their empty chair.”

“Love is unconditional acceptance. It is the love of parents for children; also the non-possessive love of partners; also the caring love between all people that enables forgiveness. It’s above energy, though it may be expressed energetically. It’s our essential nature: Spirit itself, the quality we share with God. And it is the binding force of the universe, inherent in all that is.” – Peter Shepherd

“Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Love is giving your kids your undivided attention and time.” – Kevin Heath

“Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.” – Lemony Snicket

“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever.” – J.K. Rowling

“I’m thankful my parents obliged me to live with the unvarnished truth: I might not have been a looker, but I was a better speller than the prettiest girl in my class, and I was funnier, too.” – Laurie Graham

“I’m sure most parents read to their children to explain what certain things mean. So books are a good way to convey a message to anybody. Everybody reads.” – Joyce Meyer

“I’m still amazed at how my mother emerged from her lonely early life as such an affectionate and levelheaded woman.” – Hillary Clinton

“I’m going to be furious if my kids have a better life than me.” – Michael Ian Black, on behalf of every dad who hasn’t slept in years

“I’m a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.”

“I would say that my mother is the single biggest role model in my life, but that term doesn’t seem to encompass enough when I use it about her. She was the love of my life.” – Mindy Kaling

“I would define a leader as a person who puts the welfare of the group above himself. It’s the same thing with fathers.” – Etan Thomas

“I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death. They thought nobody can make a living from being a writer in Brazil. They were not wrong.” – Paulo Coelho

“If you could look into my heart, how quickly you would see the special place you hold there and how much you mean to me.” – Ron Tranmer

“If we are wonderful parents and family members, then there’s really nothing else to prove.” – Ron Baratono

“If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.” – C.G. Jung

“If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition of my mother.” – Booker T. Washington

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle

“I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.” – Maya Angelou

“I’ve had the time to go through all the life phases with my parents, from being a bratty teenager, pushing them away, to saying later on, “Oh my God, I can’t believe what you did for me – thank you. I love you so much.” – Marcia Cross

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull

“At home I was blessed with a strong role model for a father, and on the field I was equally blessed to have the best coaches an athlete could ask for. Each and every lesson a coach taught me has shaped me into the person and father I am today.” – Tom Limbert

“Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he’s buying.” – Fran Lebowitz

“As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won’t forget how you made them feel.” – Kevin Heath

“As you get older you have more respect and empathy for your parents. Now I have a great relationship with both of them.” – Hugh Jackman

“As parents, we guide by our unspoken example. It is only when we’re talking to them that our kids aren’t listening.” – Robert Brault.

“As my mom always said, ‘You’d rather have smile lines than frown lines.’” – Cindy Crawford

“As fathers, we understand that we have the opportunity to image forth God’s love to our family.” – Matt Click

“As a child, my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it.” – by Buddy Hackett

“Appreciate your parents. You never know what sacrifices they went through for you.”

Grand Parents Quotes

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“In spite of the seven thousand books of expert advice, the right way to discipline a child is still a mystery to most fathers and… mothers. Only your grandmother and Ghengis Khan know how to do it.” – Billy Cosby

“My parents didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up. We were comfortable, but I didn’t go to Oxbridge, and yet every American interviewer I get says to me, ‘You’re related to Charles II! Your grandfather was a baronet!’ And it’s infuriating because that is a part of my history, but you’re trying to turn me into a posh boy, and I’m not.” – Kit Harington

“I don’t believe professional athletes should be role models. I believe parents should be role models…. It’s not like it was when I was growing up. My mom and my grandmother told me how it was going to be. If I didn’t like it, they said, Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. Parents have to take better control.” – Charles Barkley

“What’s beautiful about my mother is her compassion, how much she gives, whether it be to her kids and grandkids or out in the world. She’s got a sparkle.” – Kate Hudson

“Our parents prayer is the most beautiful poetry and expectations.” – Aditia Rinaldi

“Only parents love you unconditionally. Everyone else carries a “Conditions Apply” tag. This is the ultimate truth of life.” – Prathamesh Medhekar

“One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” – Jim DeMint

“One of the greatest needs of this age is for responsible and committed fathers.” – Bishop Charles Edward Blake Sr.

“One of the greatest features of science is that it doesn’t matter where you were born, and it doesn’t matter what the belief systems of your parents might have been: If you perform the same experiment that someone else did, at a different time and place, you’ll get the same result.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.” – Maria Cuomo Cole

“I take pride in knowing that of all the things I have accomplished, no success or honor is greater than that of being a father.” – Les Brown

“I see myself as a mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy.” – Angelina Jolie

“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” – Abraham Lincoln

“I remember being seven and asking my mom if I was as pretty as Monique [my best friend in grade school]. And with all the love in the world, my mom looked at me and said, “Oh, honey, you’re so funny.’ So, she doesn’t lie to me…she answers the question by not answering and instead tells me what she thinks is my greatest strength.” – Jennifer Aniston

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” – Mitch Albom

“I realized that to get through this thing called fatherhood, I would have to be stronger emotionally and physically than I had ever been before.” – Jeffrey Dumroese

“I mean you got to thank your parents for giving you the right genes.” – Eric Heiden

Missing Parents Quotes

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“The best academy….a mother’s knee.” – James Lowell

“The beauty of spacing children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones – which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.” – Sydney J. Harris

“The affection of parents makes infants feel safe in this dangerous world, and gives them boldness in experimentation and in an exploration of their environments.” – Bertrand Russell

“That’s what children are for—that their parents may not be bored.” – Ivan Turgenev

“Thank God I had two parents who loved me enough to stay on my case.” – Shaquille O’Neal

“One of my major goals off the field is to conduct myself in a way that… parents are proud to say, ‘Oh yeah, look, he wants to be like Sonny Bill Williams.” – Sonny Bill Williams

“On behalf of every man looking out for every girl, you are the God and the weight of her world.” – John Mayer

“Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.” – Gloria Naylor

“Of course, parents are the most important people in a child’s life.” – Hillary Clinton

“Now that I’m a parent, I understand why my father was in a bad mood a lot.” – Adam Sandler

“Nobody on earth can ever love you more than your parents.”

“No matter your age, you will always need your mom.”

“No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.” – Brad Meltzer

“No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids.” – Bill Cosby

“No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means until he has a child, and loves it. And then the whole universe changes and nothing will ever again seem exactly as it seemed before.”

“No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.” – Edwin Hubbell Chapin

“No amount of money can be paid for the relationship between a father and his sons and a father and his daughters.” – Willie Williams

“Next to God, thy parents.” – William Penn

“Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.” – Erma Bombeck

“Never before in the history of men and women have expectant fathers been so involved in the pregnancy process.” – Harlan Cohen

“My parents were supportive of my creativity but did not have a lot of patience for whimsy with zero production value. They had stuff to do.” – Mindy Kaling

“My parents were just constantly affirming me in everything that I did. Late at night, I’d wake up and hear my mother talking over my bed, saying, ‘You’re going to do great on this test. You can do anything you want.’” – Stephen Covey

“My parents taught me service – not by saying, but by doing. That was my culture, the culture of my family.” – Alice Walker

“My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years.” – Calvin Trillin

“My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.” – Kobe Bryant

“My mum and dad had worked incredibly hard to afford me an education.” – Benedict Cumberbatch

“My mother was the one constant in my life. When I think about my mom raising me alone when she was 20, and working and paying the bills, and, you know, trying to pursue your own dreams, I think is a feat that is unmatched.” – Barack Obama

“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.” – George Washington

“My mother was a reader, and she read to us. She read us Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when I was 6 and my brother was 8; I never forgot it.” – Stephen King

“My mother taught me to be nice to everybody. And she said something before I left home. She said, ‘I want you to always remember that the person you are in this world is a reflection of the job I did as a mother.’” – Jason Segel

“My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.” – Quentin Crisp

“My mother is a walking miracle.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

“My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart—a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.” – Mark Twain

“My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

“My father was an Episcopalian minister, and I’ve always been comforted by the power of prayer.” – Anna Lee

“My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don’t deny it. I’d rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh – anything but work.” – Abraham Lincoln

“My father taught me that one of the most important abilities in life is to be able to take the pain and persevere, and for years this lesson had served me well.” – Yanni

“My father once said, ‘If the whole world wants to go left and you feel like going right, go right. You don’t have to follow. You don’t have to make a big deal about which way you’re going. Just go. It’s very easy’.” – Yanni

“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budinton Kelland

“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” – Roald Dahl

“It’s very hard for our parents who see us enter a world that they can’t imagine.” – Alice Walker

“It’s true that I’ve never had a burning desire to rebel against my parents.” – Taylor Swift

“It’s the job that I take most seriously in my life and I think it’s the hardest job.” – Debra Messing

“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.” – Joyce Maynard

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” – Dorothy on The Golden Girls

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou

“It is the sunlight of parental love and encouragement that enables a child to grow in competence and slowly gain mastery over his environment.” – Felicity Bauer

“It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.” – Colette

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” – William Shakespeare

“It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. My mom says some days are like that.”

“Instant availability without continuous presence is probably the best role a mother can play.” – Lotte Bailyn

“Insanity is hereditary – you get it from your kids.” – Sam Levenson

“In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy, too.” – Robert Brault

“A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad.” – John Andrew Holmes

“…that the most precious things a father can provide are time, attention, and love.” – Tim Russert

“’I don’t think so Mommy!’ is what my child said after, ‘Can you please pick up the popcorn you threw all over?’” – Anna Faris

“[My mom] had this amazing attitude in the face of everything, including when she got cancer.” – Bill Clinton

“[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.” – Gilda Radner

“[Motherhood is] ‘heart-exploding, blissful hysteria.’” – Olivia Wilde

“[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” – Emily Dickinson

Parents Quotes For Son

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“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.” – Nora Ephron

“When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.” – Dave Attell

“When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary.” – Connie Schultz

“When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” – The Talmud

“When you realize your parents are human, that’s when you lose your innocence.” – Lidia Longorio

“We love being your parents, but we also like being your fellow travelers on this part of the road.” – Erin Lee Carr

“We grow up expecting our parents to live forever until, one day, they’re suddenly gone.” – Riley Sager

“We don’t always do the things our parents want us to do, but it is their mistake if they can’t find a way to love us anyway.” – J. Courtney Sullivan

“We are the people our parents warned us about.” – Jimmy Buffett

“We are coming to understand as fathers that our relationships with the important people in our lives – especially our children – are of paramount importance to feeling good about ourselves and feeling that our lives have meaning.” – Bruce Linton

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” – Roger Lewin

“Too much love never spoils children. Children become spoiled when we substitute presents for presence.” – Anthony Withman

“To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself.” – Chinese Proverb

“To me, having kids is the ultimate job in life. I want to be most successful at being a good father.” – Nick Lachey

“There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” – Anne Lamott

“There is nothing worse than a thirteen-year-old boy. You’re embarrassed by your parents, and you’re trying to find your independence because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom.” – Ben Affleck

“There is nothing more precious to a parent than a child, and nothing more important to our future than the safety of all our children.” – Bill Clinton

“Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Regardless of the personal relationship you have with your own father, you have to aim to be better.” – Kirsten Watson

“Recently I noticed my father’s watch in a dark corner of my safety deposit box. Its presence there exemplified the great value I had assigned it. As I turned the watch in my hand, I remembered my father’s commitment to being on time … always … if not early.” – Harold Ivan Smith

“It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.”

“I tell my kids, ‘I am thinking about you every other minute of my day.’” – Michelle Obama

“I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.” – Robert Orben

“Honor your parents and your sons will honor you.”

“Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example rather than his advise.” – Charles F. Kettering

“Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” – Wayne Rooney

Parents Quotes From Daughter

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“There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.” – Sophie Kinsella

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

“There’s no such thing as a supermom. We just do the best we can.” – Sarah Michelle Gellar

“There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.” – Taylor Swift

“To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – Euripides

“The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.” – Elaine Heffner

“The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.” – Dorothy Parker

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” – Jodi Picoult

“The best part of having two babies at once, a son and a daughter, is mostly everything. You’re just having that feeling of love inside you all the time and motherhood is such a fulfilling place to be. I kind of wish it would have happened to me earlier in my life.” – Jennifer Lopez

“The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they have to keep loving you.” – Natalie Portman

“The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.” – Orlando A. Battista

“So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.” – Virginia Satir

“Simply having children does not make mothers.” – John A. Shedd

“She was our mother and belonged to us. She was never mentioned to anyone because we simply didn’t have enough of her to share.” – Maya Angelou

“She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great—but how to laugh through it.” – Liza Minnelli

“She drove me to ballet class…and she took me to every audition. She’d be proud of me if I was still sitting in that seat or if I was watching from home. She believes in me and that’s why this [award] is for her. She’s a wonderful mother.” – Elisabeth Moss

“She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.” – Harper Lee

“Seven-year-old daughter walked in the room, casually confirmed, ‘You have to have a backstory to why you’re evil, right?’ And walked out.” – Kelly Oxford

“Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in every day.” – Martha Stewart

“It’s not always easy being her daughter.’ I think,’ she said, ‘sometimes it’s hard no matter whose daughter you are.” – Sarah Dessen

“I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.’” – Paul Walker

“A mother and daughter’s love is never separated.” – Viola Shipman

Parents Love Quotes

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“You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.” – Erika Cosby

“You instantly become less selfish. You can’t be the biggest person in the world anymore—they are. [Motherhood] really grounds you.” – Keri Russell

“You cannot let your parents anywhere near your real humiliations.” – Alice Munro

“You can learn many things from your children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones

“With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us.” – Michelle Obama

“While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt

“Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.” – Elbert Hubbard

“When you lose your parents, the sadness doesn’t go away. It just changes. It hits you sideways sometimes instead of head-on. Like now.” – Jude Watson

“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” – Mitch Albom

“When you become a parent, you look at your parents differently. You look at being a child differently. It’s an awakening, a revelation that you have.” – Philip Seymour Hoffman

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren

“When they’ve finished reading, Olivia’s mother gives her a kiss and says, ‘You know, you really wear me out. But I love you anyway.’ And Olivia gives her a kiss back and says, ‘I love you anyway too.’” – Ian Falconer in Olivia

“When parents tell their children not to congregate on corners, especially in groups, out of fear for them encountering the police, what does that say? We have a trust problem.” – Rahm Emanuel

“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.” – Erma Bombeck

“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” – Linda Poindexter

“When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that.” – Bill Gates

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain

“The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed.”

“The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult.” – Ewan McGregor

“The thing about lying to your parents is, you have to do it to protect them. It’s for their own good.” – Sophie Kinsella

“The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.” – Mell Lazarus

“The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching.” – Gilbert Highet

“The reasonableness of the command to obey parents is clear to children, even when quite young.” – Noah Webster

“The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard.” – Sloan Wilson

“The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent.” – Frank Pittman

“The greatest gift a parent can give a child is self-confidence.” – Stewart Stafford

“The Golden Rule of Parenting is do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you!” – Louise Hart

“The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“The extension of the positive characteristics of a father can contribute more to the healing of a nation than all the money-laden do good programs combined. It is these caring, compassionate, respectful and loving attributes that can not only encourage and heal a family, but can be extended outward to a neighborhood, a town, a city, a territory, a region, and a country.” – Byron R. Pulsifer

“The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.” – James E. Faust

“The daily choices we make as parents to filter what enters our children’s impressionable hearts and minds will go a long way in determining who our children become.” – Mark J. Musser

“The child supplies the power, but the parents have to do the steering.” – Benjamin Spock

“Parents are without a doubt, one of the most, if not the most influential role models that their kids will probably have under normal circumstances.” – Joseph R. Parker

“Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement, and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.” – Bob Keeshan

“Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.” – Peter Ustinov

“Parents are teachers, guides, leaders, protectors and providers for their children.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.” – Marcelene Cox

“Parents are not perfect, nor are they saints. Dads and moms make mistakes all the time. How you handle these situations will be an important life lesson for your children.” – Bethany Bridges

“Parents are not interested in justice, they’re interested in peace and quiet.” – Bill Cosby

“Parents are living gods. They do everything to make their children happy and expect nothing in return.” – Saravana Kumar Murugan

“Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“Parents are like consumer brands in that, as kids, we remember only two or three key things about them, missing the nuance you only appreciate as you get older and realize people are complicated.”

“Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional, and forgiving.” – Dr. T.P.Chia

“Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

“More than children can know what’s good for their parents, the parents know what’s good for their children.” – VKBoy

“More specifically being a dad is a diverse responsibility, and it is also defined by providing support to your partner in the glorious journey of parenthood.” – Natalie L. S. West

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” – Stevie Wonder

“Conscience is less an inner voice than the memory of a mother’s glance.” – Robert Brault

“Compassion for our parents is the true sign of maturity.” – Anaïs Nin

“Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.” – Socrates

“Children learn to smile from their parents.” – Shinichi Suzuki

“Children harbor a great many doubts and sorrows that could be eased by a loving hug from a parent.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“Children desperately need to know – and to hear in ways they understand and remember – that they’re loved and valued by mom and dad.” – Paul Small

“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” – Oscar Wilde

“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson

“Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster, too.” – Lionel Kauffman

“A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided.” – Robert Brault

“A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.” – Helen Rice

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo

“A mother will birth her baby once, but she will spend a lifetime birthing a person.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

“A mother understands what a child does not say.” – Jewish Proverb

“A mother should never stop praying for her children.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; also when friends desert us; and when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” – Washington Irving

“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” – Tenneva Jordan

Parents Pround Quotes

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“Parents are defined by their mistakes.” – Fredrik Backman

“Parenting without a sense of humor is like being an accountant who sucks at math.” – Amber Dusick

“Parenting is not for everybody. It changes your life. Especially when they’re little.” – Tori Amos

“Parenting is a stage of life’s journey where the milestones come about every fifty feet.” – Robert Brault

“Parenting is a lifetime job and does not stop when a child grows up.” – Jake Slope

“Parenthood…It’s about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last.” – Peter Krause

“Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage.” – Marcelene Cox

“Parenthood is a lot easier to get into than out of.” – Bruce Lansky

“I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it’s definitely a journey I’m glad to be taking.” – Christopher Meloni

“I got a lot of support from my parents. That’s the one thing I always appreciated. They didn’t tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny.” – Jim Carrey

“I figure that if the children are alive when I get home, I’ve done my job.” – Roseanne Barr

“I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane, and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.”

“I encourage all fathers to focus on the intangibles because those are the gifts that make the difference.” – Asha Patrick

“I don’t know if I feel like a bad mom, but at the end of the day I’m always plagued with, did I do enough? Should I go in a different direction? But I also know that my entire life revolves around [my son] Louis.” – Sandra Bullock

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” – Sigmund Freud

“I came to parenting the way most of us do – knowing nothing and trying to learn everything.” – Mayim Bialik

“I believe the heart of the heavenly Father is reflected in the heart of the earthly father.” – Nathan Lorick

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments when they aren’t trying to teach us.” – Umberto Eco

“I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.” – by Dave Barry

“I believe in the strength and intelligence and sensitivity of women. My mother, my sisters [they] are strong. My mum is a strong woman and I love her for it.” – Tom Hiddleston

“I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” – Hedy Lamarr

“I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you’ll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn’t.” – Mitch Albom

“How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.” – Walter Scott

“Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.” – David Frost

“Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” – Kate Winslet

“Having children is like living in a frat house—nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” – Ray Romano

“Having babies is fun, but babies grow up into people.”

“Having an infant son alerts me to the fact that every man, at one point, has peed on his own face.” – Olivia Wilde

“Having a baby is the best thing that can happen to a person, the hard part is to benefit from this opportunity, to handle all the work and on top doing a good job as a father.” – Ricardo Oliveira

“Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?” – Rick Riordan

“Have fun is my message. Be silly. You’re allowed to be silly. There’s nothing wrong with it.” – Jimmy Fallon

“Good, honest, hardheaded character is a function of the home. If the proper seed is sown there and properly nourished for a few years, it will not be easy for that plant to be uprooted.” – George A. Dorsey

“Good parents hardly parent. They let their kids learn, fail, and grow without interference.” – Trevor Carss

“God does have a plan for fathers.” – Jay Payleitner

“First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“Fathers provide not only support but also encouragement.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Fathers are expected and assumed to be the leaders of their family and leaders within their respective homes.” – Akil White Khalid

“Fathers are an integral part of the family for their contribution to the household by caregiving and ensuring the healthy development and well-being of children and families.” – Ola Akinmade

“Fatherly love is the act of giving your life for the sake of someone else’s needs.” – Nate Dallas

“Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” – Frank Pittman

“Fatherhood is a great thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens—it’s like telling someone what water feels like before they’ve ever swum in it.” – Michael Bublé

“Fatherhood has made me more vulnerable than any other experience. It has humbled me, healed me, and transformed me.” – Craig Wilkinson

“Father, Dad, Papa, no matter what you call them they influence our lives and they are the person we look up to.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Father and son relationships can be complicated – mine certainly is. Love. Hate. Respect. Fear. Worship. Disdain. Pride. Disappointment. Happiness. Anger. Joy. Sadness. The list goes on.” – John H. Clark III

“Everyone else we knew growing up is the same: image of their parents, no matter how loud they told themselves they’d be different” – Tana French

“Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.”

“Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Every generation just wants their kids to have a better ‘Spiderman’ reboot than they did.”

“Don’t anger your parents in order to please other people. Those other people did not spend their lives building yours.”

“Do your best for your parents. If you don’t, one day you will regret it.” – Debasish Mridha

“Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations. Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit.” – Robert Brault

“Did you have parents or just some people who thought they should own somebody?” – Catherine Lacey

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventures, story-tellers, and singers of songs.” – Pam Brown

“Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end.” – George Strait

“Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom.” – Tim Allen

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