quote by John Flavel

What a mercy was it to us to have parents that prayed for us before they had us, as well as in our infancy when we could not pray for ourselves!

— John Flavel

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I don't remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child.

The emergency problem of segregation and sterilization must be faced immediately. Every feeble-minded girl or woman of the hereditary type, especially of the moron class, should be segregated during the reproductive periodwe prefer the policy of immediate sterilization, of making sure that parenthood is absolutely prohibited to the feeble-minded.

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

On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.


Parenthood is an endless series of small events, periodic conflicts, and sudden crises which call for a response. The response is not without consequence: it affects personality for better or for worse.

Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.

However motherhood comes to you, it's a miracle.

The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil...

Mothers, whatever you wish your children to become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation.


Having a baby is painful in order to show how serious a thing life is.

Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.

Success for me its to raise happy, healthy human beings.

You have to support your children to have a healthy relationship.

If you can control your behavior when everything around you is out of control, you can model for your children a valuable lesson in patience and understanding... and snatch an opportunity to shape character.


Parenthood...It's about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last.

Not every successful man is a good father. But every good father is a successful man.

A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.

It's not only children who grow. Parents do too.

A person soon learns how little he knows when a child begins to ask questions.


Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a perversion of the right relation between parents and children.

Eugenics is ... the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.

Blacks, soldiers, and Jews are a menace to the race.

Simply having children does not make mothers.

What lingers from the parent's individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her or his irrational parenting.


Our children are watching us live and what we are shouts louder than anything we can say.

Although there are many trial marriages... there is no such thing as a trial child.

What 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.

If John Lennon was right that life is what happens when you're making other plans, parenthood is what happens when everything is flipped over and spilling everywhere and you can't find a towel or a sponge or your "inside" voice.

I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan.


The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.

If Planned Parenthood and Human Rights Campaign were part of the establishment, that would be time for all of us to just quit having to work so hard and defend it and fight for it.

The best thing to spend on your children is your time.

Planned parenthood" in the social history of the Western countries is, indeed, a phenomenon instrin-sically related to those very changes in peoples attitudes which, on the political plane, have been causing the trend towards economic planning.

Nearly 100 years ago, when Planned Parenthood was founded, birth control was illegal.

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