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Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.

Carl Jung

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.

Chinese Proverbs

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.

John Locke

The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.

Clarence Darrow

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

Denis Waitley

Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.

Benjamin Spock

If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.

Bette Davis

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.

Frank A. Clark

You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders.

English Proverbs

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.

Susie Bright

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.

Elbert Hubbard

If your children look up to you, you've made a success of life's biggest job.


Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,And that's what parents were created for.

Ogden Nash

Children need guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.

Anne Sullivan

The first and finest lesson that parents can teach their children is faith and courage.

Smiley Blanton

The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one.

John Dryden

Don't be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring.


To bring up a child in the way he should go -- travel that way yourself.

Josh Billings

Don't set your wit against a child.

Jonathan Swift

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune... to lose both seems like carelessness.

Oscar Wilde

If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.

Jessamyn West

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.

Alvin Toffler

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.

Emilie Buchwald

We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves.

Henry Ward Beecher

Let your children go if you want to keep them.

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

The trouble with parents is that by the time they are experienced, they are unemployed.


Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

Ogden Nash

Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings.

Stevie Nicks

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.

Doug Larson

To be in your children's memories tomorrow, You have to be in their lives today.

Barbara Johnson

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 you teach your son, you teach your son's son.

The Talmud

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 Golden Rule of Parenting is; do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you!

Louise Hart

I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: Checkout Time is 18 years

Erma Bombeck

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.

Gloria Steinem

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.


The word no Carries a lot more meaning when spoken by a parent who also knows how to say yes.

Joyce Maynard

I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.

Robert Orben

In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.

Don Marquis

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.

Quentin Crisp

Maternity is a matter of fact, paternity is a matter of opinion.


There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to father them.

Anthony Edwards

You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.

Barbara Bush

Parents are not quite interested injustice, they are interested in quiet.

Bill Cosby

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.

Lewis Mumford

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.

Carl Jung

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.

Miguel de Cervantes

He that does not bring up his son to some honest calling and employment, brings him up to be a thief.

Yiddish Proverbs

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.

Arthur Rimbaud

To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own -- this is happiness.

J. B. (John Boynton) Priestley

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.

Bill Cosby

I felt something impossible for me to explain in words. Then when they took her away, it hit me. I got scared all over again and began to feel giddy. Then it came to me

Nat King Cole

To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn't hurt.

Olivia Newton-John

The greatest gift a parent can give a child is unconditional love. As a child wanders and strays, finding his bearings, he needs a sense of absolute love from a parent. There's nothing wrong with tough love, as long as the love is unconditional.

George Herbert Walker Bush

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.

Bill Cosby

Love well, whip well.

Benjamin Franklin

From where can your authority and license as a parent come from, when you who are old, do worse things?


It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.

Ama Ata Aidoo

Anyone who has a child today should train him to be either a physicist or a ballet dancer. Then he'll escape.

W. H. Auden

Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.

Peter Ustinov

He that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death. Exodus 21:17


A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.

Frank A. Clark

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.

Francis Bacon

It's frightening to think that you mark your children merely by being yourself. It seems unfair. You can't assume the responsibility for everything you do --or don't do.

Simone de Beauvoir

No test tube can breed love and affection. No frozen packet of semen ever read a story to a sleepy child.

Shirley Williams

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

Benjamin Spock

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.

Bill Cosby

We all have an interest in making sure teens grow up healthy and drug-free.

John Walters

Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out.

Matthew Broderick

There are 80 million moms in the United States. Forty million stay at home with their children.

Andrew Shue

Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station.

Robbie Coltrane

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.

Jane D. Hull

I'd just as soon stay home and raise babies.

June Allyson

Parents are key when it comes to keeping kids off drugs. Good parenting is the best anti-drug we have.

Mel Carnahan

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.

Tina Turner

There are some great questions to ask your doctor. If he says 'no,' then you find yourself a different doctor. There really has to be a change in how we medically look at women at this time. I mean, this is not just baby gloom.

Marie Osmond

It's hard enough to work and raise a family when your kids are all healthy and relatively normal, but when you add on some kind of disability or disease, it can just be such a burden.

Patricia Heaton

Home life's great, man. The kids are great, happy and healthy. I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice.

Ryan Phillippe

I grew up with no money. My kids will grow up with a lot of money and so it's really important to me, and it will always be a part of my parenting, to keep them conscientious and connected socially to other people.

Ryan Phillippe

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.

Marion Jones

If there is any truth to my parenting the dreamwork movement, it comes from the power of the press.

Henry Reed

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.

Liza Minnelli

Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty.

Robert Casey

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.

Allan Bloom

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.

Samuel Butler

Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.

Thomas Carlyle

How selfhood begins with a walking away, and love is proved in the letting go.

Robert Cecil DayLewis

I wish all the mothers, fathers and children out there realize how much I need them and how much I value their support.

Princess of Wales Diana

Don't throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations.

Dr. James Dobson

A boy or girl who knows that love abounds at home will not resent well-deserved punishment. One who is unloved or ignored will hate any form of discipline.

Dr. James Dobson

Is the parent better than the child into whom he has cast his ripened being? Whence, then, this worship of the past?

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I suffer whenever I see that common sight of a parent or senior imposing his opinion and way of thinking and being on a young soul to which they are totally unfit. Cannot we let people be themselves, and enjoy life in their own way? You are trying to make that man another you. One's enough.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Telling lies and showing off to get attention are the mistakes I made that I don't want my kids to make.

Jane Fonda

To nourish and raise children against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.

Marilyn French

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father s. He's more particular. The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.

Robert Frost

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.

Richard Buckminster Fuller

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