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All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother. ⏤ Abraham Lincoln

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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, psychiatrist

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

H. Jackson Brown, Jr., author

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, president

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, philosopher

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

Clarence Darrow, lawyer

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

Denis Waitley, motivational speaker

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

Benjamin Spock, scientist

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

Bette Davis, actress

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,

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

Elbert Hubbard, writer

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

Susie Bright, writer

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, poet

Children need guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.

Anne Sullivan, educator

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, poet

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


Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.

Alvin Toffler, author

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

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

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

Jessamyn West, author

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


Let your children go if you want to keep them.

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, entrepreneur

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

Josh Billings, comedian

Don't set your wit against a child.

Jonathan Swift, writer

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

Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.

Emilie Buchwald,

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

Ogden Nash, poet

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, actress

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

Barbara Johnson, critic

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

Doug Larson, cartoonist

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, musician

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, musician

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

Gloria Steinem, activist

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

Plato, philosopher

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

Joyce Maynard, writer

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

The Talmud,

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

Louise Hart,

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

Robert Orben, entertainer

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

Lewis Mumford, sociologist

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

Don Marquis, poet

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

Bill Cosby, comedian

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

Quentin Crisp, writer

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

Barbara Bush, first lady

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.

Miguel de Cervantes, novelist

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, humorist

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

Yiddish Proverbs,

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


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

H. Jackson Brown, Jr., author

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

Carl Jung, psychiatrist

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

Anthony Edwards, actor

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

Bill Cosby, comedian

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, comedian

Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.

Peter Ustinov, actor

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

Shirley Williams, politician

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,

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,

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

Arthur Rimbaud, poet

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

Juvenal, poet

Love well, whip well.

Benjamin Franklin, president

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

Ama Ata Aidoo, author

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, poet

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, philosopher

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, writer

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, musician

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

Olivia Newton-John, musician

Education, like neurosis, begins at home.

Milton Sapirstein, psychologist

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.

Hodding Carter, journalist

I figure that if the children are alive when I get home, I've done my job.

Roseanne Barr, actress

I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.

Rita Rudner, comedian

We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.

Roy L. Smith, clergyman

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

Buddha, monk

What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.

Marjorie Holmes, writer

Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.

Coretta Scott King, activist

The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.

Benjamin Spock, scientist

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.

Benjamin Spock, scientist

Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.

Nadia Boulanger, musician

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.

Arnold H. Glasow, author

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

Charles R. Swindoll, pastor

A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.

Frank A. Clark,

Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.

Phyllis Diller, comedian

I thought that once we were out of the baby stage, parenting would be a breeze.

Tori Spelling, actress

I barely have time for my own children. To adopt more children and not have time for them, that would be poor parenting on my part.

Mary J. Blige, musician

There are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents.

Leon R. Yankwich,

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.

Edward Windsor,

My parents were neither very poor nor conspicuously honest.

Mark Twain, author

Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults; and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage.

Thomas Szasz, psychologist

I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me.

Laurence Sterne, novelist

Perhaps the best function of parenthood is to teach the young creature to love with safety, so that it may be able to venture unafraid when later emotion comes; the thwarting of the instinct to love is the root of all sorrow and not sex only but divinity itself is insulted when it is repressed. To disapprove, to condemn --the human soul shrivels under barren righteousness.

Freya Stark, writer

The fact is that child rearing is a long, hard job, the rewards are not always immediately obvious, the work is undervalued, and parents are just as human and almost as vulnerable as their children.

Benjamin Spock, scientist

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.

Benjamin Spock, scientist

The question that is so clearly in many potential parents minds: Why should we stunt our ambitions and impoverish our lives in order to be insulted and looked down upon in our old age?

Joseph Schumpeter,

Family life was wonderful. The streets were bleak. The playgrounds were bleak. But home was always warm. My mother and father had a great relationship. I always felt 'safe' there.

Robert Cormier, author

Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?

Jane Nelson,

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.

Franklin P. Adams, journalist

If you're like most members of the Baby Boom generation, you decided somewhere along the line, probably after about four margaritas, to have children. This was inevitable. Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has instilled within each of us a powerful biological instinct to reproduce; this is her way of assuring that the human race, come what may, will never have any disposable income.

Dave Barry, journalist

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

Benjamin Franklin, president

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