213 Parents Quotes Unveiling the Power of Love and Wisdom

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The Most Famous Parents Quotes (Best in 2024)

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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

Choose your parents wisely. — Bertrand Russell

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

Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. — Peter Ustinov

If you want to stay young-looking, pick your parents very carefully. — Dick Clark

I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children. — Arthur Conan Doyle

My parents were involved in everything I did. They were showbiz people themselves. My dad was an actor. They were parents; they did what parents are supposed to do. — Tina Yothers

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

There is no greater reason for children to honour parents than for parents to honour children except, that while the children are young, the parents are stronger than children. — Bertrand Russell

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

Short Parents Quotes

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  • Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. — Aristotle
  • Children learn more from what you are than what you teach. — W. E. B. Du Bois
  • In the end, it's not what you do for your children but what you've taught them to do for themselves. — Ann Landers
  • The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. — Carl Rogers
  • Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book. — Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Children learn to smile from their parents. — Shinichi Suzuki
  • By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he's wrong. — Charles Wadsworth
  • Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time. — Ali ibn Abi Talib
  • A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. — Billy Graham
  • If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent. — Bette Davis

Top 10 Parents Quotes

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Teenagers these days are out of control. They eat like pigs, they are disrespectful of adults, they interrupt and contradict their parents, and they terrorize their teachers. — Aristotle

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. — Aristotle

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. — Crazy Horse

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach. — W. E. B. Du Bois

In the end, it's not what you do for your children but what you've taught them to do for themselves. — Ann Landers

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. — Albert Einstein

Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future. — Maria Montessori

Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child's life and it's like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities. — Gary Smalley

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. — Carl Rogers

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Parents Image Quotes

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Parents quote by Shinichi Suzuki

Children learn to smile from their parents. — Shinichi Suzuki

Parents quote by Bette Davis

If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent. — Bette Davis

Parents quote by Henry Ward Beecher

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

Parents quote by Maya Angelou

In diversity there is beauty and there is strength. — Maya Angelou

Parents quote by Rodney Dangerfield

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them. — Rodney Dangerfield

Parents quote by Bo Burnham

Where are all the sour patch parents? — Bo Burnham

Parents quote by David Frost

Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee. — David Frost

Parents quote by Rudolph A. Marcus

Growing up, mostly in Montreal, I was an only child of loving parents. — Rudolph A. Marcus

Parents quote by Shiv Khera

Good parenting give headaches but bad parenting gives heartaches. — Shiv Khera

Parents quote by Sadie Frost

My parents are from Manchester but I was brought up in London, Camden Town. — Sadie Frost

Parents quote by Gloria Swanson

I feel sure that unborn babies pick their parents. — Gloria Swanson

Parents quote by Leo Tolstoy

Everything depends on upbringing. — Leo Tolstoy

Parents quote by Laura Schlessinger

Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship. — Laura Schlessinger

Parents quote by Woody Allen

I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib. — Woody Allen

Parents quote by David O. Mckay

Being a parent is the greatest trust that has been given to human beings. — David O. Mckay

Parents quote by Sandy Wilson

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion. — Sandy Wilson

Parents quote by Jean Liedloff

A baby's cry is precisely as serious as it sounds. — Jean Liedloff

Parents quote by Pythagoras

Salt is born of the purest parents: the sun and the sea. — Pythagoras

Parents quote All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.
All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.

Missing Parents Quotes

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

Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died. — Frank Leahy

It was a conversation that I didn't want to have with my parents to say mom and dad I missed my flight. — Manti Te'o

Parents quote Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.

I was brought up by great parents and great grandparents who told me, 'Never, ever think that you're better than anyone else or that what you do is so important that the world won't miss you once you're gone,' and I kind of translate that into the stardom thing. — Yolanda Adams

I have drawn my whole life. My parents were in the tapestry restoration business, and as a young girl, I would draw in the missing parts of the tapestry that needed to be re-woven. My ability to draw made me indispensable to my parents. — Louise Bourgeois

God's deepest secrets often miss the wise and prudent and are revealed unto babes. We say, "Children, be like your parents." Jesus said, "Parents, be like your children." — Vance Havner

Parents quote Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also grow
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.

Growing up poor, I never missed out on anything. My parents did a beautiful job of not making me feel like I was lesser than any other kids. — Mila Kunis

Growing up, I didn't know about families who were missing a father, because there weren't any in our neighborhood. Today over a third of American children are born into single-parent homes. Is this all men's doing? — Timothy J. Russert

Obviously, losing a parent is very difficult. I miss my dad every day, but I know he would be proud to see me continuing to swim and going for another shot at the Olympics. — Eric Shanteau

Any parent who tells their kids that they can't attend a school play or go to a soccer match because they have to work is kidding themselves. It's OK to miss a game or two or a performance here and there, but it's not all right to miss the majority of them. — Simon Sinek

Thankful Parents Quotes

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

I’m lucky my parents raised me well. — Antoine Griezmann

There are three degrees of filial piety. The highest is being a credit to our parents, the second is not disgracing them; the lowest is being able simply to support them. — Confucius

Parents quote There are two great days in a persons life – the day we are born and the day we
There are two great days in a persons life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.

Those men and women are fortunate who are born at a time when a great struggle for human freedom is in progress. It is an added good fortune to have parents who take a personal part in the great movements of their time. I am glad and thankful that this was my case. — Emmeline Pankhurst

I wish to thank my parents for making it all possible? and I wish to thank my children for making it necessary. — Victor Borge

Don't let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone. — Stephen King

Parents quote My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give to another person, he beli
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give to another person, he believed in me.

I thank God that I'm a product of my parents, that they infected me with their intelligence and energy for life, with their thirst for knowledge and their love. I'm grateful that I know where I come from. — Shakira

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. [Lat., Gratus animus est una virtus non solum maxima, sed etiam mater virtutum onmium reliquarum.] — Marcus Tullius Cicero

I was so thankful that my parents trusted me enough and had enough faith in my abilities to let me follow my passion and try to do something great, even if I might fail. — Abby Sunderland

Respect Your Parents Quotes

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Respect your parents. What they tell you is true. Hard work, dedication and faith will get you anything. Imagination will drive itself. You can get anything you want, but you have to have faith behind all your ideas. Stick to your goals and have an undying faith. — Russell Simmons

Respect gods before demigods, heroes before men, and first among men your parents; but respect yourself most of all. — Pythagoras

I respect my parents' opinion very much. No matter how old you are, what your parents think is very important. If they like your boyfriend or if they like some work you've done. And if they don't, it's more shattering than anybody else telling you, because they're the most honest. — Olivia Newton-John

Parents quote Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of th
Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry.

Earn the respect and confidence of your children through your loving relationship with them. A righteous father protects his children with his time and presence in their social, educational, and spiritual activities and responsibilities. — Howard W. Hunter

The Four Oaths: Never be late with respect to the way of the warrior; be useful to the lord; be respectful to your parents; get beyond love and grief: exist for the good of man. — Yamamoto Tsunetomo

All Asian parents are into your children having a respectable, decent stable job. Acting was unimaginable to my parents. — Joan Chen

Parents quote Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

When I was a kid I got no respect. The time I was kidnapped, and the kidnappers sent my parents a note they said, "We want five thousand dollars or you'll see your kid again." — Rodney Dangerfield

You have to respect your parents. They are giving you an at-bat. If you're an entrepreneur and go into the family business, you want to grow fast. Patience is important. But respect the other party... My dad and I pulled it off because we really respect each other. — Gary Vaynerchuk

Children, honor your parents in your hearts; bear them not only awe and respect, but kindness and affection: love their persons, fear to do anything that may justly provoke them; highly esteem them as the instruments under God of your being: for Ye shall fear every man his mother and his father. — Jeremy Taylor

My whole childhood was like: Work hard, be quiet, respect elderly people, respect your parents, and just be unobtrusive. — Mindy Kaling

Grandparents Quotes

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You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. — Albert Einstein

There is no death, only a change of worlds. — Chief Seattle

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. — Sam Levenson

Parents quote Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent. — Sam Levenson

But one sets of grandparents lived on Davidson Avenue in the Bronx and one lived in Manhattan and I had an aunt and uncle in Queens, so in my heart I was a New Yorker. — Jason Alexander

Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents. — Alan Dundes

Parents quote Children are made readers in the laps of their parents
Children are made readers in the laps of their parents

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. — Alex Haley

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Our house was always full of grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins. — Bryan Clay

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age. — Thomas Bailey Aldrich

How come you don't work fourteen hours a day? Your great-great-grandparents did. How come you only work the eight-hour day? Four guys got hanged fighting for the eight-hour day for you. — Studs Terkel

New Parents Quotes

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The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. — Osho

Scott Bullett, as he takes left field, is getting congratulations from everybody. He and his daughter are parents of a new baby. — Harry Caray

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. — Phyllis Diller

My parents used to throw great New Year's Eve parties. They invited such an eclectic mix of showbiz people. All those cool people were always hanging out at our apartment. — Ben Stiller

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable. — Plato

Too many people try to do the new job, new spouse, new house, new car thing in 18 months. That's a good way to end up broke. We've got to resist the temptation to catch up with our parents in 18 months. Slow down. You have the rest of your life to play catch up. After all, it's just stuff. — Dave Ramsey

A father carries pictures where his money used to be. — Steve Martin

Hey, kids! I want you to tiptoe into your parents bedrooms, look in their pockets for all the green pieces of paper with the pictures of the guys in beards, and send them to Soupy Sales at channel 5 in New York. — Soupy Sales

Athletes, coaches and parents today are increasingly aware of the danger of concussion, and this awareness influences decisions about buying new and reconditioned football helmets. — Tom Udall

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

Love Your Parents Quotes

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Love your country. Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him. — Giuseppe Mazzini

Encourage & support your kids because "Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. — Lady Bird Johnson

Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be — David Bly

There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one. — Jill Churchill

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 in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. — Nhat Hanh

When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching - they are your family. — Jim Butcher

Love your parents because you don’t know what will happen everyday. — Khabib Nurmagomedov

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

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. — Anne Lamott

The best gifts to give: To your friend, loyalty; To your enemy, forgiveness; To your boss, service; To a child, a good example; To your parents, gratitude and devotion; To your mate, love and faithfulness; To all men and women, charity. — Oren Arnold

Daughter Achievements Quotes

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My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along. — Denise Van Outen

One cannot understand what's happening to women in the Middle East if they don't realize that the mothers are a strong, progressive force. The mothers push the daughters to get out of the harem, to get the education, to achieve what they could not even dream of. — Fatema Mernissi

I am a very proud daughter. Obviously to be able to see this transpiring, to watch him achieve so much as a politician - and we're certainly not a family of politicians, and politics is certainly not our family business - it's been amazing. — Ivanka Trump

My real achievement is my daughter and my three beautiful grandchildren. — Marilyn Horne

Let's learn from the wisdom of every mother and father who teaches their daughters there is no limit on how big she can dream and how much she can achieve. — Hillary Clinton

I have achieved a certain amount of success, and I felt a responsibility to my daughter and to women in this world to create more opportunities for women. — Reese Witherspoon

My parents always put more of an emphasis on who I was as opposed to what I achieved. They were never like, "You won that! You did this!" It was all about, "You've got a good heart. You're a good friend. You're a good daughter." So that other stuff in no way defines my sense of self. — Emma Stone

We must carry forward the work of the women who came before us and ensure out daughters have no limits on their dreams, no obstacles to their achievements and no remaining ceilings to shatter. — Barack Obama

Proud Parents Quotes

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Here’s a bumper sticker I’d like to see: “We are the proud parents of a child who’s self-esteem is sufficient that he doesn’t need us promoting his minor scholastic achievements on the back of our car." — George Carlin

Our very lives are dependent, for sustenance, on the sweat and sacrifice of the campesinos. Children of farm workers should be as proud of their parents' professions as other children are of theirs. — Cesar Chavez

They may never say it, but your parents really are proud of you when you follow your heart and chase your dreams. — Robert Cheeke

Every homeless puppy and kitten was born to parents who weren't spayed or neutered. I'm proud to support PETA's work to prevent animal homelessness. — Kevin Nealon

Our parents are obviously proud, but they're still trying to get used to the fact that we're in a band. I have a feeling my mom would actually like One Direction if I wasn't in it! — Zayn Malik

The one thing I would hope would go on my tombstone is, 'I made my parents proud.' — Roger Goodell

Earning my college degree. It was a promise I made to my parents. I understand that football is only a certain time in my life, and my degree will help me sustain my life well past football. I was so proud of that, and the amount of work I put into it. — Marcus Mariota

Almost forty-five years after my parents first became Americans, I stand before you and them tonight as the proud governor of the state of South Carolina. — Nikki Haley

I had the most reversed education possible. Every parent wants their son to be a businessman, respectable - me, it was the opposite. When I had an artist career my mum was like, 'Oh finally, I'm proud of you! — David Guetta

If my parents were still alive, they would be very proud. They gave me a good start in life, the values that have driven me, and the confidence to believe in myself. — Alex Ferguson

Parents Love Quotes

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The best thing parents can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. — Carol S. Dweck

Children desperately need to know - and to hear in ways they understand and remember - that they're loved and valued by mom and dad. — Gary Smalley

When we teach our children to be good, to be gentle, to be forgiving (all these are attributes of God), to be generous, to love their follow men, to regard this present age as nothing, we instill virtue in their souls, and reveal the image of God within them. — Saint John Chrysostom

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

I like Dancing of Indian girls more than my parents' prayers . Because they dance with love and passion . But my parents just say their prayers because they got used to it . — Ali Shariati

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In diversity there is beauty and there is strength. — Maya Angelou

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. — Mother Teresa

Of all things love is the most potent. — Maria Montessori

You can think of spiritual practice as a kind of spiritual re-parenting ... You're offering yourself the two qualities that make up good parenting: understanding - seeing yourself for who you truly are - and relating to what you see with unconditional love. — Tara Brach

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Growing up, mostly in Montreal, I was an only child of loving parents. — Rudolph A. Marcus

Parents And Teachers Quotes

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Parents teach in the toughest school in the world - The School for Making People. You are the board of education, the principal, the classroom teacher, and the janitor. — Virginia Satir

By learning to yield to the loving authority of his parents, a child learns to submit to other forms of authority which will confront him later in his life — his teachers, school principal, police, neighbors and employers. — James Dobson

So please, parents, teachers and other custodians of our children’s future, let us not confine our children to a syllabus. Let us expose them to life, and of course, also to academics. Let us not only count their marks, but also, make their life count. — Mahatria Ra

Whether we are poets or parents or teachers or artists or gardeners, we must start where we are and use what we have. In the process of creation and relationship, what seems mundane and trivial may show itself to be a holy, precious part of a pattern. — Luci Shaw

Education and the process of educating is a total integral, contextual situation which includes students, teachers, parents, administration and environment. — Jean Houston

You must completely dedicate yourselves to it. To do less will be to let down your country, your state, your parents, your teachers, and ultimately, yourselves. Remember this: The only good citizen is the well-educated citizen. — Homer Hickam

It is very easy to conform to what your society or your parents and teachers tell you. That is a safe and easy way of existing; but that is not living...To live is to find out for yourself what is true. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid. — Susan Hampshire

Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations. — Bob Beauprez

Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three. — Confucius

Parents Home Quotes

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The child that never learns to obey his parents in the home will not obey God or man out of the home. — Susanna Wesley

Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating. — Bob Filner

Once I took a bus from my home in Maryland to Philadelphia to live on the streets with some musicians for a few weeks, and then my parents sent me to boarding school at Andover to shape me up. — Olivia Wilde

My parents said that sitting at home playing video games all day won't bring you anywhere in life. — PewDiePie

Every child deserves a home and love. Period. — Dave Thomas

Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them. — Jonas Salk

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

Dropping the news to my parents that I was skipping my ‘dream education’ at Chalmers to sit at home recording videos while playing video games was not easy. — PewDiePie

Government schooling is the most radical adventure in history. It kills the family by monopolizing the best times of childhood and by teaching disrespect for home and parents. — John Taylor Gatto

I ended up dropping out of high school at 16 and getting kicked out of my home. My parents told me, sadly, that because I was so disruptive to the rest of the household, that I could no longer live under their roof. — Tullian Tchividjian

Working Parents Quotes

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You have to utilize who you are in your work. Nobody else can do that: nobody else can pull from your background, from your parents, your upbringing, your whole life experience. — David Carson

I never imagined it wouldn't work out for me. I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through, I think, and my parents were absolutely behind me all the way. — Ewan McGregor

From my parents, I learned a very strong work ethic, and all of my brothers and sisters all worked from the earliest days of life right through to the present time. — George J. Mitchell

Well, I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting movies because I couldn't handle the travel. I'm a single parent. I had young kids, and I found that keeping in touch with them from hotel rooms and airports wasn't working for me. So I stopped. — Rick Moranis

I introduced my parents to ChatGPT today. They never heard about it, had trouble signing up, and were completely mindblown that such a thing exists or how it works or how to use it. Fun reminder that I live in a bubble. — Andrej Karpathy

Today is the child of yesterday and the parent of tomorrow. The work you produce today will create your future. — Bruce Mau

My mother was one of seven girls whose parents went to bed hungry so their children wouldn’t. My father lost his mother when he was nine. He left school and went to work for the next 70 years. They emigrated to America with little more than the hope of a better life. — Marco Rubio

My concentration was really on getting to university and becoming a doctor. My parents let me know that school marks were important. Achievement was something which came by hard work. — Roger Bannister

I dropped out of NYU, moved out of my parent's house, got my own place, and survived on my own. I made music and worked my way from the bottom up. — Lady Gaga

Honestly, we'd probably be great parents. But it's a human being, and unless you think you have excellent skills and have a drive or yearning in you to do that, the amount of work that that is and responsibility - I wouldn't want to screw them up! We love our animals. — Ellen DeGeneres

Young Parents Quotes

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

What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them? — Socrates

It can literally change someone's life; it's very positive for young teenagers to get into cosplay if they do it with their friends or with supervision from their parents - it can really foster their social skills. — Yaya Han

Young people need something stable to hang on to - a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them. — Jay Kesler

Samoa culture demonstrates how much the tragic or the easy solution of the Oedipus situation depends upon the inter-relationship between parents and children, and is not created out of whole cloth by the young child's biological impulses. — Margaret Mead

No occupation in this world is more trying to soul and body than the care of young children. What patience and wisdom, skill and unlimited love it calls for. God gave the work to mothers and furnished them for it, and they cannot shirk it and be guiltless — Isabella Macdonald Alden

Discipline your son when he’s young, and be his friend when he grows up. — Arabic Proverbs

The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. — Quentin Crisp

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly. — Gene Perret

Young people nowadays love luxury; they have bad manners and contempt for authority. They show disrespect for old people... contradict their parents, talk constantly in front of company, gobble their food and tyrannize their teachers. — Socrates

Aging Parents Quotes

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Everything you do is based on the choices you make. It's not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument or your age that is to blame. You and only you are responsible for every decision and choice you make. Period. — Wayne Dyer

When I was 8 years old, I became depressed. I kept asking why I was born this way [without arms and legs]. I also worried about my future. At the age of 10, I tried to commit suicide because I felt like giving up. But when I imagined my loving parents crying at my grave, I decided to stay. — Nick Vujicic

From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35 she needs good looks. From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash. — Sophie Tucker

His parents called him Youngster. They did this in the subconcious hope that he might take the hint. Wensleydale gave the impression of having been born with a mental age of 47. — Terry Pratchett

The children despise their parents until the age of when they suddenly become just like them - thus preserving the system. — Quentin Tarantino

The essential thing about mothers is that one needs to know that they are there, particularly at that age when, paradoxically, one is trying so hard to break away from parental influence. — Margot Fonteyn

It's not always possible to sit down and eat at home in this day and age of fast-paced living, but if you are going to eat out, do so as a family and support all the great local places in your areas. I'll still eat at the same diner I did as a kid with my parents. — Michael Symon

What a racially segregated system once taught the young black about living with his inferiority is now taught by a benevolent social welfare system. The difference was that in an earlier age a black parent could fight the competing influences. — Charles Alan Murray

In America, people rarely stay in the town where they grew up, rarely stay in close proximity to their parents throughout their lives. You rarely find parents in their old age being taken care of by their children. — Robert Benton

What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him. — Louis Mann

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... People with great passions, people who accomplish great deeds, people who possess strong feelings, even people with great minds and a strong personality, rarely come out of good little boys and girls. — Lev S. Vygotsky

My girlfriend has the greatest story as to why she isn't religious anymore. When she was a kid, like 12 years old, her parents nailed a 25 pound crucifix to the wall right above her bed. About two weeks later, in the middle of the night, the crucifix falls off the wall and leaves a two inch gash in the back of her dad's head. — Anthony Jeselnik

Religion is based ... mainly upon fear ... fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand. My own view on religion is that of Lucretius. I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race. — Bertrand Russell

If I had to advise parents, I should tell them to take great care about the people with whom their children associate . . . Much harm may result from bad company, and we are inclined by nature to follow what is worse than what is better. — Elizabeth Ann Seton

Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending. — Virginia Satir

If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence. — Carol S. Dweck

Imparting education not only enlightens the receiver, but also broadens the giver - the teachers, the parents, the friends. — Amartya Sen

We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change. — Henry Cloud

Inherited hatred (i.e. hatred your parents schooled you in) is not only stupid, it is destructive - why make your only driving force hate? Seems really f***ing dumb to me. — Lemmy Kilmister

The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth. — Maria Montessori

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. — Barbara Bush

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Reading parents quotes opens a window to a wider perspective, fostering empathy and appreciation. It prompts us to celebrate proud parents applauding their daughter's achievements, to empathize with those missing their parents, and to reflect on the love and sacrifices of our own parents. Can you imagine a better source of inspiration and understanding? The beauty of these quotes lies in their ability to echo the universal truth of parenthood, encouraging us to treasure the relationships we have with our parents. In a world filled with complexities, isn't it comforting to find solace in simple, powerful words? Let's celebrate the strength, love, and wisdom of parents through these inspiring quotes.

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