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  1. Picture quote by Emily Dickinson about world

    Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them. ⏤ Emily Dickinson


  2. Picture quote about love

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


  3. Picture quote by Jim Valvano about believe

    My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give to another person, he believed in me. ⏤ Jim Valvano


  4. Picture quote by William Barclay about life

    There are two great days in a persons life – the day we are born and the day we discover why. ⏤ William Barclay


  5. Picture quote about child

    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.


  6. Picture quote by Emilie Buchwald about children

    Children are made readers in the laps of their parents ⏤ Emilie Buchwald


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Children learn to smile from their parents.

Shinichi Suzuki

I haven't inherited the earth from my parents, I am borrowing it from my children.

Mark Udall

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

Maya Angelou

Deep inside us, we know what every family therapist knows: the problems between the parents become the problems within the children.

Roger Gould

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

Maya Angelou

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

My parents discussed singing every night over the dinner table; I had a tremendous music education.

Renee Fleming

You didn't have a choice about the parents you inherited, but you do have a choice about the kind of parent you will be.

Marian Wright Edelman

There's a reason why people who've had bad relationships with their parents listen to angry stuff.

Chris Martin

We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.

Walt Disney

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.

Helen Hayes

I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less.

Alex Haley

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

Henry Ward Beecher

Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents meriting an education which his parents cannot afford, he should be carried forward at the public expense.

James Madison

Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.

P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

Louise Hart

Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children.

Judith Martin

The fate of a child is in the hands of his parents.

Shinichi Suzuki

Neither of my parents would ever stand in the way of any of their children speaking their minds.

Ron Reagan

The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.

John Updike

My parents dreaded the fact that I was changing my life to do this, but I just kept doing it.

Jason Mraz

Parents shouldn't assume children are made out of sugar candy and will break and collapse instantly. Kids don't. We do.

Maurice Sendak

I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.

Rodney Dangerfield

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken

Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive.

Ogden Nash

I want to prove that you don't have to come from Oxford University or Rada - and you don't have to have parents that support you - to succeed.

Samantha Morton

Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.

Peter Ustinov

Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings.

Laurence J. Peter

Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.

Mignon McLaughlin

The entertainment industry is encouraging young people to defy and deceive their parents.

Mike DeWine

I have done everything I can to make sure my daughter knows her father because you form your own identity by rebelling against your parents - but first you have to know them.

Greta Scacchi

Each generation's job is to question what parents accept on faith, to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation's system of values for a new age.

Frank Pittman

Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.

Barbara Bush

As Plotinus tells us, we elected the body, the parents, the place, and the circumstances that suited the soul and that, as the myth says, belongs to its necessity.

James Hillman

Distrust and caution are the parents of security.

Benjamin Franklin

It's not the physical location of birth that defines citizenship, but whether your parents are citizens, and the express or implied consent to jurisdiction of the sovereign.

Phyllis Schlafly

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

Yes, we do mimic our parents in a lot of ways.

Deana Carter

Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them.

Evelyn Waugh

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

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!"

George Will

Parents need to teach their children principles of respect and acceptance.

Zachary Quinto

My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author.

Lloyd Alexander

How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. 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

Children... are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God's children.

Dirk Benedict

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.

Pope John Paul II

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

Eating disorders can have serious medical and psychological consequences which, left unchecked, can kill. Parents should address this issue and ask their children to discuss how they feel about themselves.

Tipper Gore

Wherever I look, I see signs of the commandment to honor one's parents and nowhere of a commandment that calls for the respect of a child.

Alice Miller

Taking a child to the toy store is the nearest thing to a death wish parents can have.

Fred G. Gosman

I don't have any children. I just have a cat, to my parents' dismay.

Jenna Bush

When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.

Woody Allen

In Europe the parents are included as with children. All three generations are together. I'm thinking of Italy. You go out on a Sunday afternoon and the whole family is there.

Dana Delany

I was also interested in chemistry, but my parents were not willing to buy me a chemistry set.

Martin Lewis Perl

When you have a godly husband, a godly wife, children who respect their parents and who are loved by their parents, who provide for those children their physical and spiritual and material needs, lovingly, you have the ideal unit.

Jerry Falwell

This story is based on a gentleman who indeed did... used to come to my parents' house in 1971 from Bangladesh. He was at the University of Rhode Island. And I was four, four years old, at the time, and so I actually don't have any memories of this gentleman.

Jhumpa Lahiri

I come from a family of working women, my mum went to work two weeks after I was born - my parents had no money, there was no choice.

Lindsay Davenport

As a teacher you can see the difference in kids who have parents who were involved. That difference, by the time these kids get to the third grade, is drastic.

Jenna Bush

Now that it's officially summer, here's my advice to parents who want to continue teaching their kids during the next two months and learn something themselves: visit Civil War battlefields.

Marvin Olasky

Certainly my parents were a huge influence. They always expected the most out of all of us. And expected us to do our very best. I'm thankful to them for allowing me to do what I wanted to do.

Laurel Clark

The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals.

Jonathan Lethem

One curious thing about growing up is that you don't only move forward in time; you move backwards as well, as pieces of your parents' and grandparents' lives come to you.

Philip Pullman

I was the one that put myself in rehab. I was the one that went to my parents and said, you know, 'I have a problem and I need to take care of it.'

Nicole Richie

I believe Congress has a duty to do so as well; not simply as a body of legislators, but more importantly as a community of friends, neighbors, parents and Americans.

Jim Walsh

The first time I went to therapy, I had to stop going because they were making me hate my parents.

Chloe Sevigny

Parents give birth to the body of their children, but not always to their characters.

African Proverbs

Parents don't need government to raise their kids. That's their job. But government can help them protect their children from influences they may not want their kids exposed to.

Rod Blagojevich

My parents never looked at my acting as a career. They saw it as a way to help provide for the household.

Paul Walker

A child who has never fantasized about having other parents is seriously lacking in imagination.

Fred G. Gosman

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.

Yogi Berra

I think we're all a lot more like our parents than we want to admit.

Emmy Rossum

To have my fan club. I am very proud of doing everything. I try to support my parents, friends and fans. I am also proud of my performing in the visual arts, and motion television.

Chris Burke

The fact is, my parents loved me, and I wanted to be worthy of their love. I wanted to make them proud.

Michael Bergin

Too many people have been analyzing their pasts, their childhoods, their memories, their parents, and realizing that it doesn't do anything-or that it doesn't do enough.

James Hillman

Both my parents are Methodist preachers, I grew up in a church.

Wes Bentley

Anyone who loses a parent, you have to find those parts of yourself that your parent held true in themselves, especially if they're supportive parents.

Anthony Rapp

It can be very difficult to trace your birth parents.

Christopher Eccleston

My parents sent me to a dance class, so it was a road chosen by them, not me. But I enjoyed it so much I knew I would become a performer.

Ziyi Zhang

This might be the first generation where kids are dying at a younger age than their parents and it's related primarily to the obesity problem.

Judy Davis

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

Bill Cosby

Parents have to understand: if your kid isn't you, don't blame the kid.

Chaz Bono

Children who cling to parents or who don't want to leave home are stunted in their emotional, psychological growth.

Dirk Benedict

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.

Clarence Darrow

It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.

Leo Buscaglia

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

Woody Allen

When I was five years old, my parents gave me a magic chest. I learned to cast spells, although of a childish kind, before I had learned to read and write.

Wolfgang Hildesheimer

I was born in Abbott, Texas, a little small town in central Texas, and I was raised by my grandparents. And my parents divorced when I was six months old, and my grandparents raised me.

Willie Nelson

Both parents were very encouraging - especially my father. My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune.

Gordon Getty

And my parents' separation was tricky. But my mum had always been really honest with me, and treated me like an adult even when I was really young, so I knew they hadn't been getting on.

Lisa Snowdon

My parents had us very young. We lived in a modest house. We built forts, we hiked, we went camping and they wanted us to be independent. It's how children grew up in the 1940s and 50s: outside all the time, playing in the dirt, riding your bike around.

Brooklyn Decker

As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything.

Albert J. Nock

In third grade, I was taking tap-dance lessons, and about six weeks before the recital I wanted to quit. My mom said, 'No, you're going to stay with it.' Well, I did it, and I was bad, too! But my parents never let their kids walk away from something because it was too hard.

Rebecca Lobo

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.

Henry Rollins

It's interesting that I had such a close relationship with my grandfather. Because your parents always judge you: they say, 'You shouldn't do this, you shouldn't do that.' But with your grandparents you have a feeling that you can say anything or you can do anything, and they will support you. That's why you have this kind of connection.

Novak Djokovic

My parents never pressured me to skate. They always said I could quit if I wanted to. They only expected me to skate when they had already paid for the expensive lessons. But, otherwise they said I could do what I wanted to do.

Nancy Kerrigan

As a man, I've been representative of the values I hold dear. And the values I hold dear are carryovers from the lives of my parents.

Sidney Poitier

My parents not only did it for a living, but they were really good at it.

Kiefer Sutherland

So when I got to be about 13 or 14, I started listening - even though my parents music was way cool - to contemporary hard rock at that time, which was Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Ted Nugent and all that, and that's just where I came from.

Slash

My parents couldn't handle my energy so they enrolled me in every sport the school was offering. I didn't resent it because I loved sports and picked them up easily.

Channing Tatum

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