In the end, it's not what you do for your children but what you've taught them to do for themselves.— Ann Landers
Unique Wise Parents quotations
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.
Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time.
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
The Voice There is a voice inside of you That whispers all day long, "I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong." No teacher, preacher, parent, friend Or wise man can decide What's right for you--just listen to The voice that speaks inside.
Wise parents know that fighting a teenager, like fighting a riptide, is inviting doom.
A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
There never was a tonic that would cure more social ailments than a healthy, happy home. There never was a greater source of social stability than an affectionate and understanding family. There never was a better way of helping children to happiness than the close confidence of wise and loving and responsible parents.
We are born, we grow up, we live our lives as best we can.
If we are thoughtful we are good parents and good partners. If we are wise we strive for integrity and intimacy. If we are fortunate we discover love and joy. If we are able, we make the world a little better than we found it.
We need to learn and embrace patience.
Patience is a holy key that will unlock the door to a more fulfilling life. Behind the blessed door of patience are found better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, wise masters, and a more compassionate world.
Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.
What is it that affectionate parents require of their Children;
for all their care, anxiety, and toil on their accounts? Only that they would be wise and virtuous, Benevolent and kind.
The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become. To pretend otherwise is to cheat.
The care of a wise and good man for his only son is inferior to the regard of the great Parent of the universe for his creatures.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
No wise man can have a contempt for the prejudices of others;
and he should even stand in a certain awe of his own, as if they were aged parents and monitors. They may in the end prove wiser than he.
It was not until I had graduated from college that I made a professional commitment to it. Frankly, I didn't think it wise. I was my own interior parental force, and it's very difficult to justify a profession as a dancer.
To improve short-term memory significantly, reduce the stress in your life.
And choose your parents wisely.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
I do not go to the gym. I do not train. I am not that careful about what I eat. I cannot give you any advice about keeping fit. The best advice I can give is choose your parents wisely.
The best and most popular novelists do not, as a rule, have children in their books at all, and this is wise. Parents are about the only people who are interested in children, and they merely in their own ones.
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."
Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord and free themselves from the fools.
Wise parents offer criticism only when asked, and then minimally.
When I think of all the books I have read, and of the wise words I have heard spoken, and of the anxiety I have given to parents and grandparents, and of the hopes that I have had, all life weighed in the scales of my own life seems to me a preparation for something that never happens.
It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
As a designer, everything is always about aesthetics mixed in with functionality and having that visual appeal. But you learn fast as a new parent with an infant that if it’s not deeply practical as well, then forget about it. Style wise, I wanted to design items that would work well in any nursery - regardless of gender.
I'm really close to my family, and we talk through things.
My parents are so amazing, they're brilliant. We try to take one step at a time and be wise about the decisions we make and keep our values and the things that are important.
Most people who are rich chose their parents wisely.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend, or wise man can decide what's right for you.
He that has trained his children for heaven, rather than for earth- for God rather than for man- he is the parent who will be called wise at the last.
Nature has taken more care than the fondest parent for the education and refinement of her children. Consider the silent influencewhich flowers exert, no less upon the ditcher in the meadow than the lady in the bower. When I walk in the woods, I am reminded that a wise purveyor has been there before me; my most delicate experience is typified there.
To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before.
We never really are the adults we pretend to be.
We wear the mask and perhaps the clothes and posture of grown-ups, but inside ourskin we are never as wise or as sure or as strong as we want to convince ourselves and others we are. We may fool all the rest of the people all of the time, but we never fool our parents. They can see behind the mask of adulthood. To her mommy and daddy, the empress never has on any clothes--and knows it.
My parents are very proud of my success but still worry, as Im in a profession where there is no guarantee of work. They have always supported my decision to go into acting, but there have been tough times work-wise.
You never stop being a parent, Adam, no matter how old or wise your child becomes you'll see.
Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off.
I think, one thing that I've really come to appreciate about my parents as I've got older is you know, how wise they really were. As a kid when I was growing up, as any kid, you think you know every thing and I was no different to that. I had different opinions on a lot of different things then them but the way they raised me, in hindsight, they were right.
Choose your parents wisely.
Cultural expectations shade and color the images that parents-to-be form.
The baby product ads, showing a woman serenely holding her child, looking blissfully and mysteriously contented, or the television parents, wisely and humorously solving problems, influence parents-to-be.
Perhaps I should have pointed out more often that without her (mother's) guidance and example I might have gone straight from short pants to Long Bay Gaol, which in those days was still in use and heavily populated by larcenous young men who had chosen their parents less wisely.
If you’re a parent in 2013, you have to get your hands on this book.
Wise, engrossing, and so real that I fear Senior has been spying inside my house, All Joy is a must-read for those of us whose lives have been enriched and derailed by having kids.