Parents Quotes

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
Religion holds the solution to all problems of human relationship, whether they are between parents and children or nation and nation. Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God.
A. J. Toynbee

We all grew up in spite of our parents. I trust our children will do likewise.
Sandy Farquha
Baron de la brede et de montesquieu - the incomparable stupidity of life teaches us to...
Australian aboriginal elde - you white people are so strange. we think it is...
Herodotus - in peace, children inter their parents war...

Sex is hereditary. If your parents never had it, chances are you wont either.
Joseph Fische
Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
Benjamin Franklin
How you lose or keep your hair depends on how wisely you choose your parents.
Edward R. Nida
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
Muriel Spark
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
Ogden Nash
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does.
Lewis Blaine Hershey
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
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
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children. If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.
Clarence Darrow
When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets.
Jim
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
Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave When they think that their children are nave.
Ogden Nash
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
I think that we have created a new kind of person in a way. We have created a child who will be so exposed to the media that he will be lost to his parents by the time he is 12.
David Bowie
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
Socrates
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
H. L. Mencken
My parents only had one argument in forty - Five years. It lasted forty - Three years.
Cathy Ladman
If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere - Although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has.
Confucius
Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.
Alan Watts
People who lose their parents when young are permanently in love with them.
Aharon Appelfeld
Children begin by loving their parents as they grow older they judge them sometimes they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde
I think that parents only get so offended by television because they rely on it as a babysitter and the sole educator of their kids.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Death, 1997
The educating of the parents is really the education of the child children tend to live what is unlived in the parents, so it is vital that parents should be aware of their inferior, their dark side, and should press on getting to know themselves.
Laurens Van der Post
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
They do not leave home without American Express. ... Blame the moral carelessness that parents pass off as the gift of freedom as they cut their children loose like colorful kites and wish them an exciting flight.
Roger Rosenblatt
Children begin by loving their parents. As they grow older, they judge them. Sometimes they forgive them.
Author Unknown
Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.
Mignon McLaughlin
When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.
Rodney Dangerfield
Hypocrite The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.
Abraham Lincoln
Some people surrender their freedom willingly but others are forced to surrender it. Imprisonment begins with birth. Society, parents they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you were born with. There are subtle ways to punish a person for daring to feel. You see that everyone around you has destroyed his true feeling nature. You imitate what you see.
Jim Morrison
We are the people our parents warned us about.
Jimmy Buffett
Parents can only advise their children or point them in the right direction. Ultimately people shape their own characters.
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Sam Levenson