Parents Quotes

In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not D. N. A.
Gregory Bateson, "Mind and Matter".
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.
George Chapman

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble.
Benjamin Spock
Clarence darrow - the first half of our lives is ruined by our...
Jim - when you read about a car crash in which two or...
Herodotus, the histories of herodotus - in peace, children inter their parents; war...

My parents only had one argument in forty - Five years. It lasted forty - Three years.
Cathy Ladman
When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.
Woody Allen
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
The car trip can draw the family together, as it was in the days before television when parents and children actually talked to each other.
Andrew H. Malcolm
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, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Parents must get across the idea that I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.
Amy Vanderbilt
The only people who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents.
G. K. Chesterton
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
H. L. Mencken
Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
Benjamin Franklin
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
Sex is hereditary. If your parents never had it, chances are you wont either.
Joseph Fische
Children begin by loving their parents. As they grow older, they judge them. Sometimes they forgive them.
Author Unknown
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
We are the people our parents warned us about.
Jimmy Buffett
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
The children despise their parents until the age of 40, when they suddenly become just like them - Thus preserving the system.
Quentin
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
Muriel Spark
Children begin by loving their parents as they grow older they judge them sometimes they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde
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
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
From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty - Five, she needs good looks. From thirty - Five to fifty - Five, she needs a good personality. From fifty - Five on, she needs good cash.
Sophie Tucke
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
Clarence Darrow
The parent who gets down on the floor to play with a child on Christmas Day is usually doing a most remarkable thing - - Something seldom repeated during the rest of the year. These are, after all, busy parents committed to their work or their success in the larger society, and they do not have much left - Over time in which to play with their children.
Brian Sutton - Smith
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
John Locke
In every child who is born, no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God.
James Agee
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
Ogden Nash
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
The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children.
Louis Johannot
Children are natural mimics; they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.
Author Unknown
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
Aristotle
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
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
Batman You killed my parents. The Joker What What What are you talking about Batman I made you, you made me first. The Joker Give me a break. I was a kid when I killed your parents. When I say I made you you gotta say you made me. How childish can you get.
Batman