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
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

The children despise their parents until the age of 40, when they suddenly become just like them - Thus preserving the system.
Quentin
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How you lose or keep your hair depends on how wisely you choose your parents.
Edward R. Nida
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
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
Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.
Mignon McLaughlin
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
You white people are so strange. We think it is very primitive for a child to have only two parents.
Australian Aboriginal Elde
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
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
In peace, children inter their parents war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
Herodotus
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
Harry S Truman
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
When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.
Rodney Dangerfield
Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave When they think that their children are nave.
Ogden Nash
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
Socrates
Hypocrite The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.
Abraham Lincoln
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 incomparable stupidity of life teaches us to love our parents divine philosophy teaches us to forgive them.
Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu
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
The child gets two confusing messages when a parent tells him which is the right fork to use, and then proceeds to use the wrong one. So does the child who listens to parents bicker and fuss, yet is told to be nice to his brothers and sisters.
Rachel Blanchard
Sex is hereditary. If your parents never had it, chances are you wont either.
Joseph Fische
Parents must get across the idea that I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.
Amy Vanderbilt
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 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
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".
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
Muriel Spark
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
John Locke
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
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
In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
Herodotus, The Histories of Herodotus
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 are natural mimics; they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.
Author Unknown
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
The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children.
Louis Johannot
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
H. L. Mencken