Parents Quotes

We all grew up in spite of our parents. I trust our children will do likewise.
Sandy Farquha
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

Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave When they think that their children are nave.
Ogden Nash
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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 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
In peace, children inter their parents war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
Herodotus
The only people who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents.
G. K. Chesterton
My parents only had one argument in forty - Five years. It lasted forty - Three years.
Cathy Ladman
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
Parents must get across the idea that I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.
Amy Vanderbilt
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
Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
Benjamin Franklin
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".
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
People who lose their parents when young are permanently in love with them.
Aharon Appelfeld
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
Aristotle
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
Children begin by loving their parents as they grow older they judge them sometimes they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde
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
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
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
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
When God wants to speak and deal with us, he does not avail himself of an angel but of parents, or the pastor, or of our neighbor.
Martin Luthe
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
The children despise their parents until the age of 40, when they suddenly become just like them - Thus preserving the system.
Quentin
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
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Sam Levenson
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 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
When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.
Rodney Dangerfield
We are the people our parents warned us about.
Jimmy Buffett
You white people are so strange. We think it is very primitive for a child to have only two parents.
Australian Aboriginal Elde
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
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
H. L. Mencken
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
When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.
Woody Allen
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
Muriel Spark