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
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

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
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Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave When they think that their children are nave.
Ogden Nash
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
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 thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
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
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
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
H. L. Mencken
Children begin by loving their parents. As they grow older, they judge them. Sometimes they forgive them.
Author Unknown
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
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
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
In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
Herodotus, The Histories of 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
You white people are so strange. We think it is very primitive for a child to have only two parents.
Australian Aboriginal Elde
Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
Benjamin Franklin
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
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
We are the people our parents warned us about.
Jimmy Buffett
We all grew up in spite of our parents. I trust our children will do likewise.
Sandy Farquha
How you lose or keep your hair depends on how wisely you choose your parents.
Edward R. Nida
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
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Sam Levenson
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 only people who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents.
G. K. Chesterton
The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children.
Louis Johannot
People who lose their parents when young are permanently in love with them.
Aharon Appelfeld
When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.
Woody Allen
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
In peace, children inter their parents war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
Herodotus
Sex is hereditary. If your parents never had it, chances are you wont either.
Joseph Fische
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
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
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