Parents Quotes

Parents’ day is meant to express your love, care and gratitude for your parents. Being the essence of nostalgia, the parents are the beauty of your present life and dream of your future. They look after you since the time you open eyes in this world. Wrapping you in the blanket of love, affection and care, the parents teach you how to survive most efficiently in this world of hustle and rustle. They shape your future by teaching you how to set your goals and achieve dreams successfully. The parents are willing to sacrifice anything for you and don’t even think a single second before making priceless efforts for you. No doubt, they are the embodiment of love and affection who are never tired of forgiving your biggest mistakes and blunders of life. Send Parents’ Day wishes and greetings to your parents and people who have been like a parent to you. if you want to make Parents’ Day truly memorable for your parents, show them your love with words that will melt their heart. Read the best collection of inspiring and sometimes funny parenting quotes by famous authors, celebrities, and newsmakers and make your pick:

  • A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad. – by John Andrew Holmes
  • A child, like your stomach, doesn’t need all you can afford to give it. – by Frank A. Clark
  • A father’s goodness is higher than the mountain, a mother’s goodness deeper than the sea. – Japanese Proverb
  • A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house. – by Paul Lewis
  • A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp. – by Raymond Duncan
  • A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking. – by Helen Rice
  • A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster. If he’s always apologizing, his children are monsters. – by Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
  • A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided. – by Robert Brault
  • A person soon learns how little he knows when a child begins to ask questions. – by Richard L. Evans
  • A young lady is a female child who has just done something dreadful. – by Judith Martin

 

  • Affection without sentiment, authority without cruelty, discipline without aggression, humor without ridicule, sacrifice without obligation, companionship without possessiveness. – by William E. Blatz
  • Although there are many trial marriages… there is no such thing as a trial child. – by Gail Sheehy
  • Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell, the name will carry. – by Bill Cosby
  • Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep. – by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • An infallible way to make your child miserable is to satisfy all his demands. – by Henry Home
  • An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do. – by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • As a child I was given the freedom to explore my passion for acting, but I also grew up in a home where there were a lot of rules. I didn’t have ‘yes’ parents. – by Emmanuelle Chriqui
  • As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it. – by Buddy Hackett
  • As parents, we guide by our unspoken example. It is only when we’re talking to them that our kids aren’t listening. – by Robert Brault.
  • Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he’s buying. – by Fran Lebowitz, Social Studies
  • Beat your child once a day. If you don’t know why, the child does. – by Chinese proverb
  • Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly. – by P. J. O’Rourke
  • Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. – by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
  • Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you. – by Erma Bombeck
  • Breast Feeding should not be attempted by fathers with hairy chests, since they can make the baby sneeze and give it wind. – by Mike Harding – The Armchair Anarchist’s Almanac.
  • Brian Fitzgerald, talking about his children. – by Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
  • By profession I am a Soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father. – by General Douglas MacArthur
  • By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. – by Charles Wadsworth
  • By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. -by Cathy Ladman
  • Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends. – by Jacques Delille
  • Character is largely caught, and the father and the home should be the great sources of character infection. – by Frank H. Cheley
  • Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception. – by Alan Bennett
  • Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster, too. – by Lionel Kauffman
  • Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners. – by Author Unknown
  • Children aren’t happy with nothing to ignore, And that’s what parents were created for. – by Ogden Nash, The Parent, Happy Days, 1933
  • Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. – by Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Children desperately need to know – and to hear in ways they understand and remember – that they’re loved and valued by mom and dad. – by Paul Smally
  • Children learn to smile from their parents. – by Shinichi Suzuki
  • Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. – by Socrates
  • Children, obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right. Honor thy father and mother. – Bible Ephesians 6. 1
  • Civil rights happened because youth got involved. The youth stood up and helped to break the pattern that their parents had got accustomed to living. The next generation has to take that stand for whatever it is, socially, that they are involved in. – by Octavia Spencer
  • Conscience is less an inner voice than the memory of a mother’s glance. – by Robert Brault
  • conspicuously absent from the Ten Commandments is any obligation of parent to child. We must suppose that God felt it unnecessary to command by law what He had ensured by love. – by Robert Brault
  • Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom. – by Tim Allen
  • Diogenes struck the father when the son swore. – by Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, Democritus to the Reader, 1621
  • Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations. Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit. – by Robert Brault
  • Don’t be ridiculous, Charlie, people love the parents who beat their kids in department stores. It’s the ones who just let their kids wreak havoc that everybody hates. – by Christopher Moore, A Dirty Job
  • Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. – by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. – by Robert Fulghum
  • Duke of Windsor “Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. – by P. J. O’Rourke
  • Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – by Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family
  • Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective. – by P. J. O’Rourke
  • First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life. – by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud snort noises.) I don’t know why parents don’t do this more often. Usually it makes the kid laugh. Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way it quiets him down. If you’re a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won’t have his friends hanging around your house all the time. – by P.J. O’Rourke
  • Good, honest, hardheaded character is a function of the home. If the proper seed is sown there and properly nourished for a few years, it will not be easy for that plant to be uprooted. – by George A. Dorsey
  • Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds? – by Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid
  • Having babies is fun, but babies grow up into people. – by M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter, The Price of Tomato Juice
  • Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist. – by Michael Levine
  • Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee. – by David Frost
  • he one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. – by John J. Plomp
  • He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. – by Bible Proverbs 13. 24
  • Hot dogs always seem better out than at home; so do French-fried potatoes; so do your children. – by Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
  • How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted. – by Walter Scott

Parents-Quotes

  • Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs. – by P.J. O’Rourke
  • I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you’ll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn’t. – by Mitch Albom, For One More Day
  • I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford. – by Dave Barry
  • I don’t believe professional athletes should be role models. I believe parents should be role models…. It’s not like it was when I was growing up. My mom and my grandmother told me how it was going to be. If I didn’t like it, they said, Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. Parents have to take better control. – by Charles Barkley
  • I don’t look at Twitter between events because it’s a distraction but I will ring my fiance and parents to let them know how it’s going. – by Jessica Ennis
  • I don’t think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib. – by Woody Allen
  • I figure that if the children are alive when I get home, I’ve done my job. – by Roseanne Barr
  • I got my dad a great father’s Day present. He called to say: ‘Ach. Zis present is so good I now think it vas almost vorth having children. – by Johann Hari
  • I love to play hide and seek with my kid, but some days my goal is to find a hiding place where he can’t find me until after high school. – by Author Unknown
  • I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents. – by Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them.
  • I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting.
  • I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play. I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars. I’d do more hugging and less tugging. – by Diane Loomans, from If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again
  • I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
  • If I had my child to raise all over again, I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
  • If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. – by Lawrence Housman
  • If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. – by C.G. Jung, Integration of the Personality, 1939
  • If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent. – by Bette Davis
  • If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. – by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example. – by George Bernard Shaw
  • If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings. – by Brian Tracy
  • If you surround yourself with the good and righteous, they can only raise you up. If you surround yourself with the others, they will drag you down into the doldrums of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it. – by Mark Glamack
  • If you want a baby, have a new one. Don’t baby the old one. – by Jessamyn West

 

 
 
  • If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. – by Abigail Van Buren
  • If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. – by Haim Ginott
  • If your children spend most of their time in other people’s houses, you’re lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you’re blessed. – by Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s
  • If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says keep away from children. – by Susan Savannah
  • If your parents didn’t have any children, there’s a good chance that you won’t have any. – by Clarence Day
  • In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time. – by Author Unknown
  • In spite of the seven thousand books of expert advice, the right way to discipline a child is still a mystery to most fathers and… mothers. Only your grandmother and Ghengis Khan know how to do it. – by Billy Cosby
  • Insanity is hereditary – you get it from your kids. – by Sam Levenson
  • Instant availability without continuous presence is probably the best role a mother can play. – by Lotte Bailyn
  • It always gave me a peculiar feeling to catch a glimpse of my parents’ lives before I was born. – by Robert Drewe, The Shark Net
  • It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child to be. – by Homer
  • It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place. – by Colette, My Mother’s House, 1922
  • It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. – by Leo F. Buscaglia
  • It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. – by Maya Angelou
  • It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t. – by Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
  • It never gets easier, missing you. And sometimes I wonder if it ever will. – by Heather Brewer, Ninth Grade Slays
  • It was good for us, I suppose. Those kinds of times produce qualities in us that make us better for having had them. My parents were not getting along. My mother was quite intolerant of friendships that were being developed. – by Fay Wray
  • It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. – by Phyllis Diller
  • It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful. – by Roald Dahl, Matilda
  • It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself. – by Joyce Maynard
  • It’s not what your parents give you. It’s what you do with your own stuff. – by Jennifer Grant
  • Kids spell love T-I-M-E. – by John Crudele
  • Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken. – by Bill Dodds
  • Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. – by Plato
  • Likely as not, the child you can do the least with will do the most to make you proud. – by Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
  • Love is giving someone your undivided attention. – by Author Unknown
  • Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents. – by Abraham Lincoln
  • Lucky parents who have fine children usually have lucky children who have fine parents. – by James A. Brewer
  • Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. – by Elizabeth Stone
  • Ma-ma does everything for the baby, who responds by saying Da-da first. – by Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
  • Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. – by Gloria Steinem, New York Times, 26 August 1971
  • Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going. – by Phyllis Diller
  • Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children. – by Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
  • Mother Nature is wonderful. Children get too old for piggy-back rides just about the same time they get too heavy for them. – by Author Unknown
  • Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has instilled within each of us a powerful biological instinct to reproduce; this is her way of assuring that the human race, come what may, will never have any disposable income. – by Dave Barry
  • My biggest musical influences are probably my parents. – by Bobby McFerrin
  • My mom used to say it doesn’t matter how many kids you have… because one kid’ll take up 100% of your time so more kids can’t possibly take up more than 100% of your time. – by Karen Brown
  • My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it. – by Quentin Crisp, The Naked Civil Servant, 1968
  • My parents’ divorce left me with a lot of sadness and pain and acting, and especially humour, was my way of dealing with all that. – by Jennifer Aniston
  • My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years. by Calvin Trillin
  • My parents wanted me to solace them for sorrows they denied having had. – by Mason Cooley
  • Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. – by Red Buttons
  • No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. – by Bill Cosby, Fatherhood, 1986
  • Now the thing about having a baby – and I can’t be the first person to have noticed this – is that thereafter you have it. – by Jean Kerr
  • Of course, everyone’s parents are embarrassing. It goes with the territory. The nature of parents is to embarrass merely by existing, just as it is the nature of children of a certain age to cringe with embarrassment, shame, and mortification should their parents so much as speak to them on the street. – by Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys
  • On my parents’ scale of values, the more Western something was, the more cultured it was considered. – by Amos Oz
  • One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad. – by Jim DeMint
  • Parenthood is a lot easier to get into than out of. – by Bruce Lansky
  • Parenthood is the passing of a baton, followed by a lifelong disagreement as to who dropped it. – by Robert Brault.
  • Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage. – by Marcelene Cox
  • Parenting is a stage of life’s journey where the milestones come about every fifty feet. – by Robert Brault
  • Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something. – by Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
  • Parents are not interested in justice, they’re interested in peace and quiet. – by Bill Cosby
  • 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. – by Marcelene Cox
  • Parents are the very last people who ought to be allowed to have children. – by H.E. Bell
  • Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. – by Anne Frank
  • Parents must get across the idea that I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior. – by Amy Vanderbilt
  • Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn’t have anything to do with it. – by Dr. Haim Ginott
  • Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes. – by Chinese Proverb
  • Parents who are always giving their children nothing but the best usually wind up with nothing but the worst. – by Author Unknown
  • Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. – by John Locke
  • Raising children is like making biscuits: it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the dough. – by E.W. Howe
  • Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare. – by Ed Asner
  • Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age. – by William Feather, The Business of Life, 1949
  • Simply having children does not make mothers. – by John A. Shedd
  • Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. – by Marilyn Penland
  • Smack your child every day. If you don’t know why – he does. – by Joey Adams
  • So much is asked of parents, and so little is given. – by Virginia Satir
  • Some parents could do more for their children by not doing so much for them. – by Author Unknown
  • Sometimes, in a moral struggle, we discover the right thing to do – just as, on some cold day long ago, we discovered mittens pinned to our coat sleeve. – by Robert Brault
  • The beauty of spacing children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones – which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones. – by Sydney J. Harris
  • The best academy….a mother’s knee. – by James Lowell
  • The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. – by Orlando A. Battista
  • The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears. – by Elain Heffner, O Magazine, May 2003
  • The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. – by Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care
  • The first art of being a parent consists in sleeping when the baby isn’t looking. – by Author Unknown
  • The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children. – by Clarence Day
  • The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children. – by Chuck Palahniuk (1962 – ), Invisible Monsters, 1999
  • The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent. – by Frank Pittman, Man Enough
  • The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard. – by Sloan Wilson
  • The Hebrew word for parents is horim, and it comes from the same root as moreh, teacher. The parent is, and remains, the first and most important teacher that the child will have. – by Rabbi Kassel Abelson
  • The ideal home: big enough for you to hear the children, but not very well. – by Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
  • The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other. – by Francis Bacon
  • The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. – by Frank A. Clark
  • The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. – by John J. Plomp
  • The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them. – by Arnold Bennett
  • The problem with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are usually unemployed. – by Author Unknown
  • The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents. – by Charles DeLint
  • The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable. – by Lane Olinghouse
  • The real menance about dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old. – by Jean Kerr
  • The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent. – by Mell Lazarus
  • The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children. – by Edward, Duke of Windsor, Look, 5 March 1957
  • The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed. – by Author Unknown
  • The trouble with having a stubbornness contest with your kids is that they have your stubbornness gene. – by Robert Brault
  • The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants. – by Shakespeare
  • The world talks to the mind. Parents speak more intimately — they talk to the heart. – by Hain Ginott
  • There are no illegitimate children – only illegitimate parents. – by Leon R. Yankwich
  • There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you. – by Peter de Vries
  • There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings. – by Hodding Carter, Jr.
  • There is a strong chance that siblings who turn out well were hassled by the same parents. – by Robert Brault
  • There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. – by Henry Ward Beecher
  • There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. – Chinese Proverb
  • There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have charge of children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst. – by George Bernard Shaw
  • These are my daughters, I suppose. But where in the world did the children vanish? – by Phyllis McGinley, Ballad of Lost Objects, 1954
  • To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies. – by Red Auerbach
  • To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent. – by Dave Barry
  • To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while. – by Josh Billings
  • To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness. – by Oscar Wilde
  • 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. – by Pope John Paul II
  • To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself. – Chinese Proverb
  • Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. – by Roger Lewin
  • Was there ever a grandparent, bushed after a day of minding noisy youngsters, who hasn’t felt the Lord knew what He was doing when He gave little children to young people? – by Joe E. Wells
  • We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. – by Henry Ward Beecher
  • What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give. – by P.D. James, Time to Be in Earnest
  • What’s done to children, they will do to society. – by Karl Menninger
  • When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them. – by Rodney Dangerfield
  • When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out. – by Erma Bombeck
  • When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son. – by The Talmud
  • Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year, but for all eternity – a very challenging and exciting thought for a mother. – by Rose Kennedy
  • Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves. – by Elbert Hubbard
  • While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about. – by Angela Schwindt
  • Yes, having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit. – by Bill Cosby, Fatherhood
  • You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He is more particular…. The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother’s always a Democrat. – by Robert Frost
  • You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back. – by William D. Tammeus
  • You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once. – Polish Proverb
  • You see much more of your children once they leave home. – by Lucille Ball
  • You will always be your child’s favorite toy. – by Vicki Lansky, Trouble-Free Travel with Children, 1991
  • Your children need your presence more than your presents. – by Jesse Jackson

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