Quotes on Parents

Quotes on Parents

We are the people our parents warned us against. Nicholas von Hoffman

 

The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children. Louis Johannot

 

How you lose or keep your hair depends on how wisely you choose your parents. Edward R. Nida

 

Being a good psychoanalyst … has the same disadvantage as being a good parent: the children desert one as they grow up. Morton Hunt

 

Romance fails us and so do friendships, but the relationship of parent and child, less noisy than all others, remains indelible and indestructible, the strongest relationship on earth. Theodor Reik

 

If parents would only realize how they bore their children! George Bernard Shaw

 

Here all mankind is equal: rich and poor alike, they love their children. Euripides

 

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. Dr. Benjamin Spock

 

A man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy. Philip Roth

 

If all parents today were as strict as I was, we wouldn’t have so many brats and little vandals.Dr. Benjamin Spock’s mother

 

I looked on child-rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring it. Rose Kennedy

 

Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children. Mignon McLaughlin

 

There must be such a thing as a child with average ability, but you can’t find a parent who will admit that it is his child. Thomas Bailey

If you want an intelligent child, have an intelligent wife. James D. Watson, pioneer in the field of genetics

 

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur. Alvin Toffler

 

Parents must get across the idea that “I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.” Amy Vanderbilt

 

As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us. J. B. Priestley

 

You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. Robert Frost

 

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother’s always a Democrat. Robert Frost

 

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore M. Hesburgh

 

People who lose their parents when young are permanently in love with them. Aharon Appelfeld

 

Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult. Nadia Boulanger

 

In the next year or so, my signature will appear on $60 billion of United States currency. More important to me, however, is the signature that appears on my life the strong, proud, assertive handwriting of a loving father and mother. Katherine D. Ortega, U.S. Treasurer

 

This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me and my mother would have believed it. Lyndon B. Johnson

 

We never know the love of our parents for us until we become parents. Henry Ward Beecher

 

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children. William Penn

 

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That is his. Oscar Wilde

 

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children. Clarence S. Darrow

 

Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children. George Bernard Shaw

 

The longer I live the more keenly I feel that whatever was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for us. Oscar Wilde

 

You are the bows from which your children, as living arrows, are sent forth. Kahlil Gibran

 

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. John Wilmot (Lord Rochester)

Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back. John Ruskin

 

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. Harry S. Truman

 

Children begin by loving their parents. After a time, they judge them. Rarely, if ever do they forgive them. Oscar Wilde

 

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents. H. L. Mencken

 

You know more than you think you do. Benjamin Spock, first sentence of Baby and Child Care

 

There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were. Dwight D. Eisenhower, on the death of his first son

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