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Regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.

It's impossible to protect your kids against disappointment in life.

Nicholas Sparks

If your kid needs a role model and you ain't it, you're both fucked.

George Carlin

Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.

The best way to make children good is to make them happy.

Oscar Wilde

If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

Maya Angelou

No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.

To grow up is to stop putting blame on parents.

Maya Angelou

Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.

Don't force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It's the child's desire to play that matters, not the parent's desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun.

Tiger Woods

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.

Anne Frank

Care about your children. Just bless them instead of worrying. As every child is the little Buddha whom helps his parents to grow up.

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.

Josh Billings

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.

Henry Rollins

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.

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

What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bee, and he told me about the butcher and my wife.

Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.

Franklin Pierce Adams

Parenthood is the opiate of the masses.

Everything depends on upbringing.

One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.

Because of its tremendous solemnity, death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearances.

Soren Kierkegaard

I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer, because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death. They thought nobody can make a living from being a writer in Brazil. They were not wrong.

Paulo Coelho

The world indeed is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves but they are like heat haze.


I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.

Maya Angelou

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.

Children begin by loving their parents, after a time they judge them, rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.

Sometimes it's just easier to say yes to that extra snack or dessert because, frankly, it is exhausting to keep saying no. It's exhausting to plead with our kids to eat just one more bite of vegetables.

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.

The parents age must be remembered both for joy and anxiety.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.

I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.

My dad loves what I do and I support my parents financially, because they didn't have a job that gave them a pension.

Teachers who educate children deserve more honor than parents who merely gave birth, for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a good life.

Poverty is the parent of revolution

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

What it's like to be a parent: It's one of the hardest things you'll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.

Nicholas Sparks

Tyranny or slavery born of selfishness are the two educational methods of parents, all gradations of tyranny or slavery.

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.

Jane Austen

A dewdrop is a perfect integrity that has no filial memory of its parentage.

It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.

As a child, the family that I had, and the love I had from my two parents, allowed me to go ahead and be more aggressive, to search and to take risks knowing that if I failed I could always come home to a family of love and support.

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them, their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.

Jean Paul

Because parents have power over children. They feel they have to do what their parents say. But the love of money is the root of all evil. And this is a sweet child. And to see him turn like this this isn't him. This is not him.

Michael Jackson

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.


Distrust and caution are the parents of security.

Benjamin Franklin

Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory, children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.

My heroes are, and were, my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.

Oh nature's noblest gift my grey goose quill Slave of my thoughts obedient to my will Torn from the parent bird to form a pen That mighty instrument of little men

Lord Byron

For the impious act begets more after it like to the parent stock.

God is the mother and father of the world. Our parents are the mother and father of this body.

Second we will give our fellow citizens the skills they need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. When it comes to the school your child will attend every parent should have a choice and every child should have a chance.

And my parents finally realize that I'm kidnapped and they snap into action immediately: They rent out my room.

Children now expect their parents to audition for approval.

I decided to pursue music so I dropped out of school and I told my parents I didn't want any money from them. I got three jobs and I just hit the ground running.

Lady Gaga

However my parents - both of whom came from impoverished backgrounds, and neither of whom had been to college - took the view that my overactive imagination was an amusing quirk that would never pay a mortgage or secure a pension.

I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.

There is no friendship no love like that of the parent for the child.

Henry Ward Beecher

I will have to earn trust and respect from my kids.

Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.

If you can't hear me it's because I'm in parentheses.

There was a point where I really felt I had 'penniless divorcee lone parent' tattooed on my head.

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue the art of speaking well rather than doing well, but their manners should be of the greatest concern.

My parent's divorce and hard times at school all those things combined to mold me to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn't necessarily have had otherwise.

Christina Aguilera

My parents wanted me to solace them for sorrows they denied having had.

Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.

Phyllis Diller

Every success story has a parent who says 'over my dead body.' Every success story has an old person who walks up to you and says when you're acting the fool 'you know, I worry about you sometimes.'

I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.

Tennessee Williams

How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. 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.

Anne Frank

Children are not our property and they are not ours to control any more that we were our parents' property or theirs to control.

The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution from which little was expected produced much, but the French Revolution from which much was expected produced little.

Seven hundred and sixteen billion dollars funneled out of Medicare by President Obama. An obligation we have to our parents and grandparents is being sacrificed all to pay for a new entitlement we didn't even ask for. The greatest threat to Medicare is Obamacare and we're going to stop it.

Paul Ryan

Fortunately, I'm married to someone who's a pretty excellent parent!

In the past decade or so the women's magazines have taken to running home-handyperson articles suggesting that women can learn to fix things just as well as men. These articles are apparently based on the ludicrous assumption that _men_ know how to fix things when in fact all they know how to do is _look_ at things in a certain squinty-eyed manner which they learned in Wood Shop, eventually when enough things in the home are broken they take a job requiring them to transfer to another home.

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.

Brian Tracy

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.

All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself.

We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present.

Victor Hugo

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot but I always found them.

Those parents who do not educate their sons are their enemies, for as is a crane among swans so are ignorant so are ignorant sons in a public assembly.

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

If you honor your parents your children will honor you.

I guess when [novels] started most early novels were just sort of pornography: Apparently most media actually started as pornography and sort of grew from there. [Starship Titanic] is not a pornographic CD-ROM I hasten to add.

Because of their size parents may be difficult to discipline properly.

On Halloween the parents sent their kids out looking like me.

How many times have your parents told you not to do things, and the next thing you know you go do it? And you realized you shouldn't have done it.

Michael Jordan

Of course parents are the most important people in a child's life.

I just feel compelled to continue to be transparent. It just really levels the playing field and eradicates the shame that I have or that one might have about being human. So I'm going to just keep going.

You can't live your life blaming your failures on your parents and what they did or didn't do for you. You're dealt the cards that you're dealt. I realised it was a waste of time to be angry at my parents and feel sorry for myself.

It is a wise tune that knows its own father and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.

Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings.

Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents meriting an education which his parents cannot afford, he should be carried forward at the public expense.

No matter how calmly you try to referee parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.

I feel very lucky because of my parents, and then my education, the opportunities that I've had, so I would like to continue working to improve lives for others.

Hillary Clinton

My parents didn't want to move to Florida but they turned sixty and that's the law.

A still-born son os superior to a foolish son endowed with a long life. The first causes grief for but a moment while the latter like a blazing fire consumes his parents in grief for life.

Whoever withdraws their heart from wife child and parents and loves me is my real lover.

Saving is a fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you.

If you're the parent be a parent. You know what I mean? I'm a parent. I have daughters.

My parents were the same in the pulpit as they were at home. I think that's where a lot of preachers' kids get off base sometimes. Because they don't see the same things at both places.

Joel Osteen

I've noticed that one thing about parents is that no matter what stage your child is in the parents who have older children always tell you the next stage is worse.

I have sister issues and parent issues and all sorts of things.

Nourish your aged parents, revere them.

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.

Leo Buscaglia

I hold that the parentheses are by far the most important parts of a non-business letter.

I'd definitely be the kind of parent who enabled my child's dreams. I'd just watch and nurture and guide them. I have the blueprints of what not to do... I think I'd be a good parent actually.

Parents are people who yell and they yell and they yell and they yell. And you already have the point... and they're still yelling.

I always supported the women I worked with having time off to go to parent-teacher conferences and doctors' appointments or bringing their infants into the office.

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune, to lose both looks like carelessness.

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.

The soles of Neil Armstrong's boots on the moon made permanent impressions on our souls and in our national psyche. Ann and I watched those steps together on her parent's sofa. Like all Americans we went to bed that night knowing we lived in the greatest country in the history of the world. God bless Neil Armstrong.

Mitt Romney

It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born as long as he be a man of merit.

To an adolescent there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.

The parents gave you this body and fostered the intelligence and love that are embedded in it, so gratitude is their due.

My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do.

When you know what men are capable of you marvel neither at their sublimity nor their baseness. There are no limits in either direction apparently.

Henry Miller

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.

Henry Ward Beecher

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.

Jim Morrison

All beings are not only the parents in the past. They will become the Buddha in the future. If you free their lives you are the Buddha.


I guess you could say I devoted myself so strongly to my music that for awhile I forgot about my family. But I only get one set of parents and I think I forgot about that for a little while.

If the parent is a drunkard a gambler and a cheat no amount of textbook ethics can cure the sons. I like children and the young innocence. I will not allow them to be blamed. The fault lies wholly on the shoulders of the elders, the parents and the leaders who shape the norms which they imbibe.

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.

I think like any marriage especially when you've had divorced parents like myself, you want to try even harder to make it work.

Princess Diana

Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.

Somewhere everywhere now hidden now apparent in what ever is written down is the form of a human being. If we seek to know him are we idly occupied?

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

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally and politely put parents in their place.

My parents were French and Irish and our family even has Spanish blood-and I do so love the United States and consider myself part American.

Vivien Leigh

I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib.

I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.

My parents shared not only an improbable love they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name Barack or blessed believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.

Barack Obama

We as parents have to lead by example. Showing our kids what it's like to have healthy lifestyles and what it's like to eat right and exercise is so important.

The joys of parents are secret and so are their grieves and fears.

Somewhere it is written that parents who are critical of other people's children and publicly admit they can do better are asking for it.

But I was the most unashamed lone parent you were ever going to meet.

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.

In 1765 Parliament passed the Stamp Act which as any American high school student can tell you was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps.

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.

My parents offered me the idea of ceilinglessness. There was no limit in terms of what was possible, no messages sent to me to say that I couldn't do anything.

I know people think we drive around in these nice cars and we do whatever we want and our parents will pay our credit cards but that's not the case. Sure my parents were generous, I got a nice car at 16 but at 18 I was cut off. I've worked really hard. I opened the store myself.

You think I'm going to ask these sweet 14 year olds to ask their parents to buy a $100 ticket then run around in latex and lip sync? No way.

Love it has been said flows downward. The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents, and who among the sons of men ever loved God with a thousandth part of the love which God has manifested to us?

Augustus Hare

Of all the subjects on this planet I think my parents would have been hard put to name one less useful than Greek mythology to securing the keys to an executive bathroom.

We write not only for children but also for their parents. They too are serious children.

We failed but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.

The harder you try to become the opposite of your parents the more quickly you become them.

When I was kidnapped my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.

I dropped out of NYU moved out of my parent's house got my own place and survived on my own. I made music and worked my way from the bottom up.

Lady Gaga

Then I realized that secrecy is actually to the detriment of my own peace of mind and self and that I could still sustain my belief in privacy and be authentic and transparent at the same time. It was a pretty revelatory moment and there's been a liberating force that's come from it.

Thought is the parent of the deed.

Human beings who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals and fairs and karaoke contests and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.

Taylor Swift

These technologies can make life easier can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups get medical information the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I'm not downplaying that.

Most children turn out badly because they have the wrong parental image. This doesn't mean their parents are criminal. It means they are boring and cruel.

Parents are given that name because it is through them that we have the wonderful chance of life on earth. For the sacrifices that they have made for us we must PAY RENTS to them.

The joys of parents are secret and so are their griefs and fears.

The joys of parents are secret and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one nor will they utter the other

The spiritual is the parent of the practical.

Both of my parents got to see me host Carson, thank God. That's all anyone wants: to have their parents see they're going to be all right in life.

Joan Rivers

As a mom I know it is my responsibility and no one else's to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids.

Parents are not interested in justice they're interested in peace and quiet.

My parents are my backbone. Still are. They're the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.

Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.

Whatever I do it's my business. It's not my job to parent America.

Christina Aguilera

Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood but it didn't because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children.

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.

When I was growing up my parents always told me that I had to do what I thought was right and not listen to other people. That was hard for me.

I got a lot of support from my parents. That's the one thing I always appreciated. They didn't tell me I was being stupid, they told me I was being funny.

Idleness is the parent of psychology.

Rashness is the faithful but unhappy parent of misfortune.

R. Buckminster Fuller

In this country it doesn't make any difference where you were born. It doesn't make any difference who your parents were. It doesn't make any difference if like me you couldn't even speak English until you were in your twenties.

We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.

I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault but the kids have some work to do too.

James Dean

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches but the spirit of reverence.

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.

The quality of life is so different in France. There is the possibility of living a simple life. I would never contemplate raising my daughter in LA. I would never raise any child there.

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.

The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation that those whom he injures are always in his sight.

It's time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient more transparent and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent.

Barack Obama

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

A son has no greater duty, no higher good, than serving his parents.

Sai Baba

Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything: if in my youth my parents had not financed my insomnias I should surely have killed myself.

Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.

Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged, life is a luminous halo a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.

The mysteries of creation are marvelous. When two persons meet at any time or place the differences between them are patent. Their forms and manners differ. They differ in their cleverness and intelligence. Their opinions also vary. Without understanding what underlies these differences the materialist thinker emphasizes the differences. Today a growing number of intellectuals ignoring the unity that underlies the diversity propagate the cult of differences. The good persons who realize the unity behind the apparent diversity are dwindling in numbers from day to day. This is highly unfortunate.

Sai Baba

I am running for president to help create a better future. A future where everyone who wants a job can find one. Where no senior fears for the security of their retirement. An America where every parent knows that their child will get an education that leads them to a good job and a bright horizon.

Mitt Romney

Even if we give parents all the information they need and we improve school meals and build brand new supermarkets on every corner, none of that matters if, when families step into a restaurant, they can't make a healthy choice.

Clearly this is a tough economic time and a lot of families are hurting. So when we talk to parents we talk about small changes for kids and things that don't cost extra money. Like adding water and eliminating sugary drinks and sodas. That's going to save money right there. Or adding a few more vegetables.

Michelle Obama