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Parenthood Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Parenthood

Please enjoy these Parenthood Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Parenthood and family come first for me,
and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.
- Clive Owen

Related topics: Parenting

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

Parenthood always comes as a shock.
Postpartum blues? Postpartum panic is more like it.
We set out to have a baby; what we get is a total take-over of our lives.
- Polly Berrien Berends

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

 

Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire.
It is an object of will.
There is no appetite for parenthood;
there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.
- Robin G. Collingwood

Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a
perversion of the right relation between parents and children.
- Leon Kass

I know how sobering and exhausting parenthood is.
But the reality is that our children's future depends on us as parents.
Because we know that the first years truly last forever.
- Rob Reiner

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There are times when parenthood seems nothing more
than feeding the hand that bites you.
- Peter De Vries

Becoming a mother cannot help but change things.
An author's life is reflected in their writing,
whether they want it to be or not, and parenthood is
one of the biggest life changes there is.
- Sarah Zettel

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No partner in a love relationship...
should feel that he has to give up
an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

You are my family because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

When your whole family is loving and supportive, it is a great blessing.
But when family members are indifferent or hostile, release your expectations,
and find the love and support you need elsewhere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

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.
- Carl Jung

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

Don't prepare the path for the child,
prepare the child for the path.
- Anonymous

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

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

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins


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