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Parents Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Parents

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

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

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

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

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

 

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.
- Margaret Mead

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

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

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Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

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

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.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
- Andy Partridge

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
- Laurence J. Peter

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

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

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

Research shows that parents are the single biggest influence on children -
if you are worried about your teen and drugs,
talk to them.
- John Walters

My parents were both from extremely different backgrounds.
My father's Italian, my mother was of Swedish descent.
They're both first-generation Americans.
- Susan Lucci

I received my parents' permission and went into the Navy on June 3,
1941.
- Jack Adams

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

My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party,
and I grew up extremely poor.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I think all kinds of parents are different in what they're seeking.
- Margaret Spellings

I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which
parents would not believe against their own children.
- Elizabeth I

My parents kept the best aspects of the Asian culture,
and they Americanized the family.
My mother was a great example for me.
She was a working mother with a good career.
- Andrea Jung

We have a problem now with parents stealing their kids' CDs,
so the roles have been reversed.
- Jerry Only

I'm a father myself for the first time in my life,
and I had very very loving parents.
- David Keith

My parents didn't have a lot of money,
but we never knew that.
They really did the best they could.
- Dorothy Hamill

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot,
but I always found them.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Many children work hard to please their parents,
but what I truly longed for was good times that were about us,
not about me.
That is the real hole the Dodgers filled in my life.
- Gil Hodges

My biggest musical influences are probably my parents.
- Bobby McFerrin

My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author.
- Lloyd Alexander

A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

The main reason I wanted to be successful was to get out of the ghetto.
My parents helped direct my path.
- Florence Griffith Joyner

Both parents supported my becoming a world class athlete.
- Edwin Moses

My parents came to the United States in the early years
of this century as part of a wave of Russian Jewish
immigrants seeking freedom and opportunity in the New World.
- Daniel Nathans

Both my parents worked, so I was home alone a lot,
and I would listen to their records.
They belonged to the Columbia House record club,
so they had records!
- Lyle Lovett

There is only room in the lifeboat of your life for one,
and you always choose yourself, and turn your parents
into whatever it takes to keep you afloat.
- Anna Quindlen

I believe that the first 8 years are most important
and the time in a child's life when parents must be
absolutely and completely present.
- Dirk Benedict

When you have a lot of resources, the most important
thing is to have had good parents and to have been
brought up by people who gave one the proper values.
- David Rockefeller

My parents said, Oh, he's going to be a director someday.
I wanted to be an actor.
- Quentin Tarantino

Talking with other parents really gave me some lessons
that I try to hold on to now,
as a parent of two boys.
- Joe Lando

The film is about Joe discovering who his mother and
father are and his relationship with them,
and the identity crisis he goes through once he finds out who his parents are.
- Christopher Eccleston

As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible,
and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone.
- Quintilian

The children of believing parents, at least their next and immediate seed,
even of us Gentiles now under the gospel,
are included by God within the covenant of grace.
- Thomas Goodwin

That children shall be compelled to receive religious
instruction which is in antagonism to the wishes of their parents,
is what no man with say sense of justice would suggest.
- Charles Tupper

My parents had a wonderful marriage,
but it was a very dependent relationship.
My mother was entirely dependent on my father because
that's how it was in those days.
- Erika Slezak

If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness,
then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal
contagions doth assuredly direct their use.
- John Woolman

I have three sons, a husband, parents,
and I'll fight and get angry, but what is very important
that I have found as I've matured,
is that I have to move on.
- Jami Gertz

Parents must lead by example.
Don't use the cliche; do as I say and not as I do.
We are our children's first and most important role models.
- Lee Haney

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

If my parents had discouraged me, I would have turned out very differently.
They raised me in an open-minded, liberal environment.
- Tom Ford

As is said about most writers: on the one hand all
I ever did from when I was a child was read,
and I was a loner, which was furthered by my parents and my upbringing.
- Elfriede Jelinek

Is there a doctor in the house? My parents want me to marry you.
- Wendy Leibman

I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity
and unselfishness that parents love their children with.
- Shakira

We write not only for children but also for their parents.
They, too, are serious children.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

My parents really encouraged me.
- Randy Castillo

I was born in Connecticut.
But my parents brought my sister and I to L.A.
when-Hollywood, actually, when i was 6 months old.
- Linda Evans

I played basketball to try to get my parents from working so hard.
- James Worthy

My parents are both college professors,
and it made me want to question authority,
standards and traditions.
- Maya Lin

Having loving and supporting parents didn't make me
feel any better about the possibility of seeing my
personal life splashed across newspapers and tabloids.
- Mary Cheney

Yes, I am Algerian of Moroccan origin through my parents,
but all my life is Algeria.
I was born there.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

A child who has never fantasized about having other
parents is seriously lacking in imagination.
- Fred G. Gosman

I don't blame my own parents for the way I grew up,
as quite often there is little choice in these issues.
- Peter Garrett


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