Parents Day Quotes

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."
- Charles Wadsworth

"I figure that if the children are alive when I get home, I've done my job."
- Roseanne Barr

"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."
- P. J. O'Rourke

"While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about."
- Angela Schwindt

"Insanity is hereditary - you get it from your kids."
- Sam Levenson

"Children aren't happy without something to ignore, And that's what parents were created for."
- Ogden Nash

"Parents who are always giving their children nothing but the best usually wind up with nothing but the worst."
- Author Unknown

"He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes."
- Bible Proverbs 13. 24

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
- Elizabeth Stone

"There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings."
- Hodding Carter, Jr.

"Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"The thing that impresses me most about Americans is the way parents obey their children."
- Edward, Duke of Windsor

"Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them."
- P. J. O'Rourke

"To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent."
- Dave Barry

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

"Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize theirteachers."
- Socrates

"Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes."
- Chinese Proverb

"To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness."
- Oscar Wilde

"Children learn to smile from their parents."
- Shinichi Suzuki

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

"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."
- Pope John Paul II

"Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly."
- P. J. O'Rourke

"Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception."
- Alan Bennett

"Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth."
- Peter Ustinov

"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 F. Buscaglia

"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

"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

"The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day."
- Orlando A. Battista

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

"Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee."
- David Frost

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

"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."
- Thich Nhat Hanh

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

"Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories."
- John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

"Parents are the very last people who ought to be allowed to have children."
- H.E. Bell

"The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children."
- Clarence Day

"Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves."
- Elbert Hubbard

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

"The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other."
- Francis Bacon

"If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent."
- Bette Davis

"If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one."
- Jessamyn West

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

"To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies."
- Red Auerbach

"The best academy....a mother's knee."
- James Lowell

"There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child."
- Henry Ward Beecher

"Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul."
- Bible - Proverbs 29. 17

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right.
Honor thy father and mother."
- Bible Ephesians 6. 1

"A father's words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house."
- Paul Lewis

"By profession I am a Soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father."
- General Douglas MacArthur

"It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child to be."
- Homer

"A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking."
- Helen Rice

"Your children need your presence more than your presents."
- Jesse Jackson

"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."
- Arnold Bennett

"To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself."
- Chinese Proverb

"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

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

"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."
- Jim DeMint

"Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist."
- Michael Levine

"Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it."
- Dr. Haim Ginott

"Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain."
- John Locke

"Children desperately need to know - and to hear in ways they understand and remember - that they're loved and valued by mom and dad."
- Paul Smally

"An infallible way to make your child miserable is to satisfy all his demands."
- Henry Home

"Some parents could do more for their children by not doing so much for them."
- Author Unknown

"It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't."
- Barbara Kingsolver

"Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too."
- Lionel Kauffman

"Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected."
- Red Buttons

"Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare."
- Ed Asner

"Beat your child once a day. If you don't know why, the child does."
- Chinese proverb

"Breast Feeding should not be attempted by fathers with hairy chests, since they can make the baby sneeze and give it wind."
- Mike Harding - The Armchair Anarchist's Almanac."

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