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Parent Quotes

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A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

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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

Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent,
those funds are well spent.
- Carl Karcher

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

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal,
with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
- John Ciardi

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Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
- Miguel de Unamuno

My view on issues is based on common sense,
and my experience as a mother of four children,
as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop.
- Pauline Hanson

Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and
the parent of anger and hate.
- Edward Albert

It hurts real bad to have that protection barrier between parent and child.
- Susan Smith

I write from the same place I parent,
and since becoming a single parent, I have found it difficult,
if not impossible, to write anything of length.
- Dirk Benedict

I have a child and I'm a parent first of all.
- Izabella Scorupco

The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is:
mothers really need to be given the ability to parent.
- Joan Blades

My list of things I never pictured myself saying when
I pictured myself as a parent has grown over the years.
- Polly Berrien Berends

I love children and I get along with them great.
It's just that I believe if you're going to be a parent,
there has to be something inside you that says,
'I want a family.' I don't feel that sense of urgency.
- George Clooney

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

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

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

I have a very steadfast tendency to parent myself,
to monitor my development into the person I want to be.
I've tried to keep the corruption minimal.
- Fiona Apple

Fear is the parent of cruelty.
- James Anthony Froude

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues,
but the parent of all the others.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I think every parent, every generation has wanted their
children to do better and have a higher standard of living.
But I think there's too much guilt.
- Phil McGraw

Most kids will not volunteer to eat veggies.
At times you must step up to the plate and enforce
the rule of authority as a parent.
- Lee Haney

Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness.
- Henry Fielding

There's never been a parent in my life.
- Shia LaBeouf

In addition, the bill passed by the House requires
a person performing an abortion on a minor from a different
state to notify one parent in the home state.
- Virgil Goode

I believe that a parent's role is to provide a path
or opportunity for their children.
- David Soul

The Parent Trap gave my career another boost,
starring in family comedies.
- Maureen O'Hara

As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it.
I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not
to be the immediate parent.
- Anthony Trollope

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

I'm still my parent's child, I'm still me,
but I made a choice.
I evolved into Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
I think it has to do with evolution.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Children that are raised in a home with a married mother
and father consistently do better in every measure
of well-being than their peers who come from divorced or step-parent,
single-parent, cohabiting homes.
- Todd Tiahrt

Everything that I will ever accomplish,
I owe to God, to my parent's sacrifices,
and to the United States of America.
- Marco Rubio

I don't think there's anything more important than
making peace before it's too late.
And it almost always falls to the child to try to move toward the parent.
- Jane Fonda

Every parent in America has the total power to control
all television programming that is dispatched to their home today.
- Jack Valenti

The thing you realize as you get older is that parents
don't know what the Hell they're doing and neither
will you when you get to be a parent.
- Mark Hoppus

As an adoptive parent myself of foster children,
I have seen firsthand the glaring problems of the system
currently facing this Nation.
- Dennis Cardoza

You didn't have a choice about the parents you inherited,
but you do have a choice about the kind of parent you will be.
- Marian Wright Edelman

When a parent shows up with an attitude of entitlement,
understand that under it is a boatload of anxiety.
- Robert Evans

I was a wonderful parent before I had children.
I was an expert on why everyone else was having problems with theirs.
Then I had three of my own.
- Adele Faber

A man doesn't have to have all the answers;
children will teach him how to parent them,
and in the process will teach him everything he needs to know about life.
- Frank Pittman

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

Curiosity is as much the parent of attention,
as attention is of memory.
- Richard Whately

As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children,
and by extension, to other young people.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

As a member of Congress, and a parent,
I understand the importance of ensuring that families
are able to provide a meaningful and proper burial for their loved ones.
- Jon Porter

It's about strengthening the relationship and the bond of parent to child.
- Blair Underwood

When your parent is a public idol, you never really
have a chance to lay that parent to rest.
- Lorna Luft

A parent being called to the school because their child
had misbehaved was as serious as a parent being called
to the police station because their child had robbed a bank.
- Martin Lewis Perl

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

Thought is the parent of the deed.
- Thomas Carlyle

You know, as any parent will say, you know,
life happens.
- Tanya Tucker

I don't think I would have been a good mother.
Being a parent brings immense responsibility.
It's a Herculean task.
It would be almost too much for me.
- Julie Christie

I understand the importance of bondage between parent and child.
- Dan Quayle

I finally moved out of my parent's house.
It was only fair to let my sister have her own room.
- Kate Winslet

With a parent, it's always guilt.
You want to be there, but you kind of also want to be here.
- Heather Locklear

When you become a parent, or a teacher,
you turn into a manager of this whole system.
You become the person controlling the bubble of innocence around a child,
regulating it.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

I'd like to know what law is it that says that a woman is a better parent,
simply by virtue of her sex.
- Robert Benton

The truth of the matter is, you lose a parent to murder
when you're 10 years old,
and in fact at the time of the murder you hate your lost parent,
my mother in my case.
- James Ellroy

I was really small when jazz broke through in England
and I can still remember sneaking off to the living
room to listen to it on the radio -
much to my parent's disapproval.
- Jeff Beck

A rabbi should not despair if people do not do as much as they should.
Every parent has that with children.
God is merciful.
- Louis Finkelstein

Being a member of the labor force and a full-time parent
means trying to manage against overwhelming odds in an unresponsive society.
- Sheila B. Kamerman

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 Aldrich

The Parent Trap wouldn't have been as special without
the remarkable performances by Hayley Mills.
- Maureen O'Hara

The one thing I think you must do is,
as painful as it is as a parent, is listen.
- Tea Leoni

The character and history of each child may be a new
and poetic experience to the parent,
if he will let it.
- Margaret Fuller

What parent has it easy? I just never make the difficulty of it an obstacle.
I just do it.
- Marlee Matlin

Some people are that - more than a parent,
more than a role model, more than anything less than a religion.
- Margaret Cho


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