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Parenthood Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Parenthood.

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

Related topics: Parenting

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

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

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

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

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

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

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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 because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

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

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

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

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

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

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

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

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

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

Home is where our loved ones are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am at Peace with myself,
my family, my community, and the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

A child miseducated is a child lost.
- John F. Kennedy

A house is made of walls and beams;
a home is built with love and dreams.
- Anonymous

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

The being of our mothers is forever branded onto our own being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone I Love Becomes My Family -
and I Love Everyone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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