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Parent Quotes and Sayings
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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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Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Sometimes his methods are questionable,
and even his morals are questionable,
but his intention is always to protect Sydney.
So in that way I think he's a good parent.
- Victor Garber

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

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

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

A child's geographic location, race or parent's income
level should not predetermine their life's course and
it's up to us to see that they don't.
- Joe Manchin

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

My theory about Jack is that he's not a very good parent.
- Victor Garber

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

That thing, 'You must stay together for the kids',
is out of fashion but is right.
It's not arguing parents that children don't like,
it is having one parent.
- Iain Duncan Smith

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

Thought is the parent of the deed.
- Thomas Carlyle

If you're a good parent, see the changes that are happening in your kids.
- Keith Emerson

When we first began and I was 14, my influences were
the stuff that was in my parent's record collection
like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
- Daniel Johns

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

The spiritual is the parent of the practical.
- Thomas Carlyle

Novelty is the great parent of pleasure.
- Robert South

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

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

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

No parent is there forever.
So I won't be here forever with these kids.
- Anthony Quinn

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

The care of a wise and good man for his only son is
inferior to the regard of the great Parent of the universe for his creatures.
- John Woolman

Being a parent is too complicated and emotional a task
for magical techniques and miracle cures.
- Ron Taffel

All the time a person is a child he is both a child
and learning to be a parent.
After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly
a parent reliving childhood.
- Benjamin Spock

Anxiety is the beginning of conscience,
which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
- Angela Carter

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

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

A wise parent humors the desire for independent action,
so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

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

It is a grand thing to rise in the world.
The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth.
It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.
- Anthony Trollope

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

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

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

I try to parent equally, but I think little girls are a little more sensitive.
- Don Johnson

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

The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation,
that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
- Joseph Addison

The mere holding of slaves, therefore,
is a condition having per se nothing of moral character in it,
any more than the being a parent, or employer,
or ruler.
- Samuel Morse

Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
- Horace

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

Though ambition in itself is a vice,
yet it is often the parent of virtues.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

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

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

My kids are so much better parent than I was.
- Dick Van Dyke

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

It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief,
which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an
attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.
- George Borrow

I was a single parent, and I was prohibited from working.
- Alison Moyet

Time is the king of all men, he is their parent and their grave,
and gives them what he will and not what they crave.
- Pericles

They say the death of a parent puts you in time because
that means there's now no generation standing between you and ordinary death:
you're next.
I don't buy it.
- Bruce Jackson

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

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

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

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

Children rarely want to know who their parents were
before they were parents,
and when age finally stirs their curiosity,
there is no parent left to tell them.
- Russell Baker

But the watchful care of the parent is endless.
The youth is never free from the danger of grating interference.
- William Godwin

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

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

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

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


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