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Parents - especially step-parents - are sometimes a
by Anthony Powell

Parents - especially step-parents - are sometimes a
bit of a disappointment to their children.
They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
- Anthony Powell

Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have
felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
- Anthony Powell

Self-love seems so often unrequited.
- Anthony Powell

Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children.
They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
- Anthony Powell

 

Books do furnish a room.
- Anthony Powell

He fell in love with himself at first sight,
and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful.
Self-love seems so often unrequited.
- Anthony Powell

People think that because a novel's invented,
it isn't true.
Exactly the reverse is the case.
Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true,
since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened.
The novel can do that.
- Anthony Powell

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
- Samuel Butler

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

I was born in very sorry circumstances.
Both of my parents were very sorry.
- Norman Wisdom

I want to thank my parents for everything I am today -
fat, miserable, and paranoid.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

My parents encouraged me in everything I ever wanted to do.
- Charles Kuralt

My parents wanted me to go to law school.
- Sasha Alexander

Since the conception of our country,
America has held that parents,
not schools, teachers, and certainly not courts,
hold the primary responsibility of educating their children.
- John Doolittle

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

My parents felt that acting was far too insecure.
Don't ask me what made them think that painting would be more secure.
- John Hurt

Part of our responsibility as parents,
as adults, is to set examples for children.
But we have to like children in order to be really happy fulfilled adults.
- Bobby McFerrin

Both of my parents are professors and everyone in my
family has some fabulous degree of something or another
and I couldn't get into college because I didn't know a language.
- Camryn Manheim

Today's accent may be on youth, but the stress is still on the parents.
- Earl Wilson

And I definitely wanted to be a writer,
but I felt a duty now, having used up those educational resources,
I felt a duty to the church and my parents to become a priest.
- Thomas Keneally

I was always in trouble from an early age.
I had a fraught relationship with my parents,
who were very traditional.
Doing plays at school was a joyous release.
- Naveen Andrews

It's just hard not to listen to TV: it's spent so much
more time raising us than parents have.
- Matt Groening

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

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

Parents of young children should realize that few people,
and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do.
- Barbara Walters

We use our parents like recurring dreams,
to be entered into when needed.
- Doris Lessing

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

The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching.
- Gilbert Highet

Both of my parents would say they were atheists,
so where I inherited my connection to God I don't know.
But it's natural.
No Bible, no Torah, just the love religion.
- Lisa Bonet

I didn't want my parents to support me.
I wanted to prove that I could do it by myself.
- Linda Vester

Not hippie - my parents were not hippies -
but they were very supportive and encouraging,
and that does a lot for someone, and it gives them a lot of confidence.
- Jenna Elfman

If at first you don't succeed, blame your parents.
- Marcelene Cox

Deep inside us, we know what every family therapist knows:
the problems between the parents become the problems within the children.
- Roger Gould

My parents own a restaurant in Albuquerque.
- Neil Patrick Harris

My parents came to visit every two months and brought plenty of books.
- Mathias Rust

It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born,
as long as he be a man of merit.
- Horace

When I was rising eighteen I persuaded my parents to
let me return to Australia and at least see whether
I could adapt myself to life on the land before going up to Cambridge.
- Patrick White

Children now expect their parents to audition for approval.
- Mason Cooley

I love all of it, thinking up the plots,
getting to know the kids in the story,
their parents, backyards, pizza toppings.
- Caroline B. Cooney

If you want to stay young-looking, pick your parents very carefully.
- Dick Clark

Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents
meriting an education which his parents cannot afford,
he should be carried forward at the public expense.
- James Madison

Cameras in classrooms are no substitute for greater
authority by parents and teachers.
- Paul Weyrich

A large family makes you accept sharing your parents.
- Martha Reeves

Different parents have different standards for their children.
- Penelope Spheeris

We didn't do wrong things because we didn't want to embarrass our parents.
- Paul Prudhomme


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