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Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing
by Marcelene Cox

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

Eating without conversation is only stoking.
- Marcelene Cox

Weather means more when you have a garden.
There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking
how it is soaking in around your green beans.
- Marcelene Cox

No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas,
purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.
- Marcelene Cox

 

One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is
to try to improve her flower arrangements.
- Marcelene Cox

Housekeeping is like being caught in a revolving door.
- Marcelene Cox

Our children await Christmas presents like politicians
getting in election returns:
there's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.
- Marcelene Cox

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The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.
- Marcelene Cox

Life begins when a person first realizes how soon it will end.
- Marcelene Cox

A sparkling house is a fine thing if the children aren't
robbed of their luster in keeping it that way.
- Marcelene Cox

When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods:
contemplating how it will be done;
contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.
- Marcelene Cox

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet:
there's always one determined to face in an opposite
direction from the way the arranger desires.
- Marcelene Cox

A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest,
accompanied by a mother who sees that the others get it.
- Marcelene Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We want to feel that this earth is all ours,
like our parents' house when we were children.
- Ella Maillart

Wrinkles are hereditary.
Parents get them from their children.
- Doris Day

We share responsibility.
It's important to have a good spouse;
that's where I sympathize with single parents.
- Hunter Tylo

Call me Jonah.
My parents did, or nearly did.
They called me John.
- Kurt Vonnegut

My parents found what I was interested in and encouraged me.
They didn't put me in front of a television and buy lots of toys,
the way some American parents do.
- Nastassja Kinski

The remoteness of my parents from the schools,
so unfashionable today, was often painful for me,
but I learned early to deal with an outside and sometimes hard world.
- Martin Lewis Perl

What upset me the most was not that I would die,
but that I was letting down my parents.
I felt very guilty for chasing this dream career of mine,
at the expense of my parents.
- Linda Vester

And I finished college because I thought how much it
would upset my parents if I didn't.
- Harry Mathews

I posed nude to show my parents they couldn't dictate to me any more -
that I control my life.
- LaToya Jackson

My parents were born in Norfolk and spent their early
years working in the big houses of that rural English county,
my mother as a cook and my father as a handyman and chauffeur.
- Paul Nurse

My parents are Italian and British.
They live in Berkeley now - we all moved there four years ago.
- Claire Forlani

The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.
- Charles de Lint

Not many people know what their parents sound like having sex.
It was noisy.
- Moon Unit Zappa

We have a problem now with parents stealing their kids' CDs,
so the roles have been reversed.
- Jerry Only

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

Being a grownup means assuming responsibility for yourself,
for your children, and - here's the big curve -
for your parents.
- Wendy Wasserstein

My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work.
But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another.
- Sargent Shriver

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

My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party,
and I grew up extremely poor.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

A self made man is a rarity and hated by the parasites
that floated to fame thought their parents,
relatives and contacts.
- Al Goldstein

Actually, when I first started dabbling in photography,
I was still working for my parents as a salesman.
- Herb Ritts

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

I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed
or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt.
- Natalie Wood

With a lot of kids in the business, the parents get as twisted as they do,
and there's a lot of opportunities to go their own way,
but anyone has that opportunity.
- Tina Yothers

My parents were overprotective because you could get
kidnapped and bombs were exploding in the streets.
- Mia Maestro

I think it'd be useful for parents to know kind of
what is the culture of an institution.
- Margaret Spellings

All Asian parents are into your children having a respectable,
decent stable job.
Acting was unimaginable to my parents.
- Joan Chen


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