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Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children.
by 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

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

Books do furnish a room.
- 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Once, he was chosen to play Ram in a small Ramleela company,
but his parents were against it.
- Raj Kapoor

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

The anxiety of most parents in seeing their sons and
daughters enlist does not lie only in the fear of the
physical dangers they may encounter.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

It is long overdue for parents to realize they have
the right and duty to protect our children against
the intolerant evolutionists.
- Phyllis Schlafly

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

Parents decide to accept the responsibility of raising children.
Any thanks they get for doing that is gravy.
Grateful children are a blessing, but they aren't a necessity.
- Donald C. Medeiros

I got a lot of support from my parents.
That's the one thing I always appreciated.
They didn't tell me I was being stupid;
they told me I was being funny.
- Jim Carrey

My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do.
- Vivien Leigh

I played basketball to try to get my parents from working so hard.
- James Worthy

My parents moved back to New York from Florida when
I was in the ninth grade.
- Sanford I. Weill

My parents were angry, but they were relieved that I was in good condition.
They had been afraid the Russians would torture me.
They told me not to do it again!
- Mathias Rust

Our parents decided not to teach us Chinese.
It was an era when they felt we would be better off
if we didn't have that complication.
- Maya Lin

The portrait of my parents is a complicated one,
but lovingly drawn.
- Joyce Maynard

Each generation's job is to question what parents accept on faith,
to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation's
system of values for a new age.
- Frank Pittman

My parents not only did it for a living,
but they were really good at it.
- Kiefer Sutherland

Parents sometimes make not those allowances for youth,
which, when young, they wished to be made for themselves.
- Samuel Richardson

I think people nowadays do tend to blame their parents for everything.
- Peter Shaffer

My parents said, Oh, he's going to be a director someday.
I wanted to be an actor.
- Quentin Tarantino

Neither of my parents has been very sensitive about my writing.
- Robert Morgan

My parents had been involved in the labor movement;
if we'd grown up in the city,
we would have been red-diaper babies.
- Holly Near

My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author.
- Lloyd Alexander

I didn't have parents, so I lived in people's homes...
And because I grew up with no parental role models,
I learned to become my own friend, eventually my own
father and my own mother.
- John Lone

Both my parents were doctors, and my mother had her surgery in the house.
There were six children.
- Diane Cilento

The causes of youth violence are working parents who
put their kids into daycare,
the teaching of evolution in the schools,
and working mothers who take birth control pills.
- Tom DeLay

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

I did not win and in fact I was called into the principal's
office for a consultation with my parents.
But that was the beginning of my literary career.
- William Joyce

My parents were hippies.
- Balthazar Getty

I was born and raised in China, and my parents were missionaries.
- Jayne Meadows

I'd hope to reach any kid who feels apart from the group -
those who seem to be outsiders,
who feel different.
Kids who want to reach their parents often don't know how to do so.
- Ellen Muth

Parents must lead by example.
Don't use the cliche; do as I say and not as I do.
We are our children's first and most important role models.
- Lee Haney

Because we believe ourselves to be better parents than our parents,
we expect to produce better children than they produced.
- Judith Viorst

I feel sure that unborn babies pick their parents.
- Gloria Swanson

The reason why the Son of God took upon him our nature,
was, the fall of our first parents.
- George Whitefield


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