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Parent Quotes

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A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Related topics: Values Wisdom Live-By

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

Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A strong conviction that something must be done is
the parent of many bad measures.
- Daniel Webster

When your parent is a public idol, you never really
have a chance to lay that parent to rest.
- Lorna Luft

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

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

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

I think any parent that makes their kid sit at a piano
against their will and practice,
they're going to have a kid that's not going to want to play the piano.
- Debbie Gibson

Dr. Evil got shortchanged in the first one.
The family dynamic between Scott and Dr. Evil - the
adventures of being an evil single parent -
needed to be explored.
- Mike Myers

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

You know, as any parent will say, you know,
life happens.
- Tanya Tucker

I'd like to know what law is it that says that a woman is a better parent,
simply by virtue of her sex.
- Robert Benton

The Internet is just bringing all kinds of information into the home.
There's just a lot of distraction, a lot of competition
for the parent's voice to resonate in the children's ears.
- Phil McGraw

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

Fear is the parent of cruelty.
- James Anthony Froude

Growing up an only child with a single parent is probably why I'm an actor.
- Lauren Graham

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

I understand the importance of bondage between parent and child.
- Dan Quayle

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best inheritance a parent can give his children
is a few minutes of his time each day.
- Orlando A. Battista

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

Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and
the parent of anger and hate.
- Edward Albert

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 wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past,
he is a parent of the future.
- Herbert Spencer

I write from the same place I parent,
and since becoming a single parent, I have found it difficult,
if not impossible, to write anything of length.
- Dirk Benedict

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

I was not prepared to live as a single parent.
- Annette Funicello

Everything that I will ever accomplish,
I owe to God, to my parent's sacrifices,
and to the United States of America.
- Marco Rubio

Perhaps you could sympathize with those who seek to
replace a dead child with a copy,
or to copy a parent or a relative or even a celebrity.
- Leon Kass

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

I love children and I get along with them great.
It's just that I believe if you're going to be a parent,
there has to be something inside you that says,
'I want a family.' I don't feel that sense of urgency.
- George Clooney

When I make a book, I make it for the child and not for the parent -
no jokes in it for the parents!
- Dick Bruna

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

Whatever I do, it's my business.
It's not my job to parent America.
- Christina Aguilera

Being a member of the labor force and a full-time parent
means trying to manage against overwhelming odds in an unresponsive society.
- Sheila B. Kamerman

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

Children that are raised in a home with a married mother
and father consistently do better in every measure
of well-being than their peers who come from divorced or step-parent,
single-parent, cohabiting homes.
- Todd Tiahrt

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

Talking with other parents really gave me some lessons
that I try to hold on to now,
as a parent of two boys.
- Joe Lando

You have to be the parent; you can't be their friend.
- Patricia Richardson

Curiosity is as much the parent of attention,
as attention is of memory.
- Richard Whately

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

In order to influence a child, one must be careful
not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
- Don Marquis

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

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

As an adoptive parent myself of foster children,
I have seen firsthand the glaring problems of the system
currently facing this Nation.
- Dennis Cardoza

It hurts real bad to have that protection barrier between parent and child.
- Susan Smith

It's so very important as to what a child watches on TV.
I feel for every parent that knows this,
and cares, because they only have control of the child's
viewing to a certain point.
- Ruth Buzzi

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

Every child should have a caring adult in their lives.
And that's not always a biological parent or family member.
It may be a friend or neighbor.
Often times it is a teacher.
- Joe Manchin

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

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

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

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


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