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Parenthood Quotes

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Parenthood and family come first for me,
and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.
- Clive Owen

Related topics: Parenting

There are times when parenthood seems nothing more
than feeding the hand that bites you.
- Peter De Vries

Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a
perversion of the right relation between parents and children.
- Leon Kass

Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire.
It is an object of will.
There is no appetite for parenthood;
there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.
- Robin G. Collingwood

 

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
- Alvin Toffler

I know how sobering and exhausting parenthood is.
But the reality is that our children's future depends on us as parents.
Because we know that the first years truly last forever.
- Rob Reiner

Parenthood always comes as a shock.
Postpartum blues? Postpartum panic is more like it.
We set out to have a baby; what we get is a total take-over of our lives.
- Polly Berrien Berends

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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

Becoming a mother cannot help but change things.
An author's life is reflected in their writing,
whether they want it to be or not, and parenthood is
one of the biggest life changes there is.
- Sarah Zettel

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

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

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

You are my family because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Home is where we feel comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

A house is made of walls and beams;
a home is built with love and dreams.
- Anonymous

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The being of our mothers is forever branded onto our own being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My children have made me more aggressive about the world
that they're about to inhabit.
- Bono

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

A child miseducated is a child lost.
- John F. Kennedy

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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