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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Parents:

Give me the life of the boy whose mother is nurse, seamstress, washerwoman, cook, teacher, angel, and saint, all in one, and whose father is guide, exemplar, and friend. No servants to come between. These are the boys who are born to the best fortune.
~ Andrew Carnegie.

Good, honest, hardheaded character is a function of the home. If the proper seed is sown there and properly nourished for a few years, it will not be easy for that plant to be uprooted.
~ George A. Dorsey.

Guns have little or nothing to do with juvenile violence. 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. [on causes of the Columbine High School massacre, 1999]
~ Tom Delay.

Having babies is fun, but babies grow up into people.
~ TV: M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter, The Price of Tomato Juice.

Hot dogs always seem better out than at home; so do French-fried potatoes; so do your children.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960.

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
~ Walter Scott.

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
~ Bill Cosby Quotes, Fatherhood, 1986.

Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.
~ P.J. O'Rourke.

I don't believe professional athletes should be role models. I believe parents should be role models.... It's not like it was when I was growing up. My mom and my grandmother told me how it was going to be. If I didn't like it, they said, "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out." Parents have to take better control.
~ Charles Barkley.

I love to play hide and seek with my kid, but some days my goal is to find a hiding place where he can't find me until after high school.
~ Author Unknown.

I think that parents only get so offended by television because they rely on it as a babysitter and the sole educator of their kids.
TV: South Park, spoken by Kyle.

I was blessed to have family members who encouraged me to pursue my dreams. Whether it is your parents, or your uncles or your aunts or even the neighbor down the road, it's important that kids have someone who encourages them to chase their rainbow.
~ Dolly Parton Quotes.

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I'd finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
~Diane Loomans, If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again.

If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.
~ Lawrence Housman.

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 Quotes, Integration of the Personality, 1939.

If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.
~ Bette Davis.

If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes.

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
~ Abigail Van Buren.

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
~ Haim Ginott.

If your children spend most of their time in other people's houses, you're lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you're blessed.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says "keep away from children."
~ Susan Savannah.

If your parents didn't have any children, there's a good chance that you won't have any.
~ Clarence Day.

In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time.
~ Author Unknown.

In spite of the seven thousand books of expert advice, the right way to discipline a child is still a mystery to most fathers and... mothers. Only your grandmother and Ghengis Khan know how to do it.
~ Billy Cosby.

In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck - and, of course, courage.
~ Bill Cosby Quotes, Fatherhood, 1986.

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