Who doesn't love his parents? Parents and parenthood
signify something for each of us and famous personalities of the world, of
various times, have expressed their comments on the aforesaid subjects. With
Parents' Day coming up again, here we bring you a handful of interesting
quotations on parents and parenthood. Check these out and add more fun to
your Parents' Day festivities. You can also use some of these on the
greeting cards you intend to send to your parents. If you love reading these
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Go through these interesting quotations on parents and parenthood and
celebrate Parents' Day:
"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." - Parents Day Quotes by Charles Wadsworth
"I figure that if the children are alive when I get home, I've done my job." - Parents Day Quotes by Roseanne Barr
"Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective." - Parents Day Quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
"While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about." - Parents Day Quotes by Angela Schwindt
"Parents who are always giving their children nothing but the best usually wind up with nothing but the worst." - Parents Day Quotes by Author Unknown
"He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes." - Parents Day Quotes by Bible Proverbs 13. 24
"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." - Parents Day Quotes by Elizabeth Stone
"There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings." - Parents Day Quotes by Hodding Carter, Jr.
Duke of Windsor “Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them." - Parents Day Quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
"To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent." - Parents Day Quotes by Dave Barry
"I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib." - Parents Day Quotes by Woody Allen
"Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers." - Parents Day Quotes by Socrates
"Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes." - Parents Day Quotes by Chinese Proverb
"To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness." - Parents Day Quotes by Oscar Wilde
"Children learn to smile from their parents." - Parents Day Quotes by Shinichi Suzuki
"Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence." - Parents Day Quotes by Plato
"To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others." - Parents Day Quotes by Pope John Paul II
"Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly." - Parents Day Quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
"Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception." - Parents Day Quotes by Alan Bennett
"It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them." - Parents Day Quotes by Leo F. Buscaglia
"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." - Parents Day Quotes by Anne Frank
"If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings." - Parents Day Quotes by Brian Tracy
"The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day." - Parents Day Quotes by Orlando A. Battista
"Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going." - Parents Day Quotes by Phyllis Diller
"Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee." - Parents Day Quotes by David Frost
"Parents must get across the idea that "I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior."" - Parents Day Quotes by Amy Vanderbilt
"If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people." - Parents Day Quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves." - Parents Day Quotes by Henry Ward Beecher
"Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories." - Parents Day Quotes by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
"Parents are the very last people who ought to be allowed to have children." - Parents Day Quotes by H.E. Bell
"The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children." - Parents Day Quotes by Clarence Day
"Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves." - Parents Day Quotes by Elbert Hubbard
"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength." - Parents Day Quotes by Maya Angelou
"The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other." - Parents Day Quotes by Francis Bacon
"If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one." - Parents Day Quotes by Jessamyn West
"I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford." - Parents Day Quotes by Dave Barry
"To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies." - Parents Day Quotes by Red Auerbach
"The best academy....a mother's knee." - Parents Day Quotes by James Lowell
"There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child." - Parents Day Quotes by Henry Ward Beecher
"Correct thy son and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul." - Parents Day Quotes by Bible - Proverbs 29. 17
"Children, obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right.
Honor thy father and mother." - Parents Day Quotes by Bible Ephesians 6. 1
"A father's words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house." - Parents Day Quotes by Paul Lewis
"By profession I am a Soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father." - Parents Day Quotes by General Douglas MacArthur
"It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child to be." - Parents Day Quotes by Homer
"A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking." - Parents Day Quotes by Helen Rice
"Your children need your presence more than your presents." - Parents Day Quotes by Jesse Jackson
"The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them." - Parents Day Quotes by Arnold Bennett
"To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself." - Parents Day Quotes by Chinese Proverb
"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." - Parents Day Quotes by Marcelene Cox
"Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends." - Parents Day Quotes by Jacques Delille
"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." - Parents Day Quotes by Jim DeMint
"Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist." - Parents Day Quotes by Michael Levine
"Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it." - Parents Day Quotes by Dr. Haim Ginott
"Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain." - Parents Day Quotes by John Locke
"Children desperately need to know - and to hear in ways they understand and remember - that they're loved and valued by mom and dad." - Parents Day Quotes by Paul Smally
"An infallible way to make your child miserable is to satisfy all his demands." - Parents Day Quotes by Henry Home
"Some parents could do more for their children by not doing so much for them." - Parents Day Quotes by Author Unknown
"Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare." - Parents Day Quotes by Ed Asner
"Beat your child once a day. If you don't know why, the child does." - Parents Day Quotes by Chinese proverb
"Breast Feeding should not be attempted by fathers with hairy chests, since they can make the baby sneeze and give it wind." - Parents Day Quotes by Mike Harding - The Armchair Anarchist's Almanac."
You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back. ~William D. Tammeus
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone
Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage. ~Marcelene Cox
It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. ~Phyllis Diller
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while. ~Josh Billings
It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself. ~Joyce Maynard
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~Robert Fulghum
The trouble with learning to parent on the job is that your child is the teacher. ~Robert Brault
If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent. ~Bette Davis
It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too. ~Lionel Kauffman
Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. ~Abigail Van Buren
The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable. ~Lane Olinghouse
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. ~C.G. Jung, Integration of the Personality, 1939
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy. ~Robert A. Heinlein
Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. ~Roger Lewin
Simply having children does not make mothers. ~John A. Shedd
Although there are many trial marriages... there is no such thing as a trial child. ~Gail Sheehy
Children have more need of models than of critics. ~Carolyn Coats, Things Your Dad Always Told You But You Didn't Want to Hear
The beauty of "spacing" children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones. ~Sydney J. Harris
There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings. ~Hodding Carter, Jr.
Your children tell you casually years later what it would have killed you with worry to know at the time. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations. Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit. ~Robert Brault
The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children. ~Edward, Duke of Windsor, Look, 5 March 1957
The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents. ~Charles DeLint
Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. ~Marilyn Penland
My mom used to say it doesn't matter how many kids you have... because one kid'll take up 100% of your time so more kids can't possibly take up more than 100% of your time. ~Karen Brown
A parent's love is whole no matter how many times divided. ~Robert Brault
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
And that's what parents were created for. ~Ogden Nash, "The Parent," Happy Days, 1933
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family
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
You will always be your child's favorite toy. ~Vicki Lansky, Trouble-Free Travel with Children, 1991
What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give. ~P.D. James, Time to Be in Earnest
There is a strong chance that siblings who turn out well were hassled by the same parents. ~Robert Brault
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, The Second Neurotic's
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. ~Haim Ginott
Now the thing about having a baby - and I can't be the first person to have noticed this - is that thereafter you have it. ~Jean Kerr
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. ~Oscar Wilde
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. ~Red Buttons
Smack your child every day. If you don't know why - he does. ~Joey Adams
Kids spell love T-I-M-E. ~John Crudele
There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have charge of children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst. ~George Bernard Shaw
A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster. If he's always apologizing, his children are monsters. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
As parents, we guide by our unspoken example. It is only when we're talking to them that our kids aren't listening. ~Robert Brault.
Mother Nature is wonderful. Children get too old for piggy-back rides just about the same time they get too heavy for them. ~Author Unknown
The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent. ~Frank Pittman, Man Enough
If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. ~Lawrence Housman
Parenthood is the passing of a baton, followed by a lifelong disagreement as to who dropped it. ~Robert Brault.
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
Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has instilled within each of us a powerful biological instinct to reproduce; this is her way of assuring that the human race, come what may, will never have any disposable income. ~Dave Barry
The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. ~Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care
Having babies is fun, but babies grow up into people. ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter, "The Price of Tomato Juice"
My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it. ~Quentin Crisp, The Naked Civil Servant, 1968
When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out. ~Erma Bombeck
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
The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard. ~Sloan Wilson
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He is more particular.... The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat. ~Robert Frost
Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken. ~Bill Dodds
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, from "If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again"
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. ~Gloria Steinem, New York Times, 26 August 1971
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
Hot dogs always seem better out than at home; so do French-fried potatoes; so do your children. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it. ~Buddy Hackett
Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year, but for all eternity - a very challenging and exciting thought for a mother. ~Rose Kennedy
Was there ever a grandparent, bushed after a day of minding noisy youngsters, who hasn't felt the Lord knew what He was doing when He gave little children to young people? ~Joe E. Wells
Ma-ma does everything for the baby, who responds by saying Da-da first. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
Insanity is hereditary - you get it from your kids. ~Sam Levenson
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place. ~Colette, My Mother's House, 1922
Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs. ~P.J. O'Rourke
Likely as not, the child you can do the least with will do the most to make you proud. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
conspicuously absent from the Ten Commandments is any obligation of parent to child. We must suppose that God felt it unnecessary to command by law what He had ensured by love. ~Robert Brault
The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. ~John J. Plomp
You see much more of your children once they leave home. ~Lucille Ball
Raising children is like making biscuits: it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the dough. ~E.W. Howe
A young lady is a female child who has just done something dreadful. ~Judith Martin
Parenting is a stage of life's journey where the milestones come about every fifty feet. ~Robert Brault
Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners. ~Author Unknown
The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent. ~Mell Lazarus
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. ~Bill Cosby, Fatherhood, 1986
The ideal home: big enough for you to hear the children, but not very well. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
Parenthood is a lot easier to get into than out of. ~Bruce Lansky
Conscience is less an inner voice than the memory of a mother's glance. ~Robert Brault
Character is largely caught, and the father and the home should be the great sources of character infection. ~Frank H. Cheley
When you teach your son, you teach your son's son. ~The Talmud
A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp. ~Raymond Duncan
Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you. ~Erma Bombeck
Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell, the name will carry. ~Bill Cosby
There are no illegitimate children - only illegitimate parents. ~Leon R. Yankwich
Sometimes, in a moral struggle, we discover the right thing to do - just as, on some cold day long ago, we discovered mittens pinned to our coat sleeve. ~Robert Brault
Instant availability without continuous presence is probably the best role a mother can play. ~Lotte Bailyn
If your parents didn't have any children, there's a good chance that you won't have any. ~Clarence Day
A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad. ~John Andrew Holmes
Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age. ~William Feather, The Business of Life, 1949
Parents are not interested in justice; they are interested in quiet. ~Bill Cosby
Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion-picture star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word "collectible" as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success. ~Fran Lebowitz, "Parental Guidance," Social Studies, 1981
A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it. ~Frank A. Clark
Your children vividly remember every unkind thing you ever did to them, plus a few you really didn't. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
These are my daughters, I suppose.
But where in the world did the children vanish? ~Phyllis McGinley, "Ballad of Lost Objects," 1954
Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud "snort" noises.) I don't know why parents don't do this more often. Usually it makes the kid laugh. Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way it quiets him down. If you're a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won't have his friends hanging around your house all the time. ~P.J. O'Rourke
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, Fatherhood, 1986
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying. ~Fran Lebowitz, Social Studies
The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed. ~Author Unknown
The trouble with having a stubbornness contest with your kids is that they have your stubbornness gene. ~Robert Brault
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
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 bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time. ~Author Unknown
From the moment of birth, when the Stone-Age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence called love, as its father and mother and their parents and their parents before them, have been. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potential. ~R.D. Laing
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home. ~Bill Cosby, Fatherhood, 1986
It is one thing to show your child the way, and a harder thing to then stand out of it. ~Robert Brault
What's done to children, they will do to society. ~Karl Menninger
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
You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once. ~Polish Proverb
The clash between child and adult is never so stubborn as when the child within us confronts the adult in our child. ~Robert Brault
"The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit
down and look comfortable." ~ Lane Olinhouse.
"The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They
just want quiet." ~ Bill Cosby.
"The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is
because they have a common enemy." ~ Anonymous.
"Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth." ~ Peter
"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have,
for instance." ~ Franklin P. Jones.
"Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were
before marriage. ~ Marcelene Cox.
"Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their
environment and especially on their children,
than the unlived lives of the parents." ~ Carl Jung.
Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare. ~ Ed Asner.
"Parenting is an awesome task. It is my job as a professional to be
sure that mothers, fathers and entire families see it also as the most
rewarding one they have ever undertaken." ~ Ruth W. Lubic.
"Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and
of all relationships" ~ Jodie Foster.
"Parenting is the most important job on the planet next to keeping
Gary Busey off the nation's highways" ~ Dennis Miller.
"From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one
foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you
have wings." ~ Helen Hayes.
"Always obey your parents - when they are present." ~ Mark Twain.