Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.
Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Listening to parents' advice is sort of like watching commercials. You know what's coming, you've heard it all before, it's a big bore, but you listen anyway
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Children learn to smile from their parents.
Some parents really bring their children up; others let them down
To some baffled parents youth is stranger than fiction
All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself.
The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends.
Work is the grand cure for all maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind - honest work, which you intend getting done
But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for,
Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
A grand adventure is about to begin
Sometimes our grandmas and grandpas are like grand-angels.
Many younger elite Sri Lankans,especially young Tamils, have capitalised on foreign university credentials and their parents' dwindling wealth to escape from the daily stress and tragedy of life on the island.
College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?
Everyone in our culture wants to win a prize. Perhaps that is the grand lesson we have taken with us from kindergarten in the age of perversions of Dewey-style education: everyone gets a ribbon, and praise becomes a meaningless narcotic to soothe egoistic distemper.
The great medical facilities are a relief for the parents, too, who do not have to think about caring for their young ones on their own for a weekend. They have a great time.
When parents put gold into the hands of youth, when they should put a rod under their girdle--when instead of awe they make them past grace, and leave them rich executors of goods, and poor executors of godliness, then it is no marvel that the son being left rich by his father's will, becomes reckless by his own will.
We meet on the broad pathway of good faith and good will; no advantage shall be taken on either side, but all shall be openness and love. I will not call you children, -- for parents sometimes chide their children too severely; nor brothers only, -- for brothers differ. The friendship between me and you I will not compare to a chain; for that the rains might rust, or the falling tree might break. We are the same as if one man's body were to be divided into two parts, we are all one flesh and blood.
The main problem with teenagers is that they're just like their parents were at their age.
Equations seem like treasures, spotted in the rough by some discerning individual, plucked and examined, placed in the grand storehouse of knowledge, passed on from generation to generation. This is so convenient a way to present scientific discovery, and so useful for textbooks, that it can be called the treasure-hunt picture of knowledge.
Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever; Do noble things, not dream them all day long; And so make life, death, and that vast forever One grand, sweet song.