Parents Quotes

Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children.

Jane Howard

The students [of the 60s] substituted conspicuous compassion for their parents conspicuous consumption.

Allan David Bloom

The main problem with teenagers is that they're just like their parents were at their age.


This legislation gives parents some comfort that their children won't fall prey to child predators while using the Internet at schools and libraries that receive federal dollars for Internet services.

Judy Biggert

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.

Native American Indian Proverb

When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.

Woody Allen

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.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Parents can make us distrust ourselves. To them, we seem always to be works-in-progress.

Frank Pittman

Lucky parents who have fine children usually have lucky children who have fine parents.

James A. Brewer

Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach.

Arnold Glasow

Parents: People who spend half their time wondering how their children will turn out, and the rest of the time when they will turn in.

Eleanor Graham Vance

The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven's lieutenants.


The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.

Frank A. Clark

When you have children yourself, you begin to understand what you owe your parents.

Japanese Proverb

The best brought-up children are those who have seen their parents as they are. Hypocrisy is not the parents' first duty.

George Bernard Shaw
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