Parents Quotes

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 we choose to be parents, we accept another human being as part of ourselves, and a large part of our emotional selves will stay with that person as long as we live. From that time on, there will be another person on this earth whose orbit around us will affect us as surely as the moon affects the tides, and affect us in some ways more deeply than anyone else can. Our children are extensions of ourselves.

Fred Rogers

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

Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.

Anthony Powell

Parents accept their obsolescence with the best grace they can muster. . . they do all they can to make it easy for the younger generation to surpass the older, while secretly dreading the rejection that follows.

Christopher Lasch

Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them.

Evelyn Waugh
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